What’s most important to you as a law firm? Billable hours? Privacy/security? Cost containment?
If your answer is “all three,” then it’s time to consider moving to a hybrid cloud IT solution.
Some of the challenges that law firms face today include:
- Support for an increasingly demanding and mobile workforce: Attorneys are constantly outside the office, be it at court, a client site or simply traveling to the next meeting. Anything less than instantaneous access to critical case files and legal data is not acceptable. Convenience and ease of use are also critical requirements as they seek to increase billable hours.
- Information at your fingertips: Attorneys need access to data that is some of the most sensitive imaginable, ranging from personal client data, and privileged information on upcoming mergers/acquisitions to client intellectual property (IP) and more.
- Cost containment: As it’s not a core competency, there are few law firms that have the staff in-house to support leading-edge IT. In fact, law firms are some of the most under-resourced when it comes to technology support, leading to antiquated systems that are increasingly difficult to maintain, manage and secure with so few resources.
- Security client privacy and data: It’s hard to come up with an environment more ripe for attack and hackers are taking notice. Without the right controls in place, law firms are increasingly viewed as the next big cyberattack opportunity, a one-stop shop, where they can siphon off a wealth of lucrative data, quickly, easily and usually unnoticed.
How Hybrid Clouds Solve Law Firm Challenges: