It’s 2017 and we should all be in the clouds. Most of us ARE in some way, you might not even realize it. Cloud computing is a type of service where you can manage, store and save your data on the internet. Basically, anytime you take a selfie and add it to your social media account or check the scores of the big game on your phone you are using a cloud based service. As a partner in a law firm, you know that having information at your fingertips is key. Getting rid of costly hardware and transitioning all of your IT systems to the cloud is the next wave of Technology. Why are cloud based services so powerful? Check out our top reasons below:
Legal professionals will be able to sleep at night knowing that they do not have to deal with the headache of a server that crashed and burned… we could all benefit from more sleep. Remote access servers will allow you to focus on legal matters instead of putting out server fires. The freedom and flexibility to work from anywhere at any time, improving collaboration, productivity and efficiency, is a huge advantage for law firms like yours.
The cloud ensures that your data is secure and you will not lose anything because of hardware issues, did we mention crash and burn? If your laptop crashes or heaven forbid it is lost, you have the peace of mind of knowing that your data is safe and secure; you can still access your data because it is not tied to the laptop you left behind at Starbucks…it sits safely in the cloud. You may be out the cost of the laptop, but you save time and money because your data hasn’t gone anywhere. Cloud based services become part of your business continuity plan.
Moving to the cloud cuts out the high cost of hardware, it is a pay as you go service so it levels the playing field between large and small businesses. You no longer have to front the cost of expensive servers. Let’s not forget about document control…with all of your documents in one easily accessible place you get improved collaboration. Teams that are able to fluidly work together ultimately are more productive and beef up your bottom line.
Remember that laptop you left at Starbucks? Thankfully your IT service provider was able to remotely wipe any sensitive information from the hard drive. So, when you got back to your office, and stopped beating yourself up for rushing out of coffee heaven without it, you were able to log on to your iPad and finish that report that was due over an hour ago. That is the power of the cloud.