Dell’s Flexible IT Solutions Help Accelerate Growth of Firms in Law Industry

  Dell’s Flexible IT Solutions Help Accelerate Growth of Firms in Law Industry

  *Dell designs practical, scalable technology solutions to help
    organizations grow
  *Dell Compellent helps law services firm increase revenue by 30 to 40
  *Dell’s scalable IT solutions help growing law firm strengthen reputation
    by increasing server availability to 99.99 percent

Business Wire

ROUND ROCK, Texas -- April 22, 2013

Dell continues to accelerate the growth of midsize businesses, providing
scalable technology solutions that help firms focus on business needs without
worrying about the reliability of their IT environment.

Growing firms that are more progressive to invest in technology are poised to
see better business performance. SMB Group's 2012 SMB Routes to Market Study
found a strong correlation between increased technology investments and
business performance. The survey revealed that 60% of the small and medium
businesses (SMB) plan to invest more in technology in 2013, 85 percent of
these SMBs expected revenue growth.

Dell Compellent Helps Law Services Firm Become National Leader

D4 provides corporations and law firms with litigation support through
eDiscovery and computer forensic services, helping to reduce the number of
documents attorneys review, saving their clients money. The firm, which is
headquartered in Rochester, NY, experienced significant growth, its data was
doubling every 18 months and the company needed an enterprise storage solution
that could scale.

“We’re dealing with an explosion in the amount of data that needs to be
assessed in litigation,” says John Holland, CEO and founder of D4, LLC. “Of
every dollar spent in litigation, 70 to 80 percent is spent on document
review. The D4 value proposition is to reduce documents early. We get
everything stored in a manner where we can search it, analyze it, and use
automated tools and technology to winnow it down to the most responsive data
set, so the cost of attorney review is minimized.”

To address customer needs D4 chose Dell Compellent™ Storage Center array for
its automated tiering, replays and cost-efficient scalability that would
enable the company’s growth. D4 was able to boost speed while enabling zero
storage downtime. The firm’s new ability to sift through data effectively has
helped save the company $250,000 and increase revenue by 30 to 40 percent a
year to become a national player in eDiscovery services.

Supported by its Compellent Storage Center, D4 has launched eNtrust™, a
managed service providing the in-house eDiscovery capability clients want
without the hassle and expense of having to build, maintain and support their
own systems.

“Instead of just sending us data, our clients could send us virtual servers
and we could give them disaster recovery capabilities,” says Mike Boyle,
system administrator at D4. “Compellent gives us the ability to keep servers
and data from different clients on our SAN and separate them logically and
physically for security. We’re in a position to say to our clients ‘we are
your cloud.’”

Dell Helps Growing Law Firm Strengthen Reputation, Increases Serve
Availability to 99.99 Percent

The Law Offices of Aaron I. Katsman, P.C. is a growing law firm specializing
in real estate transactions. The firm is expanding rapidly, and its legacy
server hardware was struggling to keep up with sudden growth in both clientele
and staff.

“Our servers were frequently crashing,” said Aaron Katsman, owner of The Law
Offices of Aaron I. Katsman, P.C. “We had to reboot them every other day. We
usually would reboot after business hours, but it was still disruptive—and if
we forgot to reboot, our programs wouldn’t work well the next morning. The
technical issues became more than an annoyance. They were an obstacle to
getting our work done.”

To maintain excellence in customer service, the firm needed an IT
infrastructure that would allow them to scale with growth and reduce downtime.
Katsman Law turned to Dell partner, WorkITsafe, to virtualize its servers and
desktops using Windows Server® 2012 running on a 12G Dell PowerEdge™ server
and a Dell PowerVault™ storage array. With these solutions in place, the firm
was able to spend 90 percent less time setting up a new user’s desktop.
Additionally, the stable systems improved employee productivity and customer
service, with 99.99 percent availability of virtual server and virtual desktop

“We’re able to limit downtime, and all our employees can work with less
frustration because of the Dell-based infrastructure. Not only do we have
happier employees, we have happier clients as well,” said Katsman.

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