The ‘Cloud’ has been a topic of debate in the legal sector in recent times. Many law firms have heard of the technology but are unaware of its advantages. Some firms also question the security and data ownership.
For this reason Legal Cloud Technology (LCT) was established. LCT is a cloud-based service that is specifically geared towards the legal industry. Not only is it designed to help your law firm get the most out of the latest technology as soon as it available, the other benefits of LCT include:
One of the benefits of LCT is efficiency. And efficiency is the key to being more productive. Through LCT, collaboration with colleagues and clients is more convenient and faster than ever before. There’s no need to worry about returning to the office to retrieve a forgotten document. Access the document when and where you want – if you have internet access, then LCT is there with you.
One of the words that most lawyers are cautiously aware of is ‘liability’. When a client approaches and hires a lawyer, all information shared to the lawyer is confidential. This makes a lawyer liable if ever that information gets into the wrong hands. LCT can help keep data secure. This is because cloud service providers offer strict virus and firewall protections. All data is encrypted which will prevent information from being susceptible to hackers and scammers.
3. Disaster Recovery
Backing up your data is a must in any law firm or business. Loss of information, documentation or databases could be detrimental to any business. LCT provides disaster recovery by safely backing up all of your data to the cloud.
4. Cost Effectiveness
The cloud removes the need to have in-house IT personnel. You may still feel more secure with an IT person in the office, but their job will be less involved once LCT services are put in place. Also, annual licensing fees, software upgrades and expensive server costs are reduced through LCT. This eliminates many overheads within your practice – which means more money in your pocket.
LCT is similar to a rubber band but without the “breaking point”. Meaning, if you’re a small law firm now, LCT will fit your needs. And, even as you grow throughout the years, LCT will still fulfil your needs. This is because LCT services are expandable and adaptable. As your needs grow, so does your LCT service.
To find out how LCT will benefit your law firm simply contact I Know IT – specialists in information technology for the legal sector.
About the Author: James Vickery is the founder and CEO of I Know IT, a transformative IT services provider. James connects law leaders to their strategy through technology with a firm belief that lawyers must re-enter their profession as innovators, thinking and acting as technology companies do in order to survive, compete and prosper in a digital economy.
James enables this new way of thinking and executing through consulting, coaching and delivery of technology solutions to Australian and international organisations. More from this author.