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Top 6 Questions to Ask a Managed Service Provider | Essential Guide

Businesses rely more heavily on technology today – which means getting it right is more important than ever. You can’t afford ill-timed outages, costly cyber breaches, or inefficient processes if your firm wants to remain competitive and effectively serve your clients. Because IT has become increasingly complex and costly for small and midsize businesses to do on their own, many turn to Managed IT Service Providers (MSPs) to fulfill some or all of their technology needs. Thoroughly vetting a potential IT provider is an essential first step to ensure that your firm's needs are effectively met. Here are 6 key questions to ask MSPs before you commit to a partnership.

6 Advantages of Managed IT Services in New York City

New York City is a highly competitive place to do business. In fact, a study by the Economist Intelligence Unit ranked New York the most competitive city on the planet. To succeed here, your law firm can’t afford to have its IT system go down due to faulty equipment, and you certainly can’t accept the security risks and lost productivity that inefficient, insecure IT breeds. Your law firm needs to focus its time and energy on your core business to stay ahead of your competitors. Partnering with a New York City-based managed IT service provider (MSP) can help you with all these realities and more.

Making Hoteling Work: Benefits and Implementation Tips for Your Firm

Many companies have changed the way they work, with many adopting some form of a flexible workplace. According to a 2022 survey of 25,000 American workers by McKinsey and Ipsos, 58% reported that they had the opportunity to work from home at least one day a week. As companies have transitioned to a flexible workplace model, many have turned to hoteling as a system for managing their hybrid workforces. When done right, hoteling can provide many benefits for both employers and employees.

Best Practices for Your Firm's Strong Password and MFA Policy

For law firms, cybersecurity should always be at the forefront of your IT. Data breaches are costly to your operations, your reputation, and to your clients. One of the most important aspects of cybersecurity is a strong password and multi-factor authentication (MFA) policy. Here are some of the most effective practices for implementing a strong password and MFA policy for your firm.

How to Evaluate Cloud Desktop Solutions for Your Law Firm

With many law firms requiring a more flexible workspace, cloud-based business solutions continue to grow in popularity. One such solution, Desktop as a Service (DaaS), moves your desktops, servers, applications, and files to a secure, private cloud. This allows your attorneys and staff to safely access their desktops from anywhere, on any device. As the number of DaaS providers continues to grow, it can be challenging to find the right partner for your firm. When vetting a DaaS provider, there are several important factors to keep in mind.

The Biggest Cyberattacks of 2022

Since the inception of information technology, cybersecurity has come a long way. Unfortunately, cyberattacks have kept pace and malicious actors are constantly on the hunt for new targets. High-profile cyberattacks frequently occur across a variety of industries, proving that anyone can become a target. If 2022 taught us anything, it’s that no business or service is safe from becoming a target. Here are some of the biggest cyberattacks of 2022.

7 Things Every Employee Needs to Know about Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is at the forefront of every business owner’s mind, but many fail to realize that their employees are an essential part of their cybersecurity practices. While firewalls, monitoring systems, and anti-virus software are essential to cybersecurity, the human element plays the most vital role in preventing a breach. Employees need to know how to keep themselves, their company, and their clients safe. Here are 7 things every employee needs to know about cybersecurity.

Why Law Firms Should Consider Their IT a Strategic Investment Rather than a Cost

Just as your people, location, and corporate culture are intrinsic to how your law firm operates, so too is your IT. When an intrinsic part of your firm does not function well, it largely impacts your firm’s operations and the productivity of your attorneys and staff, ultimately influencing how clients view your firm. By approaching IT as a strategic investment rather than a cost and aligning IT with your operational needs and business goals, your firm can realize efficiencies while gaining a competitive edge. 

How Strategic Investment in IT Enhances a Law Firm’s Operations

Many law firms think of IT as a cost of doing business rather than a strategic investment. As a result, their approach to IT tends to be reactive in nature. When problems occur, such as when the system repeatedly crashes or attorneys cannot access files remotely, the IT team troubleshoots and makes necessary adjustments – until the next issue arises.