Managed IT Services For Barrington Law Firms
Legal businesses are among the top industries that need high-end IT services. In addition to mobility, research, and communication platforms, legal practices have an unprecedented need for document security. From customer data to confidential legal documents, law firms can’t afford to go light on IT infrastructure or cybersecurity defenses. In Barrington, IL, law firms can turn to CTI Technology, helping small professional businesses throughout the Chicagoland area.
Why do law firms invest in managed IT services? It’s a perfect balance of responsibility and expertise. Your law firm may not need a full-time IT department, most practices don’t, but you still need the combined expertise and level of service of a full-scale IT department. Outsourcing allows you to partner with an expert IT team complete with infrastructure, API, full-stack, monitoring, and cybersecurity specialists.
What Do Managed IT Services Include?
Managed IT Services for your law firm is like having a remote IT department. This isn’t just a break-fix on-call support line, we’re here to help you build, secure, and maintain your entire technology stack. That’s the difference between IT services and Managed It. We don’t just set up and leave. The CTI Technology team will be with your law firm every step of the way – or just as much as you need us.
Barrington Law Firm Managed IT Services:
- Network and Device/Workstation Setup
- Full-Stack Infrastructure
- Managed Software Updates
- Secure File System Management
- Digital Transformation
- Cloud and System Migrations
- Custom Cybersecurity Configuration
- Cybersecurity Monitoring and Response
- Backup and Recovery Solutions
- On-Call Technical Support
New Practice Setup and Digital Transformations
If your Barrington law firm is just setting up or you’re going through a digital transformation, we can help you build your technical infrastructure from the ground up. We’ll consult to build the ideal combination of network infrastructure, endpoint devices, and software stack for your legal team. We know that the systems you work with define your law firm’s efficiency and even how enjoyable the work is day today. Not to mention the security of your client documents.
- Mobile Devices
- Network Setup
- Software stack
- Network Security
Many law firms are migrating their document management and software platforms to the cloud. This is a more hybrid-friendly and adaptable solution that can also make your Barrington law firm more resistant to malware attacks. However, smoothly and securely migrating all of your documents and past records is a big task. One we’re ready to take on.
The CTI Technology team is ready to help you upgrade your entire law firm IT network to a cloud-based system or an entirely new software stack when the time is right. We’ll make sure that your data remains fidelic, organized, and absolutely secure during the transition and your destination infrastructure is ready for professional performance when the migration is done.
Cybersecurity Configuration and Response Plan
Cybersecurity standards are rising every year. The firewalls your Barrington law firm installed five years just aren’t sufficient to stop the hacker methods being used today. The risks of automated malware, ransomware attacks, and targeted operating system vulnerabilities all need to be addressed by an IT security specialist.
Even among IT, security specialists are a unique branch of the industry. This is one of the primary benefits of working with a Managed IT team. A security specialist will assess your servers, test your vulnerabilities, and build a unique defense strategy to secure your law firm’s confidential documents and archives.
Once your network and endpoints are configured, your security specialist will build a response plan and the Managed IT team will continue to monitor the network. Anomalies in network activity will be investigated to detect any intrusion or hidden malware before it can do damage.
System and Software Stack Maintenance
All modern businesses function on a software stack. The combination of programs used by employees and to build the customer-facing portals work together to create your essential stack. However, getting everything to work together through update cycles and software changes is a professional task. This is a major part of what Managed IT offers to Barrington law firms.
You can rest assured that your software stack will be kept updated, properly configured, secure, and each program well-balanced against the others while CTI Technology is on the job. We’ll help you keep up with the latest updates and make sure your APIs stay properly connected with each new version.
File System Management
File systems are essential to law firms, whether you keep local server archives or have migrated your file system to the cloud. Digital file servers with a powerful search feature can save you hours, even days and weeks of your life during legal research. The integrity of your file system is also necessary to keep your client and practice documents confidential from everyone who isn’t legally privy to each individual document.
CTI Technology understands how important your legal practice file system is and will treat it with absolute care. We will make sure that your law firm file system works exactly the way you need, on the systems you need to access it, with the greatest possible security.
Backup Recovery Solutions
Every Barrington law firm should have a backup recovery plan for your files and your network infrastructure. The more you have backed up and stored in an airtight archive on the cloud, the more easily you can recover from any type of disaster. Tornado wipes out your entire office building and every computer? No problem. With an identical system, you might be able to reload completely from backups. Hacker encrypts half your archives and demands a ransom? Just wipe the hardware to factory settings and reload from backups.
The more complete -and recent – your backups, the more smoothly you can recover from any big or little interruption in data fidelity. Lost data is no longer an issue. And here at CTI Technology, we’ll test every backup to make sure it’s recovery-ready before compressing it into the archive.
On-Call Technical Support
Last but not least, we’re here when you need us. If your Barrington law firm has an email error you need to be fixed right now, CTI Technology will be on the phone and in your email server making it right. If your bandwidth cuts in half right before an important video deposition, we’ll share your urgency in getting your bandwidth back online. Managed IT is about providing the full services of an IT department without the cost, the management hassle, or the labor shortage debacle to worry about.
CTI Technology is ready to become the Managed IT Services solution for your Barrington law firm. Contact us to consult on your practice’s IT support needs.