Law firms today need to be productive and efficient. In the past that was achieved by employing more people. Going forward, the only way to remain viable will be to embrace technology.
Fast computers. Good software. Use email wherever possible. Document management for easy retrieval of information. Document automation for re-use of information. Hosted servers. Work from anywhere. And VoIP telephony, for example Skype or WhatsApp.
For example, on the practice management side, why not consider the online system from AJS, AJS Express - cloud solutions make a lot of sense these days and at a fraction of the price of local hosted servers and systems.
An extract from the Business Advice for Law Firms e-book by AJS