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Give Open Source a Try

Take a second and check what browser you are using. FireFox? Chrome, perhaps? Do you use WordPress for your blog, or use an Android-based smartphone? Like the "cloud,” you’ve probably been using open source applications without realizing it. ...

Gwynne Monahan - July 20, 2011

Shifting Your Phone System to the Cloud

I don’t know about you, but I like to spend as much money as possible on my firm’s phone system while making sure it is as inflexible as Bakelite in winter—and nearly featureless. Wait. I may have reversed that. What I really like is to ...

Jon Yelton - July 19, 2011

Using the iPad in Meetings

Great news: You no longer have to spend your time in meetings looking at the top of everyone's notebook computer instead of faces. Now there are iPads, the lid is off and everyone is present once more. But iPads do far more than just improve the ...

Tom Mighell - July 14, 2011

Five Reasons to Consider a Virtual Assistant

Law offices tend to be set up quite traditionally. Plenty of lawyers are still users of fax machines and their offices usually contain ancient beasts known as stenographs. It is no surprise that lawyers tend to hire traditionally as well. But ...

Erin Blaskie - July 7, 2011

Handy Keyboard Tricks

One key to increasing your efficiency in Microsoft Word (in addition to letting Word fix your typos) is keeping your hands off the mouse as much as possible. To do that, though, you need to know a few handy shortcut keys so you can format as ...

Deborah Savadra - July 5, 2011

Hidden Treasure in Microsoft Outlook

Every morning, Outlook initializes with a trusty Microsoft registered trademark to greet you, and you go along merrily sending emails and calendar invites like a pro. There’s more to our steadfast friend Outlook than churning and burning emails ...

Jon Yelton - June 27, 2011
Woman and Man with tech in background

Read Your Favorite Sites Without Leaving Outlook

Psssst. Wanna read your favorite website without leaving Microsoft Outlook? I’m not talking about subscribing to its newsfeed in Outlook, but setting up an Outlook folder that actually points to the website. It’s quick and easy to add a website ...

Vivian Manning - June 16, 2011

Conference Rooms in the Cloud

Collaborating with clients used to be a face-to-face deal—taking place in your conference room or office, or perhaps a swank restaurant to impress. Now, communication with clients mostly happens virtually, with emails and documents substituting ...

Jack Newton - June 13, 2011

Looking at Pictures

It’s Friday, and the end of a very long week. Let’s just kick back, cool off  and have a little intellectual fun learning the easy way: through pictures! 1. Visualize Health. First up, compare and contrast health conditions and risk factors in ...

The Editors - June 10, 2011

How Not to Hire a Vendor

Deciding to switch service providers or find a new one can turn into a big headache, especially if the service or product you’re are shopping for is “mission critical” to your practice. (Think banking, insurance or even ...

Jobst Elster - June 8, 2011