Technology can be a double-edged sword if you aren’t careful. You have to temper Shiny Object Syndrome with functionality. While it can be easy for law firms to get caught up in the “pretty” aspects of new technology – hardware and software, the actual purchases of technology should be done with an eye toward rejuvenating your firm and rethinking productivity and work flow.
I recommend that law firms do an annual technology audit to ascertain whether 1) technological needs are being met, 2) hardware is measuring up to the tasks at hand, and 3) your firm has technological bottlenecks reducing productivity. Below are steps to take and ideas to think about when looking at your law firm’s technology. Continue reading