Don’t get hung up on product name, focus on the match to your business requirements. Given the amount of technology systems corporate legal departments and law firms deploy, the actual use of those solutions are often limited by organisations’ apparent understanding of the description of the systems or indeed the functional requirement they implemented […]

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The legal department at DNV GL is enjoying the benefits of global collaboration and knowledge sharing. Headquartered in Oslo, Norway, DNV GL is the leading provider of risk management and quality assurance services to the maritime, oil and gas, and power and renewables industries. The company is also a global leader in certifying management systems […]

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Despite the amount of technology systems that law firms and corporate legal departments deploy, it’s often the product name, rather than the business requirement that takes president. Roy Russell, CEO of Ascertus explores the world of legal IT and what systems you should be buying. There are so many different point solutions that enterprises implement […]

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Last year, perhaps more notably than ever before, the leak of the 13.4 million documents that revealed the hidden wealth of the world’s richest and the operations of the offshore financial system – dubbed the Paradise Papers – highlighted the cybersecurity vulnerability of law firms. With law firms being an especially attractive target for cyber criminals, […]

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Looking back at the year just gone, it was the Paradise Papers that most put the UK legal sector under the spotlight in 2017 This leak of 13.4 million documents revealed the hidden wealth of the world’s richest and the operations of the offshore financial system; but also brought into question – rightly or wrongly […]

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  A document or record today can take many forms – paper, email, voicemail, SMS, messaging and so on. This, coupled with the continual pace of technological change and ever-growing regulatory demands, the business imperative for a strategic and comprehensive information lifecycle-led approach to document management has now become critical. The traditional approach to document […]

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I hope AI won’t end up in the dog pound once the decorations have been packed away You may be surprised to hear that HotDocs, a software product that enables the creation of intelligent templates for document production, has probably had more user licences sold than any other legal software in the UK marketplace. And yet, […]

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Today, the majority of enterprises are pursuing a ‘paper to digital’ strategy as part of their digital transformation programmes. However interestingly, many will admit that the strategy hasn’t led to a significant reduction in paper in their business, which is a key objective of such initiatives alongside making cost savings and enhancing data security. The […]

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As organisations embrace digital transformation, their paper to digital efforts often increase their paper use as opposed to reducing it.  Today, the majority of enterprises are pursuing a ‘paper to digital’ strategy as part of their digital transformation programmes. However interestingly, many will admit that the strategy hasn’t led to a significant reduction in paper […]

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Roy Russell highlights his views on the technology trends in the Legal sector in 2017, examining how threat and records management are set to dominate, with AI, in the vein of commoditisation, striving to make a bigger play. “When we are firmly in the 2020s, I cannot imagine a prosperous legal business not embracing some […]

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