You’ve made a commitment to adopting technology for your law firm or corporate legal department. You’ve carefully analyzed how to modernize your operation and assessed its business objectives— data security, governance, business agility, budget control, data, and collaboration. You’ve also extensively researched how your organization’s people will adopt and adapt to the technology. Making the move to a cloud-based approach is key to unlocking the knowledge in your organization and making it a competitive advantage.

Take full advantage of your continued investment on a path to cloud and digital transformation.

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Security is paramount.

The goals of migrating to the cloud are equally as important as using the cloud: to host an organization’s applications and make knowledge easily accessible from anywhere. When investing to enhance performance, security is essential for decreasing the risks of cyber threats and ransomware attacks and protecting your organization’s most valuable resources like data and intellectual property. While many organizations, irrespective of size, transform how they operate to facilitate accessibility, a cloud solution provider needs to deliver security that is wholly uncompromised. Take a zero trust approach to a data management and security model.

Zero trust addresses the security needs of data-driven cloud environments to protect users, data, devices, and applications, and significantly reduces the risk of data being breached.

By working securely in the cloud, an organization’s IT can establish rules for the governance and limitations of users—authenticate and authorize based on identity, location, and device to minimize risks. This level of protection is employed enterprise-wide and for all applications.

A recent Forrester Consulting survey highlights the impact of devices, remote access tools, and cloud services on cybersecurity risk:

  • 80% of 1300 business and security leaders believe that their organizations have become more exposed to risk.
  • 92% of surveyed executives indicated that their organizations had experienced a cyberattack or compromise within a 12-month period.

Work with security teams to identify the level and type of access needed for each user, as the desire for zero trust begins with them and matures through awareness about long-term value and participation in planning and decision-making processes.

Additional reading: Moving to the cloud: Is your legal tech up to the mark?

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The cloud makes good business sense.

The digitization of operations and cloud computing are essential for staying competitive and navigating future disruptions. By adopting a cloud approach, an organization has the opportunity to:

  • Maximize the value of data.
  • Transform the customer experience.
  • Automate repetitive tasks.
  • Enable short query response times (speed, speed, speed).
  • Aid in conserving resources.
  • Allow for easy accessibility enterprise-wide.

With a cloud-based system, businesses have an option to support innovation, productivity gains, cost savings, and happier customers.

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The cloud could result in impressive cost savings.

Now that cloud adoption has become a given, considering the past two-plus years, organizations are moving quickly to migrate to the cloud. Determining the true cost of a cloud solution can be complicated, but there is a strong argument for cost savings when considering the number of users and how and who manages the cloud. IT costs can decrease since teams can become smaller and more focused—the cloud provider assumes automated deployment of fixes and updates, system security, and equipment maintenance.

Recent research shows that over 60% of the world’s population is online. For a business to be successful in a digital world, it needs to be able to scale quickly, and the cloud has infinite resources to support growth and disruption. Again, the cloud provider assumes the responsibility.

Selecting a vendor to deliver the latest advances in cloud technologies for your business requires an understanding of the breadth of challenges an organization will face. And as real-world challenges evolve, so too should an organization and its cloud vendor, the latter needing to provide the range of capabilities real-world challenges demand.

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From collaboration to workflow, control your knowledge.

Is your current technology providing all of the benefits for your users? Have you taken the time to create a business case for migrating to the cloud? Are you ready to discuss your strategy with a vendor to see how cloud computing characteristics and software-as-a-service computing models can enhance your business?

There are numerous benefits of the cloud. But when considering the cloud to address the specific needs of the legal industry, organizations require a solution provider that is dedicated to and understands the unique needs of legal professionals. With the experience to deliver intelligent, cloud-enabled, and secure knowledge tools, RBRO Solutions is an iManage cloud migration technology partner for numerous law firms. RBRO is improving the document management process to maximize productivity, collaboration, and performance.

Firms can feel trapped by the amount of knowledge it holds, specifically when tens of thousands and potentially millions of documents exist. The complexities of a tool for searching, accessing and sharing valuable knowledge require an approach to simplify user interaction.

With cloud-based legal practice management software, organizations can run better:

  • Document storage is easy to manage, access, and maintain.
  • Documents can be easily shared, edited, and electronically signed from virtually anywhere and at any time.
  • Integration with other software automates and streamlines the process, increases productivity, and better serves customers.

Discover why the adoption of cloud computing has been growing rapidly over the past decade. A tipping point will be reached soon, with the use of cloud computing for application software, infrastructure software, business process services, and system infrastructure overtaking traditional on-premises technology options within the next two or three years.

Is your organization ready to empower users enterprise-wide by unlocking the potential of the cloud?