Law Firm Management in The CloudLaw Firm Management in the Cloud

Written by Andrew Z. Adkins III.

Mr. Adkins explains how Law Firms can level the playing field by utlizing the cloud.

postheadericon LMS Cloud for Law Firms

Attorney Billing Software in the CloudThrough Rippe & Kingston's LMS Cloud , law firms of any size benefit from rapid cost-effective access to new technologies and skilled IT resources.  As a leader in providing Cloud based solutions for law firms, we have simplified the process so that you no longer need to make a capital expenditure for applications, servers, etc.  Rippe & Kingston takes care of the details!    You simply connect via a secure, high-speed Internet connection.

Gone are the days of you needing  to hire technical and support staff.  You can say goodbye to purchasing and maintaining expensive hardware and software.  You gain immediate access to the same tools used by the largest firms in the legal industry.  The system keeps an automatic eye on your firm's profitability and puts your firm on the cutting edge of competitiveness, without an IT staff. Rippe & Kingston's comprehensive training and technical support, and the extensive mainframe application server hardware and software, are delivered via our Data Center. 

The subscribing law firm only has their PCs, a basic Ethernet network, a router and firewall on site at their location.  By sharing these complex legal-specific applications systems from our Cloud Servers, a law firm only pays a fraction of the overall cost of building these systems in-house, making the very best systems available to law firms of any size.  The small firms can now compete with the largest - even those with extensive technical talent.


LMS Cloud Law Firm Data Center Floor

LMS Law Firm Data Center Floor

Law Firms like yours need stable and efficient facilities to operate their IT infrastructure at its best. This is what Rippe & Kingston's CBTS partner does best.  Whether driven by compliance regulations, increased growth in data, additional communications platforms, physical and virtual security concerns, or stable environmentals to operate optimally….CBTS’ data center solutions are flexible enough to meet our requirements while providing cost-efficient and effective options for our law firm clients. 


State-of-the-Art Technology for Law Firms

LMS Cloud Computing for Law FirmsThe LMS Cloud for Law Firms leverages CBTS Colocation features for our client's benefit.  Each of the data centers have state-of-the-art technology that will allow your business to continue to grow without having the burden of  managing your data.  Variety of bandwidth and connectivity options; ranging from DSx-OCx speeds, to tiered burstable connectivity from Level 3’s IP backbone (56k-20 MB/s speeds).

Our options include:

  • 24X7 Operation Data Center
  • 24X7 IT Data Center Staffing
  • N+N redundancies across all support architectures
  • 100% redundancy capabilities throughout our power delivery system
  • N+1 redundancy capability for all environmental controls
  • DWDM fiber loop that connects all ten (10) data centers
  • Cutting edge fire suppression system – VESDA (Very Early Smoke Detection System Appliance) – that proactively monitors for smoke and fires)



LMS Cloud for Law Firms Data Center Strategy

Our partnership enables us to deliver the perfect Cloud Data Center Strategy for our  Law Firm Clients.LMS Cloud for Law Firms Strategy


100% redundancy capabilities throughout our power delivery system. This means our data centers have diverse power grid feeds to separate power connections into the cabinet.  Power enters the building from two separate power grids provided by the public utility company.  Power inside the facility is provided to each individual cabinet supplied by separate power feeds from disparate UPS systems. If a power outage is sensed by our detection systems, the battery portion of the system kicks in immediately and within one minute, the backup generators come on line to provide full backup power to the data center. This process is transparent to all law firm clients. 


The LMS Law Firm data centers have N+1 redundancy capability for all environmental controls. Temperature and humidity are continuously monitored and controlled via multiple sensors to maintain air temperature between 70 – 74 degrees and relative humidity between 40% – 60%.  Each unit has a data interface board that reports the environmental status and all alarms to the building’s environmental management system, which is monitored 24x7.  The LMS Law Firm Data Centers  also has a state-of-the-art fire suppression system,



The data centers employ a seven (7) tier security approach to ensure your data is safe.  All our data centers are well-secured environments, including the 24x7 presence of guards, closed-circuit TV monitoring, electronic card-key access, and a host of access procedures that ensures unauthorized parties cannot access our client’s IT equipment. Our data center facilities are also structurally sound and capable of protecting your IT infrastructure in the event of a disaster.


All centers are subject to an annual SAS 70 Type II audit, and this compliance verification report is available in hardcopy as needed.  Every three calendar years, CBTS has a "HIPAA Compliance" audit performed during that year's SAS 70 audit. 



About CBTS

Rippe & Kingston has partnered with CBTS since the creation of our Cloud offering for Law Firms. LMS Cloud for Law Firms Strategy


CBTS is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cincinnati Bell, Inc. We provide Technology Solutions for Business, with solutions for emerging, midsize and enterprise customers ranging from data centers and IT outsourcing to voice systems and disaster recovery. We leverage our state-of the art data centers, best-of-breed technical talent and strategic vendor partnerships to deliver technology products and services that help you reduce costs, gain operational efficiencies and decrease risk. ll law firm clients. 




  • Bandwidth - 100% Redundancy of power
  • Skilled IT resources
  • No Capital expenditure for servers and software
  • Scalability - essentially infinite for your law firm
  • Access from Anywhere, Anytime and almost any Device
  • Fire supression - cutting edge
  • Environmentals - N+1 Redundancy capability for all environmental controls
  • Security - 7 tier security approach to ensure your law firm data is safe
  • Compliance - all centers are subject to an annual SAS 70 Type II audit


Contact Info
Rippe & Kingston Legal Management Software Cincinnati Office
Rippe & Kingston
1077 Celestial St
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Phone: (513) 977-4578
Fax: (513) 763-2847