- Law cloud is poised for mass adoption. A majority of individual lawyers (50%) said they are more likely to use the cloud next year. Firm-wide, the results were more dramatic with 72% saying their firm is more likely to use the cloud in 2014.
- Security, ethics represent largest concerns. While attorneys in small law firms cite security concerns – just 41% believe confidential data stored in the cloud is safe from intrusion or unauthorized access; most report being more likely to adopt the cloud in 2014.
- Hacking scandals and data leaks breed concern for cloud security. Most respondents are unsure of cloud security: 59% said the cloud was not secure, they were unsure, or that security depended on other factors. By contrast, just nine percent explicitly said “no” the cloud was not secure; some cite government snooping explicitly as a concern.
- Will the cloud eclipse premise-based solutions in five years? Nearly 40% of respondents said they believe cloud-based tools will eclipse premise-based tools in 3 to 5 years. An additional 34% believe a cloud eclipse of premise-based solutions will take place but will require five or more years.
72% Of Independent Attorneys Believe Law Firms Across The US Are More Likely To Use The Cloud In 2014. (Graphic: Business Wire)
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