Features and Benefits of Cloud Computing for Law Firms

What should your law firm’s cloud computing service feature?

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

- Legal practice management software licences, including licences for cashroom & electronic case filing;

- A secure, robust & scalable hosted server. Thus, there should be no need for you to purchase and maintain an expensive on-premise server;

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

- Hosted Microsoft Exchange for all users including shared diaries plus email with Spam filter & virus checked mailboxes;

- Start-up plan, Training, Helpdesk & remote support and software updates; and

- Everything supplied, ideally, at an all-inclusive fixed monthly cost, with no up-front capital expenditure.

What are the benefits your practice should achieve?

- The ability to work flexibly from anywhere (office, home, court, holiday). Just plug in a PC with internet connection and go;

- Peace of mind plan with all backups taken care of & data secured in a Fort-Knox style facility in a UK data centre;

- Absolute security with two-level password authentication and an SSL certificate encrypting all data traffic;

- Ultimate scalability & a high performance solution, with the ability to add more users as your firm grows;

- With no single point of failure on the server, you get a disaster recovery planned solution offering business continuity.

Contact

Think this is information is nebulous or cloudy? Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us at our UK base on 0845 2020 577 or contact LawCloud’s Managing Director, Warren Wander, directly at warren@lawcloud.co.uk.

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Cloud for Lawyers in the UK | The Journal Online

Further to our recent post, an editorial article has been published in the Journal Online discussing the various cloud computing providers for law firms in the UK.

The article begins by outlining the recent buzz around cloud computing and potentially massive cost-saving benefits.

A recent report in the magazine Legal Week predicted that City of London legal firms stand to save millions of pounds by switching to internet-based computing – which enables a practice to link up to shared resources and software on demand rather than maintain its own hardware.

Outlining “huge” interest from both High Street practices and larger law firms both in Scotland and the rest of the UK, the article focusses, first, on LawWare Ltd’s sister business, LawCloud Ltd:

Ahead in the cloud

LawWare is the company behind the newly launched “LawCloud” platform featured in July. Founded in 1998 by managing director Warren Wander, LawWare already provides practice management technology to more than 170 Scottish legal practices through its flagship product LawWare Enterprise.

With LawCloud, it is moving to the next generation of technology and support, via a menu of services including an optional fully outsourced cashroom and compliance capability, provided at a low fixed monthly cost, to which anyone with internet access can sign up.

“There’s no capital expenditure, so new users have better control over cashflow”, Wander points out. “Additionally, there is no need to pay to upgrade or replace servers or maintain expensive legacy equipment. All the complicated stuff is managed by the experts behind LawCloud. It is ultimately scalable to meet your firm’s growing needs.”

Other benefits he highlights include flexible working, with the ability to access the system from wherever you may be; its in-built business continuity planning and disaster recovery; and the “Fort Knox style” security environment with all data held in a dedicated green UK data centre.

A launch event at Microsoft’s Waverley Gate offices in Edinburgh in February 2011 will offer the chance to see the technology on display. And a big annual user group meeting where client firms offer feedback that helps shape its future software developments is just part of the personal service to which LawWare commits itself.

Expect more articles and buzz to appear, both in the Scottish Law Society’s Journal and in legal journals both North and South of the Border.

LawCloud Feature Article in Journal Online

Good news! The Journal Online are publishing a short feature article on LawCloud and LawWare itself. These will appear within October’s Journal. In the meantime, in case you have been wondering what LawCloud is, what it does and why it could help to grow your law practice, here is a preview:

LawCloud is the latest development in cloud based software solutions for law firms. It is designed for lawyers who want to work with modern software, in a smart manner and secure environment that is accessible from anywhere.

LawCloud brings together the best of a mix of traditional, proven and robust systems alongside the latest innovations in secure cloud-based technology for law firms, making it easier for lawyers to protect their practices, save costs and work flexibly. It also includes an optional outsourced cashroom and compliance capability.

In essence, we’re all about making IT easier, providing innovative technology, looking after our clients with great personal care and attention, and letting our IT work for you. Contact us on 0845 2020 577 or by email at lawscot@lawcloud.co.uk

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LawCloud: Cloud for Lawyers UK