Avert dramatic future risks and reap the benefits of the cloud paradigm with confidence!
Artificial intelligence specialist highlights hidden pitfalls that law firms should avoid when embarking on digital transformation projects.

Zug, 11 May 2022 – Logol, an innovative Swiss technology solutions provider, releases a white paper on “The legal sector and the cloud: when doing it right is a must”. As specialist technology partner of law firms that are empowering their work environment by embracing the cloud-computing paradigm, Logol has developed unique insights across all aspects of digital transformation, in particular with regards to the legal sector.

“A modern, cloud-based infrastructure allows law firms to achieve unprecedented levels of efficiency and effectiveness,” says Marco Farina, Founder and CEO of Logol. “However, mistakes can be made in the migration process that can jeopardize business continuity and even survival of the company further down the line. One critical issue, now that software and data are no longer stored on a server on the company premises, is ensuring access to data even in the case of adverse future scenarios.”

In general, when signing contracts with providers of cloud-based management solutions, law firms should make sure that their software and data will be hosted by a major third-party cloud provider and that they retain ownership of that space. Any other arrangement can put a law firm at risk of having access to their software and data shut down from one day to the next – for example, should the software supplier go out of business – with incalculable damage to the law firm and its clients.

“Compliance and security are, of course, other critical aspects,” says Marco Farina. “Some ‘cloudready’ ERP and DMS applications for law firms are adaptations of software originally designed for onpremises servers and feature obsolete architectures with critical limitations in terms of performance, scalability, compliance and security. As compliance and security requirements on the cloud are much more stringent than they are for on-premises servers, law firms should make sure their software supplier has the necessary know-how, experience and certifications necessary to provide cloudbased services to the legal sector.”