As cloud solutions have continued to grow and reach maturity, small and medium-sized businesses are faced with many options and decisions to determine whether a full or hybrid move to cloud is the right answer. Teqworks brings expertise to you by helping you understand your options, the short and long term costs, and the risks and benefits of considering cloud versus on-premises solutions.
Teqworks views the strategic decision to move to cloud solutions as a spectrum of options, ranging from full on-premises to full cloud, with various hybrid options in between depending on operational, security, and budgetary fit.
When considering how to upgrade or refresh servers and core technology solutions, Teqworks has built a full practice that helps decide which cloud services fit your organization. Through an IT Assessment, Teqworks can build a cloud solutions map for your organization that highlights preferred services and vendors, including:
- Email Hosting and Encryption
- File Storage, Sharing, and Document Management
- Backup & Disaster Recovery
- Virtualization and Hosting
- Network Monitoring
- Application Hosting (CRM, ERP, Accounting, Practice Management)
Some common cloud service providers include:
- Amazon Web Services (AWS)
- Microsoft Azure
- Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
- IBM Cloud
- Alibaba Cloud
- Oracle Cloud
- SAP Cloud
- Google G Suite
- Microsoft Office 365
- QuickBooks Online
- Wave Accounting
- Acumatica Cloud ERP
And the following is a partial list of legal technology specific applications we work with:
- Case management software – to manage client information, document management, and workflow.
- Practice management software – to handle billing, accounting, and time tracking.
- Legal research databases – such as LexisNexis, Westlaw, and Fastcase for legal research and document retrieval.
- E-discovery software – for managing the discovery process in litigation cases, such as Relativity or Concordance.
- Document automation software – to streamline the drafting and editing of legal documents, such as HotDocs or Clio.
- Time and billing software – to track time and generate invoices, such as TimeSolv or Bill4Time.
- Email and communication tools – such as Microsoft Outlook, Gmail, and Slack for communication and collaboration.
- Cloud-based document storage and sharing services – such as Dropbox, OneDrive, and Google Drive.
- Virtual meeting software – such as Zoom, GoToMeeting, or Webex for remote meetings and consultations.
- Legal research tools – such as Ravel or Casetext for legal research and analysis.
- Litigation support software – such as Summation, Concordance, or Relativity for managing and analyzing electronic data in litigation cases.
- Electronic signature software – such as DocuSign or Adobe Sign for electronic document signing.