Is your law firm stuck in practices of the past – sending mailing pieces to clients via snail mail, utilizing costly courier services to receive documents, and putting your firm’s integrity at risk by emailing confidential files? If so, you may benefit greatly by managing your clients’ information in the cloud.
You may be wondering what it means to be “in the cloud.” Cloud computing offers your firm all of the same benefits as traditional legal services do, with the convenience of being able to send or receive your files from virtually anywhere. It also offers you piece of mind knowing that the confidential case information you are storing is locked away safe online in a password-protected portal.
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?