Practice Groups

Kraft Kennedy has five practice groups composed of the leading professionals in their fields. We combine our knowledge into focused teams that are dedicated to meeting and exceeding the particular needs of each client.

Desktop Consulting

Expertise for the desktop management lifecycle

We deliver superior desktop consulting services by combining technical expertise, exclusive best practices developed over more than 20 years of experience and partnerships with the industry’s leading vendors.

Our consultants have the technical and organizational expertise to help you plan and execute your desktop environment project successfully. Reduce the complexity and cost of desktop management even as you improve your connectivity and productivity. Develop a desktop environment that has systems that are ready to perform smoothly now and can grow to meet the organization’s future needs.

Our desktop specialists focus on these core competencies:

  • Windows 7/8 deployments
  • Virtual desktop infrastructure
  • User environment management
  • Application virtualization
  • Mobile connectivity
  • Office 2010 & 2013 deployments
  • Application packaging & integration
  • Group policy settings & preferences
  • Seamless user migrations
  • Desktop assessment and review
  • Thin client solutions
  • Remote access infrastructure

For more information on our desktop consulting practice, please contact Ted Glutz at (713) 221-5350  or Rob Brindell at (212) 692-5604.

Enterprise Technology Infrastructure Consulting

Expert guidance and reliable infrastructure for demanding environments

The Infrastructure and Enterprise Systems (IES) Practice Group provides strategic guidance, technology planning, and systems design and implementation to organizations of all sizes. Kraft Kennedy’s IES team works with firms to develop strategies to design, deploy, and maintain a reliable environment, and to ensure that IT systems are ready to perform now and will grow to meet the organization’s needs tomorrow.
Our team understands and routinely works through the challenges associated with infrastructure technology initiatives to make sure that our clients’ technology environments meet their business needs. We work collaboratively with and, where necessary, augment IT staff to ensure that our clients’ projects receive the proper resources and technical expertise.

The core competencies of the IES practice group include:

  • Server infrastructure
  • Messaging systems
  • Data center design & consolidation
  • Virtual desktop infrastructure
  • Disaster recovery and high availability
  • Server virtualization
  • Network infrastructure
  • Directory services
  • Storage services
For more information on the IES, please contact  Ted Glutz at (713) 221-5350  or Rob Brindell at (212) 692-5604.

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Management Consulting Group

Strategic thinking and leveraged experience

Our Management Consulting team comprises professionals with extensive backgrounds as law firm CIOs, executive directors, attorneys, and technical experts. We understand business objectives at the highest levels and know firsthand the responsibilities and challenges faced by those managing and planning their law firm’s technology.

Many firms rely on business processes and procedures that have evolved over time and fail to take advantage of current technologies and optimal processes, putting them at a disadvantage with peer firms. Our team can accurately assess your current environment and establish a baseline to guide your strategic planning and keep your firm competitive.

We add real value to organizations as a part of periodic strategic review, specific projects to address business needs, or ongoing advisory services. Kraft Kennedy’s management consultants know the importance of – and the ¬¬¬challenges involved in – collecting relevant and unbiased information in order to make important and expensive management decisions.

Our Management Consulting practice has expertise in the following areas:

  • CIO interim services and CIO training
  • Ongoing advisory services
  • Strategic technology planning
  • Process review and optimization
  • IT staffing assessment
  • System evaluation and selection
  • Business continuity and disaster recovery planning
  • Relocation and facility design
  • Litigation & practice support
  • Project and portfolio management
  • New matter intake and conflicts
  • Practice support
  • Retention policies and tools
  • Records management systems
For more information on the MCG, please contact Ted Glutz at (713) 221-5350  or Rob Brindell at (212) 692-5604.

Managed Services

Broad experience, tailored to meet all of your everyday technology needs

Our Support Practice Group provides ongoing help desk support, monitoring, and technology planning to law firms. Whether you are looking to supplement an existing internal IT group or you have no in-house technology staff, we use our experience with hundreds of clients to tailor our support services to meet your needs.

Kraft Kennedy’s SPG handles the day-to-day tasks required to keep your systems up and running. Our monitoring tool provides early warning of network and workstation problems, proactive software patching keeps systems secure and up-to-date; and routine network maintenance ensures consistent performance.

Support services are available around the clock. Technicians receive alerts and address problems where critical systems are affected, end-user support resolves issues as they arise, and lawyers can relax knowing that at any hour a technical consultant is just a phone call away.

Support services include:

  • On-call Support
  • Workstation Support
  • Preventive Maintenance
  • Application Support Network
  • Infrastructure Support
  • Monitoring
  • Strategic Planning
  • Day-to-Day Support
For more information please contact Sharon Spencer at 212-692-5653.

Project Management

Delivering results

Why project management? More and more industries are recognizing project management as imperative to the successful completion of complex projects.

The Project Management Group has wide experience managing projects across a range of technologies and organizations. We provide expert guidance for client teams and integrate closely with Kraft Kennedy technical teams. Encompassing more than just paperwork and meetings, Kraft Kennedy facilitates a successful, well-executed project—whether an IT project, a merger, or an office move—with the appropriate level of project management.

Kraft Kennedy has an impressive record of accomplishment in providing our clients with proven project management consulting solutions that are both effective and cost-efficient. Not only do our consultants have the experience to help drive your high-priority project to successful completion, but they also have the expertise to mentor your personnel through the process of adopting a more structured project management approach. We work with your personnel to structure approaches tailored to your firm’s needs and culture by delivering just enough project management.

Our Project Management practice has expertise in the following areas:

  • Project and Portfolio Management
  • Project Rescue
  • Project Management Tool Selection
  • Project Assessments
  • Project Management Process Implementation
  • Project Delivery Process Redesign
  • Project Management Tool Implementation
  • MS Project Server Customization
For more information on the PMG, please contact Ted Glutz at (713) 221-5350  or Rob Brindell at (212) 692-5604.