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June, 2017

2 things NOT to do while archiving your social media

June 30, 2017 - Hannah Rachel Smith - Cloud Business Development Rep

In 2012, President Obama issued a command for “Building a 21st Century Digital Government,” requiring the use of online and mobile tools to make government services easier to use. Since then, thousands of agencies have been using web and social media tools to achieve the goal of “transparent, participatory, collaborative government”. This is great for creating an open and communicative culture and trust for government, but how do you comply with eDiscovery requests while publishing so much volume on social media?

Complete List of Email Retention Laws: Federal, State and Industry

June 16, 2017 - Tom Holmes - Cloud Solution

(Please note: The information presented in this article is not legal advice. It is meant for educational and planning purposes only. Please consult with your legal counsel for any issues related to email retention laws.)
Archiving email, if not done without advanced technology, requires a tremendous amount of time and resources for businesses. While archiving email is time-consuming, it’s necessary because of federal, state and industry email retention laws.
 

Forget About It

June 13, 2017 - Walker Hansen - Cloud Business Development Rep

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) gives citizens the right to access information from government funded agencies. As a part of this law, government organizations are required to archive their emails and agency related social media accounts.
 
FOIA requests, though few and far between can be a piece of cake, or a HUGE legal headache. When someone does request records, agencies must produce, or face costly legal battles. Governments therefore look for an easy to search system with quick support if anything does happen to go wrong.
 

How to get "cloud ready"

June 12, 2017 - Hannah Rachel Smith - Cloud Business Development Rep

It’s unavoidable – at some point you will more than likely “move to the cloud”. A McKinsey study showed that in 2015, 77% of enterprises used traditionally built IT infrastructure as the primary environment for at least one workload; they predict that this will drop to 43% by 2018. But just because McKinsey says other people are doing it, does that mean you should too? And if you decide that answer is yes how do you personalize it to fit your companies’ unique goals?