Cloud Storage for Lawyers
I love reading articles like this one from Law.Com’s Legal Technology section (hat tip to @nikiblack for pointing it out!) It reminds us all, lawyers and businesses like mine that serve lawyers, to look at how we are storing our files and protecting them.
What kind of security do you have in place on your computer? What kind of backup do you use?
Personally I have a couple of systems in place. I do password protect my computer files. I don’t send confidential data via email and I have a couple of backup methods in place. I use both an external hard drive and SugarSync, a platform that allows me access to my documents across all of my computers and acts as a continuous backup on those computers. I can also access my documents from any computer or even my mobile phone with my username and password. I also always use strong passwords (ie – not my name, my kids names etc!) that contain letters, numbers and characters. Better safe than sorry!
I know there are a lot of lawyers out there who are, understandably, concerned about cloud applications and storage methods. I think with the right research though you can find the right service providers and detailed information to help you see the many benefits of utilizing some cloud apps in your law practice. I know they are key to helping me easily run my virtual legal assistant practice!
Laurie Mapp, Owner Halo Secretarial Services Contact us for more information on virtual legal assistance!