Partnership matters.

Founded in 1873, WP Thompson is a specialist IP prosecution and litigation firm. Its UK-based multi-disciplinary team is split between three offices in Cardiff, Liverpool and London, providing their UK and international clients with professional advice and support services that are technically excellent, legally sophisticated and commercially astute.

The challenge

In 2017, with their server estate approaching end of life, WP Thompson identified the need to work with a strategic IT partner to enable them to meet their business goals. Securely managing a large volume of commercially sensitive, confidential data over a long period of time is critical to the firm’s success, so they were looking for a flexible, scalable, cost-effective way forward.

The solution

With a hybrid solution that gave them confidence that their data was safe and in their control, WP Thompson selected Bistech as its Infrastructure-as-a-Service partner, adopting a highly resilient private cloud environment to reduce reliance on their on-site hardware.

The benefits

The success of the project was the catalyst for Bistech becoming the firm’s long-term IT partner, delivering a range of services including improving their remote working in 2020.

Bistech collaborated closely with WP Thompson to devise a scalable, seamless, stable remote desktop solution that put the firm in the best position to navigate the change in working practices caused by the pandemic. With everyone now using the same platform and software versions, employees benefitted from a consistent, reliable user experience — from any location.

Since then, the partnership has gone from strength to strength, with WP Thompson opting to fully outsource their day-to-day IT support to Bistech as the next logical step.

At a glance…

Reduced IT administration

Reduced IT administration

Bistech’s Managed IT Services have taken the strain of day-to-day IT, maximising resource.

Specialist IT Knowledge

Specialist expertise

Bistech’s proven, in-depth breadth of knowledge has helped deliver their long-term strategy.

Optimised hybrid working

A seamless, productive working environment has been established to support a dispersed workforce.