Using CDR for Legal Data Back-Up-Blog

If you work in a law firm, you cannot underestimate the need for data protection for your business records. Sure, you can protect the vital records of your law firm, and those of your clients, with just external hard drives or even basic tapes, yet those old-fashioned options simply fail to offer a backup option that is satisfactory for your current needs. When thinking about back up choices, you should definitely go with the CDR option. There are blank CDS you can purchase cheap from many stores.

The following are a few pieces of advice when it comes to establishing a reliable back up strategy for your legal purposes.

The number one thing you should keep in mind is that your backup files must be encrypted, whether they are going to go on CDR or not. When you encrypt your files, you guarantee privacy. Further, when you pick a backup vendor, you must ensure that the vendor has at least 2 geographically different facilities at least 100 miles apart from each other. Other significant things to look for in your vendor are certifications such as, for instance, SAS 70 Type II. Such a certification will tell you that the vendor has satisfied requirements from a 3rd-party certification authority.

If you have been updating your law firm files on a manual schedule, you must think hard about switching over to an automated one with updates that are regular. This will allow your data backups to happen on a consistent basis, thereby heightening security for your law firm and its very important files. This also includes the requirement to confirm if activities have really taken place as you think they have, and you have to be notified if issues do occur at your site.

Checking Reviews and Complaints

So you are interested in a business or service and want to know if they are any good at what they do. It used to be you had to rely on word-of-mouth to find out the skinny on a company. You’d go ask your neighbors and friends what they thought of the restraint you were going to or the new school district you may move to. Now, you can find all the information you need right at your fingertips in the comfort of your home. Fire up the Google machine, type in “name of business” followed by review and you are sure to see some interesting information. But, beware, all is not what is seems.

Review sites can be helpful to prospective buyers. They offer reviews that can be helpful to customers who are seeking that information. Not every review that you see will be good. If most reviews are positive that will more than likely tell you that the company is legitimate and does stand behind their product. Not all review sites are honest and they are not all review sites. Some sites, such as one well known complaint site, do not offer positive reviews and they do require the company to pay to remove a negative review. This is true even if the customer complaint has been resolved.

Sometimes you can find small sites with reviews. I tend to trust these. But, at the end of the day you have to compile a lot of information to find out what is real and what is faked; when in doubt check with the better business bureau, or a state agency. For example, I ran some reviews recently for a residential school called The Pinnacle Schools and Elk River Treatment Program. I looked at these sites, the BBB, a site called Huntsville Troubled Teens, Yelp, and Superpages.com.

Finding legitimate reviews, and complaints, for a company can be hard work. When in doubt, find the most reliable source possible.