Tech Advice for Legal Professionals

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Are you apprehensive about incorporating mobile technology into your work or frustrated with colleagues reticent to try anything new despite the promise of greater efficiency? A little social therapy may help. A trusted blog for legal professionals helps readers safely explore new options and share ideas on what works with strategies for effective usage - iPhone J.D. (www.iPhoneJD.com). This informal blog written by attorney, Jeff Richardson, aims to help others like himself use new tools effect...
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For Whom the Fraud Tolls

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Telephone fraud has been going on for a long time. It became prevalent in the 1960s, when DTMF (Dual-Tone Multiple Frequency) dialing was being introduced to replace pulse dialing from then-current rotary phones. Crafty individuals educated themselves and fabricated handheld red, black, and blue boxes that could generate the necessary tones to alter the target phone system's behavior. Soon they were placing calls around the globe for "free" from a local payphone. Instead of spending 30¢ p...
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DLS Helps Best, Vanderlaan & Harrington Maintain a Commitment to Their Clients

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This renowned law firm in Chicago needed a communications system that offered reliability, helped manage costs and offered easy administration to help them get the most value from their solution. Best, Vanderlaan & Harrington is a firm of trial attorneys with a reputation for excellence and dedication to their clients. Their partners rank among the best attorneys in the country by peer nomination and their clients are drawn to their success and dedicated attention. To maintain their reputat...
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Is Your Company’s Data in Good Hands?

Bigger is better, or so we’ve been lead to believe. Business leaders often rely on the prestige of big name service providers for added confidence in making a selection without considering the big picture. You may feel secure in signing a collocation agreement with a recognized brand, but the reality is you are not absolved of the ultimate responsibility in properly securing and managing your data. Headlines about data breaches at big companies are increasingly on the rise, effecting millions...
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The Right Technology Can Help Independent Physicians Thrive Under ACA

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Nearly half of all independent physicians participating in the 2015 Independent Physician Outlook Survey stated that they're likely to sell their practices to a large health care provider and exit the industry within the next decade. The ACA (Affordable Care Act), also known as “Obamacare” has created a highly uncertain future for independent physicians across the nation. This highly autonomous group of medical professionals now face several new pressures, that when put together, creates a scena...
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Embracing Freedom Because of Virtualization in the Private Practice

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No one begins their private practice with the hope of being mired in administration. Yet, more than ever, practitioners are suffering through regulatory challenges and added costs associated with compliance. Electronic health records or electronic medical records (EHR/EMR) rules intended to facilitate the electronic exchange of health information seem to represents a major hurdle for many private practices constrained by costs. The solution is about getting back to basics. The shift to electr...
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The Cloud is Changing Everything for Healthcare Data Management

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Major changes are occurring in the U.S. healthcare industry, thanks to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). As part of the law, adoption of electronic medical records was intended to facilitate improvements in the care of patients, yet many providers are lagging behind or rushing to the wrong judgement. Enablement of the electronic records represents a major change for an industry that has been heavily dependent on paper based medical records for decades. The shift in data capture aims to incre...
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Chicago Residents Get Stars, Stripes and Taxes for Independence Day

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Chicago's 9% "Cloud Tax" became effective July 1 for all city of Chicago consumers, including businesses If you’re like most people, you probably look forward to the July 4th holiday to celebrate and reconnect with family, friends and close business associates. If you planned on enjoying the holiday with a streaming movie service or hosted VoIP phone to call on clients with well wishes, then Chicago’s latest move is sure to rain on your parade this holiday weekend. Buying virtual products ...
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Is Your Business Prepared?

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It is human nature to ignore the potential for something to go wrong, especially when you have never experienced it firsthand. However, a false sense of security can and does effect livelihoods. When a disaster strikes, few truly expect to realize incredible loss and inevitable regret from not having prepared well. Your Investment Your business took years to build and you put everything imaginable into making it a success. Imagine it suddenly wiped-out overnight. Where would you start rebuildi...
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Follow the Crowd to the Cloud at Your Own Risk

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Virtually everyone with a pulse on technology has heard the hype about “moving to the cloud”. Most people just assume that it’s the obvious thing to do in a world where they are virtually always online. I jumped on the bandwagon myself recently, checking out the latest version of Microsoft Office in the cloud, known as Office365. I must admit it, it seems slick as it seamlessly integrates with OneDrive and SharePoint. On the other hand, I just can’t bring myself to the point of complete faith an...
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