Cloud Computing – Bold Legal Group Recommend ConvergeTS
“My question of the week is why didn’t the Law Society spend £6 million or whatever developing an SRA compliant cloud- computing solution for solicitors rather than sinking it into the “not-a-case-management-system” (to quote a former Law Society President) Veyo?
Bold Legal Group
Nigel Wright, managing director of Converge Technology Specialist (ConvergeTS) responds:
“I am not able to answer questions about the Law Society, but I am able to advise on the questions and issues around cloud providers.
The SRA is currently consulting on technology and cloud computing as part of its current consultation on regulatory reform. The comment period ends on 14 June and raises many of the questions that your reader does. It sounds like a good opportunity for your reader to respond if they’d like to help shape the debate and the outcome.
As the UK’s only dedicated Cloud computing provider for law firms, ConvergeTS always acts on the side of caution and we deliver our cloud services to exceed all of the guidance you have pointed out in your question. We only deliver private cloud services to UK law firms, unlike the public cloud offerings which you are referring to. We deliver from our UK ISO 270001 data centres and back up client data between two data centres for additional resiliency. All of your data is stored securely, compliantly and backed up off site. Our service meets and exceeds the SRA’s compliance guidelines.
We specialise in delivering cloud services exclusively to law firms, and have created a “small firm” cloud service, which is very price competitive and meets all of your regulatory requirements.
We have also created a free cloud and compliance booklet, Cloud and Compliance – Your IT Questions answered, with our compliance partner Legal Eye, which you may find useful.”