Thursday, May 26, 2005

Good new article on anti-spam appliances

This was posted on, it is a very informative article. Good descriptions and reference list for various offerings available in the marketplace to filter email messages.

The article is available by clicking here.

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Legal IT Forum In Australia

The 7th annual Legal IT Forum will be taking place between Wednesday the 12th and Friday the 14th of October 2005. There also will be a CIO/IT Directors Forum, and a brand new In-house Legal IT Forum on the 11th and 12th of October.

Details are available by clicking here.

New Netscape Browser Review

There is a good article on Information Week which discusses the pros/cons of the new Netscape 8 browser.

The article is available by clicking here.

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

E-Discovery Article

This is a very good article discussing what types of data needs to be maintained, for how long, what type of data needs to be retrieved within discovery, and most notably the confusion created by the lack of national standards on this topic.

The article is available by clicking here.

Monday, May 23, 2005

MIcrosoft Enterprise Anti-Spyware and Virus Efforts

This article describes Microsoft's current efforts to develop enterprise-wide solutions for Spyware / Viruses, etc...

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care and Health Care Directive

The Missouri Bar provides, as a public service, a downloaded form for a "Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care and Health Care Directive".

The website for this material is:

Wireless Networking Tips

The Federal Government recently released a report detailing many areas of opportunity for improvement by Federal Agencies with respect to how they have deployed and operate their wireless networks. There are some very good tips and items to consider within the report.

The report is available by clicking here.

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Small law firm practice management software purchasing guide

I found this article to be of interest - there really is no reason that any size law firm today can not benefit from automating their practice given the different types, costs and complexities of legal technology and practice management software packages which are available.

Monday, May 16, 2005

Law Firm IT Leaders

Are you looking for ways to develop technology talent and leadership within your law firm? If so, the strategies identified at a recent CIO leadership conference and roundtable might be of interest to you. Developing IT leadership can help your law firm develop expertise and services which very well may differentiate your firm from your competition.

The information is available by clicking here.

Law Firm Internet Browsers

If you ever wondered when Firefox might become more mainstream and when you might be able to make this the standard browser at your law firm, you may be interested in know that IBM is now deploying Firefox to 300,000 of its' employees. The details on this deployment are available by clicking here.

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Technology Succession Planning and Cross Training

CIO Magazine recently published a very good story about how UPS develops technology leaders and prepares staff members for future roles of increasing responsibility. Some of these strategies might well be appropriate for law firms or for corporate IT departments who have the responsibility to support legal technology systems, legal extranets, e-discovery systems, document management systems and other such offerings supporting the legal function.

The article is available by clicking here.

Sunday, May 08, 2005

Trading passwords for coffee

If there was ever a good reasons to reinforce with your users the importance of safeguarding their system passwords, here is one. It is hard to believe how many people would trade hints about their passwords for a cup of coffee. Read away to learn more about this by clicking here.

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Interesting Article On IT Shared Services Organization

CIO Magazine recently published an interested article on this topic. The article discusses the benefits of shared service organizations (cost reduction and, sometimes, opportunities to improve services). It also discusses some of the common pitfalls of these organizations (e.g. lack of client focus and lack of an ability to customize the service and application offerings). The article also includes some keys for success for those considering implementing such organizations.

More information on the article is available by clicking here.