Posts Tagged cloud computing

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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Dear Livescribe: a letter from Canada

Almost two months ago, I reviewed technology new to me that blew me away in less than half an hour. But (and maybe this is just my nature), I have a minor gripe or two. I tried to tweet this particular gripe (and a recommended solution) to

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Lawyers wary of new technology (cloud computing)

Law offices have long used sophisticated computer systems. Today, those systems don’t need to reside in the firm’s offices. Using cloud computing, also known as software as a service (SaaS), firms can use robust systems located off the premises. But attorneys aren’t rushing to replace premise-based systems

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Services for cloud computing booming

On a network diagram, icons for things like phones, computers, servers and other devices often connect using straight lines. But when those devices leave the office, they connect back via a nebulous connection: a cloud. The cloud illustrates paths from devices to information that can vary depending

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Secure web surfing, take two

Lots of people refuse to connect to the Internet using open wireless networks like those you find at coffee shops. Why? Their information travels unencrypted over those networks, making it possible for people nearby with the technical tools and know-how to read what they send. But today,

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Cloud Computing for Data Backup, Storage and Protection

originally published by BCBusinessOnline.ca Data backup, storage and protection are crucial to many businesses. Take away the computers – and their data – and your business may go limp. Cloud computing may have the answer to keeping your data, and your business, afloat.

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Editing a Google Form

Normally, I answer other people’s questions here, but since this is the second time I’ve forgotten (and then found) the method to do this, I figure I need to write this one down. 😉 Google Forms can be a journalist’s best friend. I’m going to use one

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Seven steps to handling group work online

Ah, group work. You need to keep dates straight, understand who does what, work on only the latest files, and you do all this with phone calls and email – big piles of email. Or not.

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Online tools can deliver, but choose wisely

originally published on cbc.ca/money/smallbusiness Business has always relied on collaboration. That fact drives the growth of online collaboration tools, but it’s an area where businesses need to tread warily.

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Software-as-a-service fills market niche

originally published on cbc.ca/money/smallbusiness Andrew Jones had a simple goal: Develop an online tool to help his wife, Nicole Garton-Jones, run her Vancouver-based firm, Heritage Law. But his efforts catapulted him into the booming software-as-a-service (SaaS) market and spawned a business in its own right.

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