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LegalTech depends on sound workflows

LegalTech depends on sound workflows

LegalTech is more than just technology LegalTech (sometimes referred to as ‘LawTech’) is not just a technology – after all it is the case that anyone can install software although this does not make it useful in itself. Any Digital Transformation project requires a significant amount of listening in order to actually identify which processes work, which don’t and where things can be improved.  A culture of Continuous Improvement needs to be engendered across an organisation, otherwise IT Projects can

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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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The Conversation, on Spyware

Spyware: why the booming surveillance tech industry is vulnerable to corruption and abuse Zoomik/Shutterstock Christian Kemp, Anglia Ruskin University The world’s most sophisticated commercially available spyware may be being abused, according to an investigation by 17 media organisations in ten countries. Intelligence leaks and forensic phone analysis suggests the surveillance software, called Pegasus, has been used to target and spy on the phones of human rights activists, investigative journalists, politicians, researchers and academics. NSO Group, the Israeli cyber intelligence firm behind

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Budgeting for Open-Source projects

It’s a sad fact of business that everything costs money, and there is no such thing as a free lunch. This applies to when you implement Enterprise Open Source technologies as well: someone somewhere is maintaining that code, and in terms of making it useful to you it invariably requires expertise. But how do you budget for something that, on license cost at least, is freely available? Our example project will be one we’ve directly worked on: noslegal. This global

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How virtualisation helps your environmental goals

Virtualisation is the efficient way to do things Working without Working with Working without virtualisation means you are running systems on bare-metal, that is – physical systems. Running single servers on bare-metal makes them slightly harder to administer, and often does not make full-use of the server in question. Not running virtual systems on end user devices in turn means not making the most of the machine. Many systems have too much installed, and this is visible after a year

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The Conversation, on Machine Learning and Failure

Artificial intelligence must not be allowed to replace the imperfection of human empathy Arshin Adib-Moghaddam, SOAS, University of London At the heart of the development of AI appears to be a search for perfection. And it could be just as dangerous to humanity as the one that came from philosophical and pseudoscientific ideas of the 19th and early 20th centuries and led to the horrors of colonialism, world war and the Holocaust. Instead of a human ruling “master race”, we

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The Conversation, on Digital Currencies using BlockChain

Ethereum: what is it and why has the price gone parabolic? Welcome to web 3.0. Inked Pixels Paul J Ennis, University College Dublin and Donncha Kavanagh, University College Dublin The price of the world’s second largest cryptocurrency, ether, hit a new all-time high of US$1,440 (£1,050) on January 19. This breached a previous high set three years ago and gave ether a total value (market capitalisation) of US$160 billion, although it has since fallen back to around US$140 billion. Ether,

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New Year? New Infrastructure – 2021

Adieu 2020! The year 2021 is only a few weeks away now and many organisations large and small are still looking to consider further digital transformation plans for next year. Old technology will still affect your performance as a business with or without Covid-19 How can you consistently and reliably transform across a distributed workforce though? Planning. Not a sexy answer, but incredibly effective. If you want to, for example, take advantage of Dell’s Financial Services offering to allow you

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The Conversation, on how digital communication is less rich than in-person

Why our screens leave us hungry for more nutritious forms of social interaction Shutterstock/LukyToky mc schraefel, University of Southampton COVID-19 has seen all the rules change when it comes to social engagement. Workplaces and schools have closed, gatherings have been banned, and the use of social media and other online tools has risen to bridge the gap. But as we continue to adapt to the various restrictions, we should remember that social media is the refined sugar of social interaction.

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