Storage

Dropbox: Have you Got Yours?

By at 22 November, 2010, 6:50 pm

If you haven’t signed up for a free Dropbox account, you should do so. Now. Immediately. Don’t Delay. Get’r Done. You get the idea and that’s how strongly I feel about this terrific tool that is part online storage, part file synchronization and part file sharing service.

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Hardcore Scanning for Law Offices of ANY Size Named one of Best of ABA TECHSHOW

By at 27 January, 2010, 7:00 am

Lawyers are afloat in a sea of paper presenting challenges in both short term and long term storage, being able to find information quickly and reducing malpractice risks from handling all of this paper. As firms move more and more to a paperless environment (or at least a reduced paper environment), scanning has become an integral piece of accomplishing these goals. In this session, attorney Nerino Petro and legal technology consultant Britt Lorish Knuttgen help guide you through the maze of scanners available, including desktop scanners, multi-function machines, flatbeds and portable scanners, giving you practical application examples for each. They also focus on having internal scanning policies and standards, and enforcing those for consistency within your firm.

Also included in the discussion are software products to accompany scanners for maximum benefit. These products include OCR (optical character recognition) software, as well as document management systems and PDF software. The importance of scanning to searchable PDF is also explained and highlighted.

The standing room only crowd was treated to a number of product demonstrations during this presentation, and left with a better understanding of how to implement a scanning workflow for better paperless practices. Both Nerino and Britt will be speaking again at ABA TECHSHOW 2010, and Britt is currently a member of the ABA TECHSHOW Planning Board.

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Legal Implications of Cloud Computing

By at 20 October, 2009, 7:00 am

Whether we want to admit it or not, cloud computing is making an impact on the way we practice law as well as the way our clients approach computing and information storage. Lawyers need to have a t least a basic understanding of the benefits and potential pitfalls that this new technology will impose.

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Good deal on an external drive and CMS BounceBack Ultimate software

By at 11 September, 2009, 3:18 pm

If you’re looking for a backup system for a single computer, CMS backup has a 250GB external drive plus a copy of BounceBack Ultimate for $99.00.

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Red Gorilla Redux? Why you need to select your online storage company carefully.

By at 20 May, 2009, 8:40 pm

The article discusses how some of the glamour may be wearing off the cloud storage mania of recent times. For many of us, this is like Deja Vu with what happend with many ASP’s in the Dot.Com bust in the early years of this century, with the poster child being Red Gorilla.

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