How to Develop a Strategy to Manage Legacy Data and Improve Data Value

By |2024-05-22T20:55:59-04:00May 22nd, 2024|article, Blog Archive, Information Governance and Management|

Every organization holds legacy data trapped in obsolete formats or systems. This introduces compatibility issues and security concerns. However, regulatory requirements often mandate retention of legacy data, and much of the information may still carry value. Data teams must develop a strategy to manage legacy data and thus keep it secure, compliant, and accessible. Trapped in obsolete formats and archaic systems, legacy data presents a multifaceted challenge. Important information may become inaccessible, resulting in knowledge gaps and reduced efficiency. Also, maintaining legacy data can prove difficult and costly. Finally, lack of visibility and proper security opens the door for data

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Ouch-proof Data Migration Plan: Ensuring Security and Data Integrity

By |2024-05-13T15:00:20-04:00April 24th, 2024|article, Blog Archive, Email Migration, Office 365 and Migration|

Migrating to Microsoft 365, consolidating data centers, and upgrading systems all have the potential to drive efficiency and strengthen collaboration. But the migration process may also involve risks to essential business data. Take control of this critical element of your data migration plan: ensuring security and data integrity. Migrations do increase the risk that data will become corrupted, lost, or vulnerable to unauthorized access. However, with careful planning and the right tools, organizations can proceed with confidence. Following best practices before, during, and after migration mitigates risks and helps to ensure a successful migration. Know the Risks Moving data from

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5 Important Ways GDPR-compliant Software Helps US Businesses

By |2024-04-22T16:09:45-04:00April 17th, 2024|article, Blog Archive, Data Compliance|

For the average US company, GDPR may seem half a world away and irrelevant. However, this “shot heard round the world” introduced an era of data privacy with far-reaching implications. Whether or not your business targets European Union (EU) residents, GDPR-compliant software helps US businesses in several unexpected ways. GDPR-compliant software addresses key areas that include the following: Data protection principles – Software solutions should have a specific purpose for the data they collect. They should collect only necessary data and use the data solely for the stated purpose, removing it when no longer needed. User rights – The software

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5 Reasons You Should Migrate Your Exchange Mailbox to Office 365

By |2024-04-22T16:10:11-04:00April 10th, 2024|article, Blog Archive, Cloud Migration, Email Migration|

Cloud computing promises greater flexibility and accessibility for companies looking to stay competitive, support remote work, and drive innovation. However, some organizations hesitate to make the switch, citing concerns about security and migration complexity. Consider several compelling reasons to migrate your Exchange mailbox to Office 365. 1. Improved Collaboration and User Experience Office 365 delivers a suite of integrated productivity tools designed to facilitate seamless collaboration from any location, at any time. With an increasing business dependence on remote work, this flexibility proves critical in driving efficiency and creativity. And tools like Microsoft Teams break down barriers by strengthening real-time

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Ensuring Success After a Cloud Migration: Your Guide to a Long-term Plan

By |2024-04-05T16:26:55-04:00April 3rd, 2024|article, Blog Archive, Cloud Migration, Office 365 and Migration|

Cloud migration marks a significant step for any organization looking to improve efficiency, scalability, and innovation. However, the journey does not end at “go live.” Post-migration challenges can hinder progress. Consider these important tips for life after a cloud migration: your guide to a long-term plan. Transitioning to the cloud makes good business sense. For instance, moving to Microsoft 365 and a Teams environment turbo-charges collaboration. And the cloud delivers essential flexibility and scalability to quickly accommodate fluctuations in demand. However, the cloud involves a completely new operating environment, with significant changes for both end users and IT personnel. Cloud

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How Does Cloud Migration Impact Data Center Infrastructure?  

By |2024-04-03T09:11:25-04:00March 27th, 2024|article, Blog Archive, Cloud Migration|

The digital landscape constantly evolves, and for many businesses, that involves reimagining their data center. Cloud migration, the process of moving data and applications to a cloud computing environment, offers greater agility, scalability, and cost-efficiency. But how does cloud migration impact data center infrastructure? Scaling On Demand In addition to accessibility, scalability represents one of the main drivers for businesses migrating to the cloud. On-premises data centers can struggle to adapt to fluctuating workloads. On the other hand, the cloud delivers the ability to easily scale resources up or down on demand. Need to handle a surge in website traffic,

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What is the Role of Cyber Security in Protecting Personal Data?

By |2024-04-03T09:13:21-04:00March 19th, 2024|article, Blog Archive, Cyber-Security, Data Compliance|

Businesses and public organizations depend on big data to provide personalized services, to innovate, and to guide business strategy. But they also have a legal and ethical responsibility to keep sensitive data safe. Business leaders cannot afford to underestimate or under-resource the role of cyber security in protecting personal data. The average business or municipal organization manages an astonishing amount of personal data. This includes health, financial, and employment data, of course. It also includes names, biometrics, Social Security numbers, contact information, and other identifiers. While individuals surrender personal information as a matter of course when transacting business, they expect

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Understanding the Benefits and Limitations of Lift-and-shift Cloud Migration

By |2024-04-03T09:15:13-04:00March 13th, 2024|article, Blog Archive, Cloud Migration, Email Migration|

Imagine lifting a couch and moving it into a new room. The couch looks exactly the same, just in a different location. Lift-and-shift cloud migrations work essentially the same way. While the simplicity may seem attractive, organizations should explore the benefits and limitations of lift-and-shift cloud migration before committing to this method. In a lift-and-shift migration, the migration team takes existing on-premises applications and data and moves them to the cloud environment with minimal modifications. Also known as rehosting, this type of migration requires minimal retraining and time. Fast and cost-effective, it comes with some significant drawbacks. Quick and Easy

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Elevate eDiscovery in 2024 with Next-gen Solutions for Persistent Problems

By |2024-04-03T09:17:31-04:00March 6th, 2024|AI, Blog Archive, eDiscovery, Trending|

Shifting legal complexities and technological advancements continue to shape the ever-evolving landscape of eDiscovery. As in almost every other industry, AI dominates the conversation around eDiscovery in 2024. But other trends also play a key role, from complex privacy regulations to the challenges of diverse file formats. AI Plays Both Sides Last year, we predicted that AI would streamline the eDiscovery process by suggesting related documents and providing deep insights. And it did. For instance, AI has taken technology assisted review (TAR) to new levels. Clearly, AI will continue to figure prominently in eDiscovery strategies and discussions this year. But

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Navigating the Labyrinth: Top 6 Compliance Mistakes Organizations Make

By |2024-04-03T09:19:01-04:00February 28th, 2024|Blog Archive, Data Compliance, Information Governance and Management, Technology|

In today’s complex regulatory landscape, staying compliant feels like negotiating a maze. One wrong turn can lead to hefty fines, reputational damage, and legal repercussions. However, when companies understand common compliance mistakes and take proactive steps, compliance becomes an organic part of doing business. 1. Ignorance is Not Bliss: Failing to Keep Up with Regulations GDPR took effect in 2018, initiating a cascade of regulations across the globe. New privacy laws and industry regulations appear on the scene every year, and governing bodies regularly make adjustments. If organizations neglect to stay on top of regulatory changes, they may mistakenly assume

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