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Friday, August 3rd, 2018 technology  research  practice

A Practice Tip

  • Practice

So I belong to this listserv of mostly attorneys and everyone is talking about how they use Google for this and Google for that and all I can think is … is it just me?!  Why would anyone wish Google to be scanning and indexing their business records and documents – let alone a bunch of attorneys?

*start of rant*

Of course, you KNOW – any time your data touches a Google server it is being scanned and indexed. Right?

Seriously – you are giving every keystroke/word <-as best as speech recognition can figure out the words I imagine – to Google just by using it.  Oh and Google = not just search but, of course, gmail, chrome, anything done on a chromebook.  All are collection points.  Google was built to scan/index and it’s doing that to your and your clients’ info.

As for those using Google Voice – are you sure you’re getting all your calls?  Who are you going to call if you realize, 3 days later, that your phone has stopped ringing??  See – it’s not when tech works that you have to worry – it’s when it doesn’t.  Pay the $20 per month to have a business VoIP line or use unified messaging to work your cell as a business AND personal mobile device and stop using a free service, especially Google, for everything!

*Jumps off soapbox*

Note: the above is much more amusing when you read it like Edna Mode , dahling! #justsayin

Andrea Cannavina (@AndreaCan) helps law firms organize, automate and implement business process improvements to create efficient workflows and happier staff. 

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