AIT Portrait magazine: Should accountancy firms now be investing in a modern, cloud-based Electronic Content Management System?

Do accountants need Electronic Content Management Systems (ECMS)? It’s a question that, sooner or later, every firm is going to have to address. Firms are faced with increasing challenges around the growing volumes of data that they have to store, much of it email, and the necessity to demonstrate convincingly to clients that their data […]

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ALA Legal Management: Heading into the Cloud? Embrace Compromise

In the last ‘Thinking out cloud’ column from Jobst Elster, (Head of Content & Legal Market Strategy, InsideLegal), he talked about legal’s move to cloud-first and the business case for using cloud services in support of firms’ transformation to more agile, innovative business models. As legal IT and firm leadership move in this direction, one thing […]

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Apps yesterday, apps today, but apps tomorrow? August 2016

Smartphone apps are ubiquitous in our professional and personal lives today, but will that continue to be the case? I had to chuckle to myself how my Mom’s tepid initial reaction to this new piece of technology has morphed over the years into a must-have companion seldom out of arm’s reach. In thinking about the […]

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Legal professionals get ahead in the cloud

Cloud computing offers many benefits for law firms, legal departments and professional services firms, especially those operating internationally. It provides a secure and centralised means of storing data for access by legal staff wherever they are

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A new era of mobility, collaboration & efficiencies within law firms

Individual fee earners are under pressure to collaborate with large corporate clients. The continuing globalisation of business means that clients are demanding seamless services, and legal firms have to collaborate with clients across a number of geographic boundaries. Many top 100 law firms have focused on specialisation, creating narrowly defined practice areas and rewarding professionals for developing their reputation in ever more precise niches. Recently, however, it has become apparent that to achieve competitive advantage, simply accumulating ‘star talent’ – lawyers with distinguished reputations and specialised expertise – is no longer enough. Now the focus is on maximising the productivity of star talent, sharing and integrating their specialised and diverse knowledge with the firm’s knowledge systems.

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