When people think of law firms, they may visualize shelves full of books, paper files piled high on desks, and lawyers with briefcases in hand marching off to court. However, technology permeates nearly every industry, and the legal field is no exception. With law firms becoming increasingly reliant on information technology resources that must be kept functioning and up to date, many businesses may find themselves struggling to provide the necessary support internally. While some small companies still rely on a designated staffer with an above-average level of tech aptitude, ever-expanding regulatory compliance requirements require an increasing amount of specialized knowledge and experience.
Many legal businesses have been embracing the value of IT managed services providers (MSPs), seeing significant benefits in the proactive management of technology infrastructure, active security and reliability monitoring, and the protection of highly sensitive client data. With appropriate support from an effective MSP, law firms can devote significantly less time and energy toward managing their technology and are better able to focus on their core business functions. Indeed, some IT managed service providers have begun to specialize in supporting the unique needs of the legal industry.
Iconic IT, an MSP with locations spread throughout the United States, is one such company. Capable of bringing industry-specific knowledge and experience to support the IT needs of the legal sector, they have been enabling law firms to adapt to significant changes in the way companies have done business that came about in 2020 and 2021. By bringing the flexibility and efficiency of cloud services to law firms, they have helped numerous companies serve their clients quickly and smoothly, whether remotely or in the office.
Vertis, a global consulting services provider based in Texas, has been another strong advocate for the adoption of managed services by the legal industry. By assisting law firms in improving, managing, and supporting their IT infrastructure, they have helped them see reduced operation costs and improved productivity in their daily work, while maintaining regulatory compliance and monitoring confidential client data.
While many firms are hesitant to invest in their technological resources, those that have made the leap with managed IT services have been able to transform their legal functions by reducing costs, increasing efficiency, and streamlining business processes.