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Craig Bayer
New Orleans / Baton Rouge
I am a technology consultant.
Interests: Technology Consulting
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This blog will no longer be updated but it will stay here for awhile. The new content will be created at my new company Optiable. Optiable is a productivity-centered technology service provider helping Law Firms, Engineering Companies, Financial Advisors, and... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2014 at Law Office Technology
I decided to be lazy last year and order all my hurricane supplies from Amazon 3 days before a hurricane was about to hit. My rational was that if I used 2 day shipping, I could avoid the crowds. Don’t... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2013 at Law Office Technology
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When Clients have to write off bills or time, I often get questions about which task code to use. PCLaw out of the box comes with the following Write Down task codes. Code Description Type BD Billing Adjustment Down Write... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2013 at Law Office Technology
I will be speaking at 4 events around Louisiana in May. Great chance to learn about changes in legal technology and get some CLE. Managing your Office with Essential Legal Technology from Lawtopia COVINGTON, FRIDAY, MAY 10th – Marriott Courtyard... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2013 at Law Office Technology
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On your smartphone, Amicus defaults to the Time Tracker App, even if you go to www.amicusanywhere.com. If you want to get to Amicus Anywhere: 1. Click on Showing… 2. Scroll to the bottom and Click on Go to Amicus Anywhere Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2013 at Law Office Technology
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Its time again for the ABA TechShow. Here some tips to help you survive. 5.Lou Mainati’s http://www.yelp.com/biz/lou-malnatis-pizzeria-chicago-9 Easy walking distance from the Hilton, where I go to get an authentic Chicago Deep Dish Pizza. That or Saborr0. 4 White Place... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2013 at Law Office Technology
A big part of our business is moving legal clients from in-house Microsoft Exchange to the cloud. When our company does “cloud migrations” we have to decide whether to use Microsoft 365 or Google Apps. 365 Google Apps Cost $4... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2013 at Law Office Technology
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When you move your data into the Cloud with a SaaS (Software as a Service) provider there is the perception that you lose control of the data. Most attorneys are worried about the cloud provider going out of business, suffering... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2013 at Law Office Technology
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NetDocuments has an integration with the popular Fujitsu ScanSnap Scanners. Our firm has been recommending these for years, everyone that has one is a raving fan. Installation of the Link with NetDocuments In NetDocs go to Settings –> Workstation Make... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2013 at Law Office Technology
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This summer I took a train trip up north. While I was gone, my friend Clark needed to borrow my laptop for a Fantasy Football Draft. I had it with me, but my Asus Tablet with an external Keyboard and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2013 at Law Office Technology
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NetDocuments (NetDocs) is a legal SaaS/Cloud Document Management System (DMS). When I help firms setup Cloud Based Systems, I try to make the transition as seamless as possible. If a document was on a firms internal network, they would just... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2013 at Law Office Technology
Here is a presentation I did for LexisNexis last summer on how to Upgrade PCLaw. I also have created a PCLaw Upgrade Checklist that is useful in the upgrade process. If you are still worried / unsure about doing the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2013 at Law Office Technology
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I am a big user of Outlook’s Color Categories. Every Contact and Calendar I create has at least one category assigned to them. I find it much easier to work that way. If you are moving computers or exchange accounts,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2012 at Law Office Technology
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Its nice to be able to pull up any version of a document. Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2012 at Law Office Technology
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I was installing the NetDocs Word plugin for a client and kept getting error messages when attempting to use. I went into Word –> Help --> About and sure enough they were running the 64-bit of Word (and Office). That... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2012 at Law Office Technology
Windows 8 was released last week, but I had a copy since last May. Microsoft released a customer preview so users could test out the new operating system. I have an ASUS Tablet that I was using to test Windows... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2012 at Law Office Technology
I will be speaking at the Louisiana State Bar Association’s Legal Tech Seminar in Alexandria, LA tomorrow between 1:40 – 2:40 on How to make Effective Legal Technology Decisions to Manage your Practice. http://www.lsba.org/2007cle/SeminiarSchedule.asp?CLEID=392&SCD=10/26/2012 Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2012 at Law Office Technology
I will be speaking at the Beauregard Bench Bar Conference, tomorrow at Beauregard District Court in DeRidder, Louisiana. I will be on from 10:45-11:45 and will be speaking about Law Firm Technology Budgets for firms of all sizes. For more... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2012 at Law Office Technology
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If you have a matter that will not exchange with PCLaw, Amicus will sometimes refer you to the PCLaw Link Log. However it does not tell you where to find that. It is located in the Temp Folder of Windows Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2012 at Law Office Technology
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If you have Worldox GX3 installed and send an email to someone, the following window appears. If this person is not work related (Wife, Husband, Bookie) you might want to add them to the ignore list so this prompt will... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2012 at Law Office Technology
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I knew that Clio released an integration with DropBox and that it worked pretty well. I didn’t realize how powerful it was until I recently converted a 30 user firm to Clio. Since most of the users at the firm... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2012 at Law Office Technology
Your Practice in the Cloud View more PowerPoint from Lawtopia The Mississippi State Bar: Greenville CLE on the Road Program 04/20/2012 Tom O’Connor and Craig Bayer Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2012 at Law Office Technology
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DropBox is a file sharing service that I started using a couple of years ago. It seamlessly syncs files over multiple computers and mobile devices. It works so well that I have several clients with multiple offices that use it... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2012 at Law Office Technology
The Louisiana State Bar Association is having a seminar in Lake Charles entitled: LSBA NEW ADMITTEES IN PURSUIT OF SURVIVAL: YOUR FIRST LEGAL PRACTICE More information can be found HERE. My session will be Technology for Today’s Law Firm and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2012 at Law Office Technology
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For the past couple of months I have been using the music subscription service Spotify as my primary source for listening to music. With its ability to wireless sync with my iPhone and its offline playlists, I seriously considered it... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2011 at Law Office Technology