Guest Blog: Top Tips on Cloud Computing


What can you do in four minutes that doesn’t involve an egg?  Avail yourself of some excellent tips on cloud computing filmed at the recent LawTech Futures 2013 conference by managed service provider and legal sector/Microsoft specialist

This short ‘vox pop video’ brings together a whole host of tips from IT experts like McAfee and Google to heavyweights in the legal sector such as law firms who have made the move to cloud computing. So whatever sector you’re in, there are useful  suggest to help anyone with their deliberations on the cloud. Click here to view the video:

There are a number of recurring themes, with due diligence, sector expertise and security all featuring, together with a pretty strong hint that not all cloud providers are the same.

Nigel Redwood, managing director of, summarises things well: “The take-out from this is that firms certainly need to be asking all the right questions, to be prepared to dig a bit deeper, to ensure they are comparing like with like, and, if they still need reassurance, to be looking for ‘referencability’, as one contributor described it.”

The video offers up the thoughts of a variety of contributors, including Google’s director of engineering, Ray Kurzweil; legal technology pundit and highly respected editor of the Legal IT Insider, Charles Christian; Thereza Snyman, IT director of Kingsley Napley LLP; Charles Stringer, head of IT at Keystone Law; Graham Lawrence, IT director of DMH Stallard LLP; ShoreTel’s Andy Powell; Nettitude’s Rowland Johnson; Eric Hunter of Bradford & Barthel; and Eric Sissi, of McAfee.


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