The frustration of legal departments when trying to secure budget from the business for legal-specific solutions is an open secret.  Typically, in corporate organisations, the IT department holds the overall budget for technology and so has the final say in what tools the legal department can deploy.  Invariably, due to a lack of understanding of […]

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While digital transformation projects are well underway in many corporates, their success, to a large extent, depends on how the organisation responds to the change and to what extent it adopts the new way of working.  Technology transformation and cultural change in mindset, must therefore go hand-in-hand. To this end, a well thought through change […]

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Due to the pace of technological change and ever-growing regulatory demands, the business imperative for a strategic and comprehensive information lifecycle-led approach to document management is now critical. The traditional approach to document management is no longer fit for purpose. The following are the most pressing reasons why law firms need a robust approach to […]

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What makes a good Support Helpdesk?  The latest survey conducted independently by iManage highlights that Ascertus is very highly rated for the quality of its Support services by customers.  We have also significantly improved our rating from last year.  Such instances are always a good time for introspection – what are we doing well and […]

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I’ve been a longstanding user of FileSite, a solution that provides the iManage content management add-in within Microsoft Outlook.  However, since moving to iManage Work 10, the latest version of the solution, I’ve actually stopped using FileSite.   It is a personal preference of course.  Nevertheless, I believe lawyers too will love iManage Work 10.  Here’s […]

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The demonstration of the iManage Work 10 at the recent iManage ConnectLive event would have left little doubt in the minds of organisations that this latest version truly represents a substantial leap forward in the functionality of document and email management systems. It will enable organisations to address a number of business challenges surrounding mobility, […]

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It is genuinely mind-boggling. Why do in-house departments struggle to secure investment for legal technology from the business and indeed from IT?  The commercial rationale for legal technology is exactly the same as for any other business application and department – increased efficiency and productivity, reduced staff cost, decreased business risk and more recently, the […]

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Ask a law firm if the organisation has a ‘paper to digital’ strategy and the majority will affirm. Then ask if they are seeing a significant reduction in paper in their organisation, and the typical answer is likely to be a resounding “no”. Law firms are investing significantly in digital transformation projects to minimise paper, […]

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Six industry experts presented at our Cyber Threat Landscape for Law Firms seminar last week, with all broadly agreeing on the key cyber security issues facing law firms and the measures they must take to mitigate the impact on their organisations. The highlights are as follows: Law firms are marked Several threat actor categories are […]

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I’m often asked by lawyers, especially working for an in-house legal team, to send them a physical copy of the newly agreed contract for a deal with a ‘wet ink’ signature. I’m informed that it’s corporate policy and it baffles me! I can send the document with a digital signature via email within minutes, but […]

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