Intelligent Discovery Solutions, Inc., ("iDS") a premier provider of expert information management and e-Discovery services to multinational corporations, financial institutions and law firms, announces that Managing Director Neal Lawson is featured in a lengthy article about e-Discovery and the cloud on Financier Worldwide’s website. In the article, TalkingPoint: Legal Challenges In Cloud Archiving And E-discovery, Lawson offers insight into trends and developments of data storage in the cloud, legal cloud archiving strategies, and the issues companies must consider and act upon in order to keep up with evolving compliance and e-Discovery standards. Two other experts, Michelle Martinez Reyes and Wayne C. Matus, are also included in the article.
“The ‘cloud’ entices companies with seemingly cheap data storage, unlimited access, and ease-of-use. Suddenly, companies feel they don’t have to pay as much as they have in the past and they’re free of the issues employees around the globe had with accessing data,” Lawson said. “But they aren’t necessarily taking the time to learn about -- and protect themselves from -- the risks, while remembering the implications of privacy, records management, compliance and e-Discovery. In this article, Michelle, Wayne and I cover a lot of ground. We share many considerations companies must remember and offer up solid action plans.”
In the article, Lawson recommends that companies have a solid plan that includes an escape strategy, standards, and records management procedures before moving data to the cloud. He reminds readers that while data storage costs may seem cheap, associated costs can be high, especially if they are unanticipated. When it comes to the e-Discovery process, Lawson suggests that companies not only have a well-documented process and records management guidelines that are adhered to, but also ensure they are a recognized “owner” of both. He also advises companies to know the privacy laws in every jurisdiction in which they do business because the same regulations apply to information stored in the cloud. Finally, he suggests that many more e-Discovery providers will be focusing only on their cloud-based solutions, and predicts growth in products that address data associated with social media.
Financier Worldwide is a leading publisher in the global corporate finance marketplace. It provides senior executives, advisers, strategic consultants and investors with in-depth commentary, research and analysis that bridge the gap between theory and practice in the world of corporate finance. The article can be read online at financierworldwide.com/.
Lawson is the president and co-founder of iDS. He is an expert in e-Discovery strategy focusing on structured data, social networking, and cloud computing. He specializes in the assessment, implementation, and procedural analysis of complex systems as well as application development, data analysis, ESI preservation, computer imagery, and e-Discovery within commercial disputes. Lawson has led global technical assessments and investigations involving highly complex data sets and enterprise data systems. He has trained both national and international litigation service bureaus on document capture, retrieval, processing, and retention methodologies and policies. Follow him on Twitter @IDSNeal.
iDS provides e-Discovery and enterprise security consulting services to law firms and corporations located throughout the world. iDS is staffed with professionals who are highly skilled and passionate about the fields of technology, security and law. Consultants work alongside legal teams and IT departments to provide expertise in computer forensics, database analysis, document hosting, enterprise security, and incident response, as well as the services of expert testimonies, affidavits, and depositions.
About Intelligent Discovery Solutions, Inc. (iDS)
Intelligent Discovery Solutions (iDiscoverySolutions.com) is a strategic consulting and expert services firm specializing in providing unique solutions for complex litigation issues. With a number of testifying experts providing guidance, the company specializes in the following industries: Healthcare & Pharmaceutical, Financial Services, Technology, Retail & Entertainment, and Energy & Environment. iDS works with clients to address complex investigative and advisory requirements, domestic and international discovery issues, data analysis, and expert testimony. For more information, visit the website and follow the company on Twitter @iDiscoveryInc.