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Keeping Your Business Secure Online - Webinar Replay

If you think your business is too small to be an attractive target for cyber criminals or you don’t have anything worth stealing, think again.

In a recent Verizon study, 71 percent of breaches examined showed that companies with fewer than 100 employees were the primary targets. The last door left open for these cyber attackers is not the technology, but through your employees. Cyber criminals are aggressively targeting and taking advantage of human engineering as new primary means for vast array of compromises. These costly attacks range from snatching intellectual property to outright cyberheists through wire transfers.

Here is replay of our webinar held Wed, Jan 21, 2015. 



Call us today at (301) 854-0010 or contact us on our website to learn more on how cloud services can help your business more secure.
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Top 10 iPad Apps for Legal

Ever wonder if you could run your entire law office off of an iPad.  There was a time, not that long ago when that idea would have been laughable.  Today, however, all the tools are there for an attorney to work full time off of an iPad.  Let’s take a look at the Tope 10 iPad Apps for lawyers.

legal ipad apps

Rulebook - Rulebook allows you to build a mobile legal library on the go.  Download items such as the Bluebook™, the Federal Rules of Evidence, the U.S. Constitution, and many other items.  Keep the reference books you use most often together in one easy to use app. iTunes Store 

AgileLaw™ - AgileLaw™ brings you the ability to do electronic depositions without having to print out any exhibits.  This app does require an account with AgileLaw™, but does allow you to try it for free.  Your iPad becomes the perfect mobile tool to handle all documents in real time. iTunes Store  

MyCase - Most law firms use some kind of practice management software package.  MyCase is one of the better ones that has an app for the iPad.  Rely on quick access to contacts, case information, and calendars from wherever you are.  You will need to have an account with MyCase to have full access to all of the features. iTunes Store

Office 365 - Microsoft’s cloud based Office suite and Exchange email.  With an Office 365 subscription, enjoy access to your email, contacts, and shared calendars from anywhere.  Also, a subscription gives you access to the full versions of Word, Excel, and Powerpoint for the iPad.  It also comes with 1 TB of cloud based storage with OneDrive. iTunes Store

Trial Pad - Trial Pad is the must-have app for Trial Lawyers.  It is the easiest and most efficient way to organize and present evidence in a courtroom.  There is no subscription.  Once you buy the app, you own it and receive free technical support. iTunes Store

iTimeKeep - iTimeKeep is designed to help track your billable hours on the go while seamlessly integrating with your firm’s time and billing system.  This easy to use app will ensure that you do not lose any billable hours. iTunes Store

Exhibit A - Presentation software that allows you to organize and present your exhibits in full HD. iTunes Store

Docusign - This app gives you ability to electronically sign and execute contracts and letters on your iPad.  You can organize your documents and e-mail or upload them to your client and your own file storage system.  Full features are available with a subscription, but the free features are terrific on their own. iTunes Store

Lexis Advance - For Lexis Nexis users, this is the must have iPad App.  Be able to fully access all of Lexis Advanced features on your iPad.  Perform all your legal research and Shepardize™ your cases. iTunes Store

Westlaw Next - For Westlaw users, this app is for you.  Access all your legal research on the go.  Includes features such as WestSearch™ and KeyCite™.  Also access your history, documents, and notes, that you started on your computer. iTunes Store

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5 Easy Ways to Clear Up Space on Your Computer

Many more people are starting to take advantage of solid-state drives (SSDs). This type of drive trends to be smaller and faster than mechanical hard drives. While SSDs will boost the speed of everything that needs disk access, they can fill up pretty quickly.

solid-state drivesAs you put more files on an SSD, it will start to have more and more partially filled blocks. It is slower to write to these blocks than it is to write to empty blocks. The end result is that your computer starts to slow down as the SSD fills up. Freeing up space is one good method for increasing the speed of a computer with an SSD.

Although SSDs have algorithms designed to address this problem, there are still some things that you can do yourself. Here are a few easy ways to free up some space:

1. Running Disk Cleanup

Your system files may be taking up gigabytes of potential space. If you are using Microsoft Windows, the built-in Windows Disk Cleanup tool will let you see how much space these files are taking up, and give you the chance to clean through your system.

To find the Windows Disk Cleanup, right-click on your hard drive in the Computer window. Next, click on "Properties," and then the "Disk Cleanup" button in the tab labeled "General."

2. Uninstalling Applications

Some applications can take up a lot of space on your hard drive. In order to free up space, you should consider deleting the applications that you don't use, especially if they are particularly large.

Windows lists your applications and their sizes in the Programs and Features section of the Control Panel. While several applications don't report the amount of space that they are using, this section can still give you information about many of them.

3. Removing Temporary Files

As useful as it is, the Windows Disk Cleanup tool doesn't delete temporary files used by other programs. Internet browsers like Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox will use hard drive space to save you time when accessing websites, but those caches can add up.

You can clear up these browsers individually. Alternatively, you can use a third-party tool to clean up these files, as well as any files that Disk Cleanup doesn't handle.

4. Getting Rid of Duplicate Files

While you are going through your files, you should keep your eye out for duplicate files. Programs like iTunes are particularly notorious for creating duplicate files.

While iTunes has a built-in tool for tracking down duplicated files, it doesn't help you find other duplicated files on your computer. Thankfully, there are a number of third-party programs that can help you track down the doubled-up files that are slowing down your system.

5. Moving Files to Another Drive

If you are still finding that you need more space, you should consider purchasing a portable drive. This device is a great place to store large media files that you don't want to delete, as well as other files that you rarely access.


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End of Year Technical Tips

The end of the year is a great is time to wrap up all those annoying tasks that have been lingering on my to do list.  I like to take some time during the holidays to make sure I have covered these four items.

1. Change Passwords
security passwordsNot a fun task, but more important now today with so many cyber hacks be reported from all types of businesses. I suggest that you change all you passwords.  Be sure to follow a good policy making them complex and unique.  I good New Year's resolution would be to start using a password manager to help you with the task like LastPass or 1Password.

2. Backup
A great time to make sure you have proper back-up running and archive all you data for the year.  Having a good backup strategy is simple as 3-2-1:  Your documents, files and all your data is important.  Keep three copies of that information.  Two in different formats like a hard drive and DVD.  One offsite like in the cloud. 

3. Clean up
I like to go through old unwanted emails and files to delete what is no longer needed.  Clearing out unnecessary files makes it easier for you and less taxing on your computers. Backup first!

4. Update
Finally, make sure your virus protection, applications and operating systems are all up to date.  These updates are one of your best protections in fighting malware and hackers.

To learn more, sign up for one of our upcoming monthly webinars.  We have several great monthly topics that help you keep your business secure, reduce your costs and keep you employees more productive.  
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Keeping Your Business Secure Online - Webinar

If you think your business is too small to be an attractive target for cyber criminals or you don’t have anything worth stealing, think again. In a recent Verizon study, 71 percent of breaches examined showed that companies with fewer than 100 employees were the primary targets. 

cyber crimeThe last door left open for these cyber attackers is not the technology, but through your employees. Cyber criminals are aggressively targeting and taking advantage of human engineering as new primary means for vast array of compromises. These costly attacks range from snatching intellectual property to outright cyberheists through wire transfers. 

Ease Technologies will be providing an online webinar to discuss the issue.  During the webinar we will share the most common threats to small and medium businesses and what can be done to mitigate these issues. 

Register here: 

Who should attend: 
• Business owners 
• Technology decision makers
• Company Employees

What will be covered :
• Common cyber threats to small and medium businesses 
• Keeping secure with mobile devices
• Steps to fight online fraud 
• Tips to keep your business protected

Event Date: Wed, Jan 21, 2015
Event Time: 12:00 PM (Duration: 50 min) 
Event Location: Online 
Presenters: Dave Kile, Vice President and Matt Schmidt, Director of Managed Accounts

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
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