Cloud Providers Have a Promising Future in Legal Industry

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Summary

Many global law firms are at the crossroads of consolidating their IT infrastructure. Their established IT practices clash with emerging IT industry innovations and constrain the agility of their business. This opens up an opportunity for many IT vendors, especially cloud services providers.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • Impact: Redundant and unsustainable IT ecosystems present major challenges to growth for many law firms
    • Impact: Multiple point solutions with limited user bases overwhelm legal IT support teams in terms of time and associated costs
    • Impact: Narrowly targeted technologies that lack scalability and/or functionality for collaboration lead to poor integration and agility
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