Tanenbaum Keale Chief Technologist Kenneth Jones remembers the difficulties Hurricane Sandy presented six years ago.

“After the storm, we weren’t able to get into Newark for a week or so,” Jones told Thomas Reuters for a recent Legal Executive Institute white paper.  He added that being shut out from the ability to fully service legal clients made him appreciate the need for flexibility. “Now, our feeling is, to provide the best possible client service, you have to have your data systems available from anywhere.”

Jones said TK has embraced cloud technology, which allows a number of the firm’s attorneys and staff access to a level of depth beyond just email and Google docs. He believes that firms that are early adopters of emerging technology have a leg up in today’s competitive marketplace and that includes cloud technology, which is driving innovation.

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