Law firms require solutions that are secure, reliable, and auditable while being easy of use. I understand the needs of law firms and have been supporting them since 1991. My advice ensures you understand the implication of you technology and process decisions.
I have been helping people be more productive with technology since 1985. Computer Essentials was started in 1987 and became part of the Results Matter Inc. group of companies in 1999.
The cloud is a key technology that can deliver capabilities for the SMB market that were previously only available to the enterprise. We took our time and have designed a solution that is flexible, scalable, and offers data sovereignty through C E Cloud 24 7, part of the Results Matter Inc. group of companies. C E Cloud 24 7 is a Managed Service Provider (MSP) focused on maximizing the investment you make in IT. Practical Business Continuity (PBC), enterprise file share and sync (FSS) with business grade security features, a live-agent Help Desk based in North America, and workforce mobility solutions including Office 365, SaaS backup (Office 365, Google Apps, etc.) with file retention and auditing. Yes, we can support your hardware and software as well.
Even though I have been working with technology since 1985, I still have tons of fun building computers and optimizing the configuration. My career began as an internal auditor for a major oil and gas company. I moved into Information Technology as the liaison between the Finance Department and IT department where I could put my finance degree and love of technology to greater use.
I transitioned to working in the IT departments at Calgary law firms. Between 1991-1993 I was part of the IT team at Macleod Dixon (now Norton Rose Canada LLP). Responsibilities included implementing the Local Area Network project, disaster recovery planning, and daily technical support. Also created applications in FoxPro 2 including marketing expenditure tracking, litigation support system, library collections management, and a foreign law management system. My responsibilities also included researching, recommending and implementing solutions for text retrieval, document management, litigation support, end user support, and network management along with being the automation specialist on all major litigation files.
In 1993 I moved to Howard Mackie (now Borden Ladner Gervais LLP) as the Supervisor of Information Systems. I was the hands-on project lead for the local area network, optimized the configuration of the file server, developed and implemented PC configuration standards, developed the first phase of the disaster recover plan, was the system administrator for the accounting system, and supervised the Word Processing Centre staff of eight. By re-engineered the service delivery model for the Word Processing Centre, dramatic improvement in document production and quality occured while simultaneously increasing the collaboration between the Word Processing Centre staff and their internal customers consisting of legal assistants and lawyers.
I am proud of my long term relationships with my legal clients and look forward to working with other like minded firms.
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