Thompson & Brown goes paperless with adoption of Rise’s DataCenter on Demand technology

Glasgow-based law firm Thompson & Brown Solicitors has created a fully paperless office and drastically increased workforce productivity following its adoption of Rise’s DataCenter on Demand (DCoD) technology.

Working with legal IT specialist partner Denovo to migrate its case management software to Rise’s cloud platform, the lawyers’ employees now have around-the-clock access to huge volumes of legal documentation from anywhere, at any time, including on users’ chosen smart phones and tablet devices. Thompson & Brown has since significantly decreased administration time associated with paper documentation and updating case details, and ensured 100 per cent compliance with security and regulatory demands.

Graeme Brown, Partner at Thompson & Brown commented: “What I liked about Rise and Denovo’s cloud proposition was its simplicity. It was a very sensible option for us when looking at how we could grow the business, and use technology to support us in doing so.

“Since our data is now stored in one central place, there is a higher level of confidence at the company, and the staff are much happier that data is sitting in a secure data centre, rather than on a physical server that can be removed. We naturally had questions about migrating from an on-premise server to the cloud in terms of disruption to the business, but once we were introduced to the team at Rise, we realised that it really was fool proof,” said Brown.

James Henigan, Managing Director of Rise added: “Many law firms are up against difficult logistical issues when not in the office or in the court room. Regularly, Thompson & Brown’s lawyers were carrying boxes of files back to their homes in order to work on for a full day’s work in court. Rise’s DCoD cloud platform alleviates these issues, as well as eradicates the communication issues derived from conventional server formats, since connectivity with the data centre is much faster.”

“With Rise’s cloud technology and Denovo’s case management software, we became one of Scotland’s first ‘paperless offices’. It also enables us to maintain a system where client confidentiality and other important legal functions are protected, without the usual clutter of a legal office,” he concluded.

Rise’s DCoD is fast, reliable and provides full control and configuration of the infrastructure for customisation to fit Thompson & Brown’s requirements. It also offers the ability for the firm to add server capacity, processing power or storage based on what it requires at any given time.

About Rise

Rise is the channel sales division of Fasthosts Internet Group. Based in Gloucester UK, Rise provides cloud Computing and hosted IT services to a variety of customers through its channel partners and partner proposition of DataCenter on Demand™ which is a highly flexible, scalable and on-demand infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and software-as-a-service (SaaS) product portfolio allowing for seamless integration of standalone and hybrid cloud solutions.

Rise host these services from their UK datacentres and provide infrastructure support 24/7/365. In recognition of its commitment to delivering products and services for outstanding adoption and application of innovation, Rise was named 2011 winner of The Global Hosting Solutions Partner of the Year Award, at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Awards, as well as being awarded the Microsoft Hyper-V cloud Partner of the year in March 2011. For more information, please see:

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