Cloud, Big Data and Mobility Will Make Significant Inroads into the Legal Sector in 2016, UK Technology Director at LexisNexis UK Predicts
David Espley, UK Technology Director at LexisNexis UK, offers his view on what 2016 holds for the legal sector from an IT perspective:
- Against the backdrop of ever-increasing regulatory and compliance burden, law firms will embrace the cloud - Cloud technology has now reached a tipping point, a result of the significant investment that has gone into its development. This, alongside the recent Safe Harbor developments and new UK data centre announcements from Microsoft and Amazon, will spur law firms to embrace the cloud. The technology offers serious and tangible business benefits. As law firms investigate the cloud, they will find that the concerns that they had - especially pertaining to security - will pale in comparison to the advantages that the technology offers. Already, cloud service providers employ some of the best minds in the industry and they are investing huge amount of resources into building secure offerings - more than any individual end user organisation can ever hope to match.