Reach Cloud Nine with Public or Private Cloud

As discussed in an article last year: Working with cloud solutions has its proven benefits to businesses of all shapes and sizes. The ability to have access to any kind of data regardless of location is truly an efficiency powered by this latest technology. As a busy legal professional, it’s crucial to have accurate and reliable ways to access your files anywhere and anytime on various devices without sacrificing security. This can only be accomplished through web-based solutions; however, not all cloud solutions are created equal. Especially in the legal field you might want to choose between a public or a private cloud solution.

What does the public cloud look like?

Public clouds are the most common type of cloud technology used out there. This type of cloud is owned and operated by a third-party provider and delivered over the internet. It can be run very cost-efficiently by saving IT infrastructure maintenance costs. With this technology, all hardware, software, and other supporting infrastructure are owned and managed by the cloud provider. In addition, you share the same hardware, storage, and network devices with other organizations or cloud “tenants,” and you access services and manage your account using a web browser. Public cloud real-life examples can include web-based email, online office applications, storage, and testing and development environments.

Want to use voice tech in the cloud – quick and easy?

We got you covered with Philips SpeechLive. SpeechLive is an encrypted public cloud that allows you to create and access recordings and transcripts and use speech recognition anytime from your smartphone as well as any computer. While being more affordable, as we maintain the server, you benefit from easy workflow and secure end-to-end file transmission.


What is a private cloud?

A private cloud consists of cloud computing resources used exclusively by one business or organization. This can be physically located at your organization’s on-site data center, or a third-party service provider can host it. Private clouds are often used by government agencies, financial institutions, any other mid-to large-size organizations with critical operations seeking security that they control to meet their standard.

Keep it all in-house with Philips SpeechExec Enterprise

SpeechExec Enterprise is an on-premises dictation and transcription solution, ideal for medium to large businesses supporting a wide range of scenarios from dictation workflows between authors and assistants, mobile services like smartphone integration, speech recognition and even direct access to an outsourced transcription service. If you prefer to run a cloud-enabled solution in-house, this voice technology solution will check all the boxes.


Regardless of either solution, both provide the level of accessibility, ease of use and highest standard of security that many legal firms struggle to meet in today’s fast-changing world. Let us know what solution you would prefer and why in the comments below.

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