Yesterday, Abacus Data Systems announced Abacus Private Cloud™ (APC), the latest edition to its fully integrated legal technology solutions portfolio. According to the press release, APC “is built exclusively to run legal technology in a fully managed, secure and redundant private environment.” The press release continues:
The most pressing issues keeping legal professionals up at night are ethics and compliance, regulatory changes and information privacy. Legal entities create huge volumes of electronically stored information every day. While they struggle with how to preserve, manage, and use that information effectively, the pressure to reduce legal spend continues to increase. APC is designed to help legal professionals accelerate their journey to the cloud and mitigate the risks posed by Public Cloud and SaaS applications. With APC, legal professionals can offload technology burdens, including migrating existing data and applications to the cloud, enabling them to focus on taking on new cases and delivering ‘best possible outcomes’ for their clients, instead of trying to solve frustrating IT issues.
Abacus Private Cloud addresses today’s ever-changing threat landscape with robust security and compliance policies, including two-factor authentication, five tiers of physical, network and data security, information handling and data privacy protocols in accordance with NIST standards and geographically redundant, SSAE 16-compliant, SOC 1-, 2- data centers.
It’s no secret that technology is a necessity to remain competitive and deliver the kind of client services consumers expect. The more telling quote is this:
“Piecemealed technology is no longer sufficient to remain competitive in today’s legal landscape. APC can take any local IT infrastructure, desktop software application and data and weave it into a fully integrated, virtual workplace, which is accessible remotely from any device, anywhere, anytime. All this, in state-of-the-art data centers located exclusively in the United States, supported 24 by 7, for a predictable and affordable monthly service fee,” Alessandra Lezama, Chief Executive Officer of Abacus Data Systems, said.
Piecemeal technology. Stop for a second and consider all the applications you use in your practice. Some of it might be cloud-based, some of it might reside solely on your desktop. Some of it might integrate with one of the various practice management systems. Abacus Private Cloud removes the piecemeal. In addition to the benefits of cloud computing, including all the IT grunt work of maintenance, backups and updates being handled by someone else, you also get the benefits of having a dedicate IP and control over your data. Hence “private cloud.” Some might call that the best of both worlds.
The FAQs of Abacus Private Cloud give you the nitty-gritty details.
Fully integrated platforms. Letting you access all of your firm data, client communications and whatnot within a secure, virtual environment. The future of the practice of law?