Unidesk Application Management for Law Firms
Unidesk Application Management for Law Firms
Attorneys and staff access key apps anytime, from any device to improve client service, while IT simplifies application lifecycle management across any modern Windows workspace.
Benefits for All Stakeholders
Attorneys save minutes a day with personalized desktops and applications that save all of their customizations. They can resume working where they left off from any BYOD or client device.
IT has only 1 Windows OS to patch across all computing environments and delivers apps 80% faster. Desktop operations are transitioned to help desk and Tier 1 IT resources to free up senior IT staff.
Partners attract top graduates, streamline acquisition of firms with remote offices, and protect client privacy with centralized desktops and apps that are more secure and more accessible.
A Better Way to Deliver Legal Apps
Most law firms build their business around Office plug-ins and document management systems that are ever-changing. Here's why layering is better than traditional application virtualization technologies for staying current with these core legal apps.
- Standard setup procedure. With Unidesk, you install your apps just as you would on a regular desktop. All files, directories, and registry keys are captured as a virtual disk “layer” that can be assigned to any number of virtual machines.
- Looks like a local install. Unlike app virtualization technologies that use process isolation technology to hide apps from Windows and other apps, Unidesk uses file system and registry virtualization technology to seamlessly blend layers together. Apps and plugins will look like they've been locally installed.
- Full app interoperability. Plugins need to interoperate with Word and Outlook. Document management needs to interoperate with everything. App virtualization technologies that hide apps from each other prevent this interoperability. Unidesk layering puts all files and registry keys in their expected locations, so plugins and key apps can cross-communicate like they are supposed to.
- Instant patch rollback. Bad patches to core software can impact everyone. Unidesk layers enable you to “undo” problematic updates to resolve issues. Simply assign an earlier version of your layer, and all VMs will be rolled back to their previous working state.
Better for Standard App Delivery, Too
Law firms have many use cases, requiring many different Windows desktop applications. Why waste time with legacy application virtualization or software distribution tools? Even with experts on staff, you'll find some apps take days or even weeks to package. At best, you'll only succeed in delivering 60-70% of your apps. You'll still need a strategy to deliver the rest.
With Unidesk, anyone on your IT team can package any Windows desktop application as a virtual disk container in a few minutes. Create as many of these layers as you want with an ordinary install. Then simply assign them to any number of virtual desktops or session hosts through point and click. It's that easy.
Less Time on Personalization,
More Time with Clients
Attorneys need a consistent end user computing experience. Whether they’re coming out of a client meeting, working from the office, or checking email from home, they’ll be more efficient if they can pick up where they left off. However, many modern workspace technologies cannot save all customizations, forcing attorneys to spend billable hours re-arranging icons, redoing settings, and re-installing plug-ins.
With Unidesk persistent layers, attorneys spend more time with clients, and less time re-customizing their workspaces. Unidesk ensures that shared sessions and virtual desktops retain all changes – icons, settings, plug-ins, even user-installed apps. Yet IT can rest easy knowing that this persistence doesn't add administrative overhead.
Citrix? Microsoft? VMware? Cloud? Yes.
You may be considering a switch between virtualization platforms. Or thinking about how to leverage the cloud for special use cases such as meeting rooms. Unidesk keeps your options open. Use Unidesk layers to:
Unidesk Law Firm Success Stories
HKM Law Group
Nimble Storage flash-optimized arrays and Unidesk layering innovation improve client service and IT efficiency for this leading law firm.View Case Study →
Bernstein Shur Counselors at Law
Unidesk, Cisco, and VMware are enabling this law firm to give the attorneys a more consistent, secure, and stable desktop experience.View Case Study →
Jenner and Block
Global law firm Jenner and Block has won awards for its 1,400-user "NextJen" desktop and application virtualization project. Unidesk is at the heart of the VDI deployment, managing and delivering more than 140 of the firm's key apps.View Case Study →