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Five Reasons Why Corporates Deploy iManage Enterprise-wide

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Jamie Willgoose

As a new team member at Ascertus, I’ve spent the last couple of months meeting corporate clients to see how we can support their most current commercial and operational requirements – be that through the services the company offers or indeed via some of the other business applications in our portfolio. After all, a lot has changed in the last two years and today we are all working and operating differently compared to pre-pandemic times. I have been heartened by clients’ generosity with their time, as well as their willingness to constructively talk about their technology issues.

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Can You Afford Not to Have the Best Document Management System?

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Roy Russell

The role that technology has played in enabling organisations to continue operation at near-business as usual levels over the last two years, the question that every firm must therefore ask itself is: “Can we afford not to have the best tech, and more specifically, the best document and email management system (DMS) available?”

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You Can Have the Same Tech as a Magic Circle Firm!

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Roy Russell

Recently, Linklaters announced that, following a rigorous review process, undertaken over a couple of years, that the firm is adopting the iManage Work cloud-based document and email management system (DMS). Significantly, they are the final one of the Magic Circle law firms to have made the decision to go with the iManage solution. This now brings the total to 115 of top 200 UK law firms that are utilising iManage Work. Clearly, iManage Work has become the de facto choice for a DMS amongst the larger law firms.

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Records Management is Key to Any Data Protection Initiative

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Anisa Jaman

Updated for July 2022

Data protection has always been challenging for organisations, but the complexity of complying with a vast plethora of country-specific legislations – in addition to the GDPR – is truly taking the challenge to minefield proportions. Just recently, the UK government, for instance, announced that it is looking to reform the country’s data protection regime and to diverge from the GDPR. In fact, today privacy laws have been enacted in over 80 countries across the globe. This number is of course, set to grow.

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Is Your Firm’s Data Strategy ‘Agile’?

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Jon Wainwright

In light of Brexit, it’s good news indeed that the EU has acknowledged the UK’s adequacy for data transfers to the nation as a third country, both under the GDPR and the Law Enforcement Directive. Whilst we remain optimistic that this adequacy will be ratified within the coming weeks there are two further hurdles to jump – a non-binding EDPB (European Data Protection Board) advisory and all Member States to agree with the EU’s decision.

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Customer Success = Project Success + Superior End User Experience

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Chris Davies

In addition to smooth technical project implementation, successful projects painstakingly deliver against the pertinent elements of deep discovery including infrastructure health checks, project requirements and user needs; effective and meaningful communication on the promise of the ‘change’; user acceptance testing; and tailored, ongoing training.    

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