It is astounding how many business lawyers still handle their firms’ computer and networking resources. Instead of leaving technology to the experts, some business lawyers manage it themselves, wasting valuable time and losing opportunities to drive growth and profitability.

For a long time, I was doing the same thing, but five years ago, my firm, Huntingdon Valley, Pa.-based Semanoff Ormsby Greenberg & Torchia, wised up. We got out of the information technology business. The lessons we have learned along the way can prove valuable to any lawyer who questions the way his or her firm is managing its computing resources.