Having a great friend you haven’t talked to in a while as a podcast guest is one of the perks of being a podcast host. Sharon Nelson and I got to do that when we interviewed Andy Adkins for his “tell all” interview Tips for Managing Technology from a Chief Information Officer on the Digital Edge podcast. (OK, it isn’t really a “tell all” because he didn’t share any deep dark secrets.) But I really enjoyed hearing his tale of how he went from “slowing down” into some consulting work to being a CIO of a large law firm with offices in several states. Andy is one of the most knowledgeable guys you will ever meet about law firm IT operations. His story of spending time as a big law firm CIO should be interesting to everyone because it also demonstrates that law firm IT isn’t just about managing hardware and software, but also about interacting with lots of people.