Posts Tagged outsourcing

Hosted solutions shift expenses away

  This is the second instalment in a two-part series in The Lawyers Weekly offering basic advice to law firms that want to make cost-effective technology decisions. This time, we’ll look at hosted solutions. Businesses of all stripes use applications and data storage outside their own (fire)walls, and law

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Hi-tech tips for small firms

This is the second of a two-part series. To read part one, click here. You might think small law firms have small budgets, but they don’t all act like it. Thank technology, which is getting better and cheaper all the time, for letting savvy lawyers build big-firm

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Fine print in the clouds

What to look for in a provider’s service-level agreements Lawyers who want to use the cloud to meet their computing needs find themselves whipsawed. Cloud service providers promise up-to-date systems, great features and manageable IT costs. But questions stemming from professional responsibilities, such as privacy and confidentiality,

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DIY e-discovery still possible, but with limits

A question of collection tools, in-house expertise, volume of work The legal industry has adopted the Electronic Discovery Reference Model, a structural workflow that professionals can follow (www.edrm.net). Before the EDRM, discovery was a do-it-yourself process. Those were confusing days. “Different vendors and law firms took different

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How small firms look big by making most of resources

This is the first article in a two-part series. To read part two, click here. High-tech innovations level the playing field Innovative small law firms are using widely available technologies to compete with bigger firms. Robert Half Legal noted this trend among the key findings in its

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New tools are making mining mountains of data easier

An introduction to e-discovery’s key concepts. Attorneys will always need to participate in discovery. One secret to saving money on fees is to limit the number of documents they need to handle. Fortunately, even as document collections continue to expand to mind-boggling proportions, technologies used to pare

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Some tips to get you wired, and secure

No matter which way you turn, chances are you use some type of technology during your workday. Here are some tips to help you keep that technology serving you well.

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What to consider when hiring out-of-office IT staff

originally published in Lawyers Weekly “I don’t think there’s anything that we couldn’t outsource.” It seems a bold statement, but Joel Alleyne’s tone was matter-of-fact as he said it. The chief information officer and knowledge officer for Borden Ladner Gervais LLP has been investigating the matter in

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How a professional writer can reduce a blogger’s workload

The benefits of blogging are too obvious to ignore. If you believe you don’t have the time or resources to handle blogging, a professional writer (like me) can make blogging manageable. Read these sections as individual tasks that you can outsource, even as you keep others in-house.

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Virtual law offices gaining popularity in Internet age

originally published in Lawyers Weekly Magazine Looking to expand your practice’s potential market? Consider adding a virtual office to your physical one.

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