Conflicts of Interest May Arise for Law Firm Cloud Technology Providers

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In a new article, eMazzanti Technologies discusses inherent conflicts of interest and data security concerns in working with cloud services providers

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Law firms understand the concepts of loyalty and trust to be essential elements in their daily practice of law. Those same principles are just as important in choosing the cloud and technology services providers that they partner with.

A prominent NYC area IT consultant, eMazzanti Technologies, shares advice in a new article for law firms that are considering moving sensitive data and services to the cloud.

In the article, eMazzanti discusses the concept of loyalty, how it applies in the practice of law and how it relates to cloud computing and data security. The article urges law firms to seek cloud technology partners that they can trust in order to minimize conflicts of interest and data security problems.

“Law firms understand the concepts of loyalty and trust to be essential elements in their daily practice of law,” stated Jennifer Mazzanti, President, eMazzanti Technologies. “Those same principles are just as important in choosing the cloud and technology services providers that they partner with.”

“As the use of cloud computing and managed IT services increases, law firms face important questions about the loyalties of IT services providers and the security of their data,” the article begins.

Below are a few excerpts from the article “Loyalty, the Law and the Cloud.”

“In cloud computing, resources are shared between customers and are delivered simultaneously. Some say that this creates an inherent conflict of interest. Cloud providers want to maximize resource efficiency and lock in customers as much as possible, where customers seek performance, data security and interoperability.”

“Having data and programs on the cloud means that firms are potentially giving the staff of their cloud provider the key to their intellectual property and other confidential information. The same applies to IT managed services providers (MSPs).”

“Working with a cloud provider or MSP that is loyal to the customer, one that can be trusted, should be the primary consideration. Because, in spite of all of the security technology provided with the firm’s network or cloud, it still comes down to the weakest link, the people. Can they be trusted with sensitive data?”

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About eMazzanti Technologies

eMazzanti’s team of trained, certified IT experts rapidly deliver cloud and mobile solutions, multi-site implementations, 24×7 outsourced network management, remote monitoring and support to increase productivity, data security and revenue growth for clients ranging from professional services firms to high-end global retailers.

eMazzanti has made the Inc. 5000 list six years running, is a 2015, 2013 and 2012 Microsoft Partner of the Year, and a 5X WatchGuard Partner of the Year. Contact: Carl Mazzanti 844-360-4400 or emazzanti.net Twitter: @emazzanti Facebook: Facebook.com/emazzantitechnologies.

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