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Beyond the hype: New developments in BYOD and the cloud

Jason Plant considers how legal IT is developing to enable ?greater mobile working by lawyers and their clients

4 March 2013

 

This is an interesting time to be in corporate IT. The booming consumer technology market is starting to flood into the corporate space – and along with it comes a whole heap of problems and challenges. New buzzwords are starting to dominate marketing materials and new products are touted as answers to these challenges.

Two to consider in greater depth are bring your own device (BYOD) and the cloud. They have been around for some time, but I think they will emerge from the hype and will now start to make a difference in legal IT.

BYOD

The consumer market in technology has accelerated way past the corporate world over the past few years, thanks largely to Apple and its iPhone and iPad. No longer are lawyers happy with standard BlackBerrys and plain old corporate laptops.

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