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Author Archives: Elizabeth Millard

Boost your peace and productivity with these hacks and apps

Technology can be hugely helpful when it comes to communicating with colleagues and clients, speeding up document revisions, and finding information like a professional sleuth — but as most people experience, it also has a dark side. In our always-on ...

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Three technology-related habits worth breaking (access required)

During a lifetime, most people develop less-than-ideal habits that can be detrimental to wellness and maybe even financial health. But when it’s an enterprise or law firm that’s putting those habits into place, it can impact every aspect of operations, ...

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The 3 top security issues your firm needs to address

Despite the tools available, security breaches are still common. Some experts believe that every company has already been breached at least once; they just don’t know about it yet. That can be terrifying for anyone trying to keep data safe, ...

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Blend technology, goals for employee surveys (access required)

Even when positions in a legal firm are often highly sought after, simply filling every available office chair shouldn’t be the endpoint for recruiting and retention. Employee engagement is a significant part of keeping those seats occupied by passionate, productive ...

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Blog content that’s relevant will draw readers (access required)

Many law firms offer blog sections on their websites, but even a casual survey shows that these tend to be the least loved areas of an otherwise informative site. Posts may have last been updated a year ago or longer, ...

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Identity theft can hit businesses, too — here’s how to protect your firm (access required)

When most people think of identity theft, they tend to imagine a hacker using stolen credit card information to buy high-ticket items, or using Social Security numbers to open fraudulent accounts. But “from a criminal’s perspective, it is significantly more ...

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Seven strategies for effective IT communication (access required)

The speed of technology can seem like a blur at times — is the iPhone 7 really so far away? — and because of that pace, IT communication can be a particularly tough challenge. People who are bombarded with information ...

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Handling rogue access by ex-employees (access required)

For law firms, the next big IT threat is likely to hit close to home: ex-employees and former associates who are still accessing a firm’s documents. A recent survey by cloud IT provider Intermedia and survey firm Osterman Research found ...

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Three tips for improving mobile security (access required)

It’s almost impossible to recall a time before smartphones and nonstop connection. The efficiency and always-on gains seen by mobile technology has come at a price, however. According to security firm Kaspersky Lab, mobile is becoming one of the fastest-developing ...

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Harnessing your IT department’s full power

In the not-so-distant past, the IT department usually served as blend of fix-it shop and complaint desk. They’ve evolved since then, though many firms still underutilize their IT departments because they see technology in a reactive way. For example, associates ...

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