February 22nd, 2013 by The Clio Team
Clio CEO and Founder, Jack Newton, recently helped author an ebook, Cloud Computing for Legal, for the Microsoft Business Hub.
The ebook is broken into seven easily digestible chapters:
- Cloud Computing Basics
- Industry Trends/Drivers
- How the Cloud can Transform your Business
- Use Cases
- Cloud Economics
- Moving to the Cloud
- Choosing a Cloud Computing Partner
Jack collaborated on two different chapters, Industry Trends/Drivers and Use Cases. Industry Trends/Drivers discusses reasons why lawyers are choosing the cloud, namely:
- Freedom, or the ability to work from anywhere, on any device, with an Internet connection
- Cost Savings, or Total Cost of Owernship
- Ease of Use
This chapter also reviews the ethics of cloud computing, touches on formal opinions issued by state bar associations and lists how bar associations, like Massachusetts, define “reasonable efforts” to ensure client information security in the cloud. It also reviews how cloud computing has lowered barriers to client collaboration, and why it should be part of your law office workflow.
Use Cases covers the nitty gritty details of what cloud computing applications can do for your law firm, including:
- Word Processing and Collaboration
- Practice Management
- Time and Billing
- Virtual Law Office Platforms
- File Storage, Backup and Synchronization
- Document Management
- Putting Your Practice on Cloud Nine
Download your free guide on Cloud Computing for Legal today.