Internal Server Not Holding Up To Demands Of Growing Firm
With a growing firm, increasing caseload and an internal server quickly reaching the end of its lifespan, McCready, Garcia & Leet had a decision to make – purchase another server and continue to pay for outsourced IT help, or migrate to the cloud and eliminate the capital expense, IT headaches and gain the mobility and flexibility needed for an expanding firm.
The firm migrated to a less robust hosting provider, but was still running in to issues. Having used AbacusLaw legal practice management software successfully for over a decade, as soon as Abacus announced they had built their own US-based data center and Private Cloud platform, they were immediately ready to make the switch.
"The ultimate flexibility is having the ability to connect remotely, from anywhere, with any device"
For Michael McCready, the choice was simple. “For an office with multiple attorneys, the ultimate flexibility is having the ability to connect remotely, from anywhere, with any device.”
“I really believe in the company,” continued Michael. “The service and support we’ve received over the years from Abacus has been fantastic. Abacus Private Cloud offers the same levels of service and reliability I have come to expect from Abacus.”
“With Abacus Private Cloud, it’s as if we’re all sitting next to each other in the same room.”
The firm immediately noticed a difference working within Abacus Private Cloud. The entire environment is faster, more responsive and offers a more seamless working experience. The firm is now fully integrated with Microsoft Office 365 and has direct access to other key applications including Adobe Acrobat Professional, QuickBooks and AbacusLaw. Additionally, with all IT support and maintenance included, IT headaches (and outsourced fees) have disappeared.
Abacus Private Cloud recently enabled one of the partners to move from Chicago to Florida and not miss a beat. With Abacus Private Cloud, all attorneys and staff members are fully connected, wherever they are. Michael continued, “It doesn’t matter if someone is in the same building, at home or anywhere in the country. With Abacus Private Cloud, it’s as if we’re all sitting next to each other in the same room. We have become so reliant on Abacus Private Cloud that I can’t imagine practicing any other way!”