In terms of online data backup, what makes professional organizations such as accountants, lawyers and architects special, is their increasing reliance on computers to process and store information and data. Accountants need to manage their own and their clients data. Lawyers produce large amounts of case data, with multiple versions of documents. Architects are characterized by their increasing volumes of drawing data.
Fee income for all professionals is related to the productivity of staff and partners. And if billable staff are non-productive, it can impact directly on the bottom line of the business.
There are liability and other legal issues to consider when much of the work involves dealing with important and client confidential data, data which might not be properly protected.
Perhaps one final factor is that most firms rely heavily on their professional reputation for continuity of business and for winning new clients.
So what price lost client data, lost productivity and damaged reputation?