Have you ever been sandbagged because the information you needed was back at the office? If you have a laptop computer or a hand-held personal data assistant (PDA), you can now access up-to-the-minute information anywhere with a concept the computer industry calls an “intelligent e-business legal system.”

An intelligent e-business legal system gives you access to electronically stored information, and lets you to call it up on a platform-independent and operating system-independent device (essentially a laptop or PDA) though a cellular or Internet connection. The core of this system is creating a Web-enabled database that stores information from your office servers. It’s basically like having a Web site stocked with everything on your server.