Law Firm Moves To Secure Cloud For Data Management

THE CHALLENGE

Growing Legal Services Firm Requires Strategic IT Assistance

Fugar & Co., an business advisory firm that gives a wide range of legal services, had a small IT group who were overwhelmed.

Because the firm continued to develop, they were concerned their IT environment was not up to date and wouldn’t scale to satisfy their new business plans.
Most significantly, they were worried they weren’t meeting industry regulations for secure information management and weren’t sure exactly what should be done.

They turned to Oceancyber as an IT consultancy resource as they felt they did not have the in-house expertise to make strategic technology and cyber security decisions.

THE SOLUTION

Migration to Cloud for Efficiency, Security and Compliance

Oceancyber found that most of their computers and servers were outdated, posing a critical security threat.

Step one was to emigrate the firm to Microsoft Office 365, a secure cloud solution that might ensure all employees were using the same business software.

The next step was to propose a new network design to replace the outdated infrastructure, hindering efficiency and slowing employee productivity.

This includes shifting to a new cloud-based document and retrieval solution, one of many critical steps to adjust to industry regulations.

Legal firms must adhere to strict archival compliance requirements for their highly confidential client information, mandated by state and federal laws.

The new cloud-based virtual server solution would streamline their data storage and retrieval needs and allow for unlimited scale as they grew.

Additional managed security solutions have also been put in place, ensuring the firm is fully compliant.

THE IMPACT

Ongoing Co-Managed IT Support Meets Strategic Goals

The new network design helped the agency enhance operational productivity and set the stage for continued development. Instructions for maintaining and handling all new systems have been carefully documented by Oceancyber and handed off to the client’s IT staff.
Migrating to the cloud for document storage and retrieval ensured easy access to data from all workplaces while improving safety simultaneously.
After the consulting engagement ended, the agency elected to hire Oceancyber to proceed to reinforce their existing IT staff, relieving them of routine duties that had been slipping behind and dealing with them on strategic goals for the future.