Have you ever been to a restaurant and seen someone a few tables down from you checking their constantly buzzing smart phone, occasionally ignoring a message but mostly responding to it? And in between, actually eating? Oh, and remembering to have snippits of conversation with their lunch date? Me too. But who am I to […]
Remember when you needed a consultant and a $10,000 phone system for your small law office? If you’re not up to speed on the latest and greatest in Internet telephony, those days are over. For $52 a month, a two person law office can hook themselves up with a large-firm telephone presence. Two major technology […]
The last option in this Office Space series is the virtual office. The virtual office can be defined in a myriad of ways, but one of the most common iterations is simply working out of your home. Aside from the obvious cost savings (and potential tax benefit), there are several practical issues to consider.
First of all, business lawyers rock. They’re among the sharpest thinking professionals in business, routinely pulling together complex deal structures, making sense out of rules and regulations, and giving great general business advice to clients. (Disclosure: Yes I’m biased, I started my career as a business lawyer.) Since leaving law for the tech world I’ve […]
Two recent privacy concerns that should grab your attention. First is a headline in the New York Times that the federal government wants better hooks into private companies’ telecom technology for better snooping. Second is more Facebook information out there for all to see.
Skype is amazing. If it were up to me, branding wise, it would have an exclamation mark before and after the name: ¡Skype! I’ll shout it from the rooftops. I don’t care what new VOIP service Google announced today. I’ve been using it for years. But more about the good stuff later. Skype is like […]