We know we have a great offering for law firms, given our experience of working with a variety of firms all around the country, but sometimes it’s good to get out there and meet them.

Quiss Technology is a regular exhibitor at legal sector events and the Legal Practice Management 2016 conference was just the latest in a long line of occasions to get our message in front of the people that matter.

This one day event was held in the elegant and prestigious surroundings of the Royal College of Surgeons in Lincoln’s Inn Fields and was as ever organised very effectively by the Legal Support Network team.

The legal sector is changing rapidly and the efficient and profitable running of smaller practices has never been easier or so hard, depending how far down the transformation journey you are. The conference was aimed specifically at those responsible for managing firms with on average 2-25 partners; just the sort of law firms to benefit from our services.

Typically at these events, there is always time for a coffee and a networking break for all the attendees, which is when they mill about our stands and see if anything sparks their imagination. It gives us an opportunity to explain the benefits of our managed IT services and how we support both hosted and on-premise solutions, but 30 mins isn’t long when there is a lot of interest.

There were a number of interesting and relevant seminars, all designed to offer insight and advice to those looking to make changes to the way their businesses are run.

How law firms must adapt to new markets and change how they deliver client service was a hot topic. It was interesting to hear advice offered on developing staff given that we devote a lot of time designing and delivering training courses to law firm staff, covering all versions of Microsoft Office and many third-party applications, along with all-important cyber-security training.

One of the more popular presentations was the one on cybersecurity, which is relevant and current for us as we help more law firms manage the ever-increasing challenge of keeping data and money safe.

Recognising a threat is one thing, preventing potential damage is quite another. Together with recommending software applications that work to negate cyber threats, we undertake regular cybersecurity training sessions for all staff in law firms to help them recognise the various forms of attack currently being used, from whaling to spear phishing and everything in between..

Using technology to drive efficiency was also a popular presentation and one close to our heart. As most of the firms represented at the event were seeking greater productivity and efficiency, the possibilities offered by new technology was always going to be a big draw.

Yet again a successful event and one that proves the old adage, it’s good to talk, still holds true today. There are many ways to communicate, but nothing beats a good old face-to-face discussion of a firm’s needs, matched by an explanation of our resources, solutions and outcomes.

Already looking forward to the next event, when Quiss Technology will again prove it is the managed IT services provider that really understands the challenges of the legal sector in 2016.

Matt Rhodes, Commercial Services Manager, Quiss Technology plc