Cloud computing is a new way of doing business that can transform organizations by providing new IT functionalities which reduce costs and proliferates access to information.  To obtain a successful cloud-based computer service that safely secures data and complies with a company's legal obligations, businesses must assess what information should be on the cloud and create contracts that protect the needs of the business.

Businesses must plan the type and sensitivity of data migrated to a cloud database.  Each business has its own individual needs and obligations, which should be evaluated before implementing a cloud-based computer service.  Naturally certain core business information should be retained, while other information can be stored on the cloud.  Our lawyers can help craft a plan to fit the needs of your business.

Successfully implementing a cloud-based computer service requires agreements that contemplate the existing and future needs of the business.  Service levels that specify access to the information on the cloud and the format in which it is stored, should be controlled.  This means that the parties involved (e.g., subcontractors), data process flows, uses and location of data, among other considerations, all need to be configured to align with your business goals.   Additionally, businesses need to contemplate ownership of data, backups, uptime, and how to respond to court orders or regulator information requests.  Our experienced lawyers will work with you to craft agreements suited to your business and ease your transition to a cloud database.

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