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Haseltine Lake Kempner

Microsoft 365 E5 Licensing






Haseltine Lake Kemper cover the whole IPR life cycle, from helping their clients obtain patents, to defending unjust allegations of infringement. And with offices in Bristol, London, Munich, Glasgow, Leeds, and China, for Haseltine Lake Kempner, moving to E5 was the first step on the journey to a Cloud-First environment.


The Project.

The Need

Haseltine Lake Kempner needed a partner that could help them transition to a hybrid environment, and they knew they needed to partner with a Microsoft provider they could rely on.

With host of VLP agreements and an aging PBX system that was quite restrictive, having a multitude of technologies was no longer useful and HLK needed to consolidate their solutions under one roof.

They thought E5 may be the way to go forward, however they didn’t really know which direction to go in, and that’s when they engaged with our team…

The Solution

Ian Harkess, IT Manager at HLK, says:

“With the right credentials as a Microsoft Gold Partner, and the bonus having a local office, we decided to progress the project with Stripe OLT. They went through everything with us, which was really helpful. They were able to give us in-person advice, which makes life so much easier… Trying to wade through mountains of documentation, trying to understand a lot of different things, can be a real daunting process.

He continues:

We also had an Avaya phone system that was running on ISDN. Now obviously with ISDN, it's being phased out, so we need to move to a SIP based solution. We looked at a number of different types but Microsoft seemed to be the way forward to integrate it with Microsoft Teams. ”

As such, following a discovery of assets and outlining a project plan, we could implement their new Microsoft 365 E5 solution.

so, What is the Microsoft 365 E5 license?

In a nutshell, Microsoft 365 E5 combines best-in-class productivity apps with advanced security, compliance, voice, and analytical capabilities. In addition to all of the popular Office 365 tools many organisations are familiar with, E5 also provides the power to:

  • Extend identity and threat protection with integrated and automated security to help stop damaging attacks.
  • Bring together information protection and advanced compliance capabilities to protect and govern data while reducing risk.
  • Improve audio conferencing and calling capabilities in the cloud to enable your teams.
  • Benefit from Power BI capabilities that help you realize significant business value from your data.

How did haseltine lake kempner feel the benefits?

Ian says:

“Moving to E5 has been really good from a security point of view, the endpoint protection we were using before meant we had to go in to the system and interrogate individually. Whereas now we can get a holistic view of what's going on, which helps us to make changes and make recommendations for future plans. Having everything on under one roof, instead of having to manage our end points, manage our antivirus, and manage our exchange servers, is really beneficial”

As one of FT’s leading law firms for 2021, opting for E5 really has been a no brainer for HLK. With ambitions to increase their global reach, the scalability of the E5 platform is perfect for them, and choosing a partner that allowed them to transition with ease, was crucial.

Changing our providers to Stripe OLT was a very simple process. It happened very seamlessly - one day we are an on-prem organization, the next day, we are a hybrid organization. Our clients and colleagues didn't see any downtime; everything just worked exactly as it should - it was plain sailing. Stripe OLT have become our go-to partner - I couldn't recommend them highly enough.
Ian Harkess
IT Manager, HLK
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