Articles From Nerino J. Petro, Jr.

The big two threats you need to be aware of today By Nerino J. Petro Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, May 2017 What you need to know to protect yourself from phishing and ransomware attacks.
Using text replacement and text expansion tools to start automating your documents By Nerino J. Petro Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, December 2015 If you find yourself typing the same text over and over again, such as a signature block or a phrase, use the auto-correction feature of your program to automatically insert that language. This article explains how.
Start-up tech for any budget By Bryan M. Sims & Nerino J. Petro, Jr. Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, July 2014 Some thoughts on how to equip a law office for $1,000, $2,500 and $5,000.
In memory of Ross Kodner, a legal technology pioneer By Nerino J. Petro Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, November 2013 Ross was relentless at promoting the benefits of legal technology for lawyers and their staff, and had a personality as grand his ideas.
I really hate Windows 8—Can I downgrade to Windows 7? By Nerino J. Petro Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, September 2013 While the short answer is yes, you can generally downgrade to Windows 8, there are a number of caveats that go along with that.
An iPad alternative By Nerino J. Petro Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, September 2013 The author reviews the new Asus EEE Pad Transformer Prime.
Built like a tank By Nerino J. Petro Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, September 2012 If you are looking for a backup drive to protect your data against theft, natural or manmade disasters, the ioSafe Solo or SoloPRO drives is a great option.
The ScanSnap S1100 By Nerino J. Petro, Jr. Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, March 2012 A review of Fujitsu's answer for a portable scanner that can be carried and used at any time.
Technology in practice. What works? Who gets it? By Nerino J. Petro, Jr. Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, January 2012 With the holidays recently behind us, we take a look at some new and updated products that you can wish Santa had brought you.
Is it blue-button scanning mojo? By Nerino J. Petro, Jr. Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, September 2010 A review of the latest incarnation of the Fujitsu ScanSnap.
To Pre or not to Pre: My initial impressions of Palm’s new smart phone By Nerino J. Petro Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, July 2009 The author finds that Palm did an excellent job with the new phone and has so far been enjoying it. 
This is no one-trick pony—Microsoft’s OneNote digital notebook By Nerino J. Petro Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, July 2008 Microsoft Office OneNote is not a one-trick pony.
From the Chair By Nerino J. Petro Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, June 2007 Time and technology are constantly moving forward and with the passing of the past 12 months, I find myself coming to the end of my term as chairman of the Illinois State Bar’s Committee on Legal Technology (CoLT).
From the Chair By Nerino J. Petro Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, March 2007 I am often asked by attorneys the following question: if there was one thing that they could do to improve their operations and efficiency what would I recommend?
From the Chair By Nerino J. Petro Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, December 2006 As we see more and more consolidation in the software industry, we again need to ask ourselves is there a place for simple programs that may only do one thing?
From the Chair By Nerino J. Petro Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, October 2006 A message from Committee Chair Nerino Petro.  
Back-up basics By Nerino J. Petro Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, August 2006 Until recently, magnetic tape drives were the back-up media of choice due to their reliability, low cost for the amount of data stored and wide availability.
The cyber-barbarians at the gate: Protecting your computer from security threats By Nerino J. Petro Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, July 2005 There are numerous issues and dangers that threaten the security of your computer, your network and your data. T
What’s in your briefcase? By Nerino J. Petro, Jr. Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, April 2005 For the solo practitioner, technology too often is regarded as something nice to have, but not essential-especially considering the cost to obtain and implement it.
Wireless networking: Part 2 By Nerino J. Petro Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, March 2005 In the first part of this of this Article (January 2004, VOL. 11, NO.2), I discussed the considerations for wireless networking, including essential equipment and extras.
PDF alternatives By Nerino J. Petro Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, January 2004 A current commercial for Adobe's Portable Document Format asks "Is it better to give or to receive a PDF?
Wireless networking: Part I By Nerino J. Petro Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, January 2004 We're finally reaching a point where myth and technology are actually catching up with one another.
Dealing with e-mail overload By Nerino J. Petro Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, August 2003 As the pace of technology increases, so do the challenges that keeping up with these changes make on your time.
It’s the little things that count: software utilities to make your system hum By Nerino J. Petro, Jr. Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, April 2003 Man cannot live on bread alone and a lawyer can't survive without utility programs. What am I talking about? Let's start by defining the three broad categories of software:
Xperience Windows XP By Nerino J. Petro, Jr. Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, April 2002 The Windows latest operating system (OS) release is called Windows XP (Win XP) and comes in two versions: home and professional.
Time is money By Nerino J. Petro, Jr. Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, June 2001 I recently encountered a small office that is still using the word processor to prepare bills.
Do I really need to backup? By Nerino J. Petro Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, October 2000 You just finished the brief for the most important case this year. You get ready to leave for the day--you shut off the lights, set the alarm and lock the door behind you. You haven't forgotten a thing ... or have you?

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