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Eric M. Elfman, CEO of Onit, to Lead Discussion on Cloud Computing at the In-House Counsel Summit

(May 16, 2012)

HOUSTON, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 05/16/12 -- Onit, a leading provider of business productivity and process management Apps, today announced that the Texas Lawyer's In-House Counsel Summit has invited its CEO, Eric M. Elfman, to present on cloud computing. The summit, which will be held in Houston on May 17, helps corporate counsel explore best practices in multiple areas ranging from legal technology to intellectual property.

Elfman's session, titled "Cloud Computing and Legal Technology," kicks off the summit presentations at 8:30 a.m. CT on May 17. In it, Elfman will examine the basic principles of the cloud, its legal implications and its contractual considerations. The thorough discussion will include information on:

  • Cloud basics, including pricing, terms and types
  • Common concerns when operating from the cloud
  • Benefits of adopting cloud computing
  • A real-world example of cloud computing in action
  • Best practices in cloud contracting, including scope, ownership, termination, warranties and limitations of liability
  • How cloud-based apps improve a law department's efficiency and promote cost savings

"Due to the complexity of deploying and maintaining traditional, enterprise-level solutions, many corporate law departments are saddled with inadequate tools to manage workloads and workflows. Cloud computing offers an affordable solution that meets the unique demands of in-house counsel operations with painless deployments and simple maintenance. This session will work to acquaint legal professionals with what they need to know to take advantage of this asset," said Elfman.

Additional panelists include Ed Cavazos, a partner with Bracewell & Giuliani LLP, and Onit Customer Development Executive Paul Zengilowski.

To learn more about this presentation or to register for the event, visit To learn more about Elfman, visit To speak with Elfman or to request a similar presentation for your legal organization, contact Jill Black at

About Onit
Onit was formed by legal software industry experts Eric M. Elfman and Eric A. Smith, co-founders of Datacert, a leading provider of enterprise spend management software. Launched in early 2010, Onit deploys Onit Apps to simplify business process automation and improve business productivity across all departments and industries. The Onit App Builder allows business users to drive efficiency and productivity by combining business process management, project management and information management into one easy to use tool so the user can create their own Onit Apps without having to rely on IT for support.

Businesses have processes for everything -- whether it's hiring a vendor or law firm, terminating an employee, submitting a contract for review, requesting a trademark request, obtaining an NDA, etc. Most of these processes are manual, paper intensive and cumbersome. With Onit Apps, processes are automated in a few clicks, responsible parties are notified immediately, and data collection is centralized. Onit doesn't require any software to download or resources from IT. For more information, visit or contact 1-800-281-1330.

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