25 Jun

The Complex Evolution of IT

I recently read a fantastic article titled “Understanding IT Complexity” by Chris Curran of CIO Dashboard. In it, Curran states: IT is stressing under the weight of applications, emerging tech, vendors and systems and sans the support of a seamless, flexible and sturdy integrated infrastructure. This complexity is happening as the CIO and the IT function face immense Read more…

23 Jun

Garbage In and Garbage Out: The Importance of Source Data When Categorizing Matters

When working with a database driven application, engineers are often asked to automate certain tasks based on information from another data source. A common example that our clients see is pulling metadata about clients and matters from an accounting system, and using that information to drive matter-centric folder structures in HP WorkSite iManage. Queries could be Read more…

16 Jun

Initial Impressions of Microsoft’s new Local Administrator Password Solution

Recently Microsoft released the Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS).  This software is designed to mitigate the risk of a Pass the Hash (PtH) credential replay attack, in which a malicious entity obtains a random user’s password hash and attempts to log on using the hash instead of entering the plaintext password. LAPS helps mitigate this risk by allowing you to Read more…

10 Jun

Chrome Extension Draftback Can Expose Your Metadata

Could you imagine what an attorney would say if the opposing counsel were able to look back and see exactly how a particular document was created? All the edits? Played out in real-time, as if standing behind the attorney while the document was being drafted? That’s exactly what a new Google Chrome extension Draftback can do to any Read more…

01 Jun

The Butterfly Effect and Managing Project Constraints

What does Project Management have to do with Ashton Kutcher’s time-traveling, past-changing movie from over a decade ago? Everything and nothing. We can take lessons from Mr. Kutcher’s Sci-Fi film and its core concept, the Butterfly Effect: minute changes, like the flapping of a butterfly’s wings, can have large, unintended consequences. Those wings’ flaps can redirect the path Read more…

28 May

Veeam Backup and Replication 8 Patch 1 Performance Enhancements

The Release Notes for Veeam 8 Backup & Replication Patch 1 contain information on an experimental performance enhancement described as follows: We saw a significant performance improvement after changing the default behavior (DataMoverLocalFastPath = 0) to data exchange through shared memory (DataMoverLocalFastPath = 2), and I wanted to share the details. In terms of configuration, Read more…

14 May

Resolving Printer PCL Driver Errors

Our clients sometimes receive PCL driver errors on their machines and are unable to print due to these errors. These kinds of errors can easily be resolved by clearing the corrupted drivers from the registry. PCL drivers are widely used by various printer manufacturers. PCL (Printer Command Language) is a common protocol supported by nearly all enterprise operating Read more…

28 Apr

Part 1: Legal Project Management vs Legal Process Management – Is There Really a Difference?

We recently conducted a webinar on the “Legal Project Management vs Legal Process Management” debate and, I have to say, it was a well-attended event with great feedback–solid evidence that this is a topic on the minds of law firms and corporate law departments. More education and information is needed, hence this blog post. So what Read more…

16 Apr

Data Deduplication – Turn it on now!

If you are not taking advantage of Windows Server 2012’s data deduplication capability you are losing out on one of the best things about the OS from a Configuration Manager Admin’s perspective.  I continue to come across organizations that are not leveraging this in their environments.  It’s free (as in nadda, zip, cost’s you nothing Read more…

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