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Unit 4 Homework Law Office Management Barbara Williams
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1. What are the tasks that can be automated in a firm of this size? Tasks that can be automated include but are not limited to time and billing, payroll, accounts  payable and receivable  2. Use the Internet to find software solutions for performing the tasks listed in your answer to  question 1. What are the costs for software licenses? What are the recommended hardware  requirements for the different software solutions? For accounting purposes there are Peachtree and QuickBooks among the popular. They calculate  taxes, do billing and invoicing. The hardware requirements are of course windows xp or higher for  newer versions and also the internet for updates would be needed.  3. What are the security and confidentiality issues that must be addressed? Explain fully with 
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Unformatted text preview: suggestions for resolving the issues. When a firm uses internet within an office there should be a network. Securing that network is imperative to ensure privacy and prevent any outside intrusions that could compromise information on the network. I would hire a network security spet to receive an estimate and overview of the firm’s needs. 4. What are the advantages that can be presented to the partners to justify the cost of implementing the solution you recommend? The advantages of the software, the network, and the security are many. The efficiency of tasks and time management would increase tremendously. Tasks could be completed in a fraction of the time. Also, with these programs errors may be reduced as well. Backtracking to find a mistake will become much easier....
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