Collaboration for lawyers is more often taken for granted than actually thought about. Until you need to collaborate and something goes wrong that is. These problems can range from using a collaboration service that limits the number of users that can collaborate simultaneously to services that are not compatible with other collaboration services. Some cloud services only allow collaboration between two people, while others allow much more. And the majority of collaboration tools are not compatible for collaboration between multiple cloud services. In this article we will take a look at two of the top collaboration services - Google Drive and Basecamp - and we will show you how you can collaborate with clients, witnesses or other sources between these two collaboration tools, and others.
Cloud computing trends have been steadily increasing in the last several years and 2014 appears to be set to continue this trend. New cloud startups are being created on a constant basis, and existing cloud services are becoming more sophisticated. The power of cloud computing is pushing mobile trends to new heights as well, the two actually work very well together. Cloud providers are creating mobile apps that allow lawyers to access the cloud services from any mobile device. So if a lawyer creates a document database on a cloud service such as Box or Dropbox, these documents can be accessed quickly on a mobile device from any location that has internet access.
Lawyers deal with a vast amount of confidential information on a daily basis. Client contact information, social security information, financial records, contracts, case details, photos, sensitive law firm data and much more- it all must be protected securely and backed up to prevent data theft or loss. And only keep the data you need. Unnecessary confidential data stored in your accounts can be a costly risk. All unneeded data should be disposed of using proper methods according to disposal laws.