This article was featured in the Q4 2018 edition of Thomson Reuters Elite’s Forefront newsletter. By Scott McFetters As a long-term business partner of Thomson Reuters Elite, CoreTech Leasing has been working with many partner firms to help finance the software and all related costs for their upgrade to 3E®. However, it’s important firms don’t leave hardware behind, including laptops and desktops. In the increasingly competitive business of law, tying up capital in a depreciating asset like computer hardware—desktops, laptops, tablets and servers—not only doesn’t make sense, but it’s a type of strategic negligence. Leasing is a much better option for a wide range of reasons, some of them surprising. Today’s lawyers practice in a dynamic and pressurized business environment. The ability to quickly adjust your firm’s operations in response to changes isn’t just a good idea. It can make the difference between hitting your targets and missing them. More specifically, it can make the difference between, say, accepting a great case that includes some contingencies and passing on it because your firm can’t afford the risk. Or it can have you decided not to pursue a major new client because you can’t afford to staff it. Leasing your firm’s technology can make the unaffordable affordable and provide firm leadership with the flexibility to meet the ever-changing industry demands. To learn more, read Scott McFetters’ latest article in Thomson Reuters Elite’s Forefront here. To download a PDF of the full article, click here.