The Pen is Dead – Long Live the Pen

New technologies such as digital pens, digital paper, handwriting recognition, and more are pushing handwriting, as well as how we record our thoughts, into the 21st century. Taking notes is a simple task. It really requires nothing more than a pen and some paper. Writing by hand, however, appears to be on the decline as[…]

Earned Value Management for Law Firms

EVM (Earned Value Management) is a new and unexplored practice for most law firms.  It is a proven method and best practice used by large organizations all over the world to understand and control project sucess.  The main advantage of EVM is to anticipate project problems early and to take action to prevent overspending while staying on[…]

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. Link to Article[…]

Traveling Safe in the Age of Digital Espionage

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[…]

Bring Your Own (BYO) Everything – How BYO is Transforming Technology in the Workplace

Today implementing a BYO program is a choice. However, the BYO movement is here to stay and is growing by leaps and bounds. To stay competitive, law firms may have to provide deeper and wider BYOE implementations. Link to Article by Don Philmlee, Practice Innovations, Thomson-Reuters, January 2014.

Voice Activated Computing — Does It Really Work?

It is astonishing to have a computer accurately interpret and comprehend the amorphous blob of natural language quickly and accurately, yet today’s newest smartphones and tablets often manage to accomplish this in just seconds and with a device that typically costs only a few hundred dollars. Link to Article by Don Philmlee, Practice Innovations, Thomson-Reuters, January 2013.