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law firm technology trends

4 Law Firm Technology Trends to Follow in 2017

Law firms often come to us looking for advice about which technology trends will drive their firm in the coming year. However, compromising security to embrace the latest technology innovation is not an option for a firm whose primary asset is sensitive information. Bleeding edge technology tools are new and are undergoing security improvements and additional refinement, making it difficult for your firm to justify the risk of early adoption. The…
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compare managed IT services and in-house IT

How to Compare Managed IT Services and In-House IT

If your business is looking to improve its IT functions, it can be difficult to know which IT solution will best fit your company's culture and processes. Two common solutions are to outsource IT or to keep IT functions in-house. However, to compare managed IT services and in-house IT solutions, an organization needs to consider more than just each solution's cost. We've talked with hundreds of companies and we always…
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pros and cons of IT outsourcing

Pros and Cons of IT Outsourcing: Is it Right for Your Business?

    Growing businesses are often challenged with questions such as, “Should I switch from in-house to an outsourced IT provider? Is this the right decision for us? What are the pros and cons of IT outsourcing?” If your business is looking to invest in a managed service provider (MSP), you should consider the benefit your business will receive from outsourced IT as a whole, as well as from the…
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What is IT outsourcing?

IT Outsourcing: What It Is and How It Works

Every year, we talk to hundreds of companies and we often get asked to answer, "What is IT outsourcing? What exactly does it mean to outsource one's IT services?" If you're going to trust someone to manage such a critical part of your business, you need to understand what they are doing. This article will review the history, services, future, and common misconceptions regarding IT outsourcing. By the end, you…
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cost of IT outsourcing

The Cost of IT Outsourcing: How to Budget and Tell if You’re Paying Too Much

Comparing prices is the first thing on a business's agenda when selecting an outsourced service. However, when it comes to the cost of IT outsourcing, there are a number of factors that can alter the terms and quality of a provider's offering, making it more difficult to compare rates across the board. As the old adage goes, you get what you pay for, and this couldn't be more true when…
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Common Concerns: Protecting Data in the Cloud

Protecting data in the cloud is one of primary concerns of companies looking to adopt the technology. Companies are often intrigued by the benefits the solution provides, but are reluctant to store their valuable data in the cloud. Essentially, if the business value of implementing the cloud offsets the security risks that accompany the technology, an organization should consider a transition to cloud computing. According to the FBI, more than…
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cloud security solutions

Cloud Security Solutions for Data Protection

The Internet of things (IoT), development of mobile device capabilities, and shift in employee working habits are changing the way businesses store and share information. A primary contributor to this change is the increasing reliance of companies on cloud technology. A joint study performed by Emergent Research and Intuit predicts the percentage of U.S. small businesses that utilize cloud computing will increase from 37% to 80% over the next six…
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What is SaaS?

SaaS Defined: What is Software as a Service and How Can it Help Your Business?

What is SaaS? The IT industry is evolving and a primary part of this evolution is the increasing emphasis on software as a service (SaaS) offerings. According to Gartner, the SaaS industry does not point toward signs of decline as its poorest segment is expected to see a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 19.7% through 2019. Software as a service is a software distribution model where a third-party provider…
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HubDoc

Application of the Month: HubDoc

HubDoc is a software as a service (SaaS) tool that eliminates the headache of managing recurring bills and monthly statements. Essentially, HubDoc allows businesses to avoid wasting time entering data and focus their efforts on more strategic, proactive tasks. The cloud-hosted application allows businesses to securely store and access their financial documents from one central location. HubDoc automatically extracts key data from bills, statements, invoices, and receipts and is available…
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wearable technology

Football Players Are Wearing More Than Just Uniforms

The 2016 NFL season will begin on Thursday, September 8th and kick-off will be accompanied by more than just screaming fans and cold beer. As wearable technologies progress, the devices are maneuvering their way into the sports world. Today's athletes are exposed to everything from specially-designed helmets to band-aid like wearable devices used to track temperature, heart rate, movement, and more. These innovations will allow coaches to more closely monitor…
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