Full-service law firm, Minter Ellison, has selected a raft of technology from networking provider, Cisco, to advance co-operation across its workforce in A/NZ, Hong Kong, China, and the UK.
The solutions are being deployed to improve business video-based collaboration and knowledge sharing across its more than 290 partners and 1000 legal staff.
The network technologies chosen by the firm include: Cisco TelePresence technology, Cisco Unified Computing System, Cisco Quad pilot and Cisco WebEx meetings.
Cisco A/NZ chief technology officer, Kevin Bloch, said, “Communication and collaboration are essential for a business in demonstrating the strategic role of the network to deliver highly responsive client service, easy access to information, increased productivity and reduced costs connecting legal teams and their clients anywhere, anytime, regardless of geography.”
Minter Ellison wanted to extend that further.
The partners had to go through a tender process to be selected.
Dimension Data is involved in the actual implementation and Optus Alphawest provides the basic equipment and networking resources required.
Minter Ellison CIO, Peter Westerveld, said, “It will increase our ability to collaborate and meet across our offices and provide high video conferencing using tele-presence more efficiently without having the need to travel all the time.”
The solutions are currently being deployed and expected to go live in October this year.