It’s no secret that EMPIST is a big fan of cloud computing tech. It brings enormous benefits that can improve the IT efficiency and productivity of businesses across multiple industries. However, one particular industry that it works well for is legal.
The idea of cloud computing is gaining more traction. The number of law firms shifting their data and other key resources online has spiked in recent years, which is driven by a need for the 24/7 accessibility, improved productivity, and IT cost reduction that comes with cloud computing services.
There are many benefits to using cloud computing to manage your law firm’s documents and information. However, even as more law firms move to the cloud to optimize their daily operations for maximum efficiency, many are still concerned about cloud security. What many fail to realize is that cloud computing is an extremely secure way to work. But that’s not the only benefit.
Cloud Computing Tech Benefits for Law firms
Cloud computing uses a network of remote third-party servers that are hosted online to store, manage and process data. You share remote computer resources — including software and storage rather than relying on computer hard drives or a local server.
Law firms should be using cloud computing tech, and here are a few reasons why.
Don’t Worry About Downtime
Downtime will never be 100% avoidable, but with cloud computing tech, it will feel like it is. Downtime can be a severe hindrance to your work performance, especially when you have deadlines to meet. Access to legal documents, client data, and other resources is critical, and being able to share amongst the necessary parties at your firm is just as important. When an IT problem strikes and causes downtime, it can really throw a wrench into operations, costing you time and money.
Cloud computing tech allows you to minimize downtime at your firm. It provides constant monitoring to take care of problems before they happen and minimizes the amount of downtime by solving any issues that do arise much faster.
Work Anywhere and Everywhere
Modern workers are very on-the-go. The ability to work remotely and keep everything up-to-date in real time has become a tremendous asset in business. Cloud computing accomplishes this. The cloud makes it possible to work from anywhere and still easily collaborate with your team and clients in real-time. Forget being set back in your legal proceedings by forgetting a document; you can access them all in one place no matter where you are. According to TECHREPORT, 68% of the law offices who use cloud computing tech named easy mobile access and 24/7 availability as a key benefit.
One of the best things about cloud computing and SaaS-based software is the predictable monthly expense using an SBL model, or subscription-based licensing. Gone is the perpetual licensing Microsoft used to offer where costs for their services unpredictably spiked with version upgrades. Cloud computing software like Microsoft Office 365, which allows for smooth collaboration via email, documents and more, has been a game-changer in capabilities and cost. It helps convert larger capital expenditures on software to predictable and scalable monthly expenses.
The EMPIST Effect
The advantages of cloud computing over in-house solutions are numerous. Even better, many cloud solutions can be compatible with existing legal software already in use. The cloud allows you to carry a virtual office with you, accessible at all times to increase your efficiency, security, and productivity. EMPIST cloud solutions have proven the success of these goals time and time again, particularly with law firms. The long-term benefits will make you wonder why you haven’t brought the cloud to your law firm yet.