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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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The new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into effect in just under two years from now, has put records management back on the agenda. This new regulation is a quantum leap compared to previous versions of this regulation; and non-compliance poses business risk – a potential maximum at four per cent of […]

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Managing incoming post is still a key activity in law firms.  Fee earners identify the documents that need to be scanned and then the original is filed in an office cabinet or sent away for storage in a warehouse.   A couple of questions come to mind – why is there still a need to […]

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The debate on best-of-breed systems versus Jack-of-all- trade type applications is not new in the legal sector – in an industry where technology choice is ample and firms require a variety of functionality to effectively conduct business operation, i.e. case management, practice management, CRM, document management and so on – it’s understandable why many organisations […]

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Individuals and organisations alike are increasingly using Microsoft’s Office 365, which apparently is the company’s fastest growing commercial product ever. Office 365 is a cloud-based email system, so despite the raging debate on “whether or not to cloud”, many organisations have already adopted the cloud! I can sense the “it’s only for email” response coming…… […]

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