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Top Five Technology Trends That Will Change the Legal Industry [#Cloud]

Top Five Technology Trends That Will Change the Legal Industry [#Cloud] | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Technology is quickly becoming an influential member of the practice.

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From the way legal teams prepare for trial to how they communicate with clients and other professionals, technology is quickly becoming an influential member of the practice. However, even in today's technology-driven world, not all firms can label themselves tech savvy.

 

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LEGAL: New report asserts how cloud and mobility will change legal landscape

LEGAL: New report asserts how cloud and mobility will change legal landscape | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
A new report from legal IT provider Accesspoint Technologies and cloud vendor Databarracks has argued how cloud computing is “a great leveller” for law firms of all sizes.
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..... law firms need a smoothly running IT operation for three main reasons: case management on a day-to-day basis; better ability to predict future events; and being a greater repository of information for client or customer-based intelligence. He admits smaller law firms should have the advantage, observing that “big ships turn far more slowly.”

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INFOGRAPHIC: Cloud Service Providers And The Law

INFOGRAPHIC: Cloud Service Providers And The Law | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Cloud Service Providers And The Law - For small businesses, this issue may even be greater as they lack resources to effectively negotiate contracts with large cloud
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........ Undoubtedly, cloud computing presents a potential paradigm shift for all industries and sectors with many benefits such as flexibility, cost reduction, accessibility, and reliability.

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The Law Society warns UK law firms about cloud computing risks

The Law Society warns UK law firms about cloud computing risks | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Guidance about cloud computing from The Law Society is responding to the increasing use of cloud storage and the security risks involved in law firms.
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The Law Society warns that today’s law firms planning to move their IT into the cloud should be aware of the risk of lawful interception by intelligence agencies.

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Cloud computing: Reading the fine print in your service agreement

Cloud computing: Reading the fine print in your service agreement | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Understand the cloud computing fine print in your service-level agreement, and help avoid further audits down the line.
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Businesses utilizing SaaS services are discovering loopholes concerning risk management, data confidentiality, data integrity and recovery. The results should serve as a friendly reminder to any business interested in the cloud: read your Service Level Agreement (SLA) thoroughly.

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Today's cloud contracts are driving away enterprise adoption

Today's cloud contracts are driving away enterprise adoption | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
As cloud providers push 'take it or leave it' contracts, many businesses push back -- or avoid the cloud altogether
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Cloud computing: Redwood Software survey charts disparity between US and UK firms in cloud take-up

Cloud computing: Redwood Software survey charts disparity between US and UK firms in cloud take-up | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
A "fragmented" legal framework, the "attitude" of regulators and a naturally cautious approach to security issues are among the reasons why UK businesses have made less use of cloud computing than US counterparts, according to experts.
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Legal: Law Firms And Cloud Computing

The term “cloud computing” has been tossed about as the new trend in IT. Unfortunately, just as...
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Legal: Cloud computing: Offshore data storage complicates security picture | Financial Post

Legal: Cloud computing: Offshore data storage complicates security picture | Financial Post | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

As electronic information accumulates into virtual mountains, the ease and low cost of storing it offsite or outsourcing software functions can be irresistible to businesses looking to cut expenses in any way they can.

But since this often involves the transfer of personal information, experts say the increasingly ubiquitous “cloud” can also create unforeseen headaches when that information ends up outside Canada.

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Cloud Opportunities for Law Firms: The Basics | CloudTimes

Cloud Opportunities for Law Firms: The Basics | CloudTimes | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
A law firm can benefit from cloud computing like any other industry, but the benefits it gets are more pronounced due to the fact that manpower in a law firm is significantly more expensive due to the specialized knowledge and skillsets the company...
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Legal: Law Firm Cloud Computing | Cloud Services for Law Firms

Legal: Law Firm Cloud Computing | Cloud Services for Law Firms | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Interest in law firm cloud computing is gaining traction among attorneys for many good reasons. Advocates and early adapters of legal services cloud computing maintain that its chief advantages include economy, simplicity and accessibility.
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Vertical Cloud-Based System Launched for Legal Professionals

Vertical Cloud-Based System Launched for Legal Professionals | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Because of benefits such as cost control and improved productivity and flexibility, cloud computing is being adopted at faster paces than ever with vertical infrastructures being built for specific industries.
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Law Firms Limit Use of Cloud Computing Due To Security Concerns

Law Firms Limit Use of Cloud Computing Due To Security Concerns | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Security is important no matter what field you are in. When it comes to law firms this is especially important.
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Data Encryption and Law Firms, a Match Required by Law

Data Encryption and Law Firms, a Match Required by Law | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Much of the discussion on law firm security has focused on data encryption. The idea of “encryption” can generally be broken down into two types, encryption in motion and encryption at rest. Encryption in motion refers to the process of securing data while the data is sent and received so that the data cannot be intercepted. Encryption at rest refers to the practice of securing the data itself so that, even if intercepted, the data is unreadable.

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Many law firms address security of their client and firm information by hosting it with cloud providers. Cloud business models often comprise data security protocols audited by third-parties.

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Standardisation of cloud contracts in Europe: Coming soon to the US?

Standardisation of cloud contracts in Europe: Coming soon to the US? | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
In light of the disclosures by Edward Snowden, there has been a push towards transparency both from governments and from technology companies that have amassed data about the personal lives of citizens.
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The Guidelines propose that SLAs should be drafted with an eye towards consistency across companies in a manner that is “business model  and technologically neutral,” with unambiguously defined terms and with a broad variety of users in mind. ......

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Turning the legal industry tanker around on cloud adoption

Turning the legal industry tanker around on cloud adoption | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Due to the very nature of law firms, the storage of sensitive information in an external environment has naturally been met with some caution.
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...... despite adoption levels growing rapidly over the past few years, it is only recently that the legal sector has begun to give cloud services serious consideration.

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The Future of Cloud Computing Laws and Regulations

The Future of Cloud Computing Laws and Regulations | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
As the use of cloud computing grows, so too will then laws that govern its use. In this post, we take a closer look at the future of cloud computing laws and regulations.
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The amount of personal information and data that is stored in the cloud is astounding, and it is only growing.

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LEGAL PROFESSION: New report promises “sunny” outlook

LEGAL PROFESSION: New report promises “sunny” outlook | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Cloud computing services and technology is on the cusp of mass adoption by the legal industry, according to a report from LexisNexis.
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Document storage and management services were the most popular cloud products in the legal profession according to the survey

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Employers’ Social Media Policies Come Under Regulatory Scrutiny

Employers’ Social Media Policies Come Under Regulatory Scrutiny | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Federal regulators are ordering employers to scale back policies that limit what workers can say online.
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9 Questions to Ask Before Signing a Cloud Computing Contract - Forbes

9 Questions to Ask Before Signing a Cloud Computing Contract - Forbes | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
What's negotiable, what's not in a cloud computing arrangement? Cloud computing may be highly virtualized and digitized, but its is still based on a relationship between two parties consisting of human beings.
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Legal concerns curb corporate cloud adoption

Legal concerns curb corporate cloud adoption | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Inside the enterprise, the biggest obstacle to cloud computing is often the company's own corporate counsel. Here's how IT is getting to yes with legal.
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Legal: Force majeure and cloud computing contracts - International Law Office

Legal: Force majeure and cloud computing contracts - International Law Office | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
ILO delivers global analysis to lawyers worldwide via email on a free subscription basis.
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Legal Profession: Managing effective cloud solutions for lawyers | CloudHQ

Legal Profession: Managing effective cloud solutions for lawyers | CloudHQ | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Life as an attorney can be clouded and marred by a number of activities, most of them so hectic and seemingly unbearable. As such, without a plan on how to manage all this-clients, numerous...
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LawLoop.com - The complete cloud computing solution for lawyers.

LawLoop.com - The complete cloud computing solution for lawyers. | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

LawLoop.com will revolutionize the way that lawyers practice law, and a few years from now we will all wonder how it was done any other way." —Alan Rothenberg

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5 Key Considerations When Litigating Cloud Computing Disputes

5 Key Considerations When Litigating Cloud Computing Disputes | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Given the ever-increasing reliance on cloud computing, it is inevitable that disputes will increase between corporations and cloud service providers.
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