Why Microsoft Office 365 Is Perfect For Toronto Lawyers

Lawyers need office software that is secure, reliable and fully redundant. See how Microsoft Office 365 can reduce risk and smooth operations for your firm.  

Microsoft Office 365 Toronto Law Firms

There is a strong need for secure collaboration tools in the legal field, especially as the threat of cybersecurity risk rises dramatically with 21% of Canadian businesses reporting an attack that caused an average of 23 hours of downtime due to attack. This comes at a time when barristers and their clients are more mobile than ever before, making quick decisions and shifting strategies while on the go. Capturing this information securely and sharing it across organizations has been an ongoing challenge. Fortunately, Microsoft Office 365 provides a suite of cloud-based, secure solutions that can help reduce risk and improve operational efficiency for your law firm.

View Documents and Collaborate in Real-Time

Last-minute checks of documentation or concerns around document control are an everyday part of life for barristers. The control required for legal documentation is a good fit for Microsoft Office 365’s productivity suite because multiple parties are able to work remotely without fear of overwriting changes. All changes can be tracked to a finite degree, making it that much easier to ensure that you are always viewing the correct version of a particular file. Shared storage locations within Microsoft Office 365’s cloud-based software make it convenient for lawyers to share documents with clients and with other staff members to efficiently move each project forward without annoying technical difficulties. Staff members are able to activate Office 365 solutions on up to five devices, and the subscription includes access to mobile applications of the major software products included in Office 365 for both Apple and Android platforms.

Protected Solutions You Can Trust

With Microsoft Office 365’s suite of services supported by the professionals at Checksum, you can be confident that your sensitive client information is fully protected. Having your Office 365 suite managed by a proactive solutions provider offers an added layer of assurance that any incursions will be detected quickly so remediation can begin immediately. Data protection requirements are growing throughout the world, with Canada’s PIPEDA (Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act) and GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) taking effect for Europeans in the past year. The growing data privacy protections offer a higher level of control for individuals but can prove onerous to organizations attempting to control and protect the information that is being stored and transmitted in the normal course of business. Shifting your office productivity to Office 365 may offer a way to consolidate your data and document storage, helping meet the requirements for the enhanced privacy legislation.

Easily Scale Your Law Firm

Installing software directly on individual machines and managing licenses can lead to frustration, excessive charges for unused licenses and lowered productivity as staff members wait to have internal IT teams update their access levels. With managed Office 365 solutions, you can quickly add or shift licenses between individuals, offering a high degree of personalized support that can all be managed from a single dashboard. Software is deployed remotely and rapidly in a way that allows you to scale your licenses to the needs of your business. Automatic software patches and updates provide additional peace of mind for internal IT teams knowing that security is being regularly addressed without the need for direct intervention on individual devices.

Call The Toronto Law Firm Microsoft Office 365 Professionals

Making the move from on-premise productivity solutions to Microsoft Office 365 may reduce the overall risk for your law firm, smooth communication challenges and offer a new and enhanced security model for your business. When you are ready to explore how Office 365 can help support your law firm, contact the professionals at Checksum at 647-952-9823 or fill out our quick online form to book your complimentary onsite initial IT systems assessment. We believe that smooth and efficient technology infrastructure is vital for the long-term success of your business and our team of experts will work with you to ensure that you receive the right level of support for your unique needs.