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Volunteering: building expertise and community

Volunteering: building expertise and community

Enabling volunteering Building a culture of volunteering is central to retention and driving engagement among our staff. Our clients particularly those in the legal sector are also very generous in enabling their staff to volunteer through the Law Centres Network as well within their communities. It is difficult to enable volunteering for staff who have long distances to travel during the working week, and naturally exhausted staff may lack the energy to volunteer on weekends. Flexible Working is an excellent

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The Sky’s the limit – how your legal practice can benefit from cloud services

Cloud Services and the legal industry Firstly, when we talk about the Cloud at Hayachi Services we really mean a Secure Cloud. If your Cloud isn’t secure, don’t use it. If you want to learn more about the different kinds of Cloud, please refer to this page. Many vendors now offer Cloud-hosted services and indeed they recommend it, from iManage to SelectLegal the ‘new’ or rather ‘latest’ versions of their solutions are the Cloud-delivered ones. It is important to speak

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Not investing in Digital Transformation? That’s the problem.

Digital Transformation is your future 60-80% of a company’s average IT budget goes into keeping legacy technology running. The Law Society have an excellent report on lawtech adoption that we highly recommend you read, by and large the issue is that law firms of all sizes experience a lack of oversight and expertise to adopt lawtech despite wanting to. Without an IT Refresh at regular intervals, every three to five years for example, existing systems become older, bulkier and in ill

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GameDev – Building Games Faster

Production as a GameDev Being able to produce volume and quality as a GameDev will always be difficult. On the one hand you are building virtual built-environments, and on the other building a compelling narrative and aesthetic that will result in sales (or usage). This is where CI/CD and DevOps comes into play, by using Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery you and your teams can work faster in a more efficient – and more fun – production environment. To learn more about

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Security first: why good enough isn’t good enough anymore

The Computer Security challenge Most solutions require an internet connection and are therein contactable through the internet – be this an internal network (such as within the office) or an external one (through the world-wide-web) such as a web-interface. This is why since 2020 ransomware has become increasingly dangerous for the global economy, from small and medium sized businesses to government departments or critical infrastructure. Their systems are always ‘online’ and so make juicy targets. The requirement for an organisation

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The Conversation, on adopting technology

I’m a Luddite. You should be one too Poster showing ‘The Leader of the Luddites’ (1812) Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA Jathan Sadowski, Monash University I’m a Luddite. This is not a hesitant confession, but a proud proclamation. I’m also a social scientist who studies how new technologies affect politics, economics and society. For me, Luddism is not a naive feeling, but a considered position. And once you know what Luddism actually stands for, I’m willing to bet you will be one

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GameDev – Getting the Foundations Right

For any GameDev – or indeed any business – it is important to get the foundations right. The right legal advice on your Intellectual Property, the right expertise to help build your assets, and the right platform to develop on. But what are the foundations of making good video games? The Operating System All of your software will be developed on an Operating System, this may seem obvious but choosing a stable OS that you don’t need to replace every

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How Software can help you with Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG)

Software fundamentally exists to help with user productivity – that is to say, to make more of less. If ‘less’ in this context is time, money, or waste then we can read this with an ESG lens. Making the most of our resources is fundamental to sustaining the environment and to sustaining our communities – but accounting systems are not sufficient for this. Special software is often required in order to support calculating emissions in the supply chain, or to

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The Conversation, on Technological Innovation in Defence

Militaries plunder science fiction for technology ideas, but turn a blind eye to the genre’s social commentary Pavel Chagochkin/Shutterstock Will Slocombe, University of Liverpool Military planning is a complicated endeavour, calling upon experts in logistics and infrastructure to predict resource availability and technological advancements. Long-range military planning, deciding what to invest in now to prepare armed forces for the world in thirty years’ time, is even more difficult. One of the most interesting tools for thinking about future defence technology isn’t

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The Conversation, on Responding to Cyber Warfare

Should cyberwar be met with physical force? Moral philosophy can help us decide seaonweb/Shutterstock Christopher J. Finlay, Durham University In conventional warfare, it’s accepted that if a state finds itself under attack, it’s entitled to respond – either with defensive force, or with a counterattack. But it’s less clear how countries should respond to cyber-attacks: state-backed hacks which often have dangerous real-world implications. The 2020 SolarWinds hack, attributed to state-backed Russian hackers, breached security at around 100 private companies. But it

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