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Tabush Group's Cloud & Managed IT Blog

Do Law Firms Need IT Support?

To compete in today’s fast-paced world, every law firm needs a reliable, efficient, and secure IT system. However, most small and midsize law firms do not have the in-house resources needed to build, optimize, defend, maintain, support, and update such a system. Partnering with a reputable managed IT service provider (MSP) gives a law firm access to a better technology system than it could manage on its own while freeing up the firm to concentrate on doing what it does best: serving its clients. Consider the following when searching for an MSP.

How Businesses Can Safely Store Data in the Cloud

Businesses are increasingly storing data in the cloud. Over the next decade, the global cloud computing market is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate of 16.8%, from $629.5 billion in 2023 to $2,974.6 billion in 2033, according to Market.us. By adopting cloud-based technologies, companies realize multiple advantages, including superior flexibility, ease of access, scalability, and, in many cases, enhanced security. Below are some considerations to ensure the safety of your data in the cloud.

AI's Impact on Small and Midsize Law Firms

Artificial intelligence (AI) promises to transform every industry, and law is no exception. Small and midsize law firms are increasingly leveraging AI technologies to boost productivity, save time, improve client service, and make their operations more secure. Currently, the hottest AI topic among law firms is generative AI, a type of AI tool – such as OpenAI’s ChatGPT – used to produce various types of content. According to a 2023 Wolters Kluwer survey, 73% of lawyers expect to integrate generative AI into their legal work in the next 12 months – up from 15% who use it now. Below are some meaningful ways that AI is impacting or will soon impact small and midsize firms.

2023 Cyber Breaches | Lessons for Business Security

Cyber attacks and data breaches continued to escalate in 2023, costing businesses, organizations, and government agencies billions of dollars and compromising the data of millions of individuals. The top cybercrime trends of 2023 offer companies lessons for safeguarding their systems and protecting their bottom lines.

7 Crucial Questions for Evaluating Managed IT Service Providers

As a law firm, you need your IT to be reliable, secure, and properly designed to support your business goals. For most law firms, it is cost-prohibitive to have all the competencies you need to design, manage, and support a modern IT system in-house. Many firms partner with an outside managed service provider (MSP) for some or all of their IT needs. Here are seven essential questions to ask when interviewing MSPs.

The Most Overlooked Piece of Your Cybersecurity Plan: Your People

Cyberattacks are a top concern for companies of all sizes, prompting many organizations to further invest in their cybersecurity. Globally, spending on cybersecurity hardware, software, and services will top $219 billion this year, up 12% from 2022, and will soar to $300 billion by 2026, according to IDC Data & Analytics. However in safeguarding their systems and data, entities often underestimate the importance of cybersecurity education and training for their employees and other users.

5 Ways to Minimize Your Cybersecurity Risk

Today’s cybercriminals are craftier and more efficient than ever, and data breach costs continue to soar, averaging $4.45 million for 2023, according to IBM. To stay ahead of the criminals, companies must take a multi-pronged, multi-layered approach to cybersecurity. Here are five ways to minimize your risk.

Say Goodbye to Password Expiration

Password expiration notifications are typically met with groans from users. No one wants to trade a familiar password that they can input from muscle memory for one that they have to think up and memorize. But the good news is, many companies are doing away with mandatory password expiration policies, as these policies are no longer necessary or even recommended under today’s cybersecurity best practices.

Cyber Attacks, Changes to Cyber Insurance, and More in my Quarterly Update

People often ask me what's on my mind, what I'm working on, and what's "new and exciting." Since I'm not big on social media, this is how I share these things a few times a year.