Adopting tech that’s new to your firm may seem like a bigger challenge than keeping your old on-site model. Despite expressing frustration with the cost and hassle of updates, downtime, and capital expenditure, some law firms still lean toward on-site systems – just because they are comfortable with what’s familiar.
If you’re like most lawyers, referring to your days as “busy” is a gross understatement. The last thing you need is computer problems getting in the way of your productivity. Even when your IT is working well, managing systems and supervising IT consultants is a chore, and can put a strain on your budget.
Late in 2017, several groups of researchers from Graz University of Technology in Austria to Google’s labs, discovered a pair of exploits subsequently dubbed “Meltdown” and “Spectre” that have the cyber security community all abuzz. What makes these exploits so scary is the fact that they allow access to the most sensitive information on almost all the active computers in the world.