If anyone has computers to loan our law firm we’d appreciate some short term loaners for our offices in Baton Rouge, Lafayette and Houston. Ideally, these would be computers with Windows XP or Windows 2000, and laptops would be best since that would include the monitor, but we’re not picky. I’m guessing we won’t need them for too long because we’ll have to get some more from a retailer.
Interestingly, I understand that Microsoft may be making some software licensing accomodation for companies that have to acquire temporary computers. Obviously, the need to get folks up and running with IT infrastructure is an intricate process. One company that I can say is doing a great job is Advanced Legal Systems. These guys know how to do disaster recovery for law firms. My advice to the law firms that haven’t set up a disaster recovery plan is to start now.
We’re lucky to have offices in other cities for the New Orleans lawyers to work in, but we still face the significant challenge of moving our main IT hub from the New Orleans office to one of the other offices. Fortunately, we have had a lot of behind-the-scenes help from some top-notch people in the legal tech field.
P.S. If you want a better practice, start using the 80/20 Principle.