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Will the Cloud Save My Law Firm Money?

When it comes to cloud computing, providers tend to harp on the idea of mind-blowing cost savings in their promotional material. In fact, this notion has saturated the IT landscape to the point where many firms will reflexively equate “cloud” with...
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The Key to Saving Money on IT Upgrades for Associations (Trade/Professional)

No matter how advanced technology gets, the unfortunate fact of the matter is that it won’t last forever. Your staff’s machines will begin to show signs of slowness after about 3 years. After 5, you’ll be lucky if they’re running anywhere close to full...
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How Much Should Associations Spend on IT Security (Trade/Professional)?

Here’s an unsettling statistic for you: according to The Ponemon Institute’s 2014 Global Report on the Cost of Cybercrime, 2014 cybercrime incidences increased by 10.4% over 2013 numbers.   Another from IBM: after a breach, an organization loses, on...
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How Much Does Hiring a CIO Cost for Associations? (Trade/Professional)

Where C-level executives are concerned, “CIO” is one of the newcomers in the game; not many associations were concerned about aligning their overall strategy with their technology resources back in the seventies.   But as organizations become more and...
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How Much Does Hiring a CIO Cost for Law Firms?

Law firms cannot function without intelligent, reliable technology systems.   We’ve talked about this before, whether it’s within the context of strategic consulting, backup and disaster recovery, or just plain outsourcing IT. Firms must be up and...
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How Much Does Data Backup Cost for Associations (Trade/Professional)?

Your server goes down. It doesn’t matter why—all that matters is that your network is down, and you and your 40 staff members need to get back up and running.   With your current backup solution, it takes three days to get that server rebuilt and...
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How Much Does an Office Move Cost for Law Firms?

Office moves are a hassle. There’s just no way around it. Even if you're moving up to bigger and better things, the process of picking up your entire firm and placing it back down somewhere new is incredibly complex and stressful--and that's before money...
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How Much Does an Office Move Cost for Small Business?

After serving the small business community in the DC Metro area for over two decades (and after being a small business for just as long), you can imagine that we've been through more than a few office moves in our day. Across the board, one thing is...
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How Much Does Cloud Storage Cost?

Recently, we explored the different kinds of server backup solutions that can keep your critical data protected in the event of a disaster. One of the options we explored in brief is cloud backup, or keeping a copy of your server data off-site in a cloud...
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How Much Does Outsourced IT Cost for Associations (Trade/Professional)?

Outsourced IT, or managed IT services, means placing some or all of your information systems in the hands of an outside technology consulting firm (or Managed Service Provider). In many cases, associations will outsource when they simply don’t want to...
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