Cloud Computing For Law Firms
A Practical Check-List
For any law firm making a decision on whether to host their legal case and practice management software on the cloud or on their own on-premise servers, Select Legal Systems has produced this practical checklist.
Cloud Computing Defined: Cloud computing for Law Firms, in the context of this checklist, is simply outsourcing the hosting of your accounts, case and practice management software along with the other key integrated third-party software products, such as Microsoft Office and Exchange. Of course cloud computing as such i.e. the provision of computing services over the internet, is nothing new. Remote application hosting has been available for many years.
The question is – as a law firm should you host your software on your own in-house servers or do you entrust the hosting of your critical business systems to a cloud technology partner? Either way the software doesn’t change – the only differences are how you access the software and where it is hosted. E.g. the software functionality is exactly the same whether you have LAWFUSION on-premise or on the cloud.