Private Cloud 101 for Law Firms

  • What exactly is a Private Cloud?
  • How is it different from web-based software?
  • What are the advantages of a Private Cloud?
  • What are the caveats of a Private Cloud?
  • What are the costs of a Private Cloud?
  • Maintain the Server
  • Periodically Upgrade the Server
  • Repair the Server when it Breaks
  • Back Up the Server
  • Time Matters
  • PCLaw
  • Tabs3
  • ProLaw
  • Timeslips
  • TrialWorks
  • Worldox
  • Clio
  • MyCase
  • LEAP
  • Rocket Matter
  • CosmoLex
  • Bill4Time
  • Practice Panther
  • Hosting for your Server-based Legal Software
  • Secure Storage for your Documents and Data
  • All Necessary Maintenance and Backups
  • All Appropriate Data Security
  • Updates, Patches, and Fixes As-Needed
  • Dedicated/Private Virtual Servers
  • Dedicated/Private Virtual Network (VLAN)
  • Dedicated/Private Active Directory
  • Dedicated/Private SQL Server/SQL Database
  • Your Law Practice Management Software
  • Your Productivity Software (Microsoft Office)
  • Your Billing & Accounting Software
  • Your Document Management Software
  • Your Email
  • Your Files and Folders
  • More Accessible - Work from Anywhere
  • More Reliable - Less downtime and IT headaches
  • More Secure - State-of-the-art Data Security
  • More Flexible - Add/Remove Users and Apps As-Needed
  • More Economical - Lower Total Cost of Ownership
  • Your firm is committed to it's (premise-based) law practice management software
  • Your firm uses a combination of devices (Windows, Macs, Tablets)
  • Your firm needs to be able to work from anywhere
  • You're tired of dealing with servers and IT headaches
  • Your firm needs to keep your applications an data secure
  • A simple Private Cloud platform to host a single application might cost less than $90 / user / month.
  • A more sophisticated Private Cloud implementation for multiple applications might cost $150 / user / month or more.
  • Has extensive experience hosting your legal software
  • Owns their own infrastructure (server/network equipment)
  • Employs bank-grade data security (including data encryption)
  • Has multiple datacenters across the united states
  • Makes regular backups of your data
  • Serves many other law firms, like yours
  • About the Author: Dennis Dimka
    Dennis Dimka is the CEO and founder of Uptime Legal Systems, North America's leading provider of technology, cloud and marketing services to law firms. Under Dennis’ leadership, Uptime Legal has grown organically and through acquisitions to become the nationally-recognized legal technology company it is today. Uptime Legal continues to innovate and disrupt the legal technology space, and has been named to the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private for the past six consecutive years. Dennis was also an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist.

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