Lawyers are known to be strategic leaders– and part of being strategic is finding the solution to their issues while staying on budget. To achieve this goal, many law firms are starting to switch to cloud solutions.
Switching to cloud solutions basically means storing digital data offsite with a hosting company, where that hosting company securely manages the physical environment where the data is stored. Data resides across several remote servers that are housed inside very large data centers, built on virtualization technology. As a result, data can be stored across different servers and even across multiple locations.
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Our latest infographic shows how cloud solutions are affecting businesses in 2017. Businesses are acknowledging the power of cloud storage because it provides the ability to access data from anywhere and on any device.
However, this case is not the same in the legal sector. While more and more firms are starting to move to the cloud, some are not convinced. Some lawyers who are slow in making this change may not see reason to switch due to a lack of education and understanding. Some of them may also question the cloud’s credibility.
The major concern of lawyers about cloud solutions is security. Questions like “where is my data stored” or “is my data safe?” are often asked by lawyers which often leads to a conclusion to avoid the cloud.
Data security is of the utmost importance to most legal tech platforms and they take critical steps to safeguard their clients information. In fact, transaction management hub dealcloser has partnered with Amazon Web Services, which provides data centers and network architecture built to meet the requirements of the most security-sensitive organizations.
Most successful law firms switch over to the cloud for greater opportunities, such as enhancing client relationships. Whether it’s a large or a small transaction, client relationships are at the core of any law firm. With rapid change in client demands, law firms who utilize cloud solutions in their practice are more capable of providing better transparency and better solutions to their clients.