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Implementing Large-Scale Extranets

November 19, 2008

Mark Gerow, Director of Applications Development at Fenwick & West, recently wrote an article for Legal Technology News that discusses the challenge of offering secure web sites where clients, partners, and counsel can access important legal documents and resources related to their matters. Fenwick & West addresses this security issue by using Microsoft Office SharePoint services to make extranets available for each and every client matter opened.

Gerow's article covers the key issues that law firms must address in order to scale thousands of extranets and terabytes of data. These factors include: automated provisioning, automated administration, granular backup, training the trainers, and iterative refinement.