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Jim Darsigny
Worked at Brown Rudnick LLP
Attended Colgate University
Lives in Boston, MA
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Got to share this again, thanks Matt.  Stupid song has been stuck in my head for a day now!
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Thoughts on an upcoming session at the Information Management Evolution Conference in New York.
I'm excited to be part of the upcoming Information Management Evolution Conference sponsored by Integrated Management Services in New York on April 25th. The session I will be part of, "Putting the "I...
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This is an interesting post from Law Map about the stress experienced by people in the legal profession.  Here's the most telling thing about this post.  Note the hash tags for various practitioners.  While there are general hash tags for #law  and #legal, there is no hash tag for #lawfirmadministrators  or #legalstaff.  Is any law firm administrator surprised by that omission? 
 

FOCUS OF THE DAY story: Stress continues to dominate calls to legal healthcare charity LawCare, and this in turn leads some lawyers to alcoholism later in their careers, its review of 2012 has said #law #lawyers #legal #attorneys #solicitors #advocates #barrsiters #paralegals #legaladvisers #lawstudnets #lawschool #lawdegree #justice #rights  
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You can't please all of the people all of the time, even if that's what you're paid to do.
Who said that? "Give the people what they want." I'm sure that's an attributed quote and, in the world of instant information gratification, I can find that out. It was, are you ready? Red Skelton! Do...
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Here we are, autumn has arrived. Pumpkins, leaves falling in brilliant colors, cold nights, and working on the #@$&%@!#$%@ budget again. If you can think of a better way to ruin a beautiful time o...
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Yesterday we had one of those moments as a team that makes you stop and think about things. One of our best people, our network manager, handed in his resignation. Young guy, great technical skills, grown a lot as a manager with us, gonna be a big loss. He's moving on to a terrific opportunity that takes him to the next level and gets him closer to home with his first child on the way. All good. Now we have to look at our team, consider what we should do. Straight replacement? Reorganize to increase resources? Consider a managed services solution? All of the above? Maybe someone else on the team is ready to step up and manage? There's a lot to think about but, underlying it all is the simple fact that we're losing a really good guy and we're going to miss him.
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Can't leave this one alone but I don't suppose that makes me unusual!
My last post looked at the idea of remote work and was prompted by the Yahoo! decision to bring their remote workers back in to the office. That decision has generated a tremendous amount of debate. I...
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Where do we really work best?
There's been quite a stir caused by the recent Yahoo! memo to employees banning remote work and mandating the presence of employees in the office on a daily basis. The reasoning behind this move, whic...
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Back in the blogging saddle as it were.  Thoughts from LegalTech
Some things simply can't be improved upon and Joni Mitchell is one of them! I'm borrowing from Joni (Big Yellow Taxi) for the title of this blog post because that statement feels like a universal trut...
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Do you have contracts you'd like to get out of?  Maybe you can.
The holiday budget madness continues, keeping people from fully enjoying their holidays and forcing those of us with budget responsibilities to look deep within ourselves and ask ourselves whether we ...
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Catching up on a backlog of thoughts about the job.
I've been sadly inattentive to this blog lately. to my huge hordes of screaming fans, I apologize. Unforgivable, I know but sometimes life gets in the way or, even worse, work. So tonight, while I ago...
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Data center shopping.  Finding the right fit is like getting a great suit for half price.
The latest adventure we're embarked on at my firm is shopping for a data center facility to house our Boston office data center. This data center, given changes in our information architecture, has be...
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I'm a 20+ year veteran of information technology in the legal practice with experience in a wide range of project implementations including business and content management applications, telecommunication systems, wide area network design, and IT construction design and administration. I got involved in IT when mainframes and mini-computers (mini as in 15' long, 4' high, 2000 lbs) still ruled corporate systems. Transitioning a large law firm to a networked PC environment, introducing new technologies like internet access, electronic mail, and document management (yes, it was all new then), and building a frame relay wide area network were how I learned the technology business. Currently, I manage 30 people, a multi-million dollar IT and Research Center budget, and a wide array of projects. Virtualization, data replication, VoIP, and business continuity are just a few of the initiatives underway here. My primary goal is to take my experience and continue to apply it successfully in the business world. I want to be challenged, by a growing business, to meet the needs of today's highly competitive market, and I'd like to do all that and keep it Green!
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    1981
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