For our law firm, a technology spend is always measured by return on investment. In the services business this ROI is typically a function of productivity. Over the coming weeks, I’ll be exploring the amazing world of iPhone and imploring every lawyer and service provider I know to make the move as quickly as possible. The return on investment is almost immediate, certainly no longer than a couple of weeks. While I made the move because of my superficial understanding of iPhone apps, I really had no idea how amazing those apps would be. Furthermore, the slick interface on the iPhone make navigation and information access easy and straight forward. And just like in the commercials, the ability to access any of your apps while you talk on the phone is huge.
For those of you still on the Blackberry platform, check your service contracts and find out when they expire. Then, ignore that date, eat whatever penalty you have to pay by getting out of the contract now and switch anyway. Your ROI may take a week or two longer, but you will see productivity gains so quickly, you will soon agree it was the best money you ever spent.