For law firms, you are experts in all things legal. But are you experts in internet security and data protection? Chances are, the answer is no – meaning your law firm needs managed IT support.
Managed IT support can greatly benefit law firms, especially in light of the growing threat of hacking and other internet and email scams.
In fact, the American Bar Association’s 2021 Legal Technology Survey Report shows that cybersecurity threats are growing. In the report, 25 percent of respondents reported that their firms had experienced a security breach. That number is up from 22 percent in 2017.
Here are four reasons your law firm needs managed IT support. Read on:
Protecting Client Data
We don’t have to tell you that, as a law firm, you possess sensitive and critical data that cannot fall into the wrong hands. By using managed IT support, your law firm. Can rest assured that your client data is protected. A good IT team will set up and monitor security, meaning you can do the important work for your clients.
Backing Up Data
Similarly, a good IT team can help you make the switch to a cloud-based matter management platform meaning your client data will be backed up in a mix of cloud-based and on-premises-based measures. You know you need to backup your data, but even if it is stored in the cloud, it can be accidentally deleted. That’s why you need a specific backup solution.
Your clients rely on you to do things in a timely manner – and you cannot have downtime. A managed IT support team will ensure your servers are working and up to date, your internet is ready and fast and any IT issues are addressed as quickly as possible. Organizations rely on reliable servers and networks – your managed IT team will make sure security measures are in place and threats are addressed – or prevented entirely—so you don’t lose precious time.
Outsourcing your IT management is a cost-effective way to make sure your data is protected without it being something your team has to manage. It saves money in human resources costs, and infrastructure – so you can have it as a service.
If you have questions about managed IT support, we can help. Contact us today!