Dec
15
2016
From Uptime Legal’s CEO 2016 has been as transformative a year for the legal technology industry as it has been for Uptime Legal. 2016 Legal Technology Trends In the past 12 months we’ve seen more law firms move to the cloud than any year before. We’ve witnessed (and in many cases spearheaded) law firms move […]
Dec
01
2016
It’s officially the Cloud Era. Law firms and the legal industry are embracing cloud computing across the nation. When we think of “the cloud” and of law firms moving to the cloud, we often think of cloud storage services such as One Drive or Dropbox. Or we think of web-based software used by law firms: […]
Oct
13
2016
By now you’ve heard of the cloud and have at least a general understanding of what it is. Maybe your law firm has even implemented one or more cloud solutions into its practice. Has your firm adopted the right cloud solutions? What other cloud applications would improve your practice? You have cloud practice management, cloud […]
Sep
01
2016
Planning to move to the cloud is becoming the obvious next move if you’re a law firm. Having on-site equipment to be maintained, supported, and updated can be cost-ineffective, especially compared to the benefits of having everything accessible in the cloud. But, for some firms the idea of moving their entire practice to the cloud […]
Jul
21
2016
We recently moved to Outlook from Gmail. Going in, I had really mixed feelings. Outlook, being a Microsoft product, gets a reputation (at least among a young tech-savvy crowd) as being a dinosaur. Enterprises use Outlook. Startus use Google Apps. But I am humble enough to be able to admit when I’m wrong. Outlook isn’t […]
Jun
09
2016
The practice of law has become a mobile profession, increasing the need for robust mobile applications. Add to that: modern-day tablets are sophisticated enough to replace your laptop. Add a keyboard and you’re computing on the go, laptop-free. There plenty of articles that talk about great iPhone and iPad apps for lawyers–but what about Android? […]
May
06
2016
Email has become a communication staple for all businesses, including law firms. Law firms, however, often need more sophisticated and secure business tools than most. Is Regular Email Service Good Enough for Law Firms? To answer this question, first we must review the unique obligations of law firms to their clients. The ethical obligation to […]
Apr
21
2016
More and more law firms are moving to private cloud solutions every day. They are doing so for enhanced mobility, increased security, and to eliminate the headaches of managing servers and IT. But what about the cost? Will the cloud save them money? Is a private cloud cost effective compared to an on-premises environment? There […]
Apr
07
2016
Every month hundreds of law firms move their practices to the cloud. These firms are looking to benefit from the many advantages the cloud brings, including the ability to work from anywhere, the increased security and reliability, and perhaps most importantly–to avoid the business of owning and managing IT infrastructure. That said, there is definitely […]
Mar
10
2016
Today, it seems like everyone is talking about the cloud. In response, IT service providers and software companies that traditionally focused on networks and desktop software are facing a shifting landscape and shrinking revenues, prompting some of them to develop cloud offerings of their own. Choice and competition is a good thing, but beware of […]
Feb
11
2016
When we think of “the cloud,” we often think of web-based applications such as Clio and FreshBooks, or the simple cloud storage solutions DropBox and Google Drive. However, there is a lot more to the cloud than just these two types of implementations, and the needs of law firms are often far more sophisticated. Today’s […]
Jan
26
2016
Imagine if your law practice and client data were held for ransom. The last few years have given rise to a frightening new digital threat: Ransomware. Ransomware is the marriage between computer viruses and electronic theft and fraud. Ransomware is software that spreads like a virus, infects a computer and (without the user’s consent) encrypts […]
Dec
17
2015
From Uptime Legal’s CEO 2015 has been a significant year for legal technology. We’ve witnessed cloud computing develop and mature, and we’ve watched as more and more law firms transition to the cloud. This year has also been transformative for Uptime Legal Systems. We’ve grown and evolved as we continue to migrate more law firms […]
Dec
10
2015
What this Means for Your Law Firm With the next version, due out soon from LexisNexis, PCLaw will finally abandon its long-time database engine C-Tree, and will be an SQL-only application. What does this mean for your firm? What steps should you take before you update? We’ll break it down. A Quick Primer: What is […]
Dec
03
2015
Many law firms have already shifted to the cloud and many more are giving it careful consideration. Unfortunately, this transition can come with serious problems and buyer’s remorse if the right solution isn’t implemented. These are 5 pitfalls and common provider shortcomings that your law firm should carefully avoid when selecting a Private Cloud solution. […]
Nov
05
2015
In recent blogs, we’ve reviewed the benefits that the cloud brings to the practice of law. We’ve compared web-based legal practice management applications to private cloud solutions. We’ve explored how web-based practice management applications lack the robust features of their desktop/server based counterparts. See: Hosted vs. Web-based Legal Practice Management Today we’ll compare the economics […]
Oct
08
2015
It’s a question I’m asked more than I would have expected. Why did Uptime decide to focus on law firms? The Most to Gain All businesses can benefit from the cloud. In the early days of Uptime, we worked with all sorts of businesses, including law firms. Over time, we realized that law firms in […]
Sep
24
2015
In recent years, selecting a solution to manage your law practice has become considerably more complex. Consider the choices: on-premise (client/server), hosted, web-based, and cloud-based storage options. Some practice management software focuses on front-office/case management, others on back-office billing and accounting. With such a crowded marketplace it can be difficult to know which solution is […]
Sep
17
2015
What Lawyers Need to Know about Microsoft Office 2016 It is hard to believe it’s been three years since the last version of Microsoft Office 2013. But Office 2016 is almost upon us. In this post we’ll roll up what lawyers and law firms need to know about Office 2016. Release Date Microsoft Office 2016 […]
Sep
10
2015
In recent years, selecting a solution to manage your law practice has gotten considerably more complex. Consider the choices: on-premise (client/server), hosted, web-based, and cloud-based storage options. Some practice management software focuses on front-office/case management, others on back-office billing and accounting. With such a crowded marketplace it can be difficult to know which solution is […]