As cloud computing popularity continues to grow, especially cloud information management, some CIOs are wondering which data repositories are the best candidates for migration to the cloud. Those data repositories already being moved to the cloud are corporate mail and email archiving systems. But this only accounts for a relatively small amount of enterprise data. Other on premise data repositories now being migrated to the cloud include file systems, SharePoint, data from retired applications, medical images, databases, and backups.
Responding to an eDiscovery request carries with it several important responsibilities including securing potentially responsive data (otherwise known as a litigation hold) as soon as possible.
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Many companies are moving their email, file systems, data archives, basically all of their unstructured data to the cloud for cost savings, increased security, and ease of access. Finding the right data migration vendor with the correct capabilities and technology to ensure the migration goes off without a hitch is important to make sure the project adheres to deadline, avoids employee disruption, creates a full audit of the migration process, and ensures the data migration is legally defensible. Likely, the last thing you are thinking about is whether your migration vendor has duplicated your or your customer’s data for ulterior purposes.
According to IDC, healthcare data is one of the fastest growing segments of the digital universe – growing from 153 exabytes in 2013 to an estimated 2,314 exabytes in 2020, a 48% annual growth rate. So where will the healthcare industry put all of this critical and sensitive data and how long must it be held?