Networking & Storage
The Networking and Storage section of FindLaw's Legal Technology Center provides free resources related to networking issues commonly encountered in law practice. Technical issues such as Cloud Computing, Data Storage, Network Security and Web Hosting are important to the technical operation of a successful law practice. FindLaw provides free information to help you increase the efficiency and productivity of your law practice through networking and storage technology.
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The IT Bill of Rights for Law Firms Getting into Cloud Communications
In today's innovative and always-on society, communications service providers have never been more equipped to deliver a great customer experience to law firms, especially in the cloud. Yet many providers continue to experience customer churn due to poor processes, overhyped technology and bad customer service.Creating an Effective Law Firm Records Retention Policy
Performing the necessary research to support your records retention policy is not a small task. While this work is vital to a defensible policy, standardizing your approach and getting your firm's risk management resources, IT and records departments, and attorneys on board is likely the piece of this project that will take the most time.
The Cloud: Ethical Obligations for Lawyers in the Modern Era III
As more organizations move their information to the cloud, attorneys must also understand the potential ethical issues involved in storing data off-site on the Internet, rather than on physical servers that the organization owns.Law Firm Protects Sensitive Client Data--and Its Reputation
The practice of law is particularly dependent on the effective protection of sensitive data assets. Read about one law firm's experience.
Tips to Simplify and Unify Law Firm Communications for the Cloud
Law firms today are looking to unify the patchwork of communications and collaboration services they have installed over the past two decades by moving them to the cloud. There's only one problem--"unified communications" services are not so unified for everyone.
See also:Top Five Tips for Using the Cloud for e-Discovery
The revolution is underway as a broad spectrum of organizations, including nearly 25 percent of U.S. law firms and the U.S. government, are now using cloud computing. Here are five important points for law firms and businesses to consider when preparing to take advantage of cloud computing.
Before jumping into making any major cloud computing decisions for your law firm, here are the questions to ask before converting.
What lawyers should know about wireless connections and security.
Attorneys must strive to protect their valuable client data and company work product -- and the most cost- and time-efficient way to do so is via cloud services.
Cloud computing and mobile technology have brought a modern day order to the business of law. With an app for seemingly everything, lawyers can effectively manage a myriad of tasks and communications in the office or remotely. With a few strategic tools and tips, your mobile device can function as a traveling assistant to facilitate document and communication management on-the-go.
CIOs, webmasters and managers responsible for establishing and administering policies for websites, intranets and extranets should take note of a recent federal decision regarding the Stored Communication Act. The details of your online use policies could mean the difference between protection or exclusion from this federal law.