Cloud computing--the internet-based storage of digital information--has become increasingly commonplace in both the consumer and corporate legal worlds. Using the technology has many advantages as well as several disadvantages. (Read "Cloud Control" for the full scoop on cloud computing.)
One of the most frequently cited cloud-related risks is the problem of servers hosted "in the cloud" crashing and eliminating users' ability to access their information. This could happen with myriad types of data: e-discovery files hosted outside the corporate firewall, customer data or enterprise backup data.