How Collaboration and Communications Tools help Small Law Firms Work From Anywhere - With Jane Oxley Smokeball CRO
When we launched our suite of communication and collaboration tools in Smokeball last year, we worried we were too far ahead of the curve: that small law firms would fail to embrace messaging each other internally, sharing documents with each other, and also messaging their clients and third parties from our software. The “chat” look and feel, while familiar, was unlike anything else available to small law firms, especially when it was embedded in directly the case management software they use to run their practice.
There are myriad chat apps on the market. Alternatives to Slack and Microsoft Teams include Google Hangouts Chat, Mattermost, and Flock. But, none unfortunately are truly free. Sure, some remote teams are relying on iMessage and SMS texts in a pinch, but for a decentralised office, consistent and secure communication is a must.
Cyber crime has rapidly increased in recent years, with email fraud being the primary tactic of attackers. In result, email is now deemed insecure.
To combat the threat of cyber crime, Smokeball has created a secure messaging and file sharing platform called Communicate. Perfect for sharing Trust Account Details or sending large contracts that your email cannot handle.
Smokeball ‘Communicate’ - Secure File Sharing and Messaging Securely connecting Lawyers and Conveyancers with their clients
Cyber crime has rapidly increased in recent years, with email fraud being the primary tactic of attackers. Lawyers and conveyancers represent an attractive target for cyber criminals, considering you are typically small businesses that deal with large financial transactions.
Email is now deemed insecure and many are worried about their emails being hacked. In response we have developed Communicate, a secure file sharing and messaging platform and mobile app. The first of its kind within the Australian legal and conveyancing industry!