Why IT is the Law Firm’s Unsung Hero

Posted by Gaby Isturiz on April 25, 2014 at 10:56 AM

Recently, someecards debuted a new line of e-cards that pokes fun at inflated job titles, including the “Head of IT,” which they revised to “Director of Turning Things Off and Back On.”

It’s all in good fun. Check out the rest of their line here.

However, seeing this card reminded us of something that we’ve been planning to address on the blog for quite a while: the fact that the IT function is the law firm’s unsung hero.

Topics: IT

Law Firm Mobility: Only Three Chances to Get it Right

Posted by Daniel Garcia on April 23, 2014 at 3:18 PM

Mobility is like baseball:  three strikes and you're out!

In a recent blog post, we talked about some of the common misconceptions that exist around mobility, particularly the idea that mobility begins and ends with an app. We discussed how mobility demands that you turn your IT department into a 24x7 operation with global reach, developing an expertise with thousands of devices or else your firm will fail to achieve true anytime, anywhere, and from any device productivity.

Topics: Mobility

Big Idea Competition: Meet the Next Generation of Innovators

Posted by Gaby Isturiz on April 15, 2014 at 12:00 PM

The nature of this blog post is a bit personal for the Bellefield founders. However, in the spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation, two things that have allowed us to bring you solutions for the legal industry at Bellefield and our previous company eBillingHub, we’d like to share some news! 

As many of you are aware, we are proud graduates of the University of Pittsburgh. In fact, Bellefield is named after one of the main streets that runs through campus. Over the past few months, we had the opportunity to mentor a group of students who were taking part in The 2014 Randall Family Big Idea Competition. During the “big idea” competition, several groups of students pitch their ideas and compete for cash prizes that can be used to fund their ventures. 

HeartBleed Vulnerability Serves As Important Reminder for Law Firms

Posted by Daniel Garcia on April 15, 2014 at 8:00 AM

As reported in the news last week, a major bug (nick-named HeartBleed) was reported in OpenSSL, the

open source cryptographic library used by many websites around the world to protect your information as it is transmitted over the internet. The HeartBleed bug impacted an estimated 2/3rds of all websites. While security vulnerabilities have become common in the age of the internet, this is certainly one of the most widespread events that we've seen in recent history.

Topics: IT

Mobility: 3 Things Legal Vendors Aren’t Telling You

Posted by Daniel Garcia on April 9, 2014 at 4:50 PM

Many of the legal vendors out there seem to believe that mobility means that they've got an App. There, I said it.

They think that you just do an app, you put it on the app store, and there you go. Now you have mobility. Boom. Well, true mobility is a little bit more involved than simply creating an app.

Topics: Mobility