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.
“The cloud” is one of those buzzwords that seems to dominate any discussion of technology now. The cloud is a catch-all term for computer services and data storage via the web. Before you ditch the hardware and dive into the cloud, make sure you have covered your compliance questions. As a law firm you must comply with the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s (SRA) Code of Conduct, outcomes-focused regulation (OFR), and your quality kite marks such as Lexcel.
June 30, 2014
Practice notes are issued by the Law Society for the use and benefit of its members. They represent the Law Society’s view of good practice in a particular area. Legal practices are increasingly using cloud computing as an alternative to ‘traditional’ IT provision. Cloud computing has a number of advantages, but it also carries risks which your firm should navigate carefully.