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Seven Characteristics of a Successful Backup Strategy

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Seven Characteristics of a Successful Backup Strategy Alisanne Steele | TheSoftwareConsultant | Friday, May 11, 2018 In the late nineties I met a gentleman at a conference who was passing out copies of “The Tao of Backup”* and sharing that “to be enlightened, one must master the seven heads of Backup.” In the handout, and the subsequently published…

7 Signs it’s Time to Re-Invest in Matter Management

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Alisanne Steele | TheSoftwareConsultant | Saturday, April 14, 2018 Upgrading a practice management system is a big decision for any law firm. When your existing solutions have often been adapted to over many years to fit working practices to the software workflow, staff feel comfortable using them, and there is often the fear that change will disrupt day…

How to protect yourself from Phishing!

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Alisanne Steele | TheSoftwareConsultant | Saturday, April 7, 2018 Phishing: Phishing is the act of sending out malicious emails and has caused over $1.2 billion in loss. These malicious emails can be highly targeted and involve an extensive amount of planning. A successful phishing campaign can create a depressing ripple effect. Phishing often targets small professional firms relying…

Does your firm BYOD?

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Alisanne Steele | TheSoftwareConsultant | Monday, March 19, 2018 Does your firm BYOD? Bring your own device (BYOD) refers to the policy of permitting employees to bring personally owned mobile devices into the workplace, and to allow them to connect those devices to company assets, information, and/or applications. Mobile devices and your firm’s data: Whether you…

GUIDE TO BEST BILLING PRACTICES

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Alisanne Steele | TheSoftwareConsultant | Friday, March 9, 2018 The old adage is true, ‘time is money’.  Save time and increase revenue with these time & billing best practices  Record your time, record your time, record your time! Your work day is most likely jam packed, but recording billable time during or immediately following a…

Top Management Reports Every Law Firm Should Run

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Alisanne Steele | TheSoftwareConsultant | Monday, March 5, 2018 A recent survey of law firms in the U.S. found that over 70% of those firms do not use their billing or management software to identify trends, key clients, slow paying clients, or timekeeper contribution and profitability. The following reports are available in most billing programs available tot he…

BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Policies & Security for the Law Firm – Lunch & Learn

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Alisanne Steele | TheSoftwareConsultant | Saturday, March 3, 2018 The Washoe County Bar Association is Co-Sponsoring the event and all registration will he handled by the WCBAR. Please visit here to register. CLE Credit – BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Best Practices, Policies, & Security for the Law Firm Whether you provide mobile devices to your staff, allow…

BYOD – Do you have a Written Policy?

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Alisanne Steele | TheSoftwareConsultant | Wednesday, February 28, 2018 Bring your own device (BYOD) policies are becoming a more frequent topic of discussion when reviewing current IT & Documentation needs with our clients. Staff are bringing their devices to the workplace more and more frequently, and connecting (When possible) to your environments. Why not work with that…