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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: Profitability, PMS, Legal Software

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: IT strategy, End of Life, Legal Software

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

Building a strong business case for IT investment

Posted by Nigel Wright on 12-Sep-2017 14:11:38

Investment in IT is necessary for forward-thinking law firms looking to succeed in today’s market. However, the value of IT is often underappreciated and seen as just another overhead by senior management.

It’s therefore important to understand how to write a convincing business case that helps decision makers understand why IT investments are necessary and the potential impact on the firm’s ability to compete.

Here are four steps to writing a successful business case.

 

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Topics: IT, business case

With PI reforms looming once again, how can firms adapt to survive?

Posted by Aaron Naisbitt on 30-Aug-2017 13:37:37

Back in November 2016, a study showed that more than half of claimant PI law firms will be forced to shut down or look for other work if the government’s proposed reforms go through1. Since then, the reforms have been dropped, before being put back on the agenda in June 2017 as part of the new Civil Liability Bill.

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Topics: PI, technology, Profitability, Productivity

Law firms continue to accelerate into the cloud: The view from our MD

Posted by Nigel Wright on 20-Jul-2017 17:42:16

A recent study showed that three-quarters of law firms expect half of their IT systems to be cloud-based or a managed service within the next five years. This shift to the cloud has been predicted by the industry for a number of years but it’s only recently that momentum has really picked up.

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Topics: cloud, Legal, predictions

Your IT risk assessments will be wrong from May 2018

Posted by Converge Technology Specialists on 11-Jul-2017 10:21:49

 Law firm managers are well versed in carrying out risk assessments to justify and make decisions around IT spend. However, from May next year, risk assessments become more complex when the GDPR comes into force.

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Topics: cloud, data protection, freedoms, gdpr, IT, risk assessment, rights

The Story of a Ransomware Attack

Posted by Converge Technology Specialists on 27-Jun-2017 09:23:24

There’s been an exponential increase in the number of ransomware attacks, from nearly 4 million attempts in 2015 to 638 million in 2016. A recent survey showed that 54% of UK companies now admit to falling victim, with law firms a key target.

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Topics: cyber attack, DR, Legal, ransomware, disaster recovery

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