BlackjackI’m playing at a table with a few grisly Vegas frequents – their etiquette making it abundantly obvious that they were hardened gamblers and didn’t appreciate me taking a card sitting on 17. And I was thinking to myself – wow – I really don’t know what I’m doing. So what’s the first thing I did?

I stepped off the table, grabbed the few chips I had left, reached for my phone and hopped on Google. After a few minutes I try my luck at the next table with a new strategy – don’t take any cards when the dealer has a six or less, and never take a card if you have 17 or more (novel concepts, I know). Can you guess what happened? Yup, I’m back in Cleveland and I still have my watch.

This is what technology is about. Technology is about accessing information you need, when you need it. So, where am I going with this?
Time Matters MobileDuring the Practice Management Annual Conference (PMAC), LexisNexis announced that Time Matters 11, which aims to roll out first quarter 2011, is going to have a mobile extension. You can now access your client information from any browser, any phone, anywhere.

Let’s say you’re in court and something stirs your memory. Back at your office in Time Matters you have a note attached to matter number “x” that could really help you out right about now. In the past, you were out of luck. But now, you just hop on your phone and view the record.

And while we’re here we might as well talk about accounting – PCLaw 11 will brag of the same mobile extension and, while I can’t officially tell you yet, PCLaw 11 looks like it should add about five years to your accountant’s life expectancy. Sorry – I can’t say anything more but it’s great news from LexisNexis.

I left Vegas pretty happy, thinking about how the new changes will help both me and my clients. It’s like someone was finally listening!

Let me ask you this: what features would you like to see come out of  Time Matters in the future?

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