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e4 enhances training offering with eAcademy launch

Monday, 17 November 2014 15:39

simon slaterSouth African ICT solutions and services company e4 has taken its training to a new level and launched their new eAcademy, complete with the latest in digital technology, to provide clients with comprehensive training on all e4 solutions.


Philips Dictation Solutions - From smart thinking to effective action

Monday, 17 November 2014 16:42

Philips Dictation ProductsJENSEN | NEUGEBAUER attorneys are highly specialized within the fields of insurance, tort, sea and transport law. Their client base consists of numerous professional organisations and private persons with various demands and expectations when it comes to working on a law case. This is why focus, flexibility, efficiency and secure and reliable communication to a large extent underpins their daily workflow.


Longline phishing rears its ugly head

Monday, 17 November 2014 15:49

phoenix softwareThe past few years have seen a tremendous rise in the use of email as an attack vector for enterprises and larger entities. These attacks have also evolved in sophistication, from the first examples of malicious links or attachments being included in emails, to the use of phishing, in which cyber criminals try to trick the recipient into clicking a link that leads to a Web site so similar in appearance to the genuine article, that it would defy all but the closest examination.


21 Pieces of Advice for Every (New) Lawyer

Monday, 10 November 2014 17:03

lawyer mentorshipLaw practice is one tough go. Hard lessons get learned, sometimes over and over and over. Many of those lessons were in fact explicitly told to me by the old-timers. Maybe experience is the best teacher, but it sure can be painful. So now, with the benefit of hindsight, I can humbly say… They were right!
Read more at Solo Practice University...


Should a lawyer create a Facebook Page for discussing legal matters?

Monday, 10 November 2014 13:41

does facebook make sense to law frimsFollowing my blog post regarding posts on law firm Facebook Pages not reaching people’s Facebook Newsfeeds, I was asked in a comment what I thought of lawyers having a Facebook Page. My answer is not much.
Read more at Real Lawyers Have Blogs...


IT salaries in South Africa: what people earn

Monday, 10 November 2014 13:06

IT salary surveyQuest has released its Salary Survey and Staffing Trends 2014/15 report, which provides an overview of the average, minimum, and maximum salaries in South Africa. Quest explained that the research was conducted in June 2014 via an online questionnaire, which was designed to be quick and easy for respondents to complete.
Read more at My Broadband...


Lexsynergy to Launch Webinar Series Dedicated to New Domain Name Extensions

Monday, 03 November 2014 18:10

lexsynergyGlobal domain name management and online brand protection specialists Lexsynergy Limited has announced the launch of a monthly webinar series designed to inform and update brand owners on new domain name extensions.


Matter Centre – aka Microsoft’s legal DMS in the cloud

Monday, 03 November 2014 19:03

matter centreBack at ILTA Microsoft launched their legal DMS (Document Management System) entitled “Matter Centre”. Developed for their in house legal team (not an insubstantial team, 1100 employees across 55 countries), they have decided to open it up to the legal world in general. The press release can be found here with details of what’s on offer, basically it offers the functionality of a DMS as you’d expect.
Read more at No Option for Law Firm...


Hosted PBX cuts cost and removes operational strain from companies

Monday, 03 November 2014 18:24

hosted pbxCompanies are increasingly turning towards the cloud – the umbrella term used to describe Internet-based computing where data, software, or applications are run and stored online instead of on the user's machine itself or housed elsewhere on site. It is therefore small wonder that an enterprise-grade phone system that also utilises cloud-based technology is being enthusiastically embraced as well.


Increase your Google exposure using online directories

Monday, 27 October 2014 19:37

Find a lawyerRemember back in the good old days, when business just walked in the door, when your law firm placed adverts in the Yellow Pages and people looking for legal advice or representation found your advert and called for an appointment? Well, online works in a similar way, just add a few curved balls.


Update on the public inquiry launched by ICASA into the state of competition in the ICT sector

Monday, 27 October 2014 20:36

cliffe dekker hofmeyrDuring a press conference held on 13 March 2014, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) announced that it would launch a public inquiry into the state of competition in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector. ICASA subsequently issued a notice inviting members of the public to comment on issues pertaining to competition in the ICT sector by 23 June 2014.


AJS Smart Office Toolbar

Monday, 17 November 2014 16:15

ajsAJS is proud to announce the release of the Smart Office Toolbar as an add-on for Microsoft Office 2007, 2010 & 2013. The Smart Office Toolbar allows AJS users to access the AJS system from within Microsoft Outlook, Excel & Word (MS Office).


The Ultimate Legal Dictating Solution - Olympus DS7000 and AS7000

Monday, 17 November 2014 16:34

olympus ds7000 and as7000Professional dictation has never been so powerful and simple. The DS-7000 satisfies the highest demands for business dictation requirements. The durable, metal-bodied units with their large colour LCD screens combine class leading usability with outstanding recording quality.


Durban Chamber of Commerce & Industry and Garlicke & Bousfield Inc host their 3rd International Business Dialogue

Monday, 17 November 2014 16:25

garlicke-bousfieldThe Durban Chamber of Commerce & Industry (DCCI) and Garlicke & Bousfield Inc will be hosting their third International Business Dialogue meeting at 16:00 on Tuesday 18th of November at Garlicke & Bousfield’s offices in La Lucia Ridge.


10 Easy Tips to Help Lawyers Improve their LinkedIn Profile

Monday, 10 November 2014 14:40

linked in profile completeAny lawyer who hopes to attract new clients, be known as a thought leader in their area of practice or benefit from their professional network ought to insure that their LinkedIn profile is the best it can be. The $18 billion social network reigns supreme for business to business networking. Success for a lawyer depends on conveying to prospects and clients that you’re at the top of the practice area and LinkedIn can help you do that. The first and most important step is to insure that your profile is optimized and filled out completely.
Read more at Good2BSocial...


How sloppy emails ruin your productivity

Monday, 10 November 2014 15:36

email overload(No subject) - Wait a minute – WHAT? These emails were sent to me, and I have no idea what any of it means. To make matters even worse, these are just a FEW examples of the sloppy emails that arrive daily. And almost immediately upon arrival, they turn my inbox into a slovenly mess.
Read more at Careerizm...


South Africa’s broadband value stinks

Monday, 10 November 2014 15:07

broadband comparisons around the worldThe latest Ookla Household Value Index statistics show that South Africa’s broadband prices are very high when compared to global standards. The Net Index Household Value Index uses recent surveys from to compare and rank consumer broadband value around the globe. According to the Net Index statistics, South Africa has the second highest tariff out of the 64 surveyed countries for the raw cost per Megabit per second (Mbps) — a measurement of how much you pay for broadband speed.
Read more at My Broadband...


The Mobile Lawyer [Infographic]

Monday, 03 November 2014 19:13

Mobile-Lawyer-InfographicSmartphones and tablets and the legal and productivity apps they come with have become a competitive advantage for lawyers and law firms in an increasingly mobile society. Whether they’ve moved to an all-remote firm, need to access a document in court, or bill on the go, there’s a massive advantage to being a mobile lawyer.
Read more at Legal Productivity...


Asset Finance: Purchase or Pay-Per-Use?

Monday, 03 November 2014 18:38

rental vs buying equipmentArranging finance for business equipment can seem like a daunting task. However, it doesn’t need to be. There is a range of flexible asset finance solutions to suit every organisation, and some, more than others, offer sound opportunities to put working capital to better use.


Evernote Rolls Out Its New “Work Chat” Feature

Monday, 03 November 2014 17:59

WorkChat-EvernoteEvernote has rolled out a new “Work Chat” feature to its web and mobile applications which allows users of its online note-taking and collaboration software to discuss ideas and projects directly in the Evernote interface itself, instead of having to shift those conversations over to email. Additionally, when you email a note to someone, it will now show up in Work Chat automatically, allowing you to keep a permanent history of your communications.
Read more at Tech Crunch...


This POODLE bites

Monday, 27 October 2014 20:10

LAWtrust solutions director Maeson MaherryPOODLE (or Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption) is a vulnerability that enables attackers to gain access to things like passwords, cookies and users private account data on a website. It exploits the outdated SSL 3.0 security protocol.


5 Considerations Making a Tech Change in a Law Firm

Monday, 27 October 2014 20:27

tecnology change in law firmsDoes your law practice struggle with making change? Do you fear even broaching the topic with the firm’s management? There are easy ways to deal with making changes in your law practice. First you need to identify what it takes to manage the change process. There are numerous articles, postings and documents on the web that share information about managing change. The following are some of the top items that we recommend thinking about before your jump into changing things in your law firm.
Read more at Business of Law Blog...

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