This is the next post in my discussion on why attorneys and law firms should switch from Windows or Mac OS to Linux. My last article explained why law firms can switch to Linux without facing compatibility issues or other “switching pains.” Given that most software now runs “in the cloud,” and that many common applications are also available on Linux based operating systems, a lawyer should be able to migrate their business over with minimal difficulty. This switch will lead to many benefits, some of which will be discussed in this article. I’ll use this post to explain...Read More
Author: Luke Ciciliano
This is the next post in my discussion on why attorneys and law firms should switch from Windows or Mac OS to a Linux-based operating system. My last article explained Linux to lawyers, hopefully in a way that wasn’t overly confusing or “techie.” I explained that law firms, who need to purchase new computers, can buy systems with Linux pre-loaded through companies such as System 76 and others. In my coming articles I’ll discuss the many, many, many (many) benefits to those who make the switch. I’m going to use this article to address what is probably the most...Read More
This is the next post in my series on why attorneys should ditch Microsoft’s Windows or Apple’s Mac OS in favor of Linux. My last article provided an overview of topics which I’ll be addressing and briefly described the fact that Linux is an open source operating system. Using open source software, which I’ll dive into in this article, can lead to greater efficiency, lower costs, and better cyber security (which also increases profits). Last time I checked, that combination can make an attorney do the happy dance. Before diving into how switching over to Linux can help in...Read More
This post starts a discussion on the topic of whether attorneys should use Linux as the primary operating system for their law firm computers. I’ve decided to write on this due to one simple fact – I’m of the mindset that switching to a Linux OS can save your law office a good amount of $$$$$$. This savings will come from lower software costs, lower costs related to the lifetime ownership of your computers, improved security, and improved efficiency. In other words, Linux can help a lawyer to get more out of his or her computing infrastructure. This, in...Read More
This wraps up my discussion on what I consider to be the “truth” about PPC for lawyers and law firms. I decided to rant about write about this topic due to the fact that, to be blunt, I feel a significant number of attorneys are being taken for a ride by online marketing companies. In my humble opinion, as someone who took a law practice from their living room to seven figures of revenue in four years, I just don’t see how pay-per-click managers are providing any real value to their clients. I think that at the end of...Read More
This is the next post in a series on my thoughts about the use of pay-per-click marketing by law firms. My last article looked at questions which attorneys should ask their PPC manager. Those two questions are simple. First, you should ask the company you work with whether they service attorneys with whom you compete. If the answer is “yes” then you need to consider the fact that your costs are likely being driven up while the company collects increasing fees. Second, you should ask the company about their plan for getting you off of pay-per-click in the long...Read More
This is the next post in a series on my thoughts about pay-per-click for both lawyers and law firms. My last article looked at the problems with law firms using a PPC manager. The point I stressed in that article is that companies who manage such marketing campaigns can have a conflict of interest. Such a conflict can result in increased costs for lawyers. If you follow our blog regularly then you know that I strongly believe that attorneys should avoid pay-per-click altogether. It’s much better, instead, to invest in content which you own outright as such content will...Read More
This quick article is being written to inform attorneys and law firms that they need to run immediate security updates on their various digital devices. On January 3rd, 2018 security experts found two major flaws in the architecture of microprocessors used in the overwhelming majority of the world’s digital devices. These two bugs, which are being referred to as “Meltdown” and “Spectre”could theoretically allow hackers to steal the entire memory contents of personal computers running Windows, Mac OS, or Linux, as well as the memory of mobile devices. At first it was thought that these issues were specific to...Read More
This is the next post in a series on my feelings about PPC for lawyers and law firms. My last article gave a quick overview of topics which this series will be addressing. I also explained how attorney profits have been declining even while the amount spent on law firm marketing has been increasing. I strongly, strongly, strongly, strongly (strongly) believe that relying on pay-per-click, especially when it’s being managed by a third-party, will only facilitate this trend. In short, letting a company manage your pay-per-click will leave you looking like this: While ol’ boy managing your PPC will...Read More
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