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Tablet introduction 'requires data management rethink'

Data management procedures must be constantly updated as new technologies are introduced to the workplace.

According to product liability and commercial litigator John Martin, many companies are looking to take advantage of the capability of tablets, such as Apple's iPad, in their everyday business operations.

Writing for Law.com, Mr Martin explains that the way these devices access business networks can cause problems with data management, and even corporate liability.

"As companies deploy more and different devices, dispersing their sources of electronically stored information, the risk that preservation and collection efforts will fail to prevent spoliation and other e-discovery perils increases," he adds.

Mr Martin also reminds firms that allowing employees to download their apps can lead to potential breaches of data security.

The latest data from In-Stat shows that sales of tablet devices like the iPad are set to exceed 250 million by 2017, driven by demand from the corporate sector.

Posted by Richard Jones
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