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Finding a fit for virtual desktops in your firm

Computer users typically keep the software and data they use on their computers. About five years ago, Will Davidson LLP began to access both software and data located on company servers using virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). Partner Paul Cahill rebels against this change to this day. Virtual

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Defusing the retirement bombshell

The 2007-08 worldwide financial crisis forced numerous companies to take drastic steps just to survive. For instance, General Motors got rid of a pension plan that, in its then-underfunded state, could have hampered its recovery. Canadian retirees could bear the brunt of similar crises. We live longer

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Molecular Motors Similar To Macro Engines

Think of individual proteins as strings of spaghetti. When they fold and combine with other proteins, they create tools that do important work inside a body. These tools are known as molecular machines. Protein folding is a “carefully orchestrated sequence of events,” says Lars Konermann, a professor

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Streamlining document review with technology

Today’s discovery teams must pick relevant information from mountains of similar-looking documents. To speed up the process, they can now have computers find relevant documents instead. The smorgasbord of technologies used to do this is called both technology assisted review (TAR) and computer-assisted review (CAR). These technologies are

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The World of Brunello Cucinelli

Brunello Cucinelli is the youngest son of an Umbrian sharecropper who left the land to work in a factory when Brunello was 15. The humiliation his father endured left a deep impression on the boy. An indifferent student, Brunello found his calling in his early 20s, visiting boutiques in Northern

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CHP for Condominiums

Can Ontario condominiums get into combined heat and power (CHP)? At first blush, probably not. But certain entrepreneurs are striving to change the rules of this game. What is Combined Heat and Power? When a generator resides in the same place where the electricity it produces is

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Adapting to change amid tech enhancements

Some firms are boosting choices for work devices Henry Ford is quoted as saying: “Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants so long as it is black.” For the longest time, IT departments the world over have used similar reasoning in procurement

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Your data network needs to be fast, accessible, secure

Lawyers often reach their work product using data networks. The speed and reliability of those networks can affect their productivity. At the same time, network security can determine whether lawyers keep client information confidential — or not.

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Lawyers see need, design legal software

Here’s a recipe for change: Take one motivated, tech-inclined lawyer. Mix well with needlessly time-consuming tasks. Let frustration simmer. Throw in software development talent. Expected result: a startup software company serving the legal industry. That’s the recipe that baked three recent Canadian start-ups and their products. Three

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Trend of multiple monitors continues to grow

Five monitors sit on Peter Aprile’s desk. He uses the three on the left when he’s on the treadmill under the left side of his stand-up desk. When Aprile sits, he pivots the middle monitor and clicks an icon on his desktop to create a similar three-screen

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