One of the great things about working with law firms is seeing how much use they make of technology. While many law firms can be conservative and slow to adopt to new solutions, others have recognised the significant role that technology can play in their success.
Today law firms are facing significant challenges and opportunities. Changes in technology have a wide reaching effect on how firms position themselves in the marketplace and manage risk. Take Cloud Computing for example, this opens up opportunities for firms to expand their business, utilise new applications and provide new services to their clients. On the flipside, Cloud represents a risk to some firms when considering privacy, confidentiality and data sovereignty.
Mobile Work technologies such as “Virtual Desktops” and “Virtual Applications” give lawyers the opportunity to work from home, access client files on the move and have more efficient working hours and these sorts of game changing technologies are helping firms rethink their work styles and culture.
BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) also represents new opportunities and challenges as we see lawyers bring their own iPad’s or smartphones to work and this is a great way to offer flexibility and perhaps even reduce capital expenditure.
I’m pleased to be a blogger here at LegalTech.com.au to talk about these topics and more to provide the latest advice and insights to firms that wish to take advantage of the changes in technology today.
If you have any topics you’d like to learn more about it then just let the LegalTech team know. This blog is all about you and your firms technology wants, needs and concerns.
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.