Another interesting survey about legal tech in 2012. Here are some highlights re: Am Law 200 firms' cloud computing use:

There was an uptick of cloud computing use, with 74 percent reporting using hosted computing services, a marked increase from the 65 percent that reported using these services in last year’s survey. And, 50 percent of respondents reported an increase in the use of cloud services compared to the prior year.

Also, according to the report, responding firms used cloud computing in varying ways. 63 percent used it for e-discovery and litigation support, over 37 percent used the cloud for human resource matters, 38 percent used it for email management, 13 percent reported using cloud services for data storage, 7 percent used it for billing and 8 percent used cloud-based platforms for document management.

The main cloud computing benefits cited by respondents were simplified support and maintenance (83 percent) and the reduced need for in-house servers and other hardware (44 percent).
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