Sensei’s Sharon Nelson and John Simek were recently featured in “Tech Systems: Making YourMove to the Cloud” by Joan Feldman with Attorney at Work.
Sharon Nelson and John Simek: Office 365 Paves the Way
How can we predict what law firms will do in the future? It certainly is no secret that more and more law firms are getting more comfortable with cloud services. We believe the transition point came after Microsoft introduced its Office 365 subscription. We are seeing a large portion of solo and small firm lawyers embracing Office 365 and ultimately transitioning to other cloud services such as practice management, document management and legal research.
In fact, we recommend that law firms start with Office 365 as their first cloud service. So many of the other cloud offerings integrate with Office 365 that you really can’t go wrong.
When will the majority of law firms become predominantly cloud-based? We’re at least five to 10 years away from a majority. The larger firms are slower to adopt and more cautious about how they might transition to the cloud. Cybersecurity remains a huge concern for the larger firms.