Leading law firm partners with InTechnology to move its IT into the Cloud

10 October 2011

Shoosmiths, one of the UK's top law firms has turned to Cloud services from leading provider InTechnology to support its continued growth.

The firm, with eight offices across the UK and over 1200 staff, has grown significantly and its range of specialised business and consumer legal services has resulted in complex communication and IT needs.

To meet these needs, Shoosmiths is using InTechnology's managed network services to provide high-bandwidth, secure connectivity between its offices. In addition, it has implemented a range of InTechnology's Cloud-based services including data hosting, virtual server hosting, managed replication and managed backup services for the firm's entire data estate.

David Bason, IS director at Shoosmiths said: "As a law firm covering multiple service areas, each having its own distinct challenges, we knew that ultimately we wanted a one-stop shop which would support our network, infrastructure and data requirements. Above all we wanted a company we could trust and InTechnology ticked all the boxes."

"The introduction of InTechnology's services and the company's proven ability to support our widely divergent needs has proved invaluable. We look forward to working with them closely in the years to come."

Natalie Duffield, Director of Sales and Customer Management at InTechnology said: "Being the sole provider of the network and a variety of managed services has meant Shoosmiths' entire IT operation has become less cumbersome and unwieldy.

"The solutions Shoosmiths has implemented will reduce the pressure on the internal IT team and allow it to focus on core priorities and maintain its commercial agility. The introduction of a Cloud-based managed backup service and a virtual hosting hardware environment gives the firm flexibility and scalability and also provides important benefits in terms of business continuity."

Since working with InTechnology, in addition to the efficiency benefits found in improved data backup facilities, Shoosmiths has also saved money. Using InTechnology's hosted data centre has reduced substantial energy and maintenance costs that would have been needed for an on-premise facility while deduplication of the firm's data has reduced storage requirements.

David Bason concludes: "The introduction of InTechnology's services and the company's proven ability to support our widely divergent needs has proved invaluable. We look forward to working with them closely in the years to come."