The following is a quick PRO list regarding digital dictation:
The best thing about digital dictation is that you can send it anywhere from anywhere. With a cassette tape, you dictate to a single person and routing is typically a walk down the hall and dropping the cassette tape on a desk. Digital dictation goes where ever it needs to, including staff, virtual employees, clients and experts.
The second best thing about digital dictation is that you aren't limited by the physical constraints of the cassette tape. Even the mini cassettes have practical limitations. You feel like you have to keep dictating on the cassette in order to fill it up or at least add substantial dictation before routing it to your secretary. With digital dictation, each separate item can be immediately routed to where ever it needs to go. That means that dictation isn't sitting in a recorder for a day or day and a half while waiting for it to fill up. Dictation goes out immediately, making it timely and goes exactly where it needs to go.
The third best thing about digital dictation is that it is portable. Using a portable/handheld for dictation is very convenient and can be taken everywhere you go. This allows you to dictate from the car, from home and even while sitting along side the pool. The moment a thought or to-do item pops in your head, immediately record it and send it away.
We all know that lawyers can talk. However, many lawyers don't type that well. Dictation has always been a key tool for lawyers. Digital dictation explodes this capability to levels which many lawyers have never even contemplated.
Imagine being able to instruct your staff with digital dictation. No longer are you stuck waiting for an opportunity to provide information in a face to face meeting at the law firm. No longer are you trying to remember what it is you were going to say to a staff member or client after a long weekend or vacation. No longer do you have to break away from other priorities during your day in order to provide administrative information to your staff.