How Small Law Firms can be Productive for less using SaaS and Knowledge Management

Law.com’s Legal Technology blog featured an excellent piece by Bryan Redding of Cavo Legal (and fellow Big Ten alumni).  Mr. Redding sets out some of the challenges faced by small firms: There are more than 850,000 lawyers in the U.S. currently practicing as solo practitioners or with small firms (less than 20 attorneys). This demographic […]

Apple and Microsoft: The Odd Couple

Apple and Microsoft have a bizarre relationship.  They fight for market share of the personal computing market yet kind of really need each other.  Think about it:  Microsoft serves as a big easy target for Apple in their marketing efforts, and Microsoft’s products are forced to improve because of Apple.  Microsoft sells office software for […]

Advantage #3 of Using a Legal SaaS Product: No Special Hardware Required

Question: What is the best thing about spending a thousand dollars on a brand new computer to support your new legal practice management software? Answer: Not spending a thousand dollars on a new computer for your new legal practice management software. Traditional, server-based legal practice management programs (such as Time Matters™ or Amicus Attorney™) require […]

Advantage #7 of Using a Legal SaaS Product: Eliminate “Phone Pong”

You know when your software breaks in your office, so you call the software vendor, then the IT consultant, then perhaps even a Certified consultant, and they all tell you to call each other and someone else? We call this phone pong. Rocket Matter integrates your contacts, calendar, phone messaging, time tracking, reporting, invoice creation, […]

It’s Official: Small Businesses Save Money by Using Cloud Solutions

Computerworld recently featured an article discussing how small businesses, by leverage the cloud and Software as a Service, are able to cut their IT costs.  The following quote says it best: Third party clouds, however, can now do everything a business needs. The smaller the company, the more they should look to hosted “cloud” providers […]

Advantage #33 of using a Legal SaaS Product: Work Remotely

(This blog post was written by Mike Shiner, Rocket Matter Product Specialist) Working remotely has many benefits.  But if you don’t have the right systems in place it may hinder your productivity. Whether you want to work remotely because of lifestyle choice, multiple office locations, business trip, conference you’re attending, or even a (*gasp*) vacation, […]

Recent Surge of Legal Cloud Computing Articles Tout Advantages of Online Legal Software

The past week saw three excellent articles published on the security, advantages, and viability of online legal software, also known as cloud-based or SaaS software. Nicole Black, in her insightful Practicing Law in the 21st Century blog, wrote a piece called “Should Lawyers Be Wary of SaaS?”, which resulted in a very lively discussion.  Make […]