Our technology partners represent the very best technology available to, and suitable for, our market. Like most IT consultancies, we partner with many providers and work hard to keep them on their toes.
However, there are a select number of accreditations which set us apart from the crowd. Partnerships that require dedication, investment and a real passion for what we do. There are very, very few IT consultancies in our marketplace, when combined with our 100% LegalIT focus and expertise, that are able to match these:
In May 2020, Sprout achieved ISO 9001; the internationally recognised Quality Management System (QMS) standard used to demonstrate the ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements. This qualification enhances our quality and continuous improvement focus into the heart of Sprout, ensuring quality management is completely integrated and aligned with the business strategies.
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In May 2013, Sprout achieved the internationally recognised ISO27001 security management and information standard, demonstrating our commitment to the highest quality in delivery of services and security procedures for our legal customers. ISO27001 is the internationally-recognised standard for Information Security Management Systems.
It showcases our commitment to the prevention of theft, loss, damage or misuse of any sensitive information we hold or have access to. ISO27001 requires an annual inspection and renewal process.
Only 70 companies in the UK have achieved this Microsoft® Gold competency and only 1% of worldwide partners achieve Gold Partner status. Sprout have been recognised by Microsoft for offering best-in-class solutions to customers and for undergoing a rigorous, auditable approval process.
The new Microsoft Partner Network was revised in October 2010 to make it considerably more difficult for partners to achieve the prestigious ‘Gold’ status.
The Gold certification differentiates partners and demonstrates that we have the very highest, most consistent capability and commitment within our targeted business solution area.
We have been virtualising servers across our client base for many years – unlike many providers, we are certified to do so through a rigorous and auditable selection process.
Citrix enables organisations to successfully support a growing virtual workforce by providing secure, always-available IT services and a high-definition user experience on-demand, no matter the device or connection.
We have worked with Mimecast for many years and have outstanding product knowledge and implementation experience. In 2016 we were awarded ‘Technical Services Partner of the Year’ which recognises our exemplary levels of technical proficiency and customer assistance on Mimecast’s services.
Mimecast delivers cloud-based email management for Microsoft Exchange, including archiving, continuity and security and serves a large portion of the UK Legal market. Sprout became the UK’s first Mimecast Certified Technology Specialist Business Partner on 31st May 2013. A statistic of which we are very proud.
We are proud to be work with the Bar Council to provide quality IT support. This partnership cements our position in the legal marketplace and together we offer Cyber Security training to the bar.
We are an approved broker of Criminal Justice Secure eMail (CJSM) within our market leading SproutCloud. One of only a handful of companies to have passed a series of rigorous Ministry of Justice audits, we continue to meet and exceed requirements.
Sprout are one of a handful of UK providers who can legitimately offer Office 365 from within a Private Cloud instance. This can be verified here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/CloudandHosting/licensing_sca.aspx.
Extending the benefits of Private Cloud, each user can enjoy a fully installed Office experience across PCs, Macs, Windows tablets, iPad and Android tablets, and most mobile devices. Each user can install Office on 5 PCs or Macs, 5 tablets (Windows, iPad, and Android), and 5 phones.
There is more information available on this here.
We are proud to be a Strategic partner of Exponential-e, one of only 20 from a total of nearly 1000 partners. Speed and security our vital to our customers, and all SproutCloud services are underpinned by a superfast and highly secure Layer 2 VPLS Network.
“Since working with Sprout IT and utilising their 24x7 follow the sun IT support model, I was able to take a holiday for the first time in years knowing that I didn’t need to check my emails or answer my mobile phone to assist my staff and members with IT issues”
IT Manager, Barristers' Chambers pecialising in commercial litigation, arbitration, public law and public international law
"Since Sprout came on board we have had a more coherent and strategic approach to our IT needs. Being able to ask Sprout to liaise with third party IT providers has been invaluable, as it stops the third parties from being able to baffle us with science – Sprout can hold their feet to the fire if they are trying to fob us off."
Solicitor, Mediator and Collaborative Lawyer, Law Firm, Top London divorce lawyers
“From the professional design and smooth installation of a brand new IT infrastructure to its further development and maintenance, Sprout IT have always provided an excellent service and we have total confidence in their ability to support us in a practical, innovative and no-nonsense way. Quite simply Sprout IT have never let us down.”
Chambers Director, Barristers' Chambers, one of the leading sets in the UK, particularly in the fields of civil and public law.
“As a small firm we appreciate the calm, knowledgeable and hands on approach of the Sprout IT staff enabling us to concentrate on delivering a high quality service to our clients. Sprout have assisted us with a major overhaul of our IT network after a seamless handover from our previous IT firm.”
Director of Finance and Management, Commercial litigation law firm
“We contracted an independent IT Specialist to oversee the tender process; he was confident that SproutIT is way ahead of the competition.”
COO, Barristers' Chambers with offices in London, Geneva and Brussels
“Project work is a particular strength for Sprout IT. Throughout the planning and implementation stages you have access to senior technicians who are able to adapt to most situations with speed and expertise.”
Deputy Senior Clerk and Head of Business Operations, Leading barristers' chambers with expertise in commercial, construction, energy, professional negligence, shipping, information technology and more
“I stopped worrying about our IT when we started working with Sprout. We’ve been with them for several years now and I still have complete confidence in them.”
Director, Barristers' Chambers,
“I have worked with Sprout IT for 10 years. I highly recommend them as one of the most knowledgeable IT specialists in the market, they consistently provide an outstanding service, delivering projects on time.”
EUA Business Administrator , Trusted referral network of midsized, independent law firms in major cities located throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia
“We have worked with Sprout from their earliest days and have recently committed to their Cloud solution. They are responsive and conscientious and provide a great service to members and staff alike. The account management team works hard to keep us informed and deals with any queries quickly and effectively. Highly recommended.”
CEO, Leading Commercial Barristers' Chambers
“Sprout prepared for our migration to their hosted platform meticulously, and worked tirelessly to ensure a smooth transition for all users. All of the Sprout team are knowledgeable, highly responsive and a pleasure to work with. I am relieved to be working with an IT partner who views security and resilience as their number one priority.”
Chambers Manager, Largest Family Law Barristers' Chambers in London and UK
“The guys at Sprout are super, always providing an efficient and accurate ‘no nonsense’ response. No problem or question is beyond them and everything is approached with a ‘can do’ and very friendly attitude. Couldn’t recommend Sprout highly enough.”
Head of IT, Leading UK Law Firm with expertise in Business Crime, Commercial Litigation, Civil Fraud, Corporate Compliance and Asset Tracing & Recovery
“Sprout IT have taken time and effort to learn the requirements of our business and have tailored their services accordingly. Their expertise is highly valued throughout Chambers and their recommendations, based on their in-depth knowledge of our industry, are always accurate and compliant.”
Chambers Administrator, Barristers' Chambers, Leading Specialist Company Law Set
“I have worked with Sprout IT for several years and would highly recommend them. They consistently provide an excellent service with a friendly and professional approach.”
Chambers Manager, Law Firm, Specialist Family Law Barristers