Lorie Robinson, Product Manager

Lorie Robinson is a Product Manager at ESI (Estech Systems, Inc.).

Recent Posts

This Data Is Brought to You by the Letters A, T, and T

Posted by Lorie Robinson, Product Manager

January 21, 2014; 4:01 PM

The annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was held recently, and one company’s announcement caught the eye of the technology blogosphere. In a bold move, AT&T introduced its long-rumored Sponsored Data billing program. Mobile app developers and content providers can now pay AT&T to sponsor bits of data consumed by their customers, rather than counting it against the customer’s data plan.

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Topics: BYOD, technology, net neutrality, product development, Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

Where, Oh Where Has My Billable Time Gone?

Posted by Lorie Robinson, Product Manager

December 19, 2013; 3:20 PM

Recently, the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) published the results of its 2013 Technology Survey. Almost 500 firms responded, representing more than 88,000 lawyers and 189,000 total users. Buried among the detailed analyses of hardware, software, network, and telecommunication purchases and preferences was this nugget:

Question: What are you using for time entry on mobile devices?

Response: 80% None/Do Not Use

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Topics: BYOD

All I Want for Christmas Is a New Phone System

Posted by Lorie Robinson, Product Manager

December 16, 2013; 4:30 PM

The end of 2013 is fast approaching, and law firms, like other businesses, are scrambling to spend their IT budgets before it’s too late. The popular legal webzine Law Technology Today, published by the American Bar Association’s Law Practice Division, recently posted a list of 12 technology equipment purchases that small- to medium-sized firms could make now to best use those dollars.

The list was filled with popular items, such as dual monitors, desktop scanners, Windows® upgrades, and 4G mobile devices.

And smack in the middle of the list? New phone systems.

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Abillity, the ABA Techshow, and a Pygmy HippopoTIMEus

Posted by Lorie Robinson, Product Manager

April 11, 2013; 11:00 AM

Last week I had the pleasure of traveling to Chicago to launch ESI’s latest product, Abillity™, at the American Bar Association Techshow. The ABA Techshow is one of the largest, most well respected legal technology conferences in the U.S. It’s a must for anyone launching new technology geared toward legal professionals.

I was accompanied by three famous ESI faces: George Platt, President/COO; Ron Owens, VP of Product Management and Cloud Services; and Jason Hearon, Director of Sales. Together, we braved the Windy City in early spring — one of us without a jacket! — and descended upon the Hilton Chicago, where we mingled with a lively mix of attorneys, paralegals, legal assistants, law office managers, practice management advisors, IT directors, law librarians, and legal technology and marketing consultants.

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Topics: BYOD