#015: Steve Moulton on “The Value of Specialists in Mission Critical Rollouts” [Podcast]

Under the best of circumstances, technology rollouts are stressful for a firm. In this episode, I talk with Steve Moulton of NetDocuments about the key people you need in a mission critical rollout.

The Value of Specialists in Mission Critical Rollouts

Also on this show: “Law Firm Laugh” (you have to hear it to believe it) and “Today’s Tech Tip” (THE best way to insert ¶ and §).

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3 Steps to Producing Powerful Passwords

What do you do when that dreaded moment comes when you have to come up with another password? Maybe they are out there but I don’t know anyone who thinks coming up with passwords and remembering them is fun.

Producing Powerful Passwords

On the one hand, if you use a password that is easy to remember it will likely be easy to hack (and probably won’t meet the password requirements). On the other hand, if you use a complicated password it will be difficult to remember. Let’s take a look at how you can easily balance these two tensions by using a proven 3 step method.

Social Image Resizer Tool is a free, easy to use utility for converting your images into profile pictures, icons or banners.

Social Image Resizer Tool

Do you ever get frustrated trying to format an image for your Facebook, Twitter, or other site’s picture or header? Me too. I’m not sure how many times I tried to format my Twitter header and gave up. But using this tool . . . success! It is easy to use and supports images sizes for Facebook, Titter, Google+, and Favicons.

Total Workday Control

Total Workday Control Using Microsoft Outlook

If you use Outlook, this is THE book I would recommend on getting control of your emails and tasks. It is life changing. I really mean that. In a world where you get hundreds of emails and dozens of task per day, you need a really solid system and Linenberger has nailed it. He has taken David Allen’s Getting Things Done concepts, kicked them up a notch, and worked out how to do them ninja fast in Outlook. Worth checking out.

4 Strategies for Maximizing Your Training Dollars

Strategy 1: Understand the Big Picture

Neither you nor your firm wants to spend money on training. However, spending too little can be just as costly as spending too much. Your firm has two sustainable competitive advantages: your people and your clients. In addition, you have a major investment in technology.

4 Strategies for Maximizing Your Training Dollars

If you don’t spend the right amount on training, you will never maximize that investment. The legal market continues to be more and more competitive. Spending the right amount on training and getting the most from it helps you remain competitive.

In the long run, what can happen if you don’t?

Are You Dying the Death of a 1000 Micro-Payments?

Do you have a nagging sense that all those $7.99, $9.99, etc. monthly “services” are taking a significant toll on your checking account (and complicating your life)? Me too.

Are You Dying a Death of a 1000 Micro-Payments?

In this post find out how you can score a quick win, avoid shooting yourself in the foot, and commit to stop (or at least slow) “Death by a 1000 Micro-Payments”.