You’ve been informed that your law firm’s servers are approaching “end of life” (EOL), and you have to make an IT decision soon. You likely invested quite a lot of time, research and money into your firm’s current technology, and you may feel less than thrilled about going through the IT planning and purchase process all over again.
It's the long weekend, you're away with family and an unexpected deadline comes up. Your client or partner is waiting on you, and you can't get your large document to transfer from one application to another. You decide to bypass the problem and email it to yourself using your spouse's gmail account. There, problem solved.
Bales Beall LLP
Wills & estates, family law, litigation, employment law
9 lawyers, 9 staff
Toronto firm Bales Beall LLP had a professional IT setup: a server room filled with a solid network of servers, providing a LAN that worked well for the firm - most of the time. As all in-house systems do, it was nearing the end of its life: remote access was becoming onerous, software was crashing and the network was slowing down. One option was to simply buy new servers to replace the old. But Partner Karon Bales had heard of Cloud IT and wondered: would moving to the Cloud be a safer, more reliable solution?
If you’re like most lawyers, referring to your days as “busy” is a gross understatement. The last thing you need is computer problems getting in the way of your productivity. Even when your IT is working well, managing systems and supervising IT consultants is a chore, and can put a strain on your budget.