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Stephenson Harwood Case Study

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Challenges Stephenson Harwood had a number of concerns with the future of their network. It needed a single supplier that could deliver and manage the entire infrastructure despite the distances between its offices, the expertise to connect new offices and upgrade its general office IT and support system. Stephenson Harwood required a network that travelled on land – as any physical problems with an undersea network would take longer to resolve and it was key that any disruptions were to be as short as possible. A low-latency requirement also determined the structure of the network. The chosen provider needed to guarantee good management and availability of the network, so that any technical issues would be quickly and efficiently resolved with minimal input from Stephenson Harwood. NTT EUROPE CASE STUDY NTT Europe delivers international network for Stephenson Harwood The majority of the work that we do is based on the ability of every lawyer having access to files and documents they need, when they need them - reliability and low latency in the network is crucial. NTT Europe has given us this function, not just on a national scale but across the globe. Everyone here is very impressed with them. Chris Petrie, IT Director, Stephenson Harwood Background Stephenson Harwood is a full service international law firm. With over 110 partners and 600 staff worldwide, it represents a wide range of listed and private companies, institutions and individuals. Through its network of seven offices and strong local relationships, Stephenson Harwood manages complex challenges and offers clients commercially-focused quality advice across the globe. Objectives As part of its international growth plans, Stephenson Harwood needed to improve collaboration between its global offices to continue delivering global services across new markets. To achieve this, a fast and reliable global data network between all of its offices was needed. Stephenson Harwood had very specific requirements for its network provider, looking for one that had experience in dealing with companies of a similiar size, as well as having the global infrastructure necessary to deliver a low latency network across Europe and Asia. NTT Europe Ltd. Email: Visit us online at

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