Tanenbaum Keale LLP Chief Technologist Kenneth E. Jones recently authored an article for Legaltech News on what could be the next frontier in legal technology.

In his article, Jones writes that, traditionally, legal tech providers – including Xerdict Group LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tanenbaum Keale LLP – have offered services on their own-hosted environments. However, over time, law firms and legal tech providers alike, including Tanenbaum Keale, which has been a cloud-based platform law firm from its inception, have upgraded from on-premises/hosted settings to cloud-based architectures.

Jones notes that the opportunity today – or “the next frontier” – is providing applications within the ecosystems of the world’s dominant CRM (Customer Relationship Management) and ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software companies – leading players such as Salesforce, Amazon Web Services, Oracle and SAP.

The key takeaway from Jones is that by offering applications within the approved, vetted infrastructure of these companies, it better positions legal technology providers to offer products via a “home-field advantage” to large multinationals.