Clive Knott, IT Director, Howard Kennedy
"What struck me about the relationship with CenturyLink was that, at our first meeting, they had put together a very strong team, focussed on getting us the right solution."
Responsive IT Services for the Legal Sector
Managing the security implications of implementing a digital transformation strategy can pose a significant challenge for law firms without the right kind of support and governance. Law firms are a particularly attractive target for hackers due to the vast amounts of sensitive data held in their repositories. The shifting focus of hackers to law firms has been highlighted in the press, with the SRA reportedly finding an increase in the targeting of firms by cyber criminals.
But although a vast range of security software is available, those responsible for the IT infrastructure in large firms have a huge task in designing and delivering a robust cybersecurity strategy, especially when the priorities of other stakeholders need to be taken into account. The most secure solutions are rarely the most efficient, and it's necessary to consider all the angles when coming to a decision about how best to ensure data security.
Moving from an internally hosted practice management suite to an externally managed colocated solution - or a web-based service - can bring the benefits of being agile and scalable without significant up-front investments, but you need to be sure that your IT partner understands the legal framework within which you operate.
CenturyLink understands how to deliver secure and compliant solutions to the Legal sector, with unmatched breadth and depth of understanding, serving hundreds of law firms including over half of the top 13 global firms (by revenue) and 80% of the Magic Circle firms. Legal firms look to CenturyLink as a strategic partner to assist them with their digital transformation.
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