One of my favorite seminars to attend each year is the ABA's TechShow and this year's event did not disappoint. Over the next few weeks I will publish some of the great tips that I learned but right now, as I sit in my hotel room and cull through some of the materials I picked up in the Expo, I thought I would comment on some of the vendors that I ran across. There were some great new vendors with some great products this year. Equally noteworthy were some of the vendors from previous years that were not present this year. Last year there was a vendor that was offering subscribers a simple web page and would bid on their name on google ad-words, for a monthly charge of something like $50 (something that anyone could do themselves with an ad-words account and Intuit's Homestead service for around $6 per month) that was absent this year. Likewise, I did not see the vendor that offered some complex self-destroying email for communications between expert witnesses and lawyers that would not leave a trail this year.
What I did see this year was many more vendors offering "Cloud" solutions. Cloud computing refers applications that operate online through a web browser, known as SaaS (Software as a Service). Over then next couple of days I will post about some of the more interesting service providers.