Many law firms have delayed cloud migration, citing concerns about security and lack of control. But with the right tools and proper preparation, a cloud-based law firm can safely harness the benefits of operating in the cloud.
HOBOKEN, N.J. (PRWEB) February 15, 2023
A NYC area legal technology expert and managed services provider (MSP) examines cloud-based law firm benefits and risks in a new article. The informative article first reviews cloud-based vs on-premises operation and why legal firms delay cloud migration.
The author then shares advantages of running a cloud-based law firm, including enhanced flexibility, security, and disaster recovery, as well as client preferences. He then shares best practices for minimizing the risks of operating in the cloud, such as implementing a cloud access security broker (CASB), stronger information governance, automation, paying special attention to access management, and appropriate data encryption.
“Many law firms have delayed cloud migration, citing concerns about security and lack of control,” stated Almi Dumi, CISO, eMazzanti Technologies. “But with the right tools and proper preparation, a cloud-based law firm can safely harness the benefits of operating in the cloud.”
Below are a few excerpts from the article, “Cloud-based Law Firm Benefits vs Risks.”
Cloud-based vs. On-Premises
“Traditionally, law firms have operated using software installed on local servers and computers. This gives firms the advantage of retaining tight control over applications and security, an important consideration with highly sensitive data. But with both lawyers and clients demanding remote access, on-premises systems have become a liability.”
Why Legal Firms Delay Cloud Migration
“Organizations leave themselves vulnerable when they rely on default cloud security tools and fail to understand their own role in securing cloud data. Additionally, without proper data governance, information stored in a multi-cloud environment can slip under the radar. This creates shadow data that lives outside the protection of security controls.”
Advantages of Running a Cloud-based Law Firm
“Many law firms cite remote work needs as their primary motivation for migrating to the cloud. Even as the pandemic eases up, lawyers and clients both have become used to the flexibility of virtual meetings and remote work. And with talented young lawyers demanding that flexibility, cloud-based law firms find it easier to attract and retain legal talent.”
“Clients, too, appreciate the online services that come with a cloud-based practice. And studies show that firms utilizing online client portals receive more casework.”
Legal Technology Consultants
The legal technology consultants at eMazzanti Technologies help law firm partners build a cloud strategy that meets the needs of the firm. From migration planning to remote worker support and enterprise-grade security, they have the tools and expertise to ease the transition to the cloud.
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