docscorp automation

Automation is a hot topic in the legal industry and 2018 really seems to be the year that firms are investing significantly in automation technology. Even though the benefits of automation are numerous, Briefing’s Legal IT Landscapes 2018 report found that there is a lot of ground to be made up when it comes to […]

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Paper to Digital ezescan

Digital transformation has become a fashionable buzzword in recent months, but to my mind it is about targeting specific areas of the organisation to ensure that business processes and standard procedures are adhered to as a matter of routine, which in turn contribute to efficiencies. From a document management standpoint, it means automating processes and […]

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Payments over time

Today in our personal lives, rather than making large one-off payments to own expensive items, such as IT devices, cars and such, many of us opt for a purchasing model that allows us to use the products without necessarily ‘owning’ the assets. Given the rapid pace of technology and how quickly some of these items […]

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) offers the promise of significantly transforming our personal and professional lives, and much has been made about its impact on the workforce, perhaps not always positively. The reality, however, is that AI enables individuals to improve and enhance their capabilities and quickly adapt to a rapidly changing environment. AI by itself is […]

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Pressured by their organisations to ‘do more with less’, in-house legal departments are demanding more efficiency from law firms; and given the access to and the use of technology in business today, there really isn’t any excuse for inefficiency. However, despite the extensive use of technology in law firms, many who are involved in legal […]

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cyberthreateventascertus

The challenge of cyber security is laid bare when RSA, one of the world’s preeminent security firms providing solutions to address cyber threats, is unable to prevent a social engineering attack on itself.  This of course happened in 2011, but given the frequency with which companies are breached today, no enterprise can be a 100% […]

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The biggest challenges faced by legal departments according to corporate counsel are improving operational efficiency, ensuring regulatory compliance, alleviating budget pressure, delivering despite a staff shortage and making better use of technology.  So, in a nutshell, doing ‘more with less’ is an overriding objective.  Often, corporate counsel often has a gut feeling that everyone in […]

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“It will always be about protecting data” The Past: In the past, Information Security frameworks were inwardly focused organisationally, predominantly consisting of policy, standards and procedures that the organisation adhered to. The majority of data and information was stored in-house within the business technology perimeter. Data and information assets existed in both electronic and physical […]

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Recently, three Chinese citizens were charged in the U.S. courts after it was found that they hacked U.S. law firms and then used the stolen information for insider-trading that netted them $4 million dollars. This is a prime example of “clever” hackers earning money on the financial market, but not by hacking a bank. It […]

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saecurityalliancelawfirm

Towards the end of last year, Security Alliance published a report entitled: The Cyber Threat Landscape for Law Firms. The overall assessment of the report is that the current cyber resilience of the legal sector does not match the severity of the threat, and further incidents similar to the magnitude of Mossack Fonseca breach will […]

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