Cloud solutions and services are exploding like never before. Demand for tools that enhance productivity, communication, collaboration, data analytics and business operations is skyrocketing to new heights year over year. Technology providers of all stripes are scrambling to capitalize on myriad opportunities presented by cloud growth, from managed services to hardware updates. How will your organization make its mark in this rapidly evolving landscape?
Since our main business has been helping Law Firms adopt the latest digital transformations for their business, we are going to explore their use case.
What else should law firms think about when deciding whether to move to cloud?
Are you using cloud already?
Before making the move, an assessment of your organization’s existing infrastructure is essential. The point of this assessment is to develop a strategic plan for the upcoming migration so that everything runs smoothly, but it may also reveal that you’re more on-cloud than you thought.
If you use Google or Microsoft, any legal SaaS like BusyLamp, or, as is relatively common amongst legal firms, a cloud-based back-up system, then you’re already using cloud technology in your infrastructure. This is good to know before you make a decision, as you may find out you’ve been weathering potential costs and accessing benefits already.
Does your client base and practice focus suggest a move to cloud?
For some legal firms, migrating certain resources just doesn’t make that much sense. If you have clients with intellectual property to protect, then you may be forbidden by contract from storing information pertaining to sensitive aspects of that IP on servers off of your own premises.
On the other hand, for firms specializing in some types of malpractice, the ability to easily scale storage is essential due to the very high volume of not-so-sensitive documents that needs to be processed as part of this work.
When drawing up a migration plan, someone with an in-depth knowledge of your practice needs to be at the table.
How is physical infrastructure built into your financial plan?
The move, or partial move to cloud, represents a large redirect of IT spend. It’s important to review your plans and current spending so you can gain a clearer picture of how migrating to cloud will affect your business. It’s also important to factor in the cost-saving potential of the migration here. To get started BOOK A FREE DISCOVERY call.