Awesome, thanks! That is what I was looking for.
I too work at a small law firm of 15 attorneys. We use fileengine (http://www.fileengine.com/
), which is basically a turn-key Linux box with a SAMBA server solution. There is basically zero administration: you plug the box into your network, and hook up to it by mounting the shares on your Windows desktops. The neat part about the fileengine is that it is automatically backed up every day to removable hard drives and also to an off-site server. So, on a day-to-day basis you are using an in-house box on your LAN that continues to operate even if your external Internet goes down and is generally faster than interacting with the cloud directly. If things really go bad (fire/flood/etc) your data is still preserved for offsite retrieval.
That's pretty neat.
Is there any version control built in?
I was looking at NetDocuments (http://www.netdocuments.com/
) as collaboration/version control solution.
I do believe that there is a legal requirement for archiving of records for a while but that might depend on the type of lawyer/cases that they deal with.
Note, I am basing my guess on legal/security issues that have come up on various projects I've been part of with my company (I work as a server admin).
I'm in the same boat. I'm in charge of IT for a SMB that deals with sensitive data, and I've only had tangent dealing with lawyers.
Archiving is probably going to be a big issue they will have to address.
I'm thinking Spideroak for backups, which oddly enough I just evaluated for my job. Jungle Disk could be another backup service, but they don't trumpet security the way Spideroak does. Jungle Disk is secure enough for my cat pic collection, but I'm not sure about a law firm.
I'll probably suggest they get VPNs as well, to deal with wifi hotspots. Tunnelr (https://www.tunnelr.com
) or PrivateInternetAccess (https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/p ... t-support/