Dr. Gavin Manes of Avansic used to be a cloud denier. Now, he embraces the cloud. Find out why in his latest blog post here!
His post (Confessions of a Cloud Denier, available here) discusses how Gavin used to be someone who publicly eschewed the use of the cloud. As Gavin states:
“I wrote whitepapers on the topic and mentioned it in every presentation I gave. For our company, I chose to operate a private cloud principally because it was less expensive to run it myself. At the time, the feature sets were identical between cloud and on-premises environments. More importantly, I had control over updates, migrations, and the user experience. It allowed me to run legacy applications, and I could integrate middleware – which we frequently use since we have in-house developers. I advised my clients that data loss or disclosure was an issue with cloud providers, and they were subject to unannounced third-party discovery.”
However, he notes that “everyone is allowed to change their mind, and I have because almost all of these concerns have been addressed by cloud providers”, pointing to “a major evolution” that “has occurred over the last five years.” Gavin then reviews business processes that are viable in the cloud today, including eDiscovery, and why he is no longer a cloud denier!
Speaking of the cloud, Gavin, Jack Petracek (Manager at Lawgical Choice) and I recently discussed Trends Driving eDiscovery to the Cloud and how the increased variety of use cases makes a cloud-based eDiscovery solution a smart bet for any organization today. You might be surprised just how many eDiscovery use cases there are today!
So, what do you think? Are you a cloud denier? Gavin’s post may change your mind! Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.
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