April 15, 2015
New Season Begins: Back in “Big Law”
April 2, 2015 was my first day back in “Big Law”. I am now the Help Desk and Training Manager at a firm in my hometown, Birmingham, AL.
Although contracting has been great, this is a wonderful opportunity and I am working with some great folks that I have worked with before.
I love writing and hope to have some compelling content for you in the not too distant future.
Heard the horror stories of people like Mat Honan being hacked? Like me you may have even had the “pleasure” of someone compromising your debit card (or worse). Not fun.
With that in mind, a couple of days ago I was very excited to dive again into Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) and write a really awesome post about how easy and effective it has become. Boy was I wrong. In this post I share with you why I think it’s not worth it (in most cases) and what you can do instead.
Have you ever spent money trying to turn your iPad into a productivity tool only to find that money was wasted? I have too. My search led me to the keyboard reviewed in this post.
I’ve been happily using it since 2012. With the keyboard, I am nearly always as productive using my iPad as my laptop (and it’s much easier to travel with).
I want to make my site better and more relevant to you. To do that, I need to know more about you. So, I’ve created my 2014 Reader Survey.
Would you please take a minute or two to fill out the survey? It’s only 7 questions on 1 page. I would really appreciate it and it would benefit you because it would help me tailor my content to your interests.
Thanks in advance for your help.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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”.