Cloud adoption has been a slow-brewing trend in the legal sector over the last few years, but a recent announcement that Hogan Lovells, the fourth-largest firm in the United States based on the National Law Journal’s 2017 rankings, has opted to adopt a cloud-based document management system may indicate that legal is moving more definitively into the cloud.

Hogan Lovells recently announced that the firm plans to use cloud-based system NetDocuments as its primary document management system. Prior to the adoption, the firm was using two competing systems, iManage and OpenText, left over from the firm’s merger of Washington D.C.-based Hogan & Hartson and U.K. firm Lovells in 2010.