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Did you know that your associates, partners and staff have the ability to work from any location securely, as long as they have an Internet connection and the right technology? With today’s networks and computer programs, your employees can work remotely from any location, offering a wide variety of advantages for your firm:
Consider the following technologies to increase the benefits of remote secure access:
A virtual private network provides secure access to your firm’s network, allowing attorneys to log onto your firm’s network from a remote location. They can work securely on confidential client information, and share data and network resources in a secure manner.
Video conferencing uses visual and audio transmissions to allow employees to work remotely and attend meetings and collaborate with colleagues. When choosing video conferencing software, ensure the software offers the ability to share documents and presentations during a video call.
The cloud offers many benefits for your attorneys and staff working remotely. With the cloud, they can access critical data and applications securely from any location. However, as the Managing Partner, you’re responsible for safeguarding confidential client information. It’s important to inspect your provider’s encryption, privacy policies, and backup services.
What to Consider Before Allowing Remote Access
Before allowing remote access to your files, you must identify which employees have the discipline to work securely and independently. Also, consider different techniques you can use to remotely manage their activities. While technology can enable work from locations outside the office, there are important confidentiality and security concerns to consider.
With proper consideration, your choice to allow your attorneys and staff to work remotely can benefit your firm and clients alike.