Peer to Peer Magazine

December 2011

The quarterly publication of the International Legal Technology Association

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INSIDE THIS ISSUE Adverse Effects of the Vanishing Computer ........................... .50 Social Media and the Incredible Shrinking Organization ................ .59 by Dean Leung, IT Infrastructure & Communications Director at Holland & Knight by Dean Leung, IT Infrastructure & Communications Director at Holland & Knight innovators, we can see how different technologies have made an impact on the devices and tools we use today — all converged into a single device. W 42 www.i or Peer to Peer WHERE IT ALL STARTED WHERE IT ALL STARTED While the roots of technologies such as computers, mobile phones and pagers go back to before the 1960s, availability to the average consumer began in the '80s. Each technology is still available independently; however, all have reached a miniaturization limit, and the converged platform has taken their elements to a new level of success. ith the rapid pace of advancement in smartphones and tablets, it's easy to forget how far we've come in terms of features and performance. Looking back at the advancements made by technology Let's review some of the highlights of technology innovation, as described by Wikipedia and various vendor websites. The Internet: The first form of the Internet was ARPANET, which was launched in 1969, connecting various university computers. Email messaging soon followed in 1972, but the official World Wide Web didn't come about until 1991. Microsoft provided a well- integrated browser with the release of Windows 98, and access to the Internet has reached all corners of the world since then. Gone are the days of being connected via a telephone line — wireless and 4G options have exponentially improved data transfer speeds. Peer to Peer the quarterly magazine of ILTA 43 Computers Shrink, Technology Grows and Firms Benefit ..................... .64 click here to read this article Good Things Come In Small Packages Less Data = Better E-Discovery .......... .68 eDiscovery Results Axcelerate t ® Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. uses Predictive Coding to identify key documents early in the eDiscovery process, develop litigation strategy, and reduce costs. Learn how corporations and law firms utilize Axcelerate® eDiscovery with Predictive Coding at ILLUSTRATION BY THOMAS BOUCHER, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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