The State of Cloud Computing Services in the Legal Industry
With cloud computing continuing to permeate into multiple industries, the legal world has seen a growing number of law firms incorporate cloud services into their work. According to the latest ABA Legal Technology Survey:
- 58% of lawyer respondents said they used cloud computing technology for work-related tasks
- About 1 in 3 lawyers have reported that cloud services provide greater security benefits than they can provide on their own
- Lawyers are moving to the cloud-based legal software for several reasons, with a reported 68% of law firm practitioners citing the ease of access of data from any location, 59% stating that 24/7 availability was key to their decision, and 48% of lawyers saying that affordability and low cost of entry influenced their decision to switch.
- 1 in 3 lawyers reported that they used cloud-based tools to communicate with clients and internally with other employees, and about 1 in 3 use cloud services for document sharing.
Streamline Work Processes In Your Law Firm With Innovative Cloud Solutions
What do these statistics indicate? They highlight a trend where more and more lawyers are rapidly adopting cloud technology into their law firms and implementing more automated and streamlined processes into their everyday work. With a whopping 95% of lawyers reporting that they use their mobile devices outside of work for law-related reasons, the Cloud can be a vital tool for lawyers when it comes to working outside the office. Cloud services allow you to seamlessly access any of your firm’s data on any device, at any time and any place.
And with the aforementioned figures as high as they are, we can say with confidence that large scale law firms are not the only ones adopting cloud technologies. In fact, according to the ABA’s latest report, 60% of small law firms and solo practitioners are adopting cloud services. This is likely due to the fact that cloud computing is becoming increasingly more affordable and viable for firms of any size.
With more firms adopting such technologies, lawyers can focus on doing their job rather than worrying about safety concerns and data breaches. Firms can also operate more efficiently, and focus on an actual case and client matters rather than dealing with IT headaches.
Still Unsure of How Cloud Services Can Benefit Your Law Firm?
Here at Rekall, we have 10 years of experience providing tailored cloud and IT solutions to law firms of all sizes. We’re able to give you an educated opinion on what is best for your firm, with no upselling in the process. If you have any questions or want more information on solutions for your business, contact us to learn more about what the cloud can do for you.
I’ve been working with law firms for many years simplifying their technologies while offering them the very best services & support. The model that I have created is based on the reality that IT sucks, and frankly, no one likes it. My experience tells me that this is especially true for law firms. In coming to that realization years ago I had to change the way I did business. Among many other services that we had to offer, in order to cater to law firms specifically, we had to become invisible and that’s exactly what we have accomplished.