cloud Computing for lawyers

You can use Adobe's Cloud to post docs with Acrobat.com

Cloud Slideshow

A "PowerPoint" presentation on cloud computing using the cloud, i.e. Google Docs.

The Cloud: Doing Things Without Programs

Remember when a computer without installed programs could do almost nothing? Now with just a web browser, you can do practically anything.

"Cloud Computing" is the idea of using equipment and software owned and maintained by a technology company. It's amazing what the "Cloud" can help you do.

The intro below is a  "PowerPoint" presentation, created on and running through Google Docs. It's set to scroll through slides automatically but you can pause it, go forward, or back. You can also increase it to full screen and embedded in anywhere.

The PDF embedded near the bottom of the page is from Acrobat.com, a service that includes a word processor and on-line meetings.

 

Cloud Computing for Lawyers

Document Automation with Google Apps

Document Automation in the Cloud with Google Apps and Drawloop's DDP

Similar cases require similar documents, so why not just create all the documents you might need all at once?

Now you can and very easily.  I have been using DDPs (Dynamic Document Packages) for a while now and it is a fast and easy to create entire sets of docs at once. 

Building Websites in the Cloud: No Computer Code Required

Cloud Computiong for Lawyers Cloud computing moves the desktop to the internet.  Cloud based applications can now do many of the things that were previously possible only on the desktop. Microsoft Word is no longer required to write a letter, now you just need a web browser to visit Google Docs or Adobe Buzzword.
 
Another task that the cloud handles well is building and editing interactive websites for public or private purposes.
 
Sites that allow regular people to edit and add content are generally called “content management systems.” While not everyone wants to personally interact with their website, the option exists. With cloud based applications, the options have proliferated and they tend to bring the web and the people who use it closer together.  
 
It’s the age of the hands-on web, and no coding is required. 
 

The "Cloud" is an Island and Bridge: It Stands Alone and Connects Your Data Between Machines

Cloud Computing for LawyersBoth an Island and Bridge means Freedom

A specific computer used to be the center of the work life.  It had contacts, files, and programs that let us be productive.  But it also tethered us to a location and put us at the mercy of that particular machine. 

 

Cloud Apps have changed all that and are now powerful enough to get work done from any computer so your computer is a preference and not a necessity.    And the Cloud syncs data between machines so your stuff is always here, there, and anywhere you may need it. 

Collect Client and Firm Info Online and through Email -Automatically and in Minutes

Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to collect information by emailing or embedding a form in your web site? And have the result automatically entered into a spreadsheet and receive an email notification upon each entry?That is exactly what anyone can do with Google Docs.

"Cloud" Computing, Intranet Management, and Posting PowerPoint Presentations on the Web

In this post I’m getting a little ahead of myself as I planned to discuss intranet management in Step 5 of the Paperless Express- Leverage the Web.  However, the idea presented itself.

Clicking on a link in a Tweet (@SocialRainmaker) I arrived at the Lexis Hub on a post titled “New Associate Training” and found a PowerPoint presentation. I downloaded it and looked it over. It had attractive slides, and good advice for new associates at big law firms.

However, downloading a file and then relying on a machine’s local software is perhaps not as convenient for the viewer or reliable for the author as it could be.  These days we have more options and so I put together a quick presentation to show you another way it could be handled.

I created the presentation below, and is running through,  Google Docs.  Google Docs comes with a Google account and is also bundled with Google Apps, a suite of services used to build intranets for companies and designed to be run by the tech not so savvy.  Google Apps is part of the SaaS (Software as a Service) or “cloud computing“ movement now underway.