Operating without technology in today’s legal market is inconceivable. You don’t want to be stuck in an office and your clients don’t want to communicate solely by mail, phone, and fax. A solid business plan, including budgets and work processes, requires one to think about technology. Review this section to learn the fundamentals you should consider and to figure out your organization’s needs.
In the last ten years, many legal software tools have moved from servers in closets to cloud providers hosting websites in data centers. Do you need servers, or will a cloud program meet your needs? How does your choice there affect your ability to access business information remotely? This section answers those questions.
Your hardware and networking infrastructure are the core tools of functional technology. Build a solid foundation. How much data should you store locally? Is cloud the way to go? Start addressing those questions here.