Minter Ellison – "One Firm" Strategy Powered by Cisco

Law firm Minter Ellison (with 290 partners and 1,000 legal staff in Asia Pacific and the UK) has chosen a range of Cisco collaboration gear to support its “one firm” strategy.

“A key focus for us is to ensure that all our people — regardless of which office they are located in — are seamlessly integrated and working as ‘One Firm’ to deliver a superior client experience. With Cisco business video and data centre virtualisation technology, we’re making it easier for them to connect, collaborate and share information across the whole of the firm for the benefit of our clients,” said Peter Westerveld, Minter Ellison’s CIO.

As a key adviser to leading multinationals and Fortune 500 companies and government organisations, success for Minter Ellison depends on the firm’s ability to tap into the wealth of experience and expertise of its lawyers around the world and across multiple time-zones to deliver results.

The Cisco tools are:
– TelePresence
– Unified Computing
– Quad
– WebEx

My Comments
1. “One firm” is a common strategy these days, and the technology from Cisco is similar to what other firms are putting in place. BUT it’s a huge change for the client and their staff to transition from one way of doing work to the new way. I wonder what the “supporting super-structure” of strategy and change is being used to support the new technology? I hope a lot of work has been put into this already, otherwise the potential business value here will be unrealized.

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