Top 5 Legal IT Trends in 2012: Virtualization

by David Gracey

Thought I should probably help Tony out again since I just helped Richard!

With computer processing power continuing to double about every 18 months, the hardware capacity of most network servers have long since outpaced the software’s ability to keep up.  That, combined with improving hardware reliability means there is a lot of underutilized computer horsepower available to businesses today.  With the advent of virtualization software, we are now able to take advantage of this excessive hardware capacity.  Additionally, IT professionals can increase network reliability and redundancy using server virtualization.

Other advantages for law firms include reducing power consumption (being “green”), quickly and inexpensively create test environments for new software and better scalability for growth. This is particularly important for testing new document management, practice management (PM), and other systems.

Network 1 Consulting is a 13-year-old, IT Support company in Atlanta, GA.  We become – or augment – the IT department for professional services companies: law firms, medical practices and financial services firms.  Our IT experts can fix computers – but what our clients really value is the industry-specific best practices we bring to their firm.  This is especially important with technology, along with regulations and cyber threats, changing so rapidly.  We take a proactive approach to helping our clients use technology to gain and keep their competitive advantage.

David Gracey: Since its founding in 1998, David has grown Network 1 into a top-notch IT services company dedicated to delivering the best solutions for Atlanta’s small and mid-size businesses. His responsibilities include creating the vision and strategy for its growth and establishing the culture of Network 1.

Network 1 designs, builds and supports the IT you need to run your business more securely, productively and successfully. Whether you want to outsource all of your IT needs to a reliable, responsive, service-oriented company, or need to supplement the work of your internal IT staff, we will carefully evaluate where you are now, discuss where you want to go and implement and support a plan to get you there with as little interruption as possible.

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