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The Five Biggest Mistakes by Big Firms

The Five Biggest Mistakes by Big Firms What are the five biggest technology mistakes made by large law firms?

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By Sally R. Gonzalez

CREATING A formal, written technology strategy is hard work. It begins with understanding the firm's business goals and objectives and then determining how technology can further those goals. It provides the long-range framework for ongoing technology decisions, helping the firm to set priorities and understand the funding and resources needed.

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By Joe Bookman

TECHNOLOGY continues to advance the practice of law in all sorts of ways that were not anticipated just a few years ago. Firms and individual attorneys are using Blackberrys, enterprise wide systems, and many things in between. Yet even as technology enhances the practice of law, the slow pace of technological advancement frustrates many people in large law firms. Many ambitious projects either fail or require much more time and expense than anyone expected.

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