Cloud computing, or in simple terms, the use of offsite, shared servers for data storage, group work, document sharing and applications, has a host of benefits for today’s law firms. These networks provide convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of computing resources for much less than it would cost to host the servers at your firm. However, the notion of putting confidential, case-specific documents on a shared server makes even tech-savvy litigators very nervous. This article examines some of the issues involved with cloud computing in litigation and offers some insight from experts on how to handle this expanding technology.

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