Five great industry news stories from this week you may have missed.
On Tuesday, Ricoh Canada Inc. announced that it has become a RelativityOne Gold Partner in recognition of its exceptional experience, customer satisfaction, staff training and certification. At present, Ricoh Canada is one of only four companies worldwide and the only Canadian company to hold this designation. To achieve Gold status, Ricoh Canada met and exceeded high expectations for RelativityOne usage and customer experience, as well as developed two custom applications which have helped clients locate documents, streamline projects and recover costs. Read the full press release here.
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US Lawmakers will push to pass a mandatory data breach notification law following the high-profile attack on SolarWinds. According to the Washington Examiner, the SolarWinds Orion IT breach compromised about 100 companies and nine U.S. agencies, including the departments of Homeland Security, State and Justice. For years, lawmakers have tried to pass a federal breach notification law but have so far failed.
A push to modernize Canada's slow-grinding system of justice is, it seems, finally under way. But while some changes are well received, critics caution against moves that would undermine the solemnity of the legal process. Read CBA/ABC National's recent article on how the newly-proposed Bill C-23 could make some of the changes courts have had to make in response to the pandemic permanent, including the use of video technology for jury selection and making telewarrants easier for police to obtain.
Cloud computing has become the critical technology that has enabled the rapid development of COVID-19 vaccines. One of the companies leading the way is Moderna, a relatively small organization compared to the pharmaceutical giants working on other vaccine candidates. But, by building and scaling its operations on the cloud, Moderna was able to deliver its first clinical batch to the National Institutes of Health for phase one trial only 42 days after initial sequencing of the virus. Check out Harvard Business Review's new article to learn how Modern accomplished this by utilizing proprietary cloud-based technologies to easily shift between vaccines without having to invest in new technology or infrastructure.