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Hutchinson Thomas are one of the leading law firms in South Wales, with state of the art offices in Neath and SA1 Swansea. The team offer support in a number of areas including but not limited to; criminal law, employment law, family law, IP, medical negligence and property. It also has a reputation for providing its clients with the highest quality legal representation in its various specialist fields.
After meeting at a legal event, Hutchinson Thomas asked CSG to advise on how to make the systems more agile to changing demands, ensure staff could work from any location seamlessly, undertake an audit of the health of the network and ensure there were robust Cyber Security systems in place.
The organisation had acquired another legal practise in Swansea and this site needed integrating into the Hutchinson Thomas systems from a Cyber security and operational perspective.
Staff were now working from different locations, be that one of the three sites or home, and the systems needed to be flexible enough to cope with these changes. An assessment was required to not only review what changes were needed but to ensure we worked with the good infrastructure that was already in place.
Following discussions with Hutchinson Thomas, CSG implemented changes across the infrastructure, with delivery of services centred around MS Hyper V and the MS Cloud. Collaboration, data and IT services were delivered via the MS 365 Cloud of applications and integrated with the on-premise IT systems.
The core networking infrastructure needed a refresh with better performing equipment to ensure reliability and performance, CSG deployed leading HPE Aruba technology.
CSG rolled out a large HP laptop farm with optimised equipment to replace existing legacy hardware, this would allow staff to interact with the Hutchinson Thomas MS cloud from any of the offices or home securely.
From a Cyber Security perspective, the offices were securely interconnected via SD-WAN technology and staff can work between sites and from home very securely. The network, endpoint and email services were protected as a synchronised security system, powered by Sophos technology, to protect against emerging and evolving threats such as spoofing , CEO Fraud, malware, ransomware and exploit kit attacks.
The project delivery has allowed Hutchinson Thomas’ staff to work flexibly within a modern IT infrastructure, irrespective of device or location or how they choose to access the key applications and data.
Cloud delivered services have made the systems more robust and agile to changing demands and the upgrade of the core networking stack provided real world performance gains. The offices now interconnect securely from both a data and voice perspective, extending the corporate services across location boundaries.
The Hutchinson Thomas partners are confident in their IT strategy and the robust approach to Cyber Security systems.
What Hutchinson Thomas said
“It’s critical to know all our technology needs are handled by one company. The quality of support CSG provide is superb, delivering a prompt response to all our technical queries. We have worked with CSG over a number of projects and the delivery has been absolutely first class and their team offer advice and support that is tailored to our needs. I would gladly recommend them to any organisation looking to adopt more modern ways of working .” Helen Rowden, Hutchinson Thomas Solicitors.