IT 101

What’s on the minds of major law firms’ IT directors?  LegalWeek did a survey and the results are sometimes predictable and sometimes not. For example, "resiliency" of the network ranks first, followed by data security.  But what are...

Contingency Recruiters: What’s Wrong With This Picture?

Given that a law firm’s only meaningful asset is its people, I have long been mystified at the prevalence of "contingency" vs. "retained" recruiting.  At last someone agrees with me that this talent-seeking model is perverse. ...

You Would Think Stanford, Of All Places, Could Get ERP Right

As an alum of its law school, Stanford’s extraordinary difficulties moving from a 20+-year old mainframe system to Oracle and PeopleSoft, as recounted in this Baseline article, give me great pain. Admittedly, Stanford was trying to take products that live and...

Stop the Insanity?

Is the legal profession in decline?  Are the pressures for more billable hours, higher profits-per-partner, and ever-more-massive global firms leaving lawyers demoralized and unfulfilled?  Arnie Herz thinks so, and has just started "legal sanity,"...

VoIP: Now or Never?

InfoWorld has a cover story on whether VoIP is ready for prime-time.  It’s comprehensive, and I highly recommend it for anyone considering such a move.  Among other topics discussed is, especially for law firms, the all-important issue of...
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