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Public, Private or Hybrid Cloud - How Law Firms Can Choose the Right Strategy

Posted by Peter Gill on 12-Sep-2018 11:03:41

Throughout this blog series on Public Cloud, I’ve covered the advantages and disadvantages, along with the myths and realities of utilising a Public Cloud option for your law firm. With many firms now adopting a ‘cloud first’ strategy, and with so many cloud options available, firms must ensure that the IT strategy fits in with the business strategy, therefore future-proofing their firm and driving real bottom-line value.

So, which cloud option to choose? Broadly speaking, there are three options…

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Topics: IT, cloud computing, cloud

Why Law Firms Should and Shouldn't Use Public Cloud

Posted by Peter Gill on 20-Aug-2018 16:14:49

An increasing number of legal firms are looking to the cloud to deliver cost-efficiencies and flexibility, and many are becoming more confident with providers’ IT security and datacentre compliance capabilities. This shows a marked change in the industry as the cloud market matures and providers such as Microsoft Azure and AWS start to offer a secure, viable cloud option to law firms.

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Topics: IT, cloud computing, cloud

Public Cloud - Myth vs Reality

Posted by Peter Gill on 30-Jul-2018 12:11:13

Public Cloud is now the most identifiable example of cloud computing, where a service provider such as AWS or Microsoft Azure, makes resources such as virtual machines, applications or storage on a shared platform, available to a public audience via the internet. 

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Topics: IT, cloud computing, cloud

Law firms continue to accelerate into the cloud: The view from our MD

Posted by Nigel Wright on 20-Jul-2017 17:42:16

A recent study showed that three-quarters of law firms expect half of their IT systems to be cloud-based or a managed service within the next five years. This shift to the cloud has been predicted by the industry for a number of years but it’s only recently that momentum has really picked up.

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Topics: cloud, Legal, predictions

Your IT risk assessments will be wrong from May 2018

Posted by Converge Technology Specialists on 11-Jul-2017 10:21:49

 Law firm managers are well versed in carrying out risk assessments to justify and make decisions around IT spend. However, from May next year, risk assessments become more complex when the GDPR comes into force.

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Topics: cloud, data protection, freedoms, gdpr, IT, rights, risk assessment

GDPR and the rise of ‘datanapping’ – the new threat hitting the pockets of law firms

Posted by Natalie Fayle on 24-Apr-2017 15:48:00

You’ve heard about Ransomware. A hacker infiltrates your IT systems, locking them down until you pay a ransom. Some studies now estimate that over 50% of businesses have experienced this type of attack in the last year, and it’s particularly prevalent within the legal sector.

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Topics: attack, cloud, cyber, data, datanapping, gdpr, ransomware, security

Guidance for law firms reviewing email and cybercrime security

Posted by Andrew Taylor on 20-Jul-2016 12:00:00

Law firms need to tighten up their email security and revisit their cybercrime prevention strategies as there has been a significant increase in the number of attacks against law firms.

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Topics: cloud, Law Firm, security, SRA

Cloud of suspicion

Posted by Converge Technology Specialists on 28-Feb-2016 10:37:28

This article originally featured in the February issue of Managing for Success.  You can view the full edition here.

The legal sector is clearly sceptical about cloud services – only 15 per cent of law firms currently use the technology. But, says Nigel Wright, the rest are missing out on real benefits to their business, people and clients

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Topics: cloud, managing for success

The dos and dont's of moving to the cloud

Posted by Converge Technology Specialists on 15-Sep-2015 16:11:22

When it comes to moving to the cloud, listening to the experiences of others is essential.  Learning from their successes, and the things they’d do differently, is  invaluable for shaping your approach.  It’s vital to get real-world insight from practitioners in other firms. That’s why we were delighted that Michael McGuire, IT Director at Linder Myers, was able to share his recommendations and experience at today’s Alternative Legal IT conference.

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Topics: cloud, Hybrid Cloud

Flexible working: the competitive difference

Posted by Nigel Wright on 26-Aug-2015 10:14:49

Flexible working is an increasingly relevant topic across all organisations.  Employees have the statutory right to request a flexible working pattern.  Many firms are discovering that offering flexibility in working hours and location doesn’t just keep employees happy and meet statutory requirements, but also opens up new opportunities to improve customer service. In this blog, we discuss the benefits to your firm and the way that cloud technology enables your colleagues to access the systems they need to, securely, from any location.

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Topics: cloud, Flexible working, hosted desktop

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