Case Study

CompuVision integrates cloud technology systems to improve
McLeod Law’s inter-office collaboration.

“CompuVision Systems has been supporting us for the past 10 years. They are not only current on the latest technology but also on best management and business practices. They are a significant part of our team as our IT experts.”

McLeod Law LLP
Karryn Mysyk, Human Resources

McLeod Law benefits from Managed IT Services.

Mcleod Law LLP is a recognized brand in the city of Calgary. The Firm has a valued and lengthy history with personal and business services. McLeod Law has been responsible for key successes for individuals and businesses in many areas of law.

As a lawyer you need to find information fast and be as organized as possible. With a proper Document Management System with easy access and query functions is a perfect solution.
  • Easy access to data
  • Searchable documents
  • Matter access anywhere
  • Inner office collaboration
  • IM & video conferencing
Knowing where your data is and who has access to your data is the first step in protection. Cloud technologies provide high levels of redundancy, security protocols, co-location and data backup.
  • GDPR compliance
  • SOC 2 privacy controls
  • ISO 27001 certification
  • Single global platform
  • Institution regulated
As your firm grows you need the agility of an IT infrastructure and support team that can grow with you. Gone are the static servers. Here are the dynamic platforms.
  • Agile infrastructure
  • Unlimited storage
  • Strategic advisors
  • API integration
  • Multiple applications

Technology impact and key results.

Our partnership with McLeod Law increased the speed and efficiency with which they are able to work, while making a massive improvement to their data storage, retention and security.
40%

Increase in speed at which documents can be found

98%

Reduction in data lost

0

Security breaches

100%

Improvement on access for mobile workers

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McLeod Law’s Story

Dedicated to Serving Local Businesses and Community
McLeod Law LLP opened its doors in 1980 as a two-person operation. They’ve grown to a team of more than 50 lawyers with legal services in over 40 different areas. They’re in the business of helping people, and that will never change. The size and depth of experience mean every client engagement is scaled accordingly for an efficient and effective result.

With a growing business in multiple offices it was important for McLeod Law to improve their technology systems. Making these changes required that they look to a trusted IT provider for the right solutions. The demand on the firm to meet client expectations depended heavily on a reliable computer network, communication technologies, and remote access to critical business data.

With each transaction McLeod Law is required to manage and secure large amounts of data and follow several government and legal regulations, essential to every successful matter. The safeguarding of information and improved communication while expanding business network technologies was top priority.

“CompuVision Systems has played a critical role in the firm’s efforts to upgrade our network platform. We have always found them to be very knowledgeable and responsive to our needs. […]”

John Hawke, C.O.O, McLeod Law LLP

Integrated Cloud technologies makes all the difference.

Migrating to the Cloud had a huge impact on McLeod Law, and was the driving focus behind our partnership. The vastly improved data storage and increased flexibility, integration and remote working ability was the perfect fit for their needs as a law firm.

Goals

Choosing to partner with CompuVision provided McLeod Law with trusted professional advice and proven solutions. They needed to know they were working with an organization that understood law firm practices and methodologies. CompuVision needed to work closely with the firm to identify needs, determine requirements and select trusted partners. It was determined that CompuVision was the best qualified to help recommend the solution, source the right technology and partner, implement the solution and provide the needed training to help McLeod with the transition.

Challenges

The challenges facing the firm were not surprising. IDC, a market research firm, suggests that the amount of digital information created each year will increase to 35 trillion gigabytes by 2020. This required McLeod Law to act quickly and look for alternative ways to both store and manage their business data. With offices both in south and downtown Calgary the Firm wanted to make sure regardless of where people were located, they could collaborate and work collectively as a team.

Solutions

New cloud technologies were introduced to keep client information safe and secure. McLeod Law needed to move away from older solutions to improve the redundancy and agility of their servers. The storage requirements with the growth of new business required that online cloud solutions for data storage, backup and archiving be introduced to accommodate for the increase in data.

Communication for the firm requires them to both interact with their clients and opposing counsel; a process that relied directly on the reliability of remote file sharing, video conferencing and access to firm business data. With the need to work with clients throughout Canada and the USA it was imperative that the firm have access to corporate data, video conferencing and constant access to email.

Microsoft Office365 was a perfect fit, providing newer interface, instant messaging, and innovative online collaboration with NetDocuments a cloud-based Document Management System (DMS). NetDocuments allowed them to centralize email and documents to increase availability and storage, and improved office collaboration. The process of migrating the data, setup of the accounts and configuration of each workstation and mobile devices was planned and executed on time and on budget.

NetDocuments for remote access provided secure and reliable connection to important files from any device, a solution that provided the firm with the flexibility to have access to vital client and business information anytime and anywhere. The increased reliable access made life easier to travel and still work.

Built a foundation ready for business growth.

With the adoption of Integrated Cloud Services and online communication tools, McLeod Law is now more prepared to ease into new markets and grow their business. The technical services and support from CompuVision Systems has provided a solid foundation for McLeod Law to build. With each new challenge and opportunity McLeod Law is turning to CompuVision Systems for trusted technology support.

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