For any number of reasons, modern professionals may need to be home during traditional work hours—if those even exist anymore. There are the small interruptions, such as an alarm clock malfunctioning or a missed train. There are day-long disruptors, such as getting a car serviced or keeping a sick child home from day care. Then there are long-term issues, such as health problems or personal and national disasters. The Boston Marathon bombings that took place in April saw many attorneys with offices close to ground zero locked out of their spaces for nearly two weeks. Only those attorneys with the ability to access their firm’s data remotely were able to manage their practices effectively during the period of interruption; others were scrambling.
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