Initially the Focus team worked with Graeme as he established the company – setting up emails, and organising and sorting data.
As the company has grown, Focus has worked with them to upgrade their systems, connect different offices and enable flexible working.
A significant part of this transition was the adoption of Microsoft 365, and moving more than 20 staff from office-based desktop computers to Microsoft Surface Books.
“This was important for two reasons: we were moving into a new office in Frankton, and setting up a new satellite office in Wanaka. So, we wanted to give our staff the ability to work remotely or plug into a docking station in Queenstown or Wanaka.”
Whether it’s at home, in the office, or in the courtroom, Michael says Focus have been instrumental in providing the Todd & Walker Law team with the tools and systems they need to access information quickly and remotely.
“In 24 months, we went from six people with desktop setups operating on a Gmail system, to more than 20 staff (now 26) on Microsoft Surface Books operating remotely or between our three offices.”
The connectivity between Todd & Walker’s three worksites was another important step in the law firm’s IT overhaul.
“Microsoft Teams has given us the ability to do our weekly team meetings without people having to travel inter-town,” Michael says.
“That connectivity and ability to use online platforms from anywhere has been really helpful – especially in promoting workplace flexibility.”