Legal and Accounting Firms Top Technology Issues

Technology changes every day, how does your firm stay up-to-date? Maintaining and implementing these four issues will significantly lessen the amount of time and money spent on technology issues as well as increase legal or accounting firm productivity.

Security & Privacy

All legal and accounting firms deal with sensitive materials. Security should be at the top of this list every year. These sensitive materials are being shared more than ever through Cloud storage systems and mobile devices such as Smartphones, Tablets, etc. The threat of these materials being misused is higher than ever, and something that every firm must be aware of when implementing new technologies.

Technology Implementation

Technology is always changing and change has always been difficult for firms and employees. For some employees more than others, it can cause frustration and bring negative energy into the workplace. Managers must keep technological initiatives in line with organizational goals as well as reducing stress levels on staff and seamless implementation. The motivation behind all initiatives must also be communicated well. Let your employees know why the new technology is being implemented, how it fits in with the goals of the firm, and how it will make their jobs easier.

Happy Employees = Productive Employees

Return on Investment

There is technology these days that can do anything. The question is which one is right for your organization. Many new technologies such as Cloud Computing and Smartphones allow firms to access, use, and manage information instantaneously from any location in the world. The challenge is to find the ones that are worth the investment. Go for proven technologies over new ones, and always stay within the budget when it comes to technology implementation.

Managing Service Providers

Firms are looking for companies to be an active partner in solving their issues. This requires investments in technology and the willingness to think long term, and to build the relationships needed to win trust and support. It is extremely important to pursue the most reliable providers of any service, whether it be Cloud Computing or Security systems. Though they might be more expensive than the less reliable providers, the potential problems including fraud and loss of  information that can stem from an unreliable provider outweigh their cost savings. Our agreement outline all terms and conditions of the service as well as how flexible the contract including no long-term agreement.

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