Business Value from IT
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Freshfields) is a leader among international law firms, providing business law advice of the highest quality across Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the U.S. With over 4,500+ staff in over 30 key business centres around the world, providing comprehensive services to national and multinational corporations, financial institutions and governments.
Freshfields had developed a strategy to make increased use of ‘Cloud’ services to leverage commodity service platforms to underpin the Digital Transformation of the business. Operating within a highly regulated sector meant that security and risk management were paramount in the integration of these services into the business operations.
Virtrium developed a Hybrid Cloud strategy for Freshfields that delivered Private Cloud capabilities in-house to meet regulatory requirements, using an extensible architecture to include Public Cloud capabilities within an overarching security and management framework. Once accepted, Virtrium were requested to manage procurement exercises for:
Virtrium deployed a team of subject matter experts to help draft the Request For Proposal (RFP) requirements, leveraging their extensive experience in the design and implementation of these services for other clients.
The Virtrium team managed the procurement process for Freshfields utilising our best practice approach to manage timescales, clarifications and deliver an auditable end to end process. Specifically, Virtrium delivered:
Not only did Virtrium offer value for money they worked collaboratively as a key SME to our Project team that removed a huge burden of work from us and delivered a high-quality result.”
Steve Harnett Global Head of Strategy & Architecture