4 Considerations for Law Firms Moving to the Cloud

Making the move to the cloud is an excellent choice for legal firms.

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You’re able to maximize organization and space of important documents while ensuring simplified access whenever necessary. There is some risk that comes along with the move, but these 4 tips will help you have a smooth transition:

  1. Be Prepared

You need to understand first and foremost what the cloud actually is, what the cloud allows you to do, what benefits you achieve from the cloud, and what risks you need to think about before moving to the cloud. An experienced cloud consultant, such as those at Globalquest Solutions, will be able to help you prepare.

  1. Have a Long Term View of Data Management

Make sure you’re taking an approach that considers the long-term of data management. If you make an investment that’s great for short-term use, you might get rid of storage problems temporarily, but eventually, you’re going to need more storage as you start creating massive amounts of data. You must ensure scalability to suit your growing needs.

  1. Prioritize the Importance of Information

You might think you need to store a large amount of data while backing up absolutely everything, but keep in mind, the cost of backup can be expensive. You need to categorize and grade the importance of data, then make sure to backup only what’s vital for operational/compliance purposes.

  1. Create a Strategy

The cloud is great for those looking to use technology more strategically – allowing you to move key applications into the cloud for anytime, anywhere access to decrease costs while enhancing productivity. If you’re not looking to switch to an entirely cloud-based infrastructure, make sure you’re creating a strategy for what will and won’t be moved to the cloud.

IT Support & Computer Services For Law Firms in Buffalo and Western New York

The cloud is complex, especially for law firms. But Globalquest Solutions is here to help. Contact us at 716-601-3524 or email us at info@globalquestinc.com to find out more about our IT services for law firms in Buffalo and Western New York.

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