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Case Management Software vs. Microsoft Outlook

Case Management Software vs. Microsoft Outlook

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Attorneys and their staff are always asking me what software they should use to help with their cases and to track important dates. They typically start by asking whether or not Microsoft (MS) Outlook can do what they want. I ask questions about their practice area and how they are doing things now. ...
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Data Backups: Is Your Data Really Being Backed Up?

Data Backups: Is Your Data Really Being Backed Up?

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Now that most firms have embraced scanning their case documents into digital files and are no longer relying as heavily on paper files, it is extremely important to make sure that your data is being backed up daily on your pc and/or network.Here are a few questions to think about: Who is responsible ...
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Cloud Computing: What is it going to cost you?

Cloud Computing: What is it going to cost you?

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Recently, I had a client call and ask to have some changes made to their system. When I asked what they were doing, they explained that they had decided to go with a hosting company and forego the upgrades to their computer network and file server at their office. The client had been approached by a ...
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Is the Netbook Right for You?

Is the Netbook Right for You?

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Today, we email, text, chat, blog, and IM (Instant Message), to communicate quickly with others. We use Facebook, Twitter, Classmates, LinkIn, and other professional organization websites to stay connected with one another and we use our Internet capable PC's, notebooks, and smartphones to accomplis ...
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Tape Backups: Your Setup & Configuration Make a Difference

Tape Backups: Your Setup & Configuration Make a Difference

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During a meeting, a prospective client told me that they had walked into their office on a Monday morning and realized that they could not login to their network because their file server was off. They were unable to restart the file server because the file server’s hard drive had failed during th ...
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Calendars/Contacts/Cases: What software is right for you?

Calendars/Contacts/Cases: What software is right for you?

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For the past 20 years, I have been providing technical consulting services to law offices. I remember in the late 1980’s, early 1990’s, how I had to convince attorneys why they needed a personal computer (pc) system. Well today, it is much different. An attorney understands why they need to have ...
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Technology Planning & Budgeting

Technology Planning & Budgeting

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It's Sunday night and you are getting ready to go before a Judge in the morning. You have been at the office all day working and as you go to save your final document, you realize that your cursor is frozen on the screen. You cannot exit, you are frozen and you must shut down your pc. When you power ...
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Scanning: Not Just For Your Case Files

Scanning: Not Just For Your Case Files

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Most firms have implemented a digital copier or an all-in-one printer within the past two to three years. Both devices will scan the image of your document and then will either print, copy, or save the scanned image to a file. The scanning process is very fast compared to scanners from a few years a ...
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Transfering Files Safely and Securely

Transfering Files Safely and Securely

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Email has definitely changed the way we do business for the better! However, we are faced with growing issues regarding email. Two of these issues are 1. email attachments and 2. sensitive/personal information within email.As email has evolved over the past several years, so has the exchange of file ...
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Saving & Archiving Email

Saving & Archiving Email

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Internet access and email correspondence is changing how companies do business. One of the biggest challenges facing firms is what to do with email messages after they have been read or sent. Most firms want to keep a copy of the email, similar to any other piece of correspondence to/from a client, ...
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