Guest Articles on Cloud Computing

Legal case management software: a no-nonsense guide

The market for legal case management software is overcrowded. So, how do you to know which supplier is right for you? How do you differentiate between the, ahem… “nonsense” and the no-nonsense suppliers? Before you look at the plethora of suppliers, you need to take a long, hard look at yourself, your firm and your client base. …

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Cloud computing for law firms: what are the real benefits?

Cloud computing for law firms still remains a hotly debated subject. For a practice management software provider like LawWare, the issue determines our product offerings. Sales of cloud-based solutions dominate but we also offer an “own server” version. That’s just our response to the demands of the market. However, how do you know which is the right …

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Back to Basics — a Business Briefing for Lawyers: Managing

Welcome to the latest edition of Back to Basics — a Business Briefing for Lawyers. This month the focus is on Managing. Each edition of Back to Basics addresses a single management item and on this occasion I felt that it would be sensible to consider some of the processes that go into managing. It’s …

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Back to Basics — a Business Briefing for Lawyers: Managing Change

Welcome to the latest edition of Back to Basics — a Business Briefing for Lawyers. This month the focus is on Change and Change Management. What a topic to try to cover in a couple of pages! There’s a school of thought that says all the best companies are in a constant state of change—and …

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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.

A commercial attitude

Evolving technologies and the swift development of the way they are used might leave your head spinning. But as Warren Wander explains, not only is the new IT revolution nothing to be scared of, those who embrace it will see a real improvement in the success of their business. I was in Manchester last weekend for …

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Business Continuity, Lawyers and the Cloud

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.