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Practice Innovations - Managing in a changing legal environment
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JANUARY 2015 | VOLUME 16, NUMBER 1
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Safe Travels in the Age of Digital Espionage: Protecting Your Assets on the Road

Safe Travels in the Age of Digital Espionage: Protecting Your Assets on the Road

Traveling with technology has increasingly become a perilous affair. Gone are the free days of easy travel with just a laptop and phone and hotel wireless. Also, law firms are often rich repositories of corporate information and intellectual property. Travelers are increasingly carrying valuable data on a variety of devices from laptops, tablets, and smartphones to data watches and data fobs.

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Legal Pricing Technologies

Legal Pricing Technologies

The primary technology used initially by law firm pricing roles has been spreadsheets. Although very simple technology, spreadsheets allow pricing people to understand profitability, model different options, and understand costs and margins. However, they are a very manual way of meeting these needs.

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Client Data Security Audits—A Preemptive Checklist

Client Data Security Audits—A Preemptive Checklist

Law firms are receiving and responding to a growing number of data security audits from clients, particularly those in heavily regulated industries such as banking. This checklist provides some common areas of focus.

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Smartphones as the New 'Swiss Army Knife'

Smartphones as the New "Swiss Army Knife"

In the burgeoning world of mobile apps, a smartphone is no longer simply a phone. Able to support a multitude of downloaded apps, the pocket phone has become as indispensable and versatile as a Swiss Army Knife.

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Portable to Wearable to Embedded—How Technology is Literally Becoming Part of Us

Portable to Wearable to Embedded—How Technology is Literally Becoming Part of Us

Technology has rapidly moved from the computer room to the desktop to the laptop to the handheld. With each move it becomes a more personal and intimate part of both our business and personal lives. Today's technology is becoming wearable—adorning our bodies and becoming even more intimate and central to our lives.

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