LONDON, UK – 19 May 2014 – / — Tikit has joined forces with cloud backup and disaster recovery provider, Databarracks, to deliver Backup as a Service into commercial law firm Teacher Stern LLP.

Established in 1967, Teacher Stern has grown steadily to employ over 100 people. IT manager, Christine Ardis, heads up the IT department, supported by Tikit’s Managing Consultant, Jonathan Walker.

Jonathan commented, “Being a law firm, Teacher Stern is a document-heavy organisation. It wasn’t really feasible for them to trawl through millions of folders on the Document Management System to find a single file. It wasn’t hard to recommend Databarracks. The software is very user friendly and the powerful search function means fee earners can stay connected to the information they need no matter what. It costs exactly the same as their previous software, but the reliability, functionality and service the firm receive is incomparable.”

Christine Ardis added, “The new solution is much more efficient. Whereas the old software calculated storage based on raw size, not compressed data, Databarracks calculates after compression, so we’ve been able to reduce hundreds of GBs of SQL data down to tens of GBs on Databarracks’ servers. Perhaps most importantly though, it’s intuitive to use; restoring is so much easier now. Where previously we had very little visibility into both the file stores and the restore process, now we have a clear picture of what is where, and how to restore it.”

Christine went on to say: “It is important that our backup solution can double as a DR function as well, if needed. Backup as a Service from Tikit and Databarracks is ideal for that.”

Peter Groucutt MD of Databarracks commented: “We are very pleased to be supporting Teacher Stern’s recent growth with Backup as a Service. Uptime of IT systems is crucial in the time-sensitive legal profession. In partnership with Tikit, we’ll help to ensure fee earners and knowledge workers stay connected to the data they require to work effectively.”

About Tikit:
Tikit is one of the largest suppliers of technology solutions & services to legal & accountancy firms, and is part of BT Group. Tikit’s client list totals more than 1,450 firms globally, including 90 of the UK’s top 100 law firms, 250 US law firms, 12 of the top 20 European law firms and 18 of the UK’s top 50 accountancy firms.

Tikit is a complete technology partner offering a broad portfolio that includes software solutions, IT outsourcing, communication, networks & hosting. Tikit develops their own software and have long-standing relationships with other top best-of-breed providers, and they match this expertise with a reputation for excellent customer service. For more information, visit

About Databarracks:
Databarracks provides secure Infrastructure as a Service, Backup as a Service and Disaster Recovery as a Service from UK-based, ex-military data centres.

Databarracks is certified by the Cloud Industry Forum, ISO 27001 certified for Information Security and has been selected as a provider to the G-Cloud framework. For more information, please see:

About Teacher Stern LLP:
Teacher Stern LLP is a full service commercial law firm based in Holborn, London with over 60 fee earners. Established since 1967, the firm has built an impressive client base including UK and international corporates, entrepreneurial companies of all sizes and high profile individuals.

Building such long term client relationships has been fundamental to the firm`s success to date. The ability to deliver desired solutions which are cost efficient, time effective and of the highest quality underpinned by first class execution will allow this success to continue.

For further information please contact:
Denise Prior, Senior Marketing Manager
+44 (0)207 400 4342

Source: Tikit


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