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Why Do Ontario Law Firms Need An IT Managed Service?

Law Firms Benefit When Partnering with an IT Managed Services Company

Discover how outsourcing your IT department to an IT service enables your law firm to save time and money while ensuring data is secure and easily accessible.  

Given the fact that cybercrime attacks are growing by 15% each year, it’s not surprising that many law firms are outsourcing their IT department to IT managed service providers who have the tools needed to prevent these damaging attacks. At the same time, improved cybersecurity isn’t the only reason to partner with an IT managed service. The following are some other benefits that are worth considering.

Preventing Downtime

For most companies, downtime is a costly setback. In the legal world, downtime can spell the difference between winning a case and losing it. The ability to access information on-line without undue delay is a must for any successful lawyer. Furthermore, lawyers and paralegals need a good IT system to log or update important client data.

IT managed services that specialize in working with law firms offer secure, speedy cloud storage options to allow for immediate data access on various devices. What is more, the law firm’s IT system is monitored by IT experts 24 hours a day, ensuring that downtime is a rare occurrence. When something goes amiss, the company’s IT experts immediately repair the issue.

Cutting Edge Technology and Knowledgeable Experts

Lawyers need the best technology in order to stay a step ahead of the competition. A quick IT system, top-tier software, an efficient document management system, and a customized billing system are valuable tools that enable a law firm to provide its clients with the outstanding service they need and deserve. IT managed services offer these tools and more, enabling you to boost efficiency and grow your firm.

Furthermore, technicians at managed IT services stay abreast of new developments in their industry. They regularly attend IT seminars to learn about the latest technologies and then use their knowledge to offer law firms the best possible IT solutions to any given issue.

Keeping IT Costs Low

The average annual salary for an IT technician in Canada is $50,000. However, companies that want to hire an IT expert should be prepared to shell out nearly $80,000 a year. Furthermore, your business will need to offer your IT technician benefits and suitable office space.

Thankfully, you don’t have to hire an in-house IT technician to successfully manage your IT department. IT managed services offer customized service plans so you only have to pay for the services you need and use. Costs are reasonable as the IT service not only pays the technicians but also covers the cost of updating the software you need to keep your firm up and running. You simply pay a flat fee as outlined in the service level agreement.

Introducing OnServe

OnServe offers IT services for law firms in Kingston, Brockville, and the surrounding area. The company has been in operation for nearly thirty years and offers a wide range of services to help businesses improve cybersecurity, increase efficiency, and more. We offer 24/7 service, providing clients with secure network access, software tools to boost business efficiency, on-site and off-site back-up, cybersecurity assessments and training, and more. Get in touch with us to learn more about our services or to make an appointment with one of our IT experts.