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Remote working: 3 technologies that'll keep your law firm productive

Remote working: 3 technologies that'll keep your law firm productive

Twenty percent of legal professionals want their firm to act urgently to enable productive home-working.

This comes after many firms have already taken the remote working plunge (with varying success).

While working out internal communication kinks can help ramp up your productivity, a good majority of the blame lies with unsuitable technologies. Without the right toolkit, your firm could face connectivity issues, process inefficiencies and a lack of collaboration.

Fortunately, there are three brilliant technologies that could save the day.

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1. Collaborate effectively with cloud-based tools

Did you know that employees who use cloud apps and off-premise access are 13 percent more productive?

When it comes to home working, localised applications and paper processes are inflexible and uncollaborative.

Adopting a cloud-based suite of tools, on the other hand, can ramp up your productivity and replicate office-like collaboration. With many cloud applications, your teams can:

  • Video call with colleagues
  • Collaborate in real-time on contracts and other important documents
  • Adopt IM communications as a faster, more convenient alternative to email

Remote working and the cloud go hand-in-hand, so make the most of the applications available.

2. Supercharge connections with SD-WAN

Does your legal team suffer from low bandwidth or unreliable connections at home? Regrettably, traditional networks and home broadband aren't always suitable for work.

That's why many businesses choose to adopt a network solution like SD-WAN.

SD-WAN hinges on remote location networking. The solution circumvents your physical data centres and instead uses a cloud-based architecture that optimises access to your firm's applications and services.

The result? A scalable, cost-effective solution that enhances application performance for your disparate employees. In turn, your firm can enjoy a boost in productivity.

3. Reduce downtime with network security

Data breaches, malicious attacks and other security concerns aren't just bad for your firm's safety. They can put a pin in your productivity, too.

In fact, it's one of the most costly consequences of a security incident.

To reduce the likelihood of downtime while remote working, you'll need to ensure you invest in the right watertight technology.

Cloud-based network security solutions, such as Zscaler, utilise remote-friendly functions such as roaming client security. This protects your legal professionals wherever they are, ensuring all communications and internet connections are secure at the endpoint. You can also block unsafe content and get real-time visibility into your user activity.

Revamp your remote working efforts

At the beginning of this article, we highlighted the industry need to champion productive home working.

Well, the good news is, efficient remote working is only a short step away. With the right set of applications, network solutions and security frameworks, your law firm can stay connected and secure at all times.

If you'd like to discuss anything relating to your network technology or security, please get in touch with our team. We'd love to help you out.

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