As part of the consulting process, NETprotocol works with its client to identify any specialist requirements for the solutions. These may vary from environmental factors such as hardware tolerance to vibration or manufacturing interference on communications to functionality such as remote access capabilities allowing staff to work from any location or provision for specific software. Once these specialist requirements have been carefully identified, NETprotocol can then design a solution to meet these needs.
NETprotocol not only undertake consultation work on technical and solution design matters, but also in other areas including:
- Evaluation of proposed software
- I.T. Staffing Levels & Skills assessment
- Strategic Planning
- Business Consulting Services
Through close links with other organisations we can offer bespoke services for legal, accountancy and other professional organisations specialising in commercial and IT strategy, with particular relevance to managing operational change in the areas of performance competition, clients, legislation and compliance.
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Since NETprotocol's formation there has always been a strong link with the legal marketplace, and this gives us a wealth of knowledge of the specialist requirements usually found in legal practices and methods by which these requirements can be best serviced.
This knowledge also stretches to the technical requirements of numopieces of specific legal software such as the Axxia Systems "Case Manager" product, Laserforms Legal Forms software, Visual Files products, and many more. NETprotocol has designed and implemented many systems intended to support these applications in a Thin-Client environment (Citrix Metaframe). Legal Case Management applications are generally based around a central database and constantly read and write to and from this database. For multi-site organisations this can mean that, if the software were to be implemented in a traditional client-server style, the bandwidth requirements for the sites, which are remote from the database, can be prohibitvely expensive.
Thin-Client technology running these same applications can dramatically reduce these year-on-year costs for WAN bandwidth, I.T. Department staff costs, and provide organisations with a financially viable method of running a Case Management system. To date, NETprotocol has delivered these legal applications to 2,500 users and many of the organisations involved in this are now wanting to deliver all application to all users using thin-client solutions, which would take the users count to in excess of 3,000 users within law firms. For more information on the benefits of thin-client computing please click here.
The critical advantage that NETprotocol holds is not just knowing how to make the software work in a thin-client environment, but its knowledge of how to make the software perform at its best. This requires an understanding of the application and what resources it will draw upon most. This enables us to examine the bigger picture and deliver performance in all the key areas to enable the software.
In addition to NETprotocol's technical and strategic consulting services, we have also recently formed a partnership with a group Legal Consulting specialist who can provide:-
Business Strategy Development
Legal Technology (Case Management systems) selection consultation
Quality Standards (Lexel, Barmark etc) Introduction
and many more.
Through this Partnership, NETprotocol can provide a complete Legal Consulting service to assist with a wide range of business elements.