Microsoft Azure for Legal firms
When it comes to technology, the legal industry faces a unique challenge. Firms must adhere to compliance standards, plus maintain client confidentiality, all whilst managing and signing sensitive documents. These strict processes have made it difficult for many legal firms to stay agile and digitally transform. A recent study shows only 30% of firms had resource assigned to drive technological innovation.
Improving technology use is a top priority for legal firms, reducing costs and threat of security breach are also key focuses. For certain companies, technological innovation and cost and risk management are viewed as competing operations. For others, the key barrier is getting stakeholders to buy in to transformation.
Fortunately for legal firms, there are solutions readily available to help you improve productivity whilst maintaining compliance standards, cost efficiency and high levels of security. With the right solutions and support in place, often transformation can increase cost-saving, security and day to day operations.
Introducing Microsoft Azure, Azure offers secure file storage in an always-accessible environment. This can be easily scaled to meet increased demand as you only pay for what you use through Azure plan. A simple and efficient way of growing as opposed to having to upgrade on-premise hardware.
More importantly, Azure addresses the challenges the legal industry faces when it comes to compliance and security. With built-in security solutions to allow for proactive identification of emerging threats and detection of ‘zero-day’ attacks via AI analysis of millions of emails and logins per day. Multi-factor authentication (MFA) and Single sign-on (SSO) also provide employees with added efficiency and protection.
Azure is a flexible solution than can host and protect familiar case management software such as ProLaw and Eclipse. Furthermore, Azure provides strong reassurances when it comes to managing confidential information, with a larger list of compliant certifications than any of its competitors; Azure can give legal firms peace of mind.
Microsoft’s security and compliance benefits can also be found within some of its other flagship products. Microsoft Teams is built on the enterprise-grade Microsoft 365 platform, offering seamless access and secure sign-on features, while encrypting data in transit and at rest. It also integrates with Advanced Threat Protection, which scans content, links and attachments to ensure they are not a cyber threat.
Teams files are stored within SharePoint, which holds its own encryption to enable secure and seamless collaboration on documents. In the current working era, communication is even more valuable – with colleagues able to communicate via chat and video call.
How we can assist you
The cloud migration can be performed in the capable hands of a Managed Service Provider like Cheeky Munkey. We can take the stress away by managing the migration, licensing, and training with predictable and flexible monthly billing.
We can also help you improve productivity with regards to document signing through the deployment of the e-signature solution DocuSign. A helpful tool for Lawyers to easily track document progress while remaining court-admissible, compliant and secure.
The implementation of a solution like Azure can be challenging, but the competitive advantages that technologies like Azure can offer far outweigh the struggles. A true robust solution that allows law firms to reap the rewards of digital transformation. If you would like to find out more contact us today.