Law Firms Looking Toward the Cloud
Law firms and in-house attorneys are trying to make sense of new technologies, like cloud computing, due to the large volume of printed documents required for their services. According an article in the ABA Journal, “People often say that one terabyte equals 50,000 trees, and 10 terabytes would be the equivalent of all the printed collections of the Library of Congress.” The article outlines a survey in which only 9% of businesses surveyed indicated they were prepared enough to implement a cloud computing program to electronically store and exchange information. Why?
Many firms in the legal sector are in fear of security issues. However, the article suggests that, “In many ways there is more risk associated with a law firm attempting to secure and protect its own computing infrastructure, as compared to leveraging the expertise of a cloud computing provider.” That’s where ShareFile comes into play.
When Doyle Raizner, a Houston-based law firm, was in search of a cloud-based solution to fit its file sharing needs, the firm wanted a system that worked seamlessly with its current system. That’s when it found ShareFile. The firm practices with 13 employees, including 7 attorneys. With ShareFile, the firm saves time, money and also remains a paperless firm. The firm eliminated the need to have a videographer in the courtroom making edits on the fly; it can now instantaneously make edits back in the office and send it via ShareFile to the courtroom.
If you’d like to learn more about how law firms can use ShareFile, check out this quick one minute video.