There’s a need and a desire in this economy to streamlines processes, apply best practices that advance their most important business objectives, and find innovative ways to leverage technology to save money.

What’s more — even as recent as today as I meet with clients — there is a desire to have more accountability both in-house and from outside counsel, as well as transparency from the evolution of a case to its dissolution. There are several ways to do this, and some law firms are hiring consultant companies that work directly with CFO’s to see what online content can be cut in order to set budgets in other areas of investment and growth for the firm. Some consulting firms generally make their money based on a percentage of how much they cut from the firm’s budget.

Other firms and corporate legal counsel see the wisdom and benefit of making investments now — even in this economy — that will help further long-term growth and have their legal team at the top of their game – both now and when the economy is restored. Investments that mirror the litigation workflow and seamless integrated are of the most value. As an example: tools that act as a central repository to capture work product, thinking & expertise and integrate with document management tools, transcript management tools, as well as due diligence research have proven to provide firms and in-house counsel with a greater return on investment in time and money spent on a case, allows for better budgetary estimates, and manage litigation risk and reserve requirements.

Why Do We Need Technology Integration?

Technology is a ubiquitous part of children's lives. It is transparent. Most homes have connected computers or Internet-enabled devices. As prices of technology drop, computers and digital devices may replace television as we know it. When pioneering educational technology advocate Jan Hawkins wrote an essay for Edutopia in 1997, "The World at Your Fingertips: Education Technology Opens Doors," about how technology brings the tools of empowerment into the hands and minds of those who use them, she couldn't have known her words would be even more relevant today.

Now, walk into a classroom. Are there computers and if so, how are they being used? Are they being used at all? Technology has revolutionized the way we think, work, and play. Technology, when integrated into the curriculum, revolutionizes the learning process. More and more studies show that technology integration in the curriculum improves students' learning processes and outcomes. Teachers who recognize computers as problem-solving tools change the way they teach. They move from a behavioral approach to a more constructivist approach. Technology and interactive multimedia are more conducive to project-based learning. Students are engaged in their learning using these powerful tools, and can become creators and critics instead of just consumers.

Another reason for technology integration is the necessity of today's students to have 21st century skills.

These 21st century skills include

personal and social responsibility

planning, critical thinking, reasoning, and creativity

strong communication skills, both for interpersonal and presentation needs

cross-cultural understanding

visualizing and decision making

knowing how and when to use technology and choosing the most appropriate tool for the task

According to "What is open source software?," by unknown author, he explained what is meaning the Open source software. It is software whose source code is available for modification or enhancement by anyone. It has source code that can computer programmers manipulating to change how a piece of software a program or application works. Also, they can access to a computer program's source code can improve that program by adding features to it or fixing parts that don't always work correctly.

Then he explained what's the difference between open source software and other types of software. the other software have source code that cannot be modified by anyone just only the person who created it. However, the open source software is different. Open source available to others who would like to view the code of it , or copy, learn, or share it such as LibreOffice and the GNU Image Manipulation Program.

After that, the author explained the importance of the open source software to computer programmers and other people. As we know, a lot people prefer using open source software because they have more control over that kind of software. Moreover, it helps students can learn to make better software by studying what others have written. They can also share their work with others, inviting comment and critique. Some people prefer open source software because they consider it more secure and stable than proprietary software. Many users prefer open source software to proprietary software for important, long-term projects.

According to " interoperability," by: Margaret Rouse, she explained meaning of interoperability. It is the ability of a system or a product to work with other systems or products without special effort on the part of the customer. Interoperability becomes a quality of increasing importance for information technology products as the concept that "The network is the computer" becomes a reality. For this reason, the term is widely used in product marketing descriptions.

Then, she explained in general why the Microsoft has seen at least three main drivers for interoperability. The first driver is reducing operational cost and complexity. The second is enabling best-of-breed deployments. lastly, Leverages existing investments.

  • Data management

    The skills and equipment used to organize, secure, store and retrieve information. Data management technology can refer to a wide range of techniques and database systems used for managing information use and allocating access both within a business and between entities.

  • Maker Movement

    The maker movement is a trend in which individuals or groups of individuals create and market products that     are recreated and assembled using unused, discarded or broken electronic, plastic, silicon or virtually any raw material and/or product from a computer-related device.      

  • Thinking and Tweeting About Technology

    Twitter won't change your life, but it might make your job more fun                                 and a little easier.

  • Laptops or Tablets: The Great Debate

    In our tech-savvy world, choosing a laptop or a tablet has quickly cemented itself into one of the great debates.

  • Future-cation:learning With today's powerful technology tool

    With the tidal wave of new technology tools available for teachers and learners, the Powerful technology tools can help channel that flood into a manageable power source for student engagement and motivation in classroom!

  •  Learning Futures What does future of learning look like? What is going to change in the future of our education systems? What role will new media technologies play in the way you and I will share knowledge and skills in the near future?

  • Engaging and meaningful use of technologyThe methods of integrating technology in your lesson plans and courses that provide for an engaging experience for teachers and students.

  • Cloud Computing the practice of using a network of remote servers hosted on the Internet to store, manage, and process data, rather than a local server or a personal computer.