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Articles From Todd Flaming

Seven Steps to Better Computer Security

By Todd Flaming
February
2004
Column
Page 101
Want to make your office less vulnerable to computer viruses, hackers, and the like? Here's a seven-step program.

Monitors: Choosing a Window to Your Computer

By Todd Flaming
August
2003
Column
Page 411
You spend much of your day staring at a computer monitor. Here's a brief buyer's guide.

The Wireless Alternative

By Todd Flaming
June
2003
Column
Page 309
Wireless networking has come into its own, and it might be right for you and your firm.

Putting It All Together With Information Organizers

By Todd Flaming
April
2003
Column
Page 203
The e-mail messages, postal letters, notes, briefs, names and addresses, and other data connected with a case; how do you store it all in one place? Here are some options.

A Day in the Life of Future Lawyer

By Todd Flaming
December
2002
Column
Page 665
A technolegal tale from the future. And the future is good.

Creating a Small-Office Network, Part 1

By Todd Flaming
August
2002
Column
Page 425
Small-firm computing is no longer about which computer to buy; even the basic models are powerful enough. Now it's about how to set up a network that lets you share programs and files.

Is Your Word Processor Telling Secrets to the Enemy?

By Todd Flaming
June
2002
Column
Page 319
Your word-processing software may be making confidential information available to your adversaries without your knowing it. Here's how it happens and what you can do about it.

Managing E-Mail (Part 2): Storing Messages

By Todd Flaming
February
2002
Column
Page 95
Do you find yourself printing e-mail missives and saving the paper? Here's a better way to create an e-mail archive.

Disaster Recovery Basics

By Todd Flaming
December
2001
Column
Page 659
With some basic disaster planning, you can keep your practice up and running even if your office is damaged or destroyed.

Managing the E-mail Monster

By Todd Flaming
October
2001
Column
Page 541
Driven into a corner by e-mail overload? Here's how to fight back.

Tired of the Paper Chase? Here’s a Better Binder

By Todd Flaming
August
2001
Column
Page 431
Until the paperless office arrives, consider this approach to storing and organizing hard-copy documents.

Your Office on the Web

By Todd Flaming
June
2001
Column
Page 319
Applications service providers, or ASPs, rent computer programs over the Web. They can give you more computing power and flexibility for less money, but beware the risks.

Technology in a Cost-Conscious Era

By Todd Flaming
April
2001
Column
Page 205
What if, instead of buying a lot of separate programs, you put all of your data on one computer and use a standard Web browser like Internet Explorer to input, search, and display the results?

Your Computer Can Help Analyze Your Case

By Todd Flaming
February
2001
Column
Page 97
Software; especially a program called "CaseMap"; can help you see the relationships between the facts, people, events, and issues in your case.

Laptops for Everyone

By Todd Flaming
December
1999
Column
Page 673
Should you buy a laptop and how? Here's what to look for.

The Best Legal Software Money Can’t Buy

By Todd Flaming
August
1999
Column
Page 439
Read all about the simple, inexpensive legal software we ought to have and learn why we don't have it -- yet.

The E-mail FAQ

By Todd Flaming
June
1999
Column
Page 333
Can you catch a virus from an e-mail message? What's a listserver? Read on and find out.

Lessons from a Software Conversion

By Todd Flaming
April
1999
Column
Page 221
You finally switched from your familiar word-processing program to that new, improved alternative. So why aren't you happy?

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