Cloud computing is one of the hottest trends in legal technology. Rather than installing and running software on your local computer, your software and data is hosted by a third party and made available over the Internet. While this new approach to cloud computing offers many benefits, lawyers in particular need to be aware of security and privacy related "best practices" prior to entrusting confidential client data to "the cloud."
- What is cloud computing / Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)?
- What does cloud computing mean for lawyers?
- What are some of the benefits (and some of the disadvantages) of “the cloud?”
- What are the ethical implications of using SaaS? Is it OK with my Bar?
- What questions about security and privacy should you be asking a prospective SaaS provider?
- How should you evaluate the costs of SaaS versus traditional desktop software?
- How can you protect yourself against worst-case scenarios?
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