Is there an alternative to expensive software upgrades?
In April 2014, Microsoft announced the end of life of Windows XP, Office 2003 and Small Business Server 2003. Many law firms are now faced with the prospect of costly upgrade bills for replacing equipment and updating software licenses.
Technology moves quickly and a benefit of running a small law firm is that it is no longer necessary to host an expensive server in your office. The burden of having to support, maintain and backup an ever ageing infrastructure simply isn’t cost effective any more.
An alternative approach that many firms are choosing is to do away with such legacy overheads and plan a route to the Cloud, which is much more straight forward and economically viable longer term.
Moving to the Cloud need not be expensive. Up-front high capital costs have almost been superseded by low cost subscriptions. Software licenses and services can all be included in a simple fixed monthly payment.
With a huge investment in physical and digital security, LawCloud data centres are arguably far more secure than hosting you own office server. LawCloud promotes quality standards including ISO 9001/27001, CIF certification, CISP membship, ICO registered and are Microsoft Cloud accelerate partners.
As client demands continue to increase, Lawyers need information at their fingertips from anywhere and at any time. The Cloud introduces a more flexible, agile and mobile way of working.