If you are reading this article after loading Windows 7 and launching Outlook 2010, we suggest you keep reading! A number of mainstream and legal-specific IT software applications are publicly stating their scheduled date for End of Life. Stephen Brown, Legal IT Consultant at Lights-On Consulting explains the impact of End of Life software and […]
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Russell-Cooke needed a new Practice Management System so they turned to Lights-On Consulting to assist with the selection process
We take pride in our ethos of independence, depth of knowledge and ethics
Consulting is a confidential business and the sectors in which we operate demand even greater levels of confidentiality. We take it very seriously and practice what we preach.
Experience is as much about learning from mistakes as it is from doing things right first time, from planning and consideration.
The ethos of “if it feels wrong, even if others don’t think so, then challenge it” remains a strong principle for Lights-On today.
Integrity is at the heart of what we do. We are not a regulated industry like the legal sector in which we often operate however we treat work as if we were regulated.
Most of Lights-On’s consultants come from a wide background of IT and management covering sectors as wide as banking, the energy sector, manufacturing and consultancy.
“Lights-On Consulting provided strategic and practical legal IT consultancy to A&L Goodbody. The Lights-On legal IT consultants helped us overhaul our IT Service Desk so that we can offer best in class IT support to our people. We have worked with Lights-On for over a year and would not hesitate to use them again.”
"Having worked with Lights-On for many years it was a natural choice to turn to them to assist us in delivering this business critical project. Lights-On assisted in running a comprehensive process which will produce significantly better results at a cheaper price. I thank Lights-On and having developed the relationship over many years have absolute confidence that we have ended up with the best possible solution for us."
"The Executive IT review was exactly what we needed to allow us to develop our IT Strategy. The review was done tactfully and thoroughly. The resulting information was presented to us in a way that enabled all our decision makers to understand our current position. The advice we received on our options was clear and gave us the confidence to move forward and make decisions on our future strategy."
"Lights-On’s deep sector knowledge and excellent support was invaluable in selecting our new Practice Management System. We really could not have done it without them."
"It is a pleasure working with an experienced professional with a unique insight in the sector who has the back up resources of colleagues with similar and complementary expertise and knowledge to draw on for the benefit of my firm. I would recommend the experience."
"As a novice to a project of this nature [PMS Selection] they brought me up to speed quickly and helped the team drill down into what really mattered. Good people who are great to work with and really know their stuff."
"I am sure that, without their help, we would have paid more for something that would have achieved less."
"Lights-On took us through procurement, negotiation and the implementation stage of our managed print project. They brought great market place knowledge which added value to us at each stage of the process and their involvement was a key reason that the project was such a success."
"Lights-On provided a wealth of knowledge enabling us to start shaping our IT strategy. The team were able to give honest feedback and recommendations. Lights-On never let us down and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them."
"Just as with our DMS decision, Lights-On provided precisely the support we needed for our PMS. They know the market, they know the suppliers and they understand the products. Many consultants are thinly disguised salesmen. Lights-On don’t sell. They advise. And that is actually a rare commodity and a valuable one. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Lights-On to any other firm looking at a PMS or DMS. They’re conscientious, hard working, reliable, friendly, pragmatic, thoughtful, diligent and constructive. I greatly appreciate their support."
"We were highly impressed with their services."
"Lights-On now acts as a trusted advisor and sounding board to our business."
"We have benefited greatly from Lights-On’s considerable understanding of the legal sector and available technological solutions, as well as from their consistently practical, outcome-focused advice."
"When taking on business critical projects, you need the specialist skills, professionalism and commitment provided by Lights On. We have used Lights-On for several key projects and their approach instils confidence and achieves project objectives."
"Lights-On were superb on our DMS project. I highly recommend them. Professional, focussed, knowledgeable, pragmatic, organised and always adding value. If you are planning a new PMS, DMS or similar, think very carefully before going anywhere else."
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Lights-On’s Stephen Brown is a guest speaker at an event aimed at legal professionals looking to embrace innovative change through cloud technology. Stephen is speaking at Transformation In The Legal Sector Through Cloud Technology, where he will discuss the views of law firm leaders and how he sees technology impacting the sector, as he explains: […]
Lights-On legal IT consultants Stephen Brown and Robin Boyle will join Director Peter Owen at the Alternative Legal IT Conference in Windsor in September 2019. Celebrating its 11th year (catching us up!), the Alternative Legal IT Conference is a well attended event with respected speakers and a great opportunity to catch up with peers. Lights-On […]