Mobile, secure and affordable; Google Apps for Business is the perfect fit for your law firm.
Security, confidentiality, and ethics are the central tenets in the practice of law. Henceforth, the storage of information must meticulously meet these standards, whether the information is stored physically or electronically.
While physical documents can be placed under effective lock and key, there is some question regarding the effective protection of digital documents. Particularly, whether or not cloud storage is secure enough to handle the immeasurable sensitivity of legal documentation.
Google offers you bank grade security for your peace of mind.
In order to properly demonstrate the effectiveness of Google Apps™ in safe-guarding the information management system of law practices, we will mention the case of Bradford & Barthel: a law firm that undertakes the handling of their client’s confidential information and security extremely seriously and who currently use Google tools as the foundation of their law practice.
Before the advent of the cloud computing game changer ‘Google Apps for Business’, law firms worked with overly expensive setups.
Not only did Google Apps revolutionise the document software management systems at Bradford & Barthel but it has also maintained an exceptional safety record.
Conversely, adopting Google Apps for Business™ as your new cloud solution is an excellent way for law firms to gain everything they need, including email, tech support, mailbox syncing, calendar sharing, mobile and remote access, plus a place to store documents, all for £3.30 a month per user. Many large corporations have moved to Google Apps because their traditional infrastructure was too costly especially when compared to what you get with Google.
Significantly, Google Drive is Google’s document solution and is the centralised location for all your firm’s documents. Once you upload a file, you'll be able to manage, organize, share, and access it from anywhere. It is also super easy to move files and folders from your computer to your Google Drive. Moreover, when uploading files you will need to convert them with a simple click to the Google Docs format, thereby allowing you to easily edit and collaborate with others. Google Drive’s offline editing feature can also be accessed via the offline tab.
Our ultimate law practice recommendation entails incorporating Google Apps for Business with the Clio software management programme.
Clio Practice Management Software
- Client and Matter Management
- Timesheets/Activity Tracking
- Time Reporting
- Performance Analysis and Reporting
- Calendaring and Reminders
- Trust Accounting / Account Management
- Clio Connect (Client Extranet)
With the combination of Clio and Google Apps for Business, your law firm will be well on its way to operational efficiency and success.
Google’s answers to these questions are, yes, yes and yes. Many Law practices have already "Gone Google" to increase storage capacity, maintain data security, and reduce IT spending and you can too.
About the Author
Dwayne Campbell is the Managing Director of Work Cloud Solutions, an Authorised Reseller of Google Apps that specialises in helping professional firms work more effectively with mobile and remote teams.
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