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Tips for desk & meeting room booking during the pandemic

The pandemic is still a big challenge on both a personal level and a challenge for your business and society at large. For the AskCody customer base, the pandemic has naturally affected the utilization of the physical office spaces.

Here, I will describe our customers' experiences in this pandemic and how they work through the needed restrictions and compliances in this Covid-period when preparing your return to the office.

Build versus Buy: Don't Build Your Own Meeting Management Solution

As a CIO, CTO, or an IT project manager, balancing your company's immediate needs with its long-term growth is paramount to success. But it is also one of the business's most significant challenges.

Complicated questions arise, such as whether you should invest aggressively in long-term initiatives or take a less expensive and more conservative approach. And these questions have not become easier considering the consequences of Covid-19.

A standard piece of this puzzle is the "build versus buy" question that many companies face when addressing their software needs. Does a cloud-based solution address your company's unique needs, or do you need a customized solution designed for your organization?

First welcome at the office reception

Chances are you already know that making a good first impression is essential. Dressing up for job interviews, booking the board room for meetings with high profile clients, or carefully choosing your photo and bio for your LinkedIn page are all ways in which you might strive to make an excellent first impression.

But when was the last time you thought about the way clients and visitors experience your office space and front desks? If visitor experience isn't part of your company's discussion, it's time to bring it up. Office and facility managers fulfill many roles, but one of the most vital is making sure the office is a professional and welcoming place for long-time clients and first-time visitors. If you are looking to take a more active role in great first impressions at your company, we're here to help you start.

The secrets behind implementing a meeting management system right now

In some way or the other, it seems we will be dealing with a mix of closed offices, semi-open offices, and fully open offices for quite some time to come. The natural thought would probably be to postpone any investment plans directly associated with your physical office space. We can empathize if you have that feeling in these months.

The ILTA>ON 2020 Conference Takeaways

This year's ILTACON (even the name was changed) was a different conference compared to earlier years. If you have been used to attending a conference to participate in engaging keynotes and breakout sessions and come back with new ideas and inspiration for what you need to do when you're coming back – this year was a dramatically different conference and digital transformation in law firms and the legal industry was at the center.

ISAE 3000 Audit

If you think compliance is expensive, try non-compliance.

In today's data-heavy environment, being compliant in every aspect of a company's business is vital. Especially talking data processing and information security.

In the EU, this has primarily been made obligatory through the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and similar data protection regulations are apparent in other parts of the world. Regulations like GDPR require that companies uphold different obligations such as a continually updated Data Protection Addendum and agreement between a Data Processor and Data Controller, stating and regulating on what legal basis data is processed, etc. 

Does AskCody work with Microsoft Exchange, Outlook and Azure?

To that, we can answer clearly: YES!

And not only that: AskCody is uniquely directly built into Office, Exchange and Azure. And we work very closely together with Microsoft to ensure it will continue that way for the future. As we like to say it: we are the meeting management software platform built for Microsoft.

overhead costs law firm

All law firms — whether they are single-lawyer practices in the midwest or massive firms in NYC —- have one thing in common: They are looking for ways to make more money.

The most obvious path is to make more money by taking on more clients.

More clients = more cases = more money.

The math is pretty simple, right?

But what happens if you are already drowning in cases? Do you hire more lawyers? Where would you put them? Now you are talking about getting a bigger office space which means more overhead and higher bills, not more income.

If your firm is looking to drive revenue, the first step is to take a long look at the biggest profit-killer of all — soaring overhead costs.

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