InTechnology and NetDocuments kick start cloud alliance with Tods Murray signing

21 May 2012

InTechnology and NetDocuments, who are partnering in the delivery of a cloud-based document management system (DMS), have announced the signing of leading Scottish law firm Tods Murray LLP. The NetDocuments solution, which is offered on a Software as a Service basis and hosted in the UK by InTechnology, will be rolled out to nearly 200 users in Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Tods Murray had been planning to go down the traditional path of an expensive and hardware-intensive DMS until they saw NetDocuments.

James Walker, IT Manager, Tods Murray, commented: "Initially we were sceptical about a cloud-based DMS, but we quickly saw that NetDocuments satisfies all our key requirements, including email management, and would allow an accelerated deployment strategy. Moreover, it gives us more than just a DMS: it also provides built-in business continuity provision, as well as an integrated external document sharing solution that will enable us to improve our service to clients."

"Law firms can save significant money and operate more efficiently by taking advantage of proven cloud-based solutions like NetDocuments," said Lindsay Birch, Chief Operating Officer, Tods Murray. "NetDocuments is highly-rated by its many customers in the US, and with InTechnology now providing a high quality, resilient hosting environment for prospective UK clients we're delighted to be among the first to sign up and take advantage of the alliance."

Tods Murray performed extensive due diligence prior to signing, determining that the level of security and confidentiality on offer was higher than that which could be achieved by most firms on their own. The NetDocuments service is hosted within InTechnology's Tier 3, ISO 27001 certified data centres, providing Tods Murray with automatic backup of all their data as well as the highest levels of availability and redundancy. The NetDocuments security standards and procedures are aligned with industry best practice including the recent advice on "Cloud Computing" published by the Law Society of Scotland.

Mark Halpin, InTechnology's Legal Partnerships Manager, commented: "The confidence NetDocuments and its DMS clients have in our hosting infrastructure is a reflection of our long track record and credibility within the legal sector, supporting many of the top 250 firms with a range of managed network, data and telephony services. This latest tie-up builds on our expertise as an applications provider and offers law firms an exciting new option when it comes to document management solutions."