IT Support for Chicago Legal Firms: Securing Data Without Buying Servers

IT Support For Chicago

managed-IT-support-chicagoFor legal firms, securing data is a high priority part of your IT business plans. Leaked or lost data can be costly, leading to lost cases, lost clients and lost income. Many law firms are therefore stuck between the cost of not using modern technology and the cost of securing it.

Technology Costs

Law firms have to address the cost of not using the most advanced technology with the cost of securing in-house servers and managing users, firewalls and network security in order to get the best use out of your business computer system.

Private servers are costly. They require full time security and networking staff to operate. Servers need specially-designed data centers to protect their operating hardware and provide physical security. Fortunately, with secure private clouds, law firms have options to outsource their IT securely and affordably.

Private Clouds

A private cloud is where a technology firm designates specific cloud hardware and software for your company within your corporate firewall. Outsourcing your secure private cloud infrastructure gives you the ability to build a network, manage your customer’s data and your own documents from anywhere, while still maintaining the same security you would have with an in-house server.

The advantages of outsourcing a secure private cloud are several and include:

  • No Hardware to Purchase – Your cloud service provider will lease the hardware out to you, so you only pay for what you use, for the time you use it.
  • Redundancy – Redundancy in your IT systems is the difference between lost data (case files, confidential logs and more) and safe data in the event of a hard drive crash. Redundant systems standard for any good cloud provider.
  • Back Ups – All good cloud service providers do complete back-ups of their data at least once every 24 hours. This means that in the event of a major disaster, your information will be up-to date within one day.
  • Business Recovery – Redundancy in IT systems with regular backups means that your law firm will never go out of business because of a catastrophic data loss. The same cannot be said for most small business servers in a back office.

Outsourcing your server and cloud IT to a professional technology firm is not just an affordable way to manage your IT, it is also more secure than average business systems.

To find out how outsourcing IT could benefit your law firm, contact us today.