To effectively manage the technology in a law firm, an outsourced IT provider is necessary.
Why? There are a lot of reasons for this.
For starters, today’s law firms are under tremendous pressure to improve the efficiency and productivity of billable work while finding ways to maintain the workflow without necessarily neglecting mundane yet important work, which, in this case, pertains to IT responsibilities.
While internal IT staff might initially sound like a good idea, the ever-growing IT responsibilities of a constantly evolving law firm will inevitably become too much for a single IT hire to handle. Alternatively, hiring a big IT team can and will help solve this problem. However, it also creates another dilemma; doing so asks a law firm to strain their financial resources for non-billable work.
That’s a problem that can be solved with a specialised outsourced IT provider that offers managed IT services, hosted desktop and many others.
What Does an Outsourced IT Provider Do?
From the name itself, to “outsource” means to pay another company to do part of its work.
In this case, an outsourced IT provider handles all of the IT responsibilities of a law firm. This includes emails, accounts, and document management, as well as taking on the responsibility of efficient practice management systems, server hosting, and more.
Unlike in other industries, outsourcing in law firms is par for the course.
From legal research to brief writing, as well as transcriptions, computer repairs, and more, law firms are not above outsourcing non-billable work to other specialised companies. As such, contracting an outsourced IT provider who specialises in law is a logical next step for any law firm who wants to improve the efficiency of the team and minimize IT problems.
Why an Outsourced IT Provider Makes Sense for Law Firms
In general, outsourcing service from specialised contractors works especially well for law firms because it allows them to:
· Concentrate on their core competence
Freeing up staff members and allowing them to focus on the company’s core competencies, in which case, is the legal industry. This translates to improved efficiency, productivity, and development of individual talents that will benefit the law firm, both in the short-term and in the long-term.
· Deeper expertise
An outsourced IT provider can set up the necessary technological systems and infrastructure for everyone in the law firm, as well as have a broad range of knowledge across a wide range of IT problems. Because of this, everyone can focus on doing what they do best without being disrupted by inefficient systems or IT problems.
· Stay on top of their expenses
Competent IT providers allow your law firm to pick the level of support that you need at the moment, but also affords the firm the flexibility to hire additional support as it grows or in case of an emergency. Although you won’t have to pay for a full-time onsite IT staff, an outsourced IT provider is capable of giving you everything form managed IT services to a complete IT staffing solution should the need arise.
The best part? Because the prices are often fixed and transparent, it will be easier for your law firm to monitor the expenses in real time.
· Save time
Time is the most valuable resource that an IT firm can have.
An IT provider will take care of the law firm’s IT needs so that the lawyers and associates can just focus on the law.
Get Tech Out of the Way With the Help of Specialists
Law firms live and die by how competitive and profitable they are.
Without a sophisticated IT system that enables everyone in the law firm to focus on what they do best, the firm suffers now and in the future. But, by outsourcing to a trusted and capable IT provider, the law firm finds itself in a position where it can improve its functionality and productivity today while also retaining the flexibility to adopt new technologies in the future.
At Innessco, our team of IT professionals are dedicated to fulfilling the IT responsibilities of law firms.