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Budgeting for the Win

Intro to Citrix Workspace and Cloud Services

Windows 10 Upgrade Cycle – Stepping Off the Treadmill

Microsoft Licensing for 2019 and Beyond

24×7 Network and Security Operations for Small-to-Mid-Sized Firms

Plugging the Leaks: 5 Critical Steps to a Secure Network

Legal Process Management

Reach for the Sky: Planning Your Cloud Strategy (Part 1)

Managing a More Secure Workspace with Windows 10

Moving to an Intelligent Workplace

To Infinity and Beyond: Moving Your Data to the Cloud (Part 2)

Happy Birthday Microsoft Teams!

 


Budgeting for the Win

How do your technology priorities and budget align with your firm’s success? Our management consultants often talk with dissatisfied lawyers, who are confident that technology can be more helpful with the pressures they face. At those same firms, leaders (in IT or otherwise) want consistent engagement and direction from partners and management stakeholders. To bridge this communication gap and set up everyone for success, successful leaders articulate how plans focus on the business interests of the Firm.
 
In this session we will talk about the pressures facing the business of law and emerging technology in 2018 and explain spending (CapEx versus OpEx), benchmarking, and total costs. Learn how you can offload the thankless chores to specialists, shift the dynamics of discussions, and make winning proposals. (Spoiler alert: firm managers often underappreciate that meeting basic needs well is only incrementally more expensive than half-assed measures and that adequate up-front investments have a far bigger impact on productivity.)

 


Intro to Citrix Workspace and Cloud Services

Join Kraft Kennedy consultant Jeff Silverman for an intro to Citrix Workspace – the evolution and combination of XenApp, XenDesktop, XenMobile, and ShareFile – and discussion of how these resources can be extended from on-premises deployments to the cloud.

 


Windows 10 Upgrade Cycle – Stepping Off the Treadmill

Lessons we’ve learned from 175,000 Windows 10 deployments:

 
 
In this session, we’ll reveal more lessons and hard-earned tips on how you can not only adapt but succeed in the new world of continuous upgrades. Learn how you can achieve tight security while making your end-users happy, keep patching and applications up-to-date, and get off the upgrade treadmill.

 


Microsoft Licensing for 2019 and Beyond

What new and innovative options exist to achieve a strong level of high availability and disaster recovery? The increasing frequency of malicious attacks require thinking beyond basic hardware, data center or circuit failures. Learn about the latest options for keeping your services up if your systems go down.

 


24×7 Network and Security Operations for Small-to-Mid-Sized Firms

It turns out that system uptime and personal downtime can coexist. Learn how you can use new predictive technology to build a 24×7 security operations center (SOC) with the functions of a much larger firm: patching, monitoring & alerting, scanning, audit reporting, and dashboards. Cutting-edge IT leaders have found a cost-effective way to augment their teams and offload thankless work with outsourced network and security operations. In this session, security and management experts will spotlight the tools that will allow you to exceed even the capabilities of Am Law 100 firms. Sleep easier without worrying about that 3am phone call.

 


Plugging the Leaks: 5 Critical Steps to a Secure Network

No one wants to be the next Panama Papers. Over the course of the hour, we’ll share insights gained from extensive experience in the trenches of the top law firm and corporate legal networks. 
 
Join us as we discuss 5 crucial areas of technology that will ensure your environment is sound, your data is secure, and you’re moving in the right direction to deliver world-class security across your people, processes, and technology.

 


Legal Process Management

Join Pat Mansuy, PMP and Legal Lean Sigma certified, to discuss Legal Process Management, A Roadmap to Automation. This session will combine legal process and project management with Legal Lean Sigma principles, predictive analytics and emerging technologies to introduce you to how you can begin to work with your lawyers to implement processes which help reduce costs, minimize error and apply data-driven legal solutions to business transactions.

 


Reach for the Sky: Planning Your Cloud Strategy (Part 1)

Is your firm ready to go to the cloud? This session will help you answer that question and reveal how you can create a solid foundation to move forward confidently with your cloud migration. Cloud infrastructure expert Joe Hoegler will discuss the most important criteria to include in your RFP, the process of identifying workloads for migration, and how to get the right buy-in from firm leadership. Learn how to build protections into cloud vendor contracts to avoid unexpected cost spikes and discover best practices for making sure you remain compliant in the cloud.

 


Managing a More Secure Workspace with Windows 10

Join us for a comprehensive discussion of the lessons learned from adopting the Windows-as-a-Service model as well as new productivity and security features included with Windows 10 Enterprise. We will discuss features such as Device Guard, Credential Guard, Windows Defender Advance Threat Protection, Windows Hello, BitLocker to Go, Edge Browser, and Windows Information Protection to demonstrate which features provide good value for your firm, and which might not be worth implementing. In addition, we will review common pitfalls and obstacles law firms face when transitioning to Windows-as-a-Service approaches and discuss the techniques Kraft Kennedy have leveraged to overcome these challenges.

 


Moving to an Intelligent Workplace

Is your intranet dated? Are you challenged to provide your lawyers and staff with access to up to the minute data for managing their matters? Is your accounting department overwhelmed by trying to provide the financial reporting lawyers need to manage their business? Join Pat Mansuy and our partner, LiveTiles for a presentation of how the LiveTiles Solution Accelerator can help you surface information from multiple sources for the law firm employee, all in a single pane of glass. And, how you can be using this cloud intranet platform in a few months, not a year.

 


To Infinity and Beyond: Moving Your Data to the Cloud (Part 2)

Learn how to design a comprehensive plan to migrate your workloads to the cloud with minimal disruption. Drawing on lessons learned from numerous on-premise-to-cloud migrations, cloud pioneer Joe Hoegler will teach you how to identify dependencies and thoroughly QA systems after migration. Learn how to support your new cloud infrastructure, including preparing your staff to administer the new environment and protecting yourself from outages. Get prepared for security audits, large or non-native data imports, and upgrades that may be out of your control.

 


Happy Birthday Microsoft Teams!

Microsoft Teams was released for general availability last year both as Microsoft’s successor to Skype for Business and as their entry into the collaborative communications software space. Teams has grown up a lot in the year that has followed its release and continues to evolve into a flexible, workgroup-centric communications platform.
 
Join Kraft Kennedy’s Dan Paquette as he walks through the year that was, shares real-life insights into how Teams can be used by our clients, and discusses the future of both Teams and Skype for Business into 2019 and beyond.

 

 

Download the presentations from KKU Chicago (May 2018) here.

Download the presentations from KKU New York (October 2017) here.