Listen, we’ve got nothing against IT people. Some of our best friends are in IT. But let’s face it, your IT team can’t be on top of everything. So why do we expect them to keep mission critical systems up and running as well as figuring out why the printer keeps jamming? According to the article, “IT Skills Gap Study Says Most IT Departments Aren’t Keeping Up with Tech,” 93 percent of employers say there is a gap between their IT staff’s knowledge and what they need to know.
When technologists talk about cloud computing, they usually focus on benefits like scalability and security. But one of the most important advantages is simply that moving applications to the cloud takes an enormous load off your IT staff. For example, with Nextpoint, Amazon Web Services (AWS) handles the networking, security, and load balancing issues for you. You never have to worry if the latest server software is installed on your systems, if the latest security patch is installed, or if you have enough hardware to handle your evidence and data sets. And of course, Nextpoint’s programmers make sure you have the most up-to-date litigation technology available.
And of course, this is all assuming your office even has an IT department. According to the most recent ABA Legal Technology Survey, 33 percent of law firms report that their office has no technical support staff at all. When managing your critical data and trial evidence, we offer the most advanced networking, accessibility, mobility, an features and functionality without ever asking your IT guy to do anything. Now maybe he can finally figure out why fax machine is always running out of ink.