02 Jan

DIY Smart Home: A Year-in-Review

I remember watching Star Trek reruns as a young man and hoping for the day when technology would be like what I saw on TV. Fast forward to today. That time is here in many ways. Over the past year-and-a-half, I have embarked on a journey of a DIY smart home implementation, mostly just to Read more…

20 Jul

How to Get Your Firm’s Contacts on Your Phone

Your firm likely has a CRM or a plain old Rolodex to hold your client contact information. Meanwhile, your coworkers’ contact information lives in Active Directory, the contact list that Outlook uses. Some organizations are content with this system. Others want to combine the two. To have employee information close at hand, they transfer contacts Read more…

19 Jun

Check Your Local Administrator Account’s Status with Microsoft LAPS

In the past, Kraft Kennedy has blogged about using Microsoft LAPS (Local Administrator Password Solution) as a tool 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 Read more…

06 Jun

Microsoft Surface Pro with LTE Now Available

Microsoft has added an even more mobile version of the Surface to its already strong lineup with the Surface Pro with LTE model. Designed from the ground up, the Surface Pro LTE does not use third-party modules or external cards that often result in mixed results or force the manufacturer to build around the device. Read more…

25 Apr

Backing Up The Cloud with The Cloud

Many firms put a lot of focus and effort into protecting and backing up their on-premise data. They know exactly what data is backed up, how often it gets backed up, and how long the backups are retained. With Cloud based backup solutions, offsite backups over the Internet have become much easier. Tape backup has largely become Read more…

29 Mar

Zero: An App to Help Attorneys With Their Email Problems

Email is the nervous system of the modern law firm. It is also a major bottleneck. Almost everything that the modern attorney works on enters or leaves the firm via email, and it can seem like an unmanageable tsunami of information. I have found an app for attorneys called Zero that can help. In law firms, Read more…

02 Jan

Ask KK: Password Management for Law Firms

Reprinted with permission from: New York State Bar Association Journal, November/December 2017, published by the New York State Bar Association, One Elk Street, Albany, NY 12207.   My firm has an annoying but duly cautious password policy that means I’m juggling new passwords every 90 days, on top of all the ones I need for Read more…

31 Oct

The Next Wave of Security

Reprinted with permission from: New York State Bar Association Journal, October 2017, Vol. 89, No. 8, One Elk Street, Albany, NY 12207. Click to download the PDF   It happens all the time. Every year clients seem to want heightened security from their legal representation. New technology and products promise to meet all your security needs, Read more…

26 Jun

Citrix Synergy 2017 Highlights

The Citrix Synergy 2017 conference in Orlando was bigger than ever, and as usual Kraft Kennedy sent a team of technical consultants to ensure we had the ground covered. Couldn’t make it? No worries. Here are the highlights… Announcement Highlights Citrix Workspace – A cloud-based service that provides a unified workspace to access all apps Read more…

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