A firm understanding about cloud computing ...

Definition: Cloud Computing is the use of the Internet’s infrastructure for the tasks you perform on your computer. The "Cloud" represents the Internet.

Cloud, or hosted computing, is the future for modern law firms who like to leverage that competitive edge from their IT platforms and whilst there may be a few drawbacks, the many advantages of this new technology are likely to outweigh the possible pitfalls.

Today, technology has finally reached that critical point where there are enough providers, to the extent, that any IT software requirement which a company may have, is covered by someone in the cloud (Google Docs, or Office 365 for example). Cloud Computing providers are no longer exclusively small niche operations. Todays leading Cloud Computing providers are some of the largest and most trustworthy names in technology; Microsoft, Google, Cisco, IBM, VMware, and Amazon just to name a few.

A cloud-based or hosted network, be it in part or fully fledged, will provide your practice with a full range of IT applications and services without the need to purchase and maintain an exhaustive Internal IT Infrastructure.

All Windows desktops, applications, third party software and Exchange email services are delivered directly to your PC over a secure Internet connection and with Cloud or Hosted Computing, your practice can experience scalable, flexible, reliable, up-to-date IT networking at a fraction of the cost. 


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