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. Is there an alternative?
Category: General Cloud Computing for UK Lawyers
A summary of mobile device options for lawyers and solicitors looking for portability and flexibility whilst working
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.
Cloud adoption continues to grow from strength to strength and industry leaders in this field such as LawCloud are proving that this technology works well and is here to stay.
In a special feature on outsourcing support for the legal office, the Law Society of Scotland’s Journal focuses on a business partnership that has harnessed the latest IT to offer a platform for law firms facing the challenges of the 21st century – and some client experiences.
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
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.
With our official LawCloud website due to launch very soon in mid-January and LawCloud itself launching officially on 2 February 2010 at Microsoft’s office in Edinburgh, we thought it may be appropriate to share a rather poetic introduction to the subject of cloud computing in the UK legal market with a focus on business continuity. This piece is shared as a guest article by Paul Humphreys, Technical Director of The Law-Writer Partnership Oxford UK. We hope you enjoy it.
We’ve had some great positive feedback from clients over the past fifteen years on our flagship legal technology product, LawWare Enterprise. Gavin Ward, consultant to LawCloud and Scottish lawyer joined...
Our Cloud for Lawyers Group on Linkedin is generating more and more discussion on cloud computing for the legal profession, now with over 150 professional members. If you are on Linkedin, join the group now to see expert commentary on the following hot topics
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)