LawCloud’s data centre partner is named global Microsoft Hosting Solutions Partner of the Year.


We are delighted to announce that today, Rise, LawCloud’s Data Centre Partner has been named as Microsoft’s global Hosting Solutions Partner of the Year for 2011. This acknowledges Rise as the partner of choice for demonstrating Cloud solutions, innovation and our commitment to partnering with Microsoft.

Our selection criteria for hosting LawCloud was stringent and an absolutely essential choice for the future of LawCloud. This award confirms that our choice of hosting partner was absolutely correct.
Beating strong competition from over 3000 entrants, Rises’ revolutionary DataCenter on Demand service has been recognized for providing outstanding solutions and services to the partner community.

This award is a testament to our alliance with Microsoft and Rise and we are proud to be officially recognized on the global stage as working with Microsoft’s Hosting Solutions Partner of the Year. This award reflects Rise’s commitment to its partners and their customers by offering them the most flexible, affordable and manageable platform possible, and we are delighted to reinforce that through this acknowledgment.

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The Next Generation of Legal Practice Management: LawCloud Officially Launched

LawCloud Officially Launched

LawCloud was officially launched on 2 February 2011 at Microsoft’s offices at Waverley Gate in Edinburgh. With a full turnout of over 90 delegates, this CPD event successfully demonstrated and explained the Cloud in simple terms to leaders from the Scottish legal profession.

LawCloud Practice Management Software Launch

LawCloud Practice Management Software Launch

The establishing market, whether from a economic, societal or technological standpoint, was one of the key focuses of the day. Against this backdrop, LawWare’s Managing Director, Warren Wander, discussed how the Cloud can help to protect legal businesses, work flexibly, save costs and be more competitive. The key types of firm that were considered were new starts, traditional law firms with legacy equipment and growing law firms.

Other speakers included Microsoft’s Regional Director for Scotland, Derrick McCourt, who gave a Keynote address on Cloud, The Law Society of Scotland’s Deputy Registrar, James Ness, who gave a comprehensive review of changing times, Stuart James from our cloud platform provider who discussed the Cloud in more technical detail, managing partner of Brymer Legal, Stewart Brymer who discussed LawCloud from his experiences as a LawCloud user, and Catherine O’Day of the Cashroom LLP, who explained outsourcing cashroom services. The day concluded with several discovery workshops with live demonstrations of cloud technology as it works within LawCloud.

Warren Wander, Managing Director, LawWare Ltd

Warren commenced the event, saying “I’m really very excited to be here today because it also marks the official launch of a new generation of Practice Management and Office software for Scottish lawyers and we’ve called it LawCloud.”

Explaining how LawCloud works, he noted that “In simple terms, LawCloud is the name of our secure server on the internet which you can rent space on. It delivers LawWare Enterprise and is the new generation in Practice Management & Office Software for law firms it’s built on Microsoft’s Cloud Services platform and housed in a fort know style data centre.

Because it’s on the internet, it supports your mobile and remote working capability which means you can work as easily from home, court or holiday as you can from the office. Access to all information is at your fingertips. It also means that you can link branch offices together without the need for expensive servers to route the information. We simply connect your remote offices up to the LawCloud Server and straight away, you have a wide area network for your teams to share information.”

Further benefits of LawCloud that were emphasised included peace of mind for practices, through automatic backups, with in-built disaster recovery and a ready-made business continuity plan, together with automatic updates and simplified outsourcing, all for a low fixed monthly cost.

Further News

For more detailed news about the event, see our LawCloud Event Review. In the meantime, if you have any queries, please visit LawCloud’s website at http://www.lawcloud.co.uk.

LawCloud releases new Website

LawCloud’s New Website

As a complement to this blog, LawCloud now has its own official website at http://www.lawcloud.co.uk.

We hope that this site will provide clear and relevant information on our LawCloud product, in addition to all appropriate contact details should you wish to get in touch with our team.

LawCloud Website Screenshot

LawCloud Website Screenshot

LawCloud Moves to New Offices

As promised through LawCloud’s Twitter account, there are some significant announcements to be made.

New Offices for LawWare

The first of these announcements is that LawWare, which is the legal practice management company powering LawCloud, is now operating from new offices. We were have left St Andrew Square but we finally ran havout of room. We have moved just around the corner to Raeburn House in York Place in Edinburgh. The building is a Georgian town house spread over 4 floors (including the basement) and we have secured the top floor for ourselves. It is the former home of Sir Henry Raeburn, the acclaimed portrait artist. We still operate under the same telephone number and email addresses. However, our address has changed to:-

LawWare Ltd
Raeburn House
32 York Place
Edinburgh
EH1 3HU

With LawCloud’s official launch next week on Wednesday 2 February 2010, we hope that this new office move complements some even greater steps for LawWare.

What is Cloud Computing?

Video presentation by a company called SalesForce showing what cloud computing. This is a generic video. But, watch this and over the next few minutes you’ll be able to work out and realise why law firms are turning to cloud computing.

Likewise, this simple presentation reinforces the point. Law Cloud uses essentially the same format EXCEPT that the legal software to which you would be subscribing is bespoke within the “cloud”.

Please see our contact section for more details.

Best wishes
The Law Cloud Blog Team

LawCloud: Cloud for Lawyers UK