Law firms looking to purchase or upgrade LEAP LEgal Software may be wondering how they can take advantage of new, affordable technology like Cloud Computing. Cloud allows businesses to sign up for online services such as email and online backup on a user pays model rather than with upfront capital expenditure.
LEAP is the leading legal software for small law firms, and through its experience has developed a set of specifications for hardware and software that LEAP must run on. The advantage of this approach is that it reduces the risk of ongoing problems for its customers – the disadvantage to some is the upfront and ongoing cost of IT purchases and maintenance.
From a technical and commercial perspective, LEAPs approach is an understandable one and one which I continue to support as a LEAP IT Partner but it can restrict some firms from quickly adopting LEAP Legal Software while they budget for and await the installation of new computer equipment. There is a win/win however and that is through the use of “hybrid” cloud technologies delivered by law technology specialists, I Know IT. The team have developed a solution that supports a user-pay model whilst meeting all of LEAPs technical requirements. The solution provides additional value by enabling firms to run LEAP virtually from any device such as iPad, Mac, Windows and iPhone – the latter being a little restrictive on such a small screen of course.
There are numerous other benefits of hybrid cloud computing for law firms including no upfront capex costs