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Why lawyers prefer remote working with hosted desktops

The legal sector has undergone radical changes over recent years. It is now more important than ever to reduce costs and free up cashflow and a specific way to do this is to evaluate the cost existing IT solutions and resources. 

Cloud-based solutions, such as a hosted desktop, are now gaining great popularity amongst UK law firms, due to the levels of accessibility and data security available. Let’s take a look at the benefits of implementing a hosted desktop and how it can significantly impact your law firm.

What is a hosted desktop?

To your staff, a hosted desktop or a virtual PC works the same as a standard computer in your office. It takes everything you get from a normal computer – the hardware, the operating system, the processing power – but the main difference is that it is all accessible to you via the cloud, giving you access anywhere and anytime. Your staff will be able to access files, applications and even data from court, client meetings or any location that has secure internet.

How does it work?

The volume of information and legal documents that need to be managed securely remains a constant requirement for law firms. With a hosted desktop solution, all your data (including client files) is hosted on-site in UK data centres. However, this doesn’t mean that your sensitive data will be open to anyone. Our hosted desktops provide the highest level of security to both you and your clients, through a combination of physical and virtual security.

How will it help your law firm?

There are a multitude of benefits that your hosted desktop could provide your law firm, including more flexibility, reliability, efficiency and many more:

Reduced costs – with no additional hardware costs or maintenance, save your firm the extra expense.

Increased productivity – giving your lawyers and other employees all the access they need, whenever or wherever they need it, on any device, not only promotes flexibility but also enhances productivity. 

Reduced IT maintenance– with a hosted desktop solution, the maintenance is managed by us, remotely. This will reduce the extra cost of IT support staff. No more servers need to be maintained, updated or replaced. All the latest software updates and security checks are made automatically by our dedicated team

Increased scalability– instantly add and remove users and licenses when you want to grow or control your business size. Setting up new accounts and requesting applications can be done in a matter of minutes.

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