Technology A Case For Migration To The Cloud

Tom Cook

4 minutes
Cloud-based management

Aug 18, 2022 (LONDON, England) — Cloud-based management software offers a number of benefits to modern law firms. It is time to make the move.

Cloud-based management software is the solution to the woes of the modern law firm.


It may seem counterintuitive, but the most secure place that you could be storing documents is in the cloud. You alone simply do not have the security that cloud storage provides.

The most secure place to store documents is in the cloud

When you are choosing between your own on-premises storage and the cloud, the more secure option is probably the cloud.

To protect valuable practice data, and to enhance productivity in this modern environment, the choice is not whether to use cloud storage or not. The choice is, which cloud storage solution should you use?

Benefits of cloud-based practice management software

Low costs

Cloud-based management software makes the upgrade from legacy software possible. And it does not need to cost an arm and a leg. You do not have to cover the costs of upgrading servers, hardware, and private software licenses. The servers are already there, no hardware is needed, and there is normally only a relatively minimal monthly fee.

High-performance bandwidth

Cloud providers are constantly refining and upgrading their solutions. They are up-to-date with and privy to industry advancements. High-performance servers, firewalls, solid-state storage, and high-speed networking systems are their bread and butter. You simply do not have the time for that.

Automatic backups

Backups on the cloud happen even while you are sleeping. You do not have to be anywhere near your desk. This is immensely valuable because it means that the recovery of documents is much easier than before. With many data centers, there is minimal risk of losing data even if disaster strikes. It can then take seconds to restore a file, instead of hours or days.

Work remotely, together

With the cloud, you will be able to work remotely on any device, from anywhere. That means that an attorney can work on their computer, race off to a meeting with a client and have documents available on their tablet, and even be within reach at home off their smartphone. Not only that, but everyone else who needs those documents have them too, with real-time changes.

One source of truth

The headache of duplicate data is solved by the cloud. Where before there may have been several copies of the same document being edited by their respective owners, there is now one document on the cloud. One source of truth. Instead of a disjointed and restrictive system, your staff have a seamless experience, boosting their productivity. Documents do not get lost or copied over, they are safer on the cloud.

How to choose a good provider

So the case for the cloud is strong. But how do you go about choosing a provider and making the change? The first step is to find someone you trust. Someone who knows what they are doing. There are many good choices out there. Doccly Lender is one of them. And we provide so much more than cloud-based management software.

The Doccly Lender solution

Now that you have decided you need the cloud, review the case for client portals.

If you would like to learn more about how Doccly Lender would benefit your business, get in touch!