Believe it or not, there is a real phobia known as 'nephophobia.' I was shocked to discover that it is defined as a fear of clouds. Like any other fear, the more time you spend confronting it and educating yourself about it, the less scary it becomes. Such is the case with a different type of cloud, the business cloud. There has been a dramatic surge of organizations taking their business applications to the cloud as fear and doubt of what the cloud can do is demystified. It is important to remember that all clouds are not created equal. Just as the nephophobes may fear clouds of various shapes and sizes, cloud applications for your business can be implemented in a number of different ways. Of course, there are also cloud vendors whose security and availability differ from others, as well as performance and features that should be considered. In a nutshell, cloud applications have numerous applications and functions that define the end-user experience; the challenge is discovering what will be most beneficial for your business.
Salt Lake City, UT – October 16, 2014 – Jackson Kelly PLLC has selected NetDocuments to replace Worldox, their existing on-premise document management system. As the firm's requirements to service clients around the country in a wide variety of industries remains a priority, they sought out a modern and scalable solution to manage documents and email. The switch was prompted in an effort to take advantage of the mobility, collaboration, continuity, and security that NetDocuments cloud-based document management service has to offer.
As a document and email management service (DMS) provider for over 15 years, we've seen all types of businesses, problems, and opportunities to switch document and email management providers. Most customers seek out a solution due to one or several "compelling events". These compelling events come in all shapes and sizes, yet most approach the situation as a problem that needs to be solved through technology. Here are a few recurring themes we've seen as they relate to content management:
I recently read an article explaining how technology has become so engrained and necessary in our lives, that it is becoming as essential as having breakfast in the morning. Our society is technologically developing at such a rapid rate, that if we don't become consumers, we will starve. In a business sense, the technology we employ becomes such an integral part of our bottom lines that education is imperative to keep processes running. Maslow's hierarchy of need suggests that we all have basic needs, and once certain needs are met, we strive for the next level of fulfillment until we reach self-actualization. At the very bottom of the hierarchy, the most basic needs are listed: shelter, food, water, air. At the top is the need for all of us to reach our full potential. In between are safety, belonging, and esteem. So, where does technology fit into our structure of need? If we consider that technology is such a basic need that we rely on for survival, it would probably lie somewhere between physiological and safety.
Leading Australian Law Firm Cooper Grace Ward Upgrades to NetDocuments for Document and Email Management in the Cloud
The cloud revolution is exploding in the legal industry. Firms of all sizes are switching to specialized cloud vendors for critical applications that require high availability with anytime, anywhere access. This is a global trend, and one country where we're seeing incredible growth is Australia. Today ZDNet posted an article about the AU government "forcing itself into the cloud", and changing it's policy to further adopt and embrace cloud solutions. You can see their updated cloud policy document right here.
We hope you can join us for one of our several upcoming regional roadshows where Alvin Tedjamulia, NetDocuments' CTO, will highlight how it's possible to achieve high usability, mobility, and personal productivity with a firm-wide solution that is secure and compliant. Events are free and lunch is on us! Check out the schedule at: http://info.netdocuments.com/iltaroadshow2014 DC and Richmond details coming soon!
As the CTO ad founding partner of both SoftSolutions and NetDocuments, Alvin Tedjamulia has vast experience and insight on how to architect a document management service that delivers world-class security and compliance to thousands of firms around the globe. We caught up with him and asked a few questions about what sets NetDocuments security and compliance apart from the crowd, and why the NetDocuments SaaS service is really shaking up the traditional, on-premise DMS space.
Here at NetDocuments, we were opening our doors, introducing the industry to a revolutionary approach to enterprise content management. We are excited to celebrate our 15th birthday as the first cloud-based document management system designed for legal. Regardless of where you were at the time, you're likely to recall some of the more memorable events of that year. Here, we take a trip back in time 15 years ago to see what was happening around the world in 1999:
Is your firm providing approved tools and software for you people to remain productive, mobile, and secure all at the same time? If so, do they like them? Better yet, do they use them? Every year NetDocuments holds a CIO Forum with some of our customer firms. We do this to get feedback on how to ultimately improve the document management service we've been providing for 15 years. It's always interesting to look back and reflect on the issues our customer firms were facing just a few years ago.
One of the greatest advantages of the SaaS model of cloud-based document management is that enhancements and upgrades are done automatically, leaving your organization to focus less on technology concerns and more on getting your job done. As opposed to clunky, on-premise installations that can be time consuming and costly, cloud installations like NetDocuments are managed and updated by the vendor and available as soon as you log in to your workstation.