The Cloud is frequently talked about but unfortunately commonly misunderstood. Offering significant benefits, it is not a panacea for all problems and does not come without risks.
Moving to “The Cloud” usually refers to moving the location from where services such as email, file storage or application hosting are delivered from local systems to ones based on the internet or cloud. Usually this
Usually “The Cloud” in question is a Public Cloud, where the services are shared with many people rather than a Private Cloud where they are dedicated to one customer or a Hybrid Cloud where local systems and ‘cloud’ systems are integrated.
Cloud Services are usually purchased on a subscription basis, swapping upfront capital expenditure for recurring fees.
What it means for your business
The concept of Cloud has been around for a long time; in fact, EJC has delivered services like email security and archiving through the Cloud since 2003!
What has changed more recently, is that more and more services can be delivered cost efficiently and effectively from the Cloud. Most common are email, file storage and telephony, but Cloud can also be used to host Servers and a wide range of applications. When suitable and correctly implemented they can deliver significant benefits. Delivered badly or if not appropriate, Cloud Services can cause unnecessary problems.
What Cloud Services Are Available
EJC supplies a wide range of cloud services to clients including: Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Azure, Google GSuite, Microsoft Azure, Dropbox, Mimecast Email Management.
We also have significant experience managing and administering those Cloud Services to ensure value for money and ongoing security.
Recent projects include:
Migrating email from Microsoft Exchange to Office 365
Migrating email from Google Apps to Office 365
Migrating Windows Server to Azure
EJC understand the issues that we face as lawyers and offer proven real world solutions. I have been impressed with their professionalism, honesty and most of all their commitment to achieve the best result for their clients. I have no hesitation to recommend EJC as a strong IT partner for legal businesses.
EJC have helped us meet the challenges that we face as a growing professional service firm. Our firm relies on the consistent performance and availability of key systems so that our fee earners can be as productive as possible. Therefore we need to work with an IT partner like EJC, who can engage directly with our suppliers. I highly recommend EJC as a trusted IT partner for professional service firms.
The Anslow Partnership
Druces was experiencing recurring performance issues and service interruptions with its [hosted] systems. We asked EJC to conduct a detailed audit to allow us to identify where the issues were occurring and who we needed to work with to resolve them. Their approach was expert, professional and thorough. The insight it gave Druces allowed us to plan and act with confidence. I would recommend EJC to law firms looking to improve their technology service, delivery and benefits.
The quality of IT is vital to Fisher Meredith’s success and the Infrastructure Assessment by EJC has given the firm a clear roadmap and budget to deliver a secure platform that will support our continued growth…. Since we began working with EJC, they have delivered real improvements to the reliability and performance of our systems. Critically, they work successfully with our internal team, providing expertise and resource that extends and complements our own capabilities.
EJC work with a number of our clients and in my dealings with them I have always found them to be knowledgeable and to offer straightforward advice. I would recommend EJC to anyone that is looking for a professional organisation to help them get the most out of their IT.