NATIONAL FIRM WITH GROWING PAINS
Michelman & Robinson, LLP (“M&R”) is a dynamic full-service law firm. Back in 2009, the firm was experiencing a period of rapid growth and was in the process of expanding from a regional practice based in Southern California to a nation-wide network with offices in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Francisco, Sacramento, New York, and New Jersey.
Michelman & Robinson needed help across a variety of systems. As they grew to a national presence, it became clear that they needed to “modernize” their IT infrastructure by upgrading their backup and disaster recovery systems.
“We needed to upgrade our hardware before we upgraded our software because our network could not support any of the new versions of our key applications. We were still operating on Office 2003 and our document management system had not been updated in over three years.”
After an in-depth assessment of the situation, we proposed our Cal Complete plan for M&R, which is an “insourced” managed solution for companies who choose not to invest in building their own, in-house IT department.
“We are big enough that we need to leverage a wide-range of IT services on a regular basis, but we don’t have the workload to justify hiring a full-time staff that can handle all of our IT needs. Cal Net allows us to bridge that gap and scale to our needs in a cost- effective manner. Over a year and a half cycle, Cal Net helped us design and implement a solid IT infrastructure, equipped our remote offices with terminal servers, set up an internal MPLS network (replacing outdated T-1 lines), and worked with us to systematically upgrade our software and key applications firm-wide.”
Today, M&R’s IT infrastructure allows the firm to focus on its core competencies while remaining confident that they are leveraging IT to grow their business. The firm depends on us to implement new technologies, provide them with expertise on gaining a competitive edge through IT, and provide M&R clients with the peace of mind that their data is in good hands.