News & Tips for Legal IT Professionals

iManage Work 10 – A Few of My Favorite Things

By Sara Lamantia | August 14, 2018

In 2010, I had my first experience working with iManage. I was working for a large Am Law 200 firm that was going through a large multi-office database consolidation and matter centric roll out. Since then, I have continued working with iManage with my most recent experience focusing on new implementations and upgrades. The most…

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What’s Keeping Legal IT Executives Up at Night? – Findings from an ASI Think Tank

By Jennifer Parker | August 9, 2018

A recently convened group of IT executives from both Law Firms and Corporate Legal Departments (CLDs) met at a luncheon hosted by Adaptive to discuss the latest trends in Legal IT. Of the many issues discussed, it seems there are several items that tend to keep them up at night.  Here, I’ve summarized these items…

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Uses and Setup of Azure Site Recovery Explained

By Todd Baratz | July 24, 2018

Microsoft provides two ways to backup and recover data using its Azure cloud platform, Azure Backup Server (ABS) and Azure Site Recovery (ASR).  With Microsoft’s well-known penchant for fragmenting their own technologies is this more of the same? In this case, no.  These two services satisfy different requirements and should be employed to achieve separate…

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The Language of Information Security – The Devil is in the Details

By Nicholas Samodurov | July 19, 2018

A theme I touch on regularly is that learning information security is like learning a new language.  I remember the first time I took a German language course in school, and something caught my attention.  The teacher had to spend a surprising amount of time teaching the class English first.  What a surprise!  Every person…

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Migrations Without the Migraine

By John Heilman | July 17, 2018

Much like a migraine, migrating data from one system to another can be very painful. I’m sure most I.T. folks could easily list at least a dozen reasons why. Rather than give any attention to the pain, I’d like to focus on what can be done to relieve it. I get migraines regularly. I do…

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Top 5 Reasons Your Project Needs a Project Manager

By Laura LiVecchi | July 12, 2018

Project Impresario A Project Manager understands all the moving parts within a project. From Initiating to Closure, the Project Manager is responsible for disseminating updates to the team and stakeholders. Their ability to identify when tasks should occur and how various pieces fit together is a core necessity for any project. Whether it be resources,…

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How to "ACE" Your Migration to iManage Work 10

By Matthew Hartel | July 10, 2018

I recently had the opportunity to speak at iManage Connect Live 2018.  The presentation called “iManage Work Security 101: What you Need to Know Before Moving to Work 10 or the Cloud” provided a fundamental understanding of iManage security considerations. Here, I will focus on Work 10 best practices in 3 areas: Authentication Communication Encryption…

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Answering Questions About the Latest iManage Upgrades and Add-ons

By Pat Giglio | June 26, 2018

Attorneys have been trained to reject risk.  Many spend their lives advising how to avoid mistakes, or counseling clients who have already made them. However, what is the impact of being risk averse to technology innovation?  Firms that do not embrace digital transformation will be squeezed on profitability, growth and future opportunity.  This could present…

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How Law Firms Can Better Implement Information Security

By Nicholas Samodurov | June 21, 2018

What is information security, and how do we do it better?  At LegalSEC 2018 I had the privilege of participating on a panel that addressed this topic. Our panel included a Principal Security Architect (myself), an Information Security Officer, and an IT Manager. The takeaway: Different roles in a firm each have a different view…

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Azure Data Protection – An Overview of Your Options

By Todd Baratz | June 19, 2018

With Microsoft’s cloud solution there seems to be a dizzying array of options to secure data, with new ones coming out all the time.  There is Azure Site Recovery (ASR), Azure Information Protection (AIP), Customer Key (new and not fully rolled out), Azure BitLocker, Key Vault, and the list goes on. Some of these solutions…

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