Legal IT and the Cloud

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Cloud computing is a computing paradigm in which tasks are assigned to a combination of connections, software and services accessed over a network. This network of servers and connections is collectively known as “the cloud.” Computing at the scale of the cloud allows users to access supercomputer-level power. Using a thin client or other access point, like an iPhone, BlackBerry or laptop, users can reach into the cloud for resources as they need them. For this reason, cloud computing has also been described as “on-demand computing.”


Cloud or hosted computing is the future for modern law firms who like to leverage that competitive edge from their IT platforms. A cloud based, or hosted network 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. With Cloud or Hosted Computing, your practice can experience scalable, flexible, reliable, up-to-date IT networking at a fraction of the cost.

A basic definition of cloud computing is the use of the Internet for the tasks you perform on your computer. The “cloud” represents the Internet.

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Hybrid Cloud
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Private Cloud
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Public Cloud

Cloud Computing is a Service

Traditionally computing has involved substantial fixed costs, such as those costs incurred in the building and delivery of an email service, notably server hardware and software licensing. However, because cloud computing is dynamically scalable such fixed costs disappear. All of the costs of cloud computing are therefore on a per-usage or variable basis.

Cloud allows you to easily access your files from anywhere on many device types. While you might upload documents from your home computer, you can then easily access them from your laptop or mobile device while on the road anywhere, anytime.

IT Efficiency on a Whole New Scale

Cloud computing is all about efficiency. It provides a way to deploy and access everything from single systems to huge amounts of IT resources on-demand, in real time, at an affordable cost. It makes high-performance computing and high-capacity storage available to anyone.

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What does this mean to us?

You can now access advanced business services at a fraction of the cost and management overhead of doing it yourself, and pay on a fixed and predictable cost basis, like you would with a utility. No surprises and no cost spikes. This approach massively reduces both the operational and financial risks involved when implementing new technologies.

Services are delivered to you with powerful Service Level Agreements (SLAs) that would prove costly to match in-house. We believe Utility Computing, accessed via our Cloud or Hosted infrastructure is your opportunity to:

  • Reduce your practices running costs
  • Quickly access new technologies
  • Improve service levels
  • Free up your firms capital
  • Keep control of your IT and focus on business development

Making IT happen is critical, making IT happen well is an art.