Cloud computing is a great solution for law firms, but it can be difficult to choose the best option for your business with the growing number of different cloud storage and hosting services out there. Six options, in particular, stand out from the rest: Dropbox’s Carousel, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, Box Inc.’s Box, Uptime Legal’s LexWorkplace, and Citrix’s ShareFile. Let’s look at each of these cloud solutions and see which one might be best for your law firm.
Dropbox is a cloud storage service that enables you to centralize all of your files, photos and videos instead of having them spread out across various devices and accounts on different platforms. It provides a clean interface with which users can organize their files, making it easier to find what they are looking for. Dropbox works seamlessly with the native camera app on your phone, automatically backing up new photos and videos to your cloud storage. It also makes it easier to share these files, photos and videos with others through Dropbox’s file sharing interface.
Google Drive is a part of Google Apps that provides you with 15 GB of cloud storage space. In addition to basic file sharing, Google Drive also enables collaborative work with other people through its unique sharing features. You can restrict access to particular files and folders by changing their permissions while still being able to track activity on these files. Finally, you can enable two-step verification for security purposes.
Microsoft OneDrive is part of the Office 365 suite. It includes 15 GB of cloud storage space for every person who has an account on your business’ domain, so if you have five different people using OneDrive you have a total of 75 GB of cloud storage. You can collaborate with other users through this service and upload Microsoft Office files without having to worry about converting them to a different format. You can also enable two-step verification if you want an extra layer of security for your account.
Box Inc.’s Box
Box by Box Inc. is a cloud content management platform that enables businesses to manage all of their files in one place. It gives you the ability to search through all of your documents, which are sorted into folders for easy organization. You can also share these documents with other people or edit them together through Box’s collaborative workspace. Files stored on Box are encrypted at rest and in transit so that your data is safe from hackers.
Uptime Legal’s LexWorkplace
Uptime Legal’s LexWorkplace is a cloud-based practice management platform that makes it easy for your law firm to manage internal documents and client data, including financial data. It enables you to securely share files with clients and communicate messages between users through its messaging system. Additionally, you can integrate LexWorkplace with Outlook so that messages from your email account automatically pop up in the proper folder in LexWorkplace.
Citrix’s ShareFile is a file sharing and collaboration platform that enables you to centralize all of your files in one place, as well as share those files with clients or other people on different devices through its mobile app. You can also encrypt any sensitive information before it reaches the recipient’s device. ShareFile is integrated with Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Cloud, making it easy to share files in the proper format.
There are plenty of other cloud services available, but these six stand out from the rest and might be best suited for your law firm. We’ll help you decide which cloud service might work best for you, based on the types of files you typically share.
The Benefits of CEI – The Digital Office’s Cloud Solutions For Law Firms
All files stored by CEI – The Digital Office are securely stored in our state-of-the-art data center and backed up nightly. In addition, all of your information is encrypted while it’s in transit to and from the Internet. This protects your information from malicious attacks and privacy intrusions. If you would like to know more about our security protocols, contact us today.
CEI – The Digital Office’s Cloud Solutions can reduce your IT expenses. Cloud computing allows law firms to pay only for the services they use, helping you reduce costs.
Which Cloud Service is Right For You?
The answer to this question depends on what your needs are. Do you want a solution that allows you to store and share files across multiple platforms? Or do you need a platform that will enable collaboration with other users?
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