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VIDEO - 10 Commandments of IT Contracts

My 30+ minute video about the 10 Commandments of IT Contracts is available for viewing thanks to my friends at Financial Management Network (& parent SmartPros Ltd .). For more than 30 years I've negotiated and litigated hundreds of IT contracts, and as a result of my experiences I continually...

Can a Law Firm Become a Social Business?

How are you preparing to take your law firm into the "Social Business" era? Perhaps this is the first time you've heard the term used? Here's a definition: Social Businesses combine fully integrated sets of tools, channels, and processes with people that embrace and cultivate...

First Looks at Copyright and the Cloud --- Recent "Locker" Decisions Probe Infringement Liability and Safe Harbor Issues

By Jon Baumgarten and Noah Gitterman, Proskauer Rose LLP The emergence of "cloud computing" products and services is drawing considerable attention in legal circles. In the copyright arena, it is taking the form of infringement issues pertaining to purported online "storage lockers"...

Cloud Computing: 3 Recent 'Storage Locker' Decisions Address Infringement Liability, Safe Harbor

By Jon Baumgarten and Noah Gitterman, Proskauer Rose LLP The emergence of "cloud computing" products and services is drawing considerable attention in legal circles. In the copyright arena, it is taking the form of infringement issues pertaining to purported online "storage lockers"...

Cloud Computing - Ancient Technology Solution with a New Name

Use of remote computers has been around since at least 1964, but the current marketing buzz called Cloud Computing might make you think there's something new. However Cloud Computing is merely the newest label for the 1964 remote computing service called "Time-Sharing" at Dartmouth...

Cloud - New Buzzword, Old Legal Issues

Many readers agreed with my recent blog that the Cloud is a new label for old technology - "think connecting to a mainframe over telephone lines," and I encourage you to read my November eCommerce Times column about some important Cloud computing legal issues . More Cloud History ...

CBI for the Cloud

By Lon Berk, Partner, Hunton & Williams In his article, "CBI for the Cloud," appearing in the Nov./Dec. 2011 issue of Coverage, Lon Berk of Hunton & Williams observes that the frequency of business cloud computing is expected to increase. The article describes cloud computing and...

Data Hosting and Cloud Computing: A LexisNexis Webinar Report

By Dylan McGuire Cloud computing-or the replication of a law firm's information technology (IT) server platform as well as its applications and other services on a remote computer platform-is a new buzzword in the legal field and carries immense ramifications for law firms and their clients, said...

LexisNexis In-House Advisory: Mitigating Confidentiality Risks Posed by Cloud Computing

Storing and sharing data seems to get easier by the week. So does losing and stealing it. Cloud computing is yet another advancement in this arena, and like those that came before it-laptops, email, websites, flash drives - the benefits of this advancement comes with a few risks. Some of those...

DLA Piper: EU Data Protection Regulators Provide Guidance on Cloud Computing

By Patrick Van Eecke, Carol A.F. Umhoefer and Cameron Craig On 1 July 2012, the EU Article 29 Data Protection Working Party (WP 29) issued its long awaited Opinion 05/2012 on Cloud Computing (Opinion). In this document the WP 29 identifies a number of key data protection compliance issues that may...

William A. Ruskin: E-Discovery Examined In Depth

By William A. Ruskin On July 16-17, 2012, Executive Counsel Institute conducted a cutting edge meeting in New York titled, "E-Discovery for the Corporate Market." The theme of the two day meeting was "Controlling Your E-Discovery Destiny." The Colloquium Moderators, Brown E. Marean...

Every Cloud Has a Lining. Whether It's Silver or Not Depends on You

OK, we realize that our headline sounds like something we pulled from a fortune cookie, but that doesn't change the fact that when it comes to technology we are dealing with a couple of irritating realities. One is that technological innovation means we have to buy something new and feel stupid...

Peter S. Vogel: Reality Check - Governments Have Easy Access to Data on the Cloud

By Peter S. Vogel Laws around the world allow governments free access to data on the Cloud which may come as a surprise to many, but Mutual Legal Assistance Treaties (MLATs) facilitate cooperation across international boundaries. On May 23, 2012 Hogan Lovells published a White Paper entitled "...

Peter S. Vogel: Cloud Data Storage - How Safe?

By Peter S. Vogel Daily news headlines regularly report lax, or no, security for cloud data. In the past few weeks two very high profile businesses reported cloud breaches - Apple's iCloud and Dropbox. It is no coincidence that my August column for eCommerce Times is entitled " The Cloud...

When Law Firm Revenue Morphs into an Expense It's Not Pretty

It's a wonder of nature. After spending week after week eating every green leafy vegetable in sight, a caterpillar forms itself into a chrysalis. Through the miracle of metamorphosis it emerges as a butterfly, just as delicate as it is beautiful. And, if lucky enough to stay away from your windshield...

The Litigation Data Avalanche: Time To Move To The Cloud?

By Matthew Gillis and Steven Berrent For those of us who are trying to look down the road and see where the litigation technology industry is headed, it might be instructive to take a look back in time to an unlikely example: the law firm mailroom. Virtually every law firm started out with a small...

The Litigation Data Avalanche: Time To Move To The Cloud?

By Matthew Gillis and Steven Berrent For those of us who are trying to look down the road and see where the litigation technology industry is headed, it might be instructive to take a look back in time to an unlikely example: the law firm mailroom. Virtually every law firm started out...

This is real law: Can Corporate Counsel Tame Cloud Computing?

By the Real Law Editorial Team Owning data can be like owning a tiger. Both are extremely powerful and useful-even essential-for your particular business. Specific laws govern how both are to be treated and maintained. It is also very, very bad if you lose either of them. Which brings us to...

Can Corporate Counsel Tame Cloud Computing?

Owning data can be like owning a tiger. Both are extremely powerful and useful-even essential-for your particular business. Specific laws govern how both are to be treated and maintained. It is also very, very bad if you lose either of them. Which brings us to cloud computing, the model where you...

Free White Paper Download: Cloud Computing: Data Has a New House

By Terry Williams of LexisNexis and Richard Perrin of Dickstein Shapiro To get an idea of the "pitch" for cloud computing in the law firm, imagine this fictional conversation between a senior litigation attorney at a large law firm and an executive of a company thatprovides cloud computing...

Cheap Shots: EU Privacy, the USA PATRIOT Act, and Cloud Computing

For the past year or two, foreign cloud providers -- particularly some based in the EU -- have been making claims and insinuations about the scope and use of the Patriot Act in an attempt to secure a marketing advantage over their US competitors. This effort has become so blatant as to provoke push...

A Cloud of Suspicion: Legal Issues Surrounding Cloud Computing

by Donna Ray Berkelhammer We have seen a rise in the number of start-ups offering cloud-based services and are reviewing an increasing number of SaaS or cloud-based software services contracts for our clients. Cloud computing may be a viable business model for either vendor or business owner, but...

Sands Anderson PC: A Cloud of Suspicion: Legal Issues Surrounding Cloud Computing

By Donna Ray Berkelhammer We have seen a rise in the number of start-ups offering cloud-based services and are reviewing an increasing number of SaaS or cloud-based software services contracts for our clients. Cloud computing may be a viable business model for either vendor or business owner, but...

Exporting Data to a Cloud Could Mean Importing Trouble

The concept of exporting might conjure up images of large shipping crates hoisted aboard ships or wheeled through the cargo bay doors of humongous transoceanic aircraft. What likely doesn’t come to mind is that invisible place where you back up your computer. But if you are saving data on a cloud...

Peter S. Vogel: How to Avoid Cloud Contract Disasters

By Peter S. Vogel | A bad cloud contract can devastate any business, and a recent article “ 8 sure-fire ways to screw up a cloud contrac t” should be a wake-up call, but unfortunately many businesses learn the hard way. By way of example, a recent cloud contract that I negotiated contained...