06 Jan

Law Firms’ Resistance to Open Floor Plans

Real estate represents the second highest expense for law firms, following salaries. While an increasing number of industries have been adopting open-floor plans to mitigate this cost, law firms have conspicuously abstained. “Cubicles Rise in a Brave New World of Publishing,” a New York Times article profiling publishing house Hachette’s move to an open floor Read more…

11 Nov

Out With the Lync, In With the Skype for Business

Today Microsoft announced the next version of Lync, but it’s not Lync 2015. Microsoft acquired Skype back in 2011 and, building on that, has renamed Lync to Skype for Business. For those not familiar with the product, Lync (or now, Skype for Business) is an Enterprise communications platform that features instant messaging, presence, web conferencing, Read more…

09 Apr

Kraft Kennedy Consultant Georg Thomas Named Microsoft MVP for Lync Expertise

We are pleased to announce that Georg Thomas has been named a Microsoft MVP. Georg is a Senior Consultant in Kraft Kennedy’s Infrastructure & Enterprise Systems practice group. He was nominated and has been awarded this distinction for his exceptional technical leadership with Microsoft Lync and the host of products that surround it.  Out of Read more…

22 Oct

Drinking our own Kool-Aid: Moving to a Colo Facility

I have been with Kraft Kennedy for over 15 years. Up until a couple of weeks ago, we had been housing our systems internally like many other companies. Consequently, we have seen our fair share of disasters and close calls over the years: We lost our communication lines on September 11, 2001. We lost power Read more…

19 Mar

Lync 2010 to Lync 2013 Migration: Issue with Dial-in Conferencing

We are in the middle of a migration from Lync 2010 to Lync 2013. The migration has been very smooth and we moved several users over to the Lync 2013 environment for pilot. Shortly after migrating the users, we identified issues with our Dial-In Conferencing. Anyone on Lync 2013 that created a conference could not dial into the conference. Users Read more…

11 Mar

Why Working From Home Still Works for Legal

What’s good for Yahoo might not be good for your law firm. The corporation has attracted enormous attention for its new ban on working from home, giving remote workers three months to relocate to its corporate offices. In the legal world, though, telecommuting is on the up and up, with firms in recent ILTA surveys Read more…