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 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. We are currently accredited on the latest framework version; 2017.
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 the first and only IT partner to the Bar Council and will work closely with them to provide quality IT support and consultancy to the Bar and its members. 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.
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 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."
Daniel Coombes Solicitor, Mediator and Collaborative Lawyer
“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.”
Andrew Meyler Chambers Director
“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.”
Annabel Staples Director of Finance and Management
“We contracted an independent IT Specialist to oversee the tender process; he was confident that SproutIT is way ahead of the competition.”
Kevin Hooper COO
“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.”
Jon Robinson Deputy Senior Clerk and Head of Business Operations
“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.”
Christine Kings Director
“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.”
Gudula Goscomb Lexwork EUA Business Administrator
“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.”
Peter Blair CEO
“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.”
Clare Bello Chambers Manager
“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.”
Brian McDonald Head of IT
“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.”
Monika Graczykowska Chambers Administrator
“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.”
Stacey Hunt Chambers Manager