Wedlake Bell, one of London’s oldest law firms, has turned to NEC Philips Unified Solutions to modernise its communication infrastructure, upgrade the email platform and install a new disaster recovery contingency system.
The SIP-based communication infrastructure is expected to enhance security and performance of Wedlake’s network. NEC says that the law firm can benefit from the IP telephony even while using the legacy telephony. Staff can hold, transfer and conduct conference calls either directly through the PBX or through SIP-based phones over a LAN connection.
Linda Webster, head of IT at Wedlake Bell, said: “NEC Philips have provided us with a secure, open and resilient IT platform but critically they have also ensured that we are able to maximise our existing infrastructure investment and make the most of the technology that we already have in place.”
In addition, Wedlake will migrate to Microsoft Exchange 2007 from the 2003 version, so that its mobile staff can remotely access Exchange servers over the internet and communicate with their managers through their mobile devices.