Databarracks & Tikit team up for legal sector cloud push

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Databarracks has entered into a partnership with IT services firm Tikit to provide cloud backup and disaster recovery to the law industry.

Tikit, which has been providing software and professional services to UK law and accountancy firms for the past 20 years, will deliver Databarracks’ IaaS technology to companies in these vertical markets.

Peter Groucutt, managing director of Databarracks, claimed - despite concerns around security - the use of cloud services for backup and recovery can provide improved regulatory compliance.

Furthermore, it can increase the speed at which IT systems are recovered while reducing the cost of doing so, he said.

“The time is right for law firms to adopt these cloud services,” said Groucutt. “This partnership will enable more firms to realise those benefits.”

Darren Saunders, managed services account manager at Tikit, added: “Cloud computing isn’t a new concept in the legal sector ... [and] the benefits of cloud computing for backup and disaster recovery are now widely recognised.”

Indeed, SaaS has been used by legal professionals for quite some time in order to manage and collate the high number of documents they produce. However, IaaS has been less quickly adopted.

Nevertheless, Saunders believes this is changing.

“Cloud backup and [data recovery] give firms the confidence that, should they be affected by a disaster like fire, flooding or IT hardware failure, their operations will continue with minimal disruption,” he said.

Databarracks cloud backup and recovery, delivered by Tikit, is available immediately to law firms and other professional services organisations.

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