Today, more and more law firms are turning to cloud computing to help manage practical operations such as billing, compiling documents, preparing presentation materials, and case and file management.
The modern workplace can be a mix of offices and cubes, hot desks and hotels, or an open floor plan where the team is now called a pod. There is one constant across every possible office configuration: the modern office runs on coffee.
Here's a real-life story I wanted to share on a sunny Monday from Boston.
Andreas Baand Larsen, AskCody's Nordic Sales Manager, just shared with me a photo from Microsoft Inspire while he was literally stammering out "We…w..w….we… WE'RE ON THE BIG SCREEEN."
In a nutshell, the biggest difference is that Active Directory Server handles user management on-prem vs. Azure Active Directory handling user management in the Cloud.
Office hoteling isn't the future - it's the present for most multi-state, multi-practice firms. In 2005 the ABA was already saying, "“Hoteling” has been a hot topic in the legal and accounting worlds for a few years now."
JLL's 2016 Law Firm Perspective Report says that the typical US firm has reduced office space by 22.2%, using hot desking, hoteling and remote work to drive real estate efficiency.
And that sucks. It's bad enough that office sizes have shrunk in recent years. This is even worse when at you have to travel all the way to the Poughkeepsie office where no one knows your name, nothing works the way you expect it to, and you get lost in that damn deco atrium every time you go to Starbucks.
Picture this: You prepared all week for an important meeting on Thursday afternoon. Clients have come in from out of town to attend. Partners from across the city will also be joining. In addition to the amount of time you’ve spent preparing the presentation, you spent hours searching for the right room to accommodate the number of people and technical needs, ordered catering so food arrives at the right time, and coordinated with the front desk staff each time there is a change to the guest list.
Boston-based law firm Burns & Levinson is comprised of 125 attorneys who focus on a number of core practices and specialties. The firm was founded in 1960 on the principle of being accessible and responsive to clients. This client-centric commitment to service means attorneys serve as advisors, legal counsel, and business strategists and are available to offer personal attention from senior partners on down.
As such, meetings at the firm are a near constant occurrence. Booking them, however, was a labor intensive and often frustrating experience. Employees lacked a system that organized meeting room bookings and kept everyone up to date, so they relied on Excel spreadsheets that were managed by office administrators.
Hospitals are places of healing and refuge. In today’s world, as the pace of modern medicine continuously accelerates, a hospital must consider other factors in addition to expert staffing and state-of-the-art tools. Hospitals and healthcare settings should pay particular attention to the complex environment surrounding their patients within their care.
Indeed, a growing body of research finds that a patient’s physical environment is instrumental in the overall healing process. A hospital’s environment affects patient stress, patient and staff safety, staff effectiveness, and quality of care.
Workers worldwide report that they spend more time preparing for meeting than they do attending them. So when you walk into that meeting room, you had better be ready.
Through a mix of existing and new features, we have you covered. We offer different settings that allow you to respond to GDPR requirements according to your needs and context. To make it easier to decide, here’s a short summary of actions to take.