Increasingly, and interestingly, organisations across the globe are adopting cloud services to replace old and traditional business processes. The year 2017 is expected to witness a great cloud migration and by 2020 it is expected that most working processes (92%) will take place in the cloud. Lawyers have every reason to join this migration. Compared to using software traditionally – accessed via applications that reside on your computer – cloud services prove to be superior in every respect. By using software in the cloud, you’ll enjoy greater mobility (everywhere/real-time access), greater scalability and cost-effectiveness. What’s more, your software is always bang up to date – so no more upgrades or falling behind on versions of software you are using. This is because the software sits in the cloud and you access it from wherever you are, on any device, at a significantly lower cost than buying it outright. And… no more shelves full of dusty boxes containing outdated CDs! That’s why more and more lawyers are switching to the cloud. In 2015, the American Bar estimated that 1 out of 3 lawyers were using the cloud in their practice. This percentage is set to more than double in 2017. In an interview by Above the Law, Steven Ayr boasted of having a paperless law firm, saying: “For a firm like ours that’s growing quickly, [working in the cloud] is scalable and takes out a lot of our management costs since we don’t have to worry about having an in-house IT department.”
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In the recent survey from Cloud Industry Forum, roughly 8 out of 10 UK enterprises are using cloud services and 6 of them are thinking about migrating 100% of their operations to the cloud. This trend is no different from the experiences of accounting firms and accountants that leverage the use of cloud services. If you are unsure about what working in the cloud means – it really is a conceptual thing. The cloud represents a virtual storage, that is, storage that can be accessed from anywhere and doesn’t physically sit on your computer or company’s server. Thinking of it as being ‘in the cloud’ helps people to understand that it is ‘out there somewhere’!