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The Verizon Mobile Security Index (2018) and why it matters to your firm

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Alisanne Steele | TheSoftwareConsultant | Thursday, August 2, 2018 Verizon recently released its Mobile Security Index report highlighting the difficulty businesses face in balancing convenience and user experience with security concerns and the reality of today’s internet environment that is filled with risk. The report finds that Companies are sacrificing mobile security for convenience and performance.  Companies that…

Simple Two-Factor Security That Can Protect Your Data From Compromise

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Alisanne Steele | TheSoftwareConsultant | Thursday, July 26, 2018 Target, Twitter, Time-hop (the list goes on and on) have had data breaches exposing multi-millions of user’s personal and financial information to bad actors.  However, this personal data is just one part of the puzzle if your accounts are protected by additional layers of security.  Two-Factor Authentication could protect…

AlphaDrive for Clio – Seamless (and Painless) Document Automation

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Alisanne Steele | TheSoftwareConsultant | July 16, 2018 So many cloud-based case & matter management systems have a common “Weakest Feature”, the document automation process.  Being cloud-based, the edit-upload-download-edit-upload process for reviewing and editing documents is just plain clumsy in many hosted solutions. AlphaDrive for Clio changes that! With AlphaDrive added to your Clio solution,…

Timeslips 2019 – 7 New Features are Worth the Upgrade

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Alisanne Steele | TheSoftwareConsultant | Saturday, July 8, 2018 Sage has put together a feature rich upgrade for Timeslips users.  While I usually recommend that users upgrade every-other release (while maintaining support availability), this version is truly worth the cost and effort of upgrading.  In addition to some long-awaited fixes, the following are a listing of some of…

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…