Dropbox has featured frequently in the news recently with headlines about a number of security breaches. Some have been direct “hacks” of their data, whilst others have been exploits using email addresses and passwords leaked from other services to access Dropbox accounts. Dropbox have been updating their services to improve their own security but that doesn’t address the leaked data from elsewhere. Dropbox can’t be blamed for people using the same password on numerous services but that’s what users do and probably always will.
Andy Tipton, Product Developer at Appurity Connect, considers the implications of cloud technology within the legal profession. How can law firms maintain compliance and productivity when they’re working in the cloud?
Here’s a new video from the Beyond the Cloud series featuring an interview with Frank Jennings of DMH Stallard about some of the contractual issues to be considered when dealing with cloud service providers.
Market-leading document generation software firm, HotDocs, today announced the official launch of HotDocs Cloud Services – a cloud-based platform that facilitates the embedding of HotDocs automated document generation technologies into an organisation’s own process systems, such as a corporate website or a Business Process Management (BPM) defined workflow. It is anticipated that Cloud Services will expedite a step-change in the way that organisations plan and execute their business processes.
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider Databarracks has published a whitepaper on The Real Challenges and Benefits of Cloud Computing to Law Firms. Written by Frank Jennings, Commercial & Cloud lawyer at DMH Stallard LLP and Chair of the Cloud Industry Forum’s Code Governance Board, the paper examines experiences and attitudes of those who have adopted cloud services.
Award winning boutique law firm, Gedye & Sons, has implemented Eclipse’s Proclaim Matter Management solution. With offices in the Lake District (Cumbria) and Old Bailey in the heart of London, Gedye & Sons provides a range of legal services nationwide. The practice took the decision to replace its existing solution with one unified system capable of centralising operations and providing universal access to data regardless of fee earner location. With 286-miles between offices, ease of access to consistent, live data was paramount in the decision.
Steve O’Neill, CFO of EMEA Strategic Operations at EMC and David Eastwood, Partner, KPMG UK argue that an understanding of the implications of enterprise technology trends on data (including Big Data and the Cloud) should be a priority for General Counsel…
BigHand has launched a cloud-based Professional Edition of its digital dictation software in North America, the UK and rest of EMEA which is delivered securely via the web and requires no on-premise server infrastructure to run. The cloud-based Professional Edition now makes many of the team collaboration and mobile-working features from BigHand’s award-winning Enterprise Edition available to professionals within smaller firms or with lighter dictation requirements.
Any law firms thinking about consistent IT delivery, business continuity and DR could well be considering a move to managed/hosted IT services. If they are, they should get hold of a copy of a new guidance paper outlining the why, what and how of making a successful switch.
Electronic discovery, once largely confined to the United States, has gone global. Various factors are driving this, from ever-increasing volumes of cross-border commerce to ever-stricter government crackdowns on corruption and bribery.
A new survey by the Six Degrees Group says that when it comes to jargon about cloud computing, nearly a third of businesses think Platform as a Service is a railway service.
In recent years, Cloud-based business applications have started to become mainstream for enterprises across many sectors with in 2012 an average of 31% of all IT applications and services being delivered via the Cloud, up from just 7% cent in 2011.
In our on-going coverage of the 2e2 corporate failure, we’ve had a number of readers suggest that taking up the rescue offer from the Phoenix IT Group might not be such a good idea.
Customers of 2e2, which fell into administration less than two…
Over in New York, our bleary-eyed associates are tottering into…
Legal workflow specialist OchreSoft has announced details of its first…