Clear your calendars for the dates of September 17-19, 2014 and join with hundreds of other Cloud users, accounting professionals, CPAs and business owners to maximize your Cloud investment. Co-hosted by the BMRG Advisory Group, Cloud9 Real Time, Insperity Financial Services and CloudSway, this cloud computing event will answer the questions you have (and the ones you haven’t even formulated) about virtual financial management, and prepare you for the next year of growth and change.
Have you seen the movie documentary Who Killed the Electric Car? That’s what many think is next for the in-house server. Law firm cloud server technology has been on an uphill rise for the past 5 years and isn’t going anywhere. If your firm is not already in the cloud, it’s only a matter of time…
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So what killed the in-house server and why the big push for cloud? First, lets debunk the common misconception that cloud is something new. It is a new technology for small to medium sized business owners because a decade ago, the SMB could not afford the benefits that cloud computing afforded large corporations; Including increased security, highly scalable environments, remote accessibility and decreased IT costs.
With technology advancements, the cloud is now available to businesses of all sizes, which is why the law firm cloud server solution is fast becoming vogue.
Web-based software applications have allowed businesses to leverage software options that in years past would have required thousands of dollars to deploy across your team’s computers. Take for example, project management software.
Prior to 2006, our options for project management applications were few and expensive. Microsoft Project was the lead player, requiring an investment of well over $800 per install, not including the rigorous learning curve that was required to comprehend the Gantt Charts and creation of connected tasks.
Back in year 2000, when I was dependent on MS Project, we ponied up $8,000 for licenses and training. Back then (I’m sounding my age, but the truth is, this whole tech world is shifting so rapidly, we all sound like our fathers after only 5 years of innovation), it was my only option, and all I really wanted was an optimal method to manage 12 – 30 financial projects, which had various tasks tied to them. We even attempted using shared tasking and calendars from Microsoft Office, to no use.
What subjects and articles were our readers following last year? Take a another look at our 8 most popular Cloud9 blog posts in 2013. Some of these saw their traffic buoyed by good search visibility while others enjoyed better social media popularity.
The top Cloud9 blog posts for 2013 in reverse order:
#8: Sleeter Moves to Cloud, How & Why
When does one consider moving office to cloud? Business owners and practice managers are all abuzz about moving their office to cloud computing as though one could just wiggle their nose (apologies to Samantha and Jeannie) and instantly switch from software to paperless workflow systems. However the reality for most businesses and practices is that moving office to cloud, regardless of how motivated, will take some strategic planning.
#7: Interest in Paperless Law Firm Capabilities Picking Up
Recent studies show that law firms are more and more embracing technology as the key differentiator in a competitive market for the paperless law firm storing files digitally is less expensive, more convenient, and more eco-friendly than printing and stacking boxes of paper files
#6: Office WiFi Security is Vulnerable to Hacking, How?
A past article in Ars Technica rekindled a healthy a nerve with many professionals and business owners regarding general password and office WiFi security… Passwords are the keys that secure virtually everything nowadays. Use a weak password and the outcome could be disastrous. And one of the areas where passwords are the weakest are the standard issue office and home WiFi networks now universally ubiquitous.
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