As a full-service law firm based in the heart of Leeds, Clarion has expanded rapidly in recent years, growing into a £10.4m turnover business employing a team of 130 people. Serving private individuals, SMEs and blue chip clients, the firm prides itself on its dynamic, entrepreneurial approach, always looking for ways of adding value and providing the best possible service.
Having expanded rapidly, Clarion, like many businesses, was faced with the problem of how to ensure its technology not only kept up with its current growth but also had the capacity to allow for continued expansion. Rather than simply replacing its ageing IT equipment, the firm wanted to find a more dynamic solution which would give it the flexibility and security it needs, whilst also being cost effective.
PTG’s private cloud solution offers a number of benefits, first and foremost is the ability for our IT to evolve with us – to implement our new practice management and document management systems we required nine new servers, these were turned on and ready to go in a matter of minutes. cloud gives us the flexibility to grow our systems in a cost-effective way with monthly fees rather than having to invest in expensive server infrastructure which would quickly date.
The pure technology group proposed that Clarion move its IT to a private cloud facility and provided a full suite of licensing, allowing it to maximise its software estate and stay protected from any license infringements. As well as reducing its overall IT expenditure, this gave the firm a state-of-the-art system with enhanced flexibility, enabling it to add new systems very quickly. Dedicated nodes from the cloud platform ensured Clarion shared no resource, giving it optimum IT performance.
Having worked with PTG before, I trusted them to find the best solution for us – they have a very strong reputation in the legal world for delivering on technical projects and we are very pleased with what they have achieved here at Clarion.
Support's 24-hour support provided Clarion with full transparency of its systems, including its CPU, RAM and system environment, allowing its performance to be optimised even when system changes are implemented.
As well as the additional security provided by a resilient, purpose-built data centre, PTG also implemented its comprehensive backup Disaster Recovery solution which enabled Clarion staff to be back online within hours in the unlikely event of a total system failure.
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