Gore and Grimes Solicitors

Leading legal firm provides anywhere, any device access to users with end-to-end security protocols protecting sensitive data.

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Overview

Enterprise Solutions delivered a flexible and scalable virtual desktop solution which enables Gore & Grimes users to access the applications, data and resources they need from anywhere, on any device with end-to-end security protocols protecting sensitive data.

Requirements

  • Gore & Grimes sought to update their IT systems and migrate to a cloud platform with access to the latest technology
  • Needed a solution that would allow them to improve efficiencies and take advantage of current technology without the cost of in-house IT resources.
  • Offer flexibility to users with the ability to access data from anywhere, on any device.
  • Essential for intellectual property and sensitive, private information to stay safe whilst being accessible and available to users regardless of the device or place of access.

Our solution

  • Desktop-as-a-Service provided them with a completely controlled, reliable, cost-effective, and flexible solution.
  • Ability to scale up or down instantly and on-demand. 
  • Reduced IT spending with a per-user monthly billing free structure.
  • Secure, reliable access from any device, regardless of where a user logs on from.

Gore & Grimes is one of Ireland’s leading mid-sized law firms. The firm is a full-service law firm and for many years has provided legal services to a wide variety of persons and companies located in Ireland or proposing to establish a base here.

The firm has built its business and reputation on the fundamental principle of seeking at all times to give a first-class legal service to its clients. To this end, the firm has always striven to attract, retain and invest in a team of people who can provide its clients with both expert legal advice and sensible, commercial and cost-effective solutions to their problems.

Having previously purchased IT-as-a-Service from Enterprise Solutions, Gore & Grimes sought to update their IT systems and migrate to a cloud platform with access to the latest technology. The company needed a solution that would allow them to improve efficiencies and take advantage of current technology without the cost of in-house IT resources, allowing the Partners and associates to work from anywhere, on any device. As a law firm, it was essential for intellectual property and sensitive, private information to stay safe whilst being accessible and available to users regardless of the device or place of access.

 

A Desktop-as-a-Service Solution

There was no specific IT department, go-to person or IT lead within Gore & Grimes. This was being handled by an experienced legal partner whose time could be more efficiently used. The practice and industry demanded the IT world be embraced. With limited in-house experience and knowledge of IT, the business wanted a cost-effective, fixed IT service solution.

To improve their productivity and to support their staff better, Gore & Grimes transitioned to a Desktop-as-a-Service solution; My VirtualWorkspace. Enterprise Solutions implemented a secure, cloud-hosted virtual desktop and application subscription based solution.

My VirtualWorkspace is a virtual desktop running the latest operating system software and office productivity applications (including Microsoft Teams). This virtual desktop is securely accessible from any internet connected location and from any device type (e.g. PC, laptop, thin client, smart device). In addition to running the latest Microsoft Office applications and popular web browsers, the virtual desktop can also runs Gore & Grimes’ line of business applications.

My VirtualWorkspace provides them with a completely controlled, reliable, cost-effective and flexible solution, with the ability to scale instantly on-demand. By choosing Enterprise Solutions, the need and associated expense of installing IT hardware, software and infrastructure in their office was removed.

Azure Hosted Desktop and Applications

From a technical perspective, the VirtualWorkspace is hosted in the Microsoft Azure cloud and is managed via Citrix Cloud. This means that Gore & Grimes can enjoy the benefits of enterprise-class technology without enduring the extensive financial investment and complexity traditionally associated with such high-end technologies.

By combining the best technology, we provide the firm with a fully-managed cloud-hosted virtual desktop solution, with a per user monthly billing model. Providing apps and desktops from any device, My VirtualWorkspace incorporates Office 365, email and other apps directly into their cloud desktop.

The firm has ‘anywhere access’ to a Windows Desktop, complete with MS Office, Exchange email as well as their business data, working productively from anywhere in the world on any device.

My VirtualWorkspace enables Gore & Grimes’ partners and associates to be productive at any time, in any location and using any computing device. This productivity is achieved in a secure and compliant manner and without putting an ‘information technology (IT) burden’ on the firm.

Today, more than ever, people are working outside of the office and on a range of mobile devices. To keep up with the speed of business, and the ever-changing working landscape COVID-19 is providing us, our employees need to access their work and connect with their teams wherever they go; and My VirtualWorkspace provides us with that solution.

Brian O'Neill

Managing Partner

Key Benefits

Desktop-as-a-Service provided them with a completely controlled, reliable, cost-effective and flexible solution, with the ability to scale instantly on-demand. By choosing Enterprise Solutions, the need and associated expense of installing IT hardware, software and infrastructure in their office was removed.

Gore & Grimes now has a fully functional IT department with all of the skills and services required at a fixed monthly cost. Enterprise Solutions is an extension of Gore & Grimes’s infrastructure and ensures they are able to operate in an efficient and competitive manner. They also have a remote access solution that provides the Partners the flexibility they were previously without, thus allowing productivity anytime from anywhere. Enterprise Solutions and Gore & Grimes continue to work in partnership.

Flexible, more productive staff

Ability to work anywhere, on any device

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery included

Scalability with the ability to add/remove users as required

Improved Cashflow by removing upfront costs and delivering a single per-user monthly bill

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