Cloud computing: A bright light for business

Cloud computing is now being considered in every corner of every business. For many startups, it’s their first resort: Twitter, Foursquare and dozens of others turned first to Amazon’s cloud computing service to store and process data because it meant they didn’t have to buy servers to store anything; they would just pay for the storage and bandwidth they used. That turns computing from a capital expense into an operating expense, with direct benefits for cashflow – key for a small business.

How Cloud Can Help Law Firms in Challenging Economic Times

In a special feature on cloud computing for law firms, the Leeds and Yorkshire Lawyer magazine focuses on the business partnership between LawCloud and The Cashroom, which has harnessed the latest IT to offer a platform for law firms facing the challenges of the 21st century.

Following the driest April on record it may seem a little odd to be talking about clouds. However, there has probably never been a better time to discuss cloud computing: a buzz phrase blown into the marketplace in recent months on the back of gathering concerns about the future of legal services.

How the Cloud can help law firms expand into new locations

Cloud computing, or “Cloud” as it is becoming known, is a new choice of IT platform for law firms in Scotland with firms moving their IT processing and data, to servers which are located outwith their own law offices. One of the benefits of this is that it allows smaller law firms to expand into new locations. There are three main reasons for this

Features and Benefits of Cloud Computing for Law Firms

Here are a few of the most important features which any legal cloud computing provider should make available:-

– Legal practice management software licences, including licences for cashroom & electronic case filing.

– No need for you to purchase and maintain an expensive on-premise server. The cloud computing provider should supply a secure, robust & scalable hosted server.

– Inclusion of Microsoft Office 2010 licences for all users (No need for you to purchase Office licences – i.e. Outlook, Word, and Excel)

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