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    Apr 2018

    What is “Blockchain,” and How Will it Impact Law Firms?

    The market for blockchain is expected to reach $60.7 billion globally by the year 2024, up from $708 million in 2017.   And in 2018, no one can seem to stop talking about it.   What, in plain English, is blockchain, and how can we expect it to affect your firm in the coming years?…

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    Apr 2018

    Key Elements of a Successful Bandwidth Strategy (and Why It’s So Important)

    According to RightScale’s 2017 State of the Cloud Survey, companies now run 79% of workloads in the cloud on average.   After nearly three decades serving the IT needs of law firms, associations, and small businesses in the DC Metro area and beyond, we’ve seen (and, in many cases, initiated) this shift across our client…

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    Jan 2018

    Top Cybersecurity Stats Every Executive Should Know for 2018

    As we make our way into 2018, one of the questions we’re hearing from our clients is this: how can we expect the cybersecurity landscape to change, and what will this mean for our business?   Unfortunately, recent data indicates that cyberattacks will continue to rise in quantity and severity as time goes on, and…

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    Jan 2018

    Top Tech Trend Predictions for Business in 2018

    The pace of technology is dizzying.   If you’re like most executives, you don’t have the time to navigate this ever-changing landscape, and to anticipate what it all means for your business. Fortunately, we do!   To help you stay ahead of the curve, we’ll work through our top tech predictions for 2018 below.  …

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    Jan 2018

    Top 5 Benefits of Embracing Remote Work (Telecommuting) in Your Business

    On the fence about whether or not you want to embrace telecommuting in your business? After nearly three decades in the IT industry, our conclusion is this: remote work isn’t right for everyone, but for some, it can unleash some truly powerful, tangible business results. Here are the top 5 benefits that our clients have…

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    Dec 2017

    The Most Common Misconceptions About Remote Work (Telecommuting)

    Are you feeling the pressure to allow your staff to work from home? As remote access technology continues to evolve, and as millennials continue to flood the workforce, the question of telecommuting is one that’s hard to avoid. Is it the right move for you? This is a discussion we’ve had with dozens and dozens…

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    Dec 2017

    Why Most Cloud Solutions Are Not HIPAA Compliant

    In 2016, HIPAA violation fines totaled nearly $23 million. The pressure to meet compliance regulations is high; after over 25 years of serving the technology needs of DC-area healthcare organizations, we’ve seen both the requirements and the consequences of noncompliance increase dramatically. If your organization is subject to HIPAA regulations, you might find yourself in…

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    Dec 2017

    How to Choose the Right Cyber Liability Insurance Plan for Business

    Not long ago we published an article that discusses what cyber liability insurance is, what it covers, what it doesn’t, and whether or not it might make sense for your business to invest in. In this piece, we touched briefly on the matter of working with your insurance agent to select a plan that makes…

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    Dec 2017

    The Most Important Questions to Ask When Evaluating IT Providers (MSPs)

    So, you’re in the market for outsourced IT services. Comparing providers in this industry is not easy, especially in the DC Metro area. We should know – we’ve been in it for over 25 years now. Anyone can give a good presentation, but how are you to know if you’re really going to get the…

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    Dec 2017

    Top Cybersecurity Stats Every Managing Partner Needs to Know

    According to the 2016 ILTA survey, security is absolutely top-of-mind for law firms. This is for good reason – threats continue to be on the rise, and the cost of a breach is astronomical from both a financial and reputation standpoint.   We at Optimal have been working with law firms in the Washington DC…

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