What is the point of being an early adopter of AI and blockchain if your existing systems aren’t delivering to their full potential? Lawyers and support staff still need tools that help them to do their job efficiently, so firms should help to bring the focus back to the tasks that land on desks every day of the week, and with tried-and-tested strategies. Spreading some efficiency on top of your bread and butter of legal work can save time, reduce risk, and increase productivity. Look for strategies that enhance – and don’t interfere with
– the natural course of work.
In 2011, “cloud” was the latest buzzword in the document management space. However, misconceptions about the cloud, such as it was storage only or that it wasn’t secure, kept many organizations from considering it in their strategy.
An increasing number of legal firms are looking to the cloud to deliver cost-efficiencies and flexibility, and many are becoming more confident with providers’ IT security and datacentre compliance capabilities.
With many firms now adopting a ‘cloud first’ strategy, and with so many cloud options available, firms must ensure that the IT strategy fits in with the business strategy, therefore future-proofing their firm and driving real bottom-line value.
Given the highly sensitive nature of the data held on individuals and companies by legal firms, solicitors’ practices and barristers’ chambers often find themselves targeted by cybercriminals keen to access their systems, download their data, and sell it to the highest bidder.