eFax Corporate Releases Results of Eye on Technology Survey

Tim Dubes | May 23, 2014

Eye on Technology Survey from Legal Professionals

In April we conducted a poll of legal professionals to mine insights about issues and trends within the industry. The survey revealed a strong mobile adoption trend, with those in the  identifying  (42 percent) as the No. 1 spending priority in the coming year, followed by cloud based applications (26 percent). Many legal respondents also envision a “paperless office” in the future, but to date, physical documents remain the norm.

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With Technological Advances Come Increased Security Worries

Concerns about security within the legal profession understandably abound. Despite technology advancements, security requirements have become increasingly complicated when reviewing, . Over half (55 percent) of legal professionals cite document security as their top concern related to documents, but there’s often a disconnect on the best route for secure exchange.

•    With respect to concerns related to documents, secure document transfer is a serious concern (12 percent), prevailing over audit trails (4 percent) and eDiscovery preparedness (4 percent).

•      Despite security being a top concern, the majority of legal professionals use two of the least secure methods to exchange documents most frequently (email, 42 percent, and paper mail, 25 percent).

•    These methods are favored over more secure methods like  and courier, though fax comes through in the crunch: more than half of legal professionals (51 percent) have relied on mobile or digital fax to respond quickly in time-sensitive situations.

For more information on the survey and to see the raw data, please visit .

Tim Dubes

About Tim Dubes

Tim Dubes Former Sr. Manager, Enterprise Marketing at eFax Corporate® - a part of j2 Global™
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