The new move for a lot of law firms, especially solos and small firms, is to jump to the “cloud” for data storage and management. That’s all fine and well, except as this post from Attorney at Work points out, your ethical duty requires that you do more than just picking a cloud provider. The author, Carol Gerber, give five excellent tips to consider before making the serious cloud-computing leap:

  1. Know that the cloud will not be appropriate for all clients and materials;
  2. Assess the agreements of every cloud service provider you use;
  3. Keep informed—and keep notes;
  4. Know that sometimes you get what you pay for
Those are great, and I’ve talked about a couple, especially the agreements, when it comes to mobile security. You can check out my references on using Dropbox (my preferred cloud provider) in your law practice, and with your Android device.

Jeff Taylor

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