Our everyday lives are touched by the cloud, including Google, Facebook, Amazon and a host of other ubiquitous services that we can’t seem to live without. Cloud networks, cloud computing, cloud services, and hybrids that mix the best of both worlds have become mainstream for personal and business use. This is increasingly true for the law firms and law firm IT. Here’s what you need to know to get the most of cloud computing applications, with an eye on ethics and client confidentiality.
Cloud computing, broadly defined, is a category of software and services delivered over the Internet rather than installed locally on a user’s computer. Cloud computing offers a variety of potential advantages, including
Low upfront costs.
Access from any device with an Internet connection.
Simple setup and configuration.
Built-in disaster preparedness.
Using cloud computing applications in your law firm practice can provide freedom and flexibility. For example, it removes the worry of losing a day of work for the small law firms, and it allows teams to collaborate efficiently at mid-size and large law firms.
From Law Technology Today. For more information about cloud security and ethical considerations visit the full article at: http://www.lawtechnologytoday.org/2014/08/brief-cloud-computing-lawyers/