The State of Cloud Computing in the Legal Industry
With cloud computing continuing to permeate into multiple industries, the legal world has seen a growing number of law firms incorporate cloud services into their work. According to the latest ABA Legal Technology Survey:
- 58% of lawyer respondents said they used cloud computing technology for work-related tasks1
- About 1 in 3 lawyers have reported that cloud services provide greater security benefits than they can provide on their own1
- Lawyers are moving to the cloud for several reasons, with a reported 68% of law firm practitioners citing the ease of access of data from any location, 59% stating that 24/7 availability was key to their decision, and 48% of lawyers saying that affordability and low cost of entry influenced their decision to switch.2
- 1 in 3 lawyers reported that they used cloud-based tools to communicate with clients and internally with other employees, and about 1 in 3 use cloud services for document sharing.2
What do these statistics indicate? They highlight a trend where more and more lawyers are rapidly adopting cloud technology into their law firms, and implementing more automated and streamlined processes into their everyday work. With a whopping 95% of lawyers reporting that they use their mobile devices outside of work for law-related reasons2, the Cloud can be a vital tool for lawyers when it comes to working outside the office. Cloud services allow you to seamlessly access any of your firm’s data on any device, at any time and any place.
And with the aforementioned figures as high as they are, we can say with confidence that large scale law firms are not the only ones adopting cloud technologies. In fact, according to the ABA’s latest report, 60% of small law firms and solo practitioners are adopting cloud services.1 This is likely due to the fact that cloud computing is becoming increasingly more affordable and viable for firms of any size.
With more firms adopting such technologies, lawyers can focus on doing their job rather than worrying about safety concerns and data breaches. Firms can also operate more efficiently, and focus on actual case and client matters rather than dealing with IT headaches.
Still Unsure of What the Cloud Can Do for Your Firm?
Here at Rekall, we have 10 years of experience working with law firms and providing them tailored cloud and IT solutions. We’re able to give you an educated opinion on what is best for your firm, with no upselling in the process. If you have any questions or want more information on IT solutions for your business, contact us to learn more about what the cloud can do for you.