LAW FIRM MESSAGING REQUIREMENTS
Help Increase Productivity and Profitability – E-mail knowledge management systems can provide virtually instantaneous access to the exact information at the right time. Sharing information among appropriate parties inside and outside a firm can help increase overall productivity. This also minimizes miscommunication and inefficiencies, translating directly to opportunities for more billable time for attorneys and more revenue for the firm.
Help Reduce Labor and Storage Costs – E-mail management has always been a labor-intensive process, consuming hours of administrative time and taking away scarce resources from strategic projects. As labor costs increase, firms cannot afford to waste valuable human, physical, and financial resources on inefficient e-mail management. Managed services redistribute e-mail administration into the hands of trusted experts, keeping labor costs to a minimum and helping eliminate physical storage costs and scalability issues.
Solve the E-Mail Challenge – As the volume and complexity of e-mail communications grow daily, a firm needs an effective solution to properly manage corporate messaging as business records. Hosted messaging services—including message filtering, archival, and retention—can dramatically increase productivity by making important knowledge more accessible and blocking unwanted content from reaching the corporate e-mail server.
Help Meet Regulations Pertaining to the Legal Services Profession – As a business entity in general, a firm must comply with any pertinent regulations that apply to the enterprise. As a legal services organization in particular, a firm must pay special attention to its own record keeping policies and procedures. E-mail management systems enable a full audit trail to be retained, off premise, for production on demand to compliance officers.
Preserve E-Mail Uptime – Law firms cannot suffer a second of e-mail downtime. An e-mail outage, whether scheduled or unplanned, can explode into a crisis, especially in this era of international law. E-mail management systems must include backup e-mail access, helping provide maximum access to e-mail and its functions.
ABOUT MICROSOFT EXCHANGE HOSTED SERVICES
Microsoft Exchange Hosted Services offer a cost-effective way for enterprises to actively ensure the security and availability of their messaging environment, while instilling confidence that their messaging processes satisfy internal policy and regulatory compliance requirements. A seamless extension of Microsoft Exchange that operates over the Internet as a service, the complete line of services includes hosted filtering for spam and virus protection; hosted archiving to satisfy compliance requirements and internal policies; hosted encryption to preserve e-mail confidentiality; and, hosted continuity for ongoing access to e-mail during and after disasters. Microsoft Exchange Hosted Services provide value to corporate customers by eliminating upfront capital investment, freeing up IT resources, and removing incoming e-mail threats before they reach the corporate firewall. For more information, visit http://www.microsoft.com/exchange/services
“Security, compliance, and business continuity requirements in industries such as healthcare and financial services are placing greater demands on the messaging infrastructure. It’s not enough to handle these challenges with a growing array of stand-alone appliances or point solutions. Managed services are a fundamentally sound method for deploying multiple, integrated services.”
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