Lance G Johnson
Feb 13, 2018
This book is like a well written, always available, don’t-need-to-buy-coffee-to-get-an-answer resource for office hardware and software for both PC and MAC environments. This book is just under 0.5 inches thick but packed with specific hardware (brand and model) and software (title and version) information that serves as a solid recommendation or at least a starting point to find products that meet the needs of your office. Chapter topics include office equipment (e.g., computers, their operating systems, keyboards, printers, and scanners), networking (e.g., servers and their operating systems, firewalls, routers, etc.), smartphones (probably my favorite chapter as an iPhone 6 user considering a switch), and back office software (case management, security, time/billing, document management and assembly). Very specific. Analysis and evaluation from a lawyer’s perspective. This is one of those books that will still be relevant in five years but that is a must-have copy now.
The last chapter is an interesting look at the possible future of legal technology and the impact of artificial intelligence (5 pgs), cryptocurrencies (4 pages) and automation (2 pages). While not a book about the future, I found the insights helpful and imminently practical (“Will Microsoft Quit Producing Surface Hardware?”).