Attorney Christopher Hill posted on his blog that “Cloud computing means that staff can access the files and data that they need even when they’re working remotely and/or outside office hours. As long as an attorney, paralegal or even a client can get on the Internet, work product can be accessed from home, on the road, from clients’ offices or even from a smart phone such as a BlackBerry or iPhone. Staff can also work collaboratively on files and documents, even when they’re not physically together. Documents can simultaneously be viewed and edited from multiple locations.”
One of the most important benefits is security and backup. Many lawyers have concerns over moving their data to the cloud because of security concerns. Most cloud services have very strict security protocols and authentication measures in place. A strong password, two-step authentication and monitoring who has access to your data are some of the best ways to prevent unauthorized access to your data. A secure backup of all data through a prominent cloud storage solution like cloudHQ is highly recommended in order to prevent data loss.
There are many other benefits to moving to the cloud such as collaboration, customization, convenience and more. The cloud is the future and this is evidenced as more law firms make the move to the cloud.
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