The answer is simple
In a complicated world, law firms would benefit a great deal if they tried to keep their IT systems simple, writes Stuart Holden
Take a look around any medium-sized firm and you will more than likely see a not-inconsiderable IT network reaching out to all corners of the office. It will invariably consist of a lot of ‘fat clients’ (i.e. the powerful desktop PCs popular with lawyers) and a number of servers dotted around the place, loaded with a couple of databases. Enough computing power, in fact, to serve half of Nasa, and all for what? To do some word-processing, make a few case and accounting enquiries, send e-mails and surf the internet.
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