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Why Your IT Partner Should Be a Legal Specialist

Posted by Aaron Naisbitt on 05-Apr-2018 12:44:52

It’s a widely known fact among CIO’s that using a cloud infrastructure provider to support their IT strategy is a key component of progression and increased profitability. Gartner recently reported that 80% of CIO’s will migrate to a cloud-based environment within the next few years.

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Topics: PMS, Profitability, Productivity, End of Life, IT strategy

The Essential Skills Required to Deliver a Successful Legal Practice Management System Implementation

Posted by Aaron Naisbitt on 08-Mar-2018 09:27:00

You know you need to move to a modern Practice Management System (PMS). You’ve seen the opportunities of that leaving the baggage and inefficiencies of your old software behind presents, and you're excited at the prospect of heading towards the utopia of your new PMS.

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Topics: PMS, Legal Software

3 Key Questions To Ask When Selecting Software For Your Law Firm

Posted by Aaron Naisbitt on 09-Feb-2018 09:39:00

Once you’ve decided you need to replace your software, your first port of call is to take a look as the latest offerings on the market. A simple search for a term like ‘Practice Management Software’ throws up a seemingly endless list of results, with each claiming to be easier to use than their competitors and solving each and every challenge your organisation faces.

Here, we walk you through three key questions to ask during the selection process and how to choose the best-fit for your firm.

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Topics: PMS, End of Life, Legal Software

4 Reasons To Start Migrating To New Practice Management Software Sooner, Rather Than Later

Posted by Aaron Naisbitt on 26-Jan-2018 16:01:00

In the not too distant future, a number of Practice Management Solutions will become End-of-Life (EOL), receiving no further support after this date.

While we’ve previously covered the risks of using End-of-Life software within your organisation, you may have decided that you don’t need to migrate to a new platform just yet. However, there are four substantial reasons to start migrating sooner than you think...

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Topics: PMS, Profitability, Productivity, End of Life, IT strategy

Using End of Life Software - What Are The Risks?

Posted by Aaron Naisbitt on 23-Jan-2018 14:58:00

There's no doubt that technology is a critical component of many businesses functions and operations, and the legal sector’s no exception. Firms of all shapes and sizes increasingly rely on Practice Management (PMS) and Case Management (CMS) software - now mission critical to success.

Using tools that empower and enable your teams can often be the deciding factor in achieving scalable growth and consistency of performance. Therefore, it's no surprise then that once you find a reliable solution, moving to a different software package, or provider can be the last thing on anyone's mind.

When software becomes End of Life (EOL), it can be tempting to delay the decision to find an alternative.

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Topics: cybersecurity, PMS, End of Life

Don't Be Blindsided By These Costs During Your Legal Software Migration

Posted by Aaron Naisbitt on 17-Jan-2018 10:33:00

You might not be surprised to hear that over 66% of IT projects go over budget and more worrisome is the fact that 17% do so, so severely that they threaten the existence of the company.

Here are four ways unexpected costs can creep into your migration budget and, more importantly, how to plan for them from the outset and avoid nasty surprises.

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Topics: PMS, Legal Software, Profitability

3 Questions to Ask When Creating The IT Platform For Your New Software

Posted by Aaron Naisbitt on 02-Jan-2018 09:23:00

Today the legal sector depends on a multitude of software to deliver its complex services in a way that is as efficient as possible. Building a robust, high performance IT infrastructure is essential to this.

But setting up this infrastructure can be challenging and time consuming. Mistakes can be costly, risking downtime and putting increasing pressure on already stretched IT departments.

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Topics: End of Life, Legal Software, IT strategy

Building high performance solutions for Elite applications – 3 examples

Posted by Natalie Fayle on 01-Dec-2017 08:59:53

As a legal sector specialist, we have a long history of working with specialist legal applications. 11 years to be exact. So we were delighted when we were recently awarded partner status on the Thomson Reuters Elite Global Strategic Alliance partner program.

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Topics: thomson reuters, Elite 3E

How PR coverage of cyber attacks has changed

Posted by Natalie Fayle on 26-Oct-2017 16:11:39

In an era when half of UK firms holding personal data were hit by a cyber breach or attack in the past year, the general public are becoming increasingly aware of where their data is stored and how it’s being protected.

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Topics: cyber attack, ransomware

IT as a strategic function within law firms

Posted by Aaron Naisbitt on 20-Sep-2017 12:42:29

In order to respond to a rapidly shifting business climate, as well as deliver solutions that are tuned to the needs of your firm as a whole, your IT strategy needs to be closely aligned to your business strategy.

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Topics: IT strategy

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