DPS Software: capitalising on the cloud

Why legal firms should consider hosted IT solutions.

In their June 2013 issue, the Legal IT Insider introduced its readers to a recent study conducted by the English Law Society on the use of IT in small-to-medium law firms. The study reveals the great progress made by the industry in the last 10 years, and presented a few eye-opening statistics about the legal sector of the 1990s:

  • 34% of firms were still running stand-alone PCs, lacking any type of computer networks.
  • 51% of firms provided PCs to just a fraction of their staff.
  • 16% of firms weren’t offering any form of IT solution to their fee earners.

The legal industry has come a long way since then with forward-thinking practices embracing the latest technologies available in order to automate processes and eliminate manual, repetitive tasks. Advances in IT have made technology once only available to large organisations accessible to nearly every law firm. An example of such an advance can be found in cloud computing which brings tech benefits in cost-effectiveness, ease of deployment and scalability.

Find out more in the white paper from DPS Software, by downloading the PDF above.

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