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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

The Story of a Ransomware Attack

Posted by Converge Technology Specialists on 27-Jun-2017 09:23:24

There’s been an exponential increase in the number of ransomware attacks, from nearly 4 million attempts in 2015 to 638 million in 2016. A recent survey showed that 54% of UK companies now admit to falling victim, with law firms a key target.

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Topics: cyber attack, DR, Legal, ransomware, disaster recovery

The questions law firms should be asking their Cloud computing providers

Posted by Nigel Wright on 27-Jul-2015 15:40:50

Cloud computing is proliferating the legal sector as firms see the benefits of having effective business continuity procedures in place and being able to offer staff more flexibility around how and where they work.

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Topics: cloud, converge, Law Firm, Legal, SRA

Handling your firm’s approach to the big data boom and cybercrime risks

Posted by Converge Technology Specialists on 06-May-2015 09:31:59

Of the many fads and three letter acronyms scattering the annals of the technology odyssey, two have emerged as key components on any CIO’s top 10 list of strategic positions, namely: big data and cybercrime.

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Topics: compliance, cybercrime, law firms, Legal, risk, SRA

RIP Windows 2003 – why law firms need to act now

Posted by Andrew Taylor on 29-Jan-2015 14:11:28

Windows Server 2003 (WS2003) is reaching the end of its lifecycle. Although it will still operate, Microsoft will no longer be supporting it. That means no security updates, no compliance and no support for apps.

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Topics: law firms, Legal, Microsoft

The changing legal IT landscape

Posted by Converge Technology Specialists on 29-Jan-2015 14:09:01

Without a doubt the rate of change in the legal sector has accelerated noticeably over the last few years and is unlikely to slowdown any time soon.

Not only is the sector being influenced by regulatory changes such as the advent of Alternative Business Structures, unthinkable law firm failures are on the rise and consolidations are commonplace. Alongside this an evolving technological revolution has brought us smart phones, tablets and broadband with free Wi-Fi have, providing, at long last, an enhanced level of computer usability, with Apple setting the bar with its App Store.

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Topics: cloud, compliance, Legal