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Is there a silver lining to cloud computing for law firms?

By Neil Davison, Head of IT, Farrer & Co

8 May 2012

A fortnight ago, Google launched the cloud storage system Google Drive, which allows Google users to store their photographs, documents and anything else they choose on its servers, giving immediate access to this data from any internet-connected device. Some say Google is arriving late at the cloud computing party, as Microsoft and Apple launched similar services a while ago, not to mention the widely-used Dropbox service. 

Of course, these services are primarily aimed at consumers, but already some businesses are storing data in the cloud. I wonder how long will it be before professional services firms start to make full use of these services, rather than storing their data in-house.

For those that are not familiar with the terminology, let me explain further. The cloud is a term which has, in the past few years, been adopted for technology that is hosted ...

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