3 Things Lawyers Need to Know About Cloud Computing
Cloud computing is now a concept that’s familiar to most lawyers and with that increased familiarity comes trust. For evidence of this you need look no further than the results of the ABA Legal Technology Survey Report.
According to the report, in 2018, 31% of lawyers that were surveyed advised that the primary reason that their firms made the move from premise-based software to private cloud-based software was because it provided better security than they were able to provide in-office. Because lawyers are increasingly trusting cloud computing softwares, it should be no surprise that the results of the report also showed that the majority of lawyers (55%) are now using cloud computing software tools for law-related tasks.
If your firm isn’t yet on board, but you’re interested in learning more about Rekall Technology’s private cloud services for law firms, then you’ve come to the right place!
1) There are a number of downsides to storing your firm’s data on a server located in your law firm. The biggest drawback? Cost. Servers cost a lot of money to purchase and maintain. And on top of all that, guess what? You’ll need to retain the services of an IT pro to install and maintain your firm’s servers, which is yet another added expense.
For starters, cloud computing is more cost-effective, in part because the initial costs of moving to the cloud are far lower than purchasing a server. Our private cloud computing also provides offsite backup storage, which offers any number of benefits, not the least of which is a built-in disaster plan for your firm’s data.
2) Another added benefit: remote access is a breeze with core private cloud computing, since all data stored in the cloud is accessible using any internet-enabled device. The remote access features also makes it much easier when it comes to outsourcing your firm’s work, since you’re able to grant the person you’re working with access to only specific documents or files, as opposed to your entire firm’s system (which is your only option when all data is stored on servers located in your office).
Easy to Scale
3) Last but not least, cloud-based computing is also easy to scale. So as your firm grows, it’s a simple matter of buying more cloud storage space and/or new user subscriptions to your cloud-based legal software.
Rekall Technologies is the #1 private cloud solutions provider for law firms. Our private cloud solutions eliminate your law firm servers, move your work to virtual desktops in the cloud, and allow you to work from anywhere, at any time, on any device. Contact us today to get started.
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