While lawyers take client confidentiality very seriously, the benefits of cloud computing are way too impressive to ignore. 72.4% of the law firms surveyed by LexisNexis said they’ll likely consider using cloud computing while 40% of smaller firm attorneys are using cloud computing.
“Cloud computing services and technology is on the cusp of mass adoption by the legal industry, according to a report from LexisNexis.”
Most reasons for adoption are due to cost reduction and cost management, however, cloud computing causes less security, legal, and privacy issues than expected. Similar to other organizations, law firms, see the safety and value in cloud computing.
These are the common reasons law firms use cloud technology:
It provides a location for massive amounts of information such as documents and media files to be stored.
To provide top-notch security services, so it serves as an all-in-one service and firms don’t need to look elsewhere.
To provide better client services by allowing clients to manage their invoices, payments, and documents.
To lower the amount of time-to-market when it comes to introducing new online legal services such as creating wills.
Given the benefits of:
Efficiency in cost and time
Having a centralized location for information storage
Having security services included
Being quick in their time-to market
The use of cloud technology in law firms is the way of the near future and those who choose not to may be left behind.