Digital systems have breakpoints just like paper-based systems. Over the past 10 years, the requirements and capabilities of firm systems have changed, yet processes and people often have not made the necessary adjustments to leverage the available technology.With technology advancements always on the horizon and Microsoft's release of a new operating system and upgrade to Office 2007, firms should think about where they are today and where they want to be within three years.

This may sound rather simple, but in practice it requires careful planning, dedicated people and documented processes. Neglecting any of the three "Ps" will constrain your firm's growth. What got you to this point won't necessarily guarantee success in the future.

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