With digitization going on at full speed across economies and industries, some sectors may lag behind. While few of them do not prioritize digital transformation, others simply face issues adopting it and can hardly gain from technological advances. We are here to build the bridge between those companies and all cutting-edge information technologies that will enable a smarter future for them.
At CloudScale 365 we are introducing Managed IT Services for legal and law firms – some of the businesses that can currently gain the most through digitization. Let’s first discuss their common issues.
Tech challenges for law firms
Historically, law and legal firms have experienced issues with new technologies mainly due to data insecurity, insufficient skills and technical resources, and high costs for introducing and maintaining modern systems. However, neglecting the need for modernization hides risks that legal firms do not always consider. Here is what we consult our clients on:
- Maintaining data on-site instead of storing it into the cloud is just the opposite of information security
- Not investing in digital transformation leads to greater overheads and expenses over time
- Relying on old and legacy solutions may lead to serious data breaches and malicious cyber attacks
More and more legal firms admit the need for modernization, but this is where many issues begin. We can address all of them and become a trustful digital transformation partner in the legal industry.
- Cloud migration late adoption
No doubt, the management of client data is an extremely sensitive topic for law firms and any other businesses in the professional services sector. Unfortunately, law firms are among the late adopters of most digital technologies meaning most of them still rely on legacy technologies for their billing, CRMs, data management and security systems. This could make cloud migration a tough and costly process.
Fortunately, a solution exists, and we can introduce a custom approach to your cloud architecture that best fits your business needs, scope, and budget.
- Online security
Security is one of the biggest concerns for legal firms, especially with the increasing number of operations done remotely. Here, the real issue is that good firms are well-prepared for security issues at the office, but only a few can say so about the state of remote or hybrid work model. The cloud will also give the solution since it enables the potential for the highest security levels. However, a migration to the cloud must go in parallel with proper training for employees to reduce the security threat.
- Staff training
Cloud adoption requires new skills and ongoing training and qualification of employees. This may sound like a strong obstacle for law companies who prefer to stay focused on their core business and refuse to deal with IT modernization. However, businesses need to understand that technology solutions would untie their hands for future growth and cost-saving opportunities and projects.
- Current solutions and future integrations
Often businesses insist on maintaining working legacy solutions, but also admit the future needs of modernized integrations. For example, a company may have used given software for virtual meetings, project management, email hosting, etc. Now, it needs to integrate all of them within a single solution, providing enough flexibility to add more tools in the future.
Why do we keep mentioning the cloud? Because it gives a solution to these, as well.
Opportunities for law firms in the digital era
In addition to overcoming common issues for legal businesses a digital transformation process would open the door for a couple of future benefits such as:
- Better talent experience
No doubt, a “smarter” way of working via new technologies offers more flexibility and easiness, which acts as a magnet for employees. By modernizing your technologies and systems it will be easier for your company to find, attract, manage, and retain talents in an industry that experiences a scarcity of qualified experts.
- Less physical and more digital infrastructure
Digitization of infrastructure and switching to virtual processes can significantly reduce the costs needed for maintaining physical amenities such as rent, overheads, amortization, etc. Moreover, this can optimize your company’s processes and performance resulting in a better quality of your services versus lower prices for your clients.
- High security standards and compliance
No doubt, digital space offers higher security opportunities and guarantees for clients’ data. For example, you can take a look at how protected our email security solution is against malicious actions and potential data breaches. Moreover, security audits are much easier to perform when all processes are being virtualized. Last, but not least, by enabling secure cloud infrastructure, you are able to win the trust of your biggest and most desired potential clients.
Running a law firm? Let’s get digital!
We at Cloudscale 365 understand all needs and requirements that law firms might have in the digital era. Here is why our IT Managed Services are designed with a focus on custom solutions that best fit the needs of startups, scaleups and well-developed law organizations and their clients.
Interested in what type of smart solution we can bring for your company? Get in touch with our team and learn what digital transformation can do for law firms like yours.