This is part two of our five part series on how to successfully implement technology at your firm. See the post below for Step 1: Planning. Now that your planning is complete, the scope and ramifications are understood, the team is assembled, and there are clear milestones and reporting directives, it's time to let the rest of the firm know. The firm-wide messaging and medium will set the attitude towards the change as well as the cadence and breadth of user adoption.
Technology is part of your overall business strategy, or at least it should be. It's especially important in business decisions when a potential tech change is happening with a mission-critical application like a CRM system or document management platform. Successfully swapping out a technology that is vital to your day to day business requires a detailed plan of action because the execution of implementing a technology will determine the level of user adoption, productivity, how much value you get out of the tech, and how fast you realize that value.
This post is describing the recent IE issues. Even though it is not specific to NetDocuments, we have had a number of customers ask us about this, so we are providing this information as a resource. An Internet Explorer exploit was discovered last weekend and Microsoft provided a patch yesterday to resolve the issue with IE versions 10 and 11. NetDocuments provides support for several browsers, one of which is Internet Explorer. Because of the issue, users who cannot update to the newer browsers where a patch has been made available by Microsoft, there are some other suggestions that Microsoft has provided as workarounds which are listed below. Of course using another supported browser is also an option for users.
Staying healthy requires conscious effort, a plan, consistency, and every now and again, a re-evaluation may be needed to be sure you're recalibrating where necessary. Go easy on yourself, nutrition and fitness perfection isn't possible, but progress is. The basic principles for health and wellness can be applied to many areas of life and business. How about the technology health at your firm? Here are a few tips to get back on track and redefine your regimen.
Karen Tindel Joins NetDocuments as the Legal Market Accelerates Adoption of Cloud-Based Document Management
NetDocuments, the leading Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) content management service provider, announced today that Karen Tindel has joined the company as a Senior Account Manager. Karen joins NetDocuments with more than fourteen years of business development and account management experience in the IT industry with nine of those years in the legal market. Karen's expertise in developing and strengthening relationships with clients will be utilized in her new role at NetDocuments as Senior Account Manager. Her energy and enthusiasm for understanding her clients' unique needs consistently results in well-designed, customized technology solutions and lasting relationships with satisfied customers. Karen's customer focus is evident in the attention devoted to understanding the specific goals of each project and delivering technology solutions specifically targeted to meet those goals.
You may not be aware, but NetDocuments has an ecosystem of certified trainers, consultants and technology experts. Our customer firms continually look to these certified partners to get the most value out of the NetDocuments service, and with four updates released per year, new features and functionality are hitting your people's desk on a quarterly basis. Turn to our certified partners and they'll keep you and your team up to speed.
NetDocuments has reengineered native Microsoft Office integrations to function entirely inside the Office applications, including the streaming versions of Office 365 Web Apps. Metadata tagging (profiling), file open, file save and folder and workspace navigation are all now available directly within the Office application. "NetDocuments ndOffice brings document management inside Word, Excel, and Power Point to offer end users an integrated and seamless experience while working with NetDocuments," said Leonard Johnson, vice president of marketing and product management at NetDocuments. "With no more switching back and forth between these applications and the browser, users can now manage versions, apply profile and security templates, open recent documents and perform global searches all within the Microsoft Office user interface."
NetDocuments Announces ndOffice™ and ndConnect™ to Embed Cloud-Based Document Management in MS Office, and Integrate with SkyDrive and Dropbox
NetDocuments brings document management directly into MS Office applications and integrates the enterprise content management service with Dropbox and SkyDrive Lehi, UT. January 22, 2014 -- NetDocuments, the leader in cloud-based document and email management, announced the development of two new technologies – ndOffice and ndConnect – to enhance the user experience in NetDocuments' cloud-computing content management and collaboration service. The technologies embed core document management functions directly into Microsoft Office, Office 365, SkyDrive and Dropbox, bringing deeper integrations and increased functionality with these industry-standard desktop and web applications to NetDocuments' service.
LONDON, UK – NetDocuments, a leading EU-based document and email management service provider, announced today that Farrer & Co LLP (www.farrer.co.uk) has selected NetDocuments as its new document management system (DMS). In mid-2013, Farrer & Co embarked on a search to find a supplier to provide a single repository for electronic client files. Farrer & Co closely evaluated six potential solutions before selecting NetDocuments. According to Neil Davison, "NetDocuments stood out in a several key areas, including client collaboration capabilities, mobility, and improved product usability." Davison continues, "The project board determined that NetDocuments' intuitive browser-based system provides a significantly improved user interface and representation of a matter file compared to the traditional Document Management systems."
NetDocuments + Clio: Taking document management and practice management to the next level via integration
Clio and NetDocuments have partnered to offer secure, cloud-based document management and collaboration embedded in the Clio practice management platform. NetDocuments leading document management service has been helping law firms of all sizes streamline technology and increase productivity since 1999 – and now have made it available as an integrated solution with Clio, the leading cloud-based practice management service.