Thursday, September 16, 2004

Working remotely

As the United States is struck by many storms forcing evacuations and power outages throughout much of the southeastern part of the country, this should serve as a reminder about the important of remote access plans as well as disaster recovery / hot site plans.

Clearly, many organizations have these internally, but they are often untested or underfunded.

Placing some of the most critical, time sensitive litigation data and information on a hosted application (even if it is placed there for redundancy) can be a cost-effective and timely strategy for supporting business continuity during times of localized emergencies. Legal extranets, providing the ability to host case management information, calendars, contact lists, documents, and other types of data, are an excellent choice for providing remote access and/or redundant access to litigation data.