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e4 shortlisted for SA Compliance Award 2014

Monday, 13 October 2014 12:49

simon slaterLocal technology services powerhouse e4 has been added to a shortlist of contenders hoping to win a 2014 Southern Africa Compliance Award.

 

Stake your claim, the fibre land grab is on!

Monday, 13 October 2014 14:38

fiber installation roadsideThe fibre rollout race has been hotting up properly of late. Connectivity providers are falling over themselves to cover as much ground as possible with increasingly high-capacity fibre access at aggressive prices and with minimal lead times.

 

From disaster recovery to disaster resilience: The next step in business continuity

Monday, 13 October 2014 12:21

cloudwareInvestment in disaster recovery and business continuity services has traditionally been a grudge purchase, says Brian Timperley of Cloudware Technologies, but with advances in virtualisation and cloud-based application and data delivery, it’s now possible to get better results at a much lower cost.

 

Trade Mark Protection and Enforcement in Cyberspace

Monday, 06 October 2014 21:22

gTLD nightmaresThe internet as we know it has undergone a remarkable change in the past year as a result of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN’s) introduction of over a thousand new generic top level domain names (gTLDs).

 

NEW Dragon Professional 13 – Control your PC by voice

Monday, 06 October 2014 21:10

dragon naturally speaking 13With Dragon NaturallySpeaking Professional 13 busy professionals can now create documents, capture ideas with dictation and get more done on their computers — quickly and accurately using their voice. Turn time savings into cost savings for your company.

 

The Convenient Future of Shredding

Monday, 06 October 2014 17:48

ideal 8280 shredcatEfficient document shredder with auto feed technology for time–saving, convenient shredding.

 

Google weighs in on online security

Monday, 29 September 2014 16:05

LaW TrustGoogle is adding its considerable weight to the online security space by giving a rankings boost to sites that go HTTPS. HTTPS means adding an SSL 2048-bit key certificate to a website, and thus increasing the security of the site.

 

Wonderful Success Story of a Director of a Law Firm and Acting Judge

Monday, 29 September 2014 16:23

Bongani Mgaga director at Garlicke and bousfieldBongani Mgaga clearly remembers his first job at the age of twelve, where he tended the garden of his mother’s employer every Saturday and earned R3.50 (minus 80c bus fare) for his efforts. He has come a long way since then, now a Director in the Labour Department at Garlicke & Bousfield.

 

New cloud-based computer bridges the gap between tablet and desktop

Monday, 29 September 2014 15:52

Cloudgate computerCloudGate, the new computer from Cloudware Technologies (a MICROmega company), combines the simplicity of the Android operating system with the creative tools of the traditional desktop to create what Cloudware’s MD Brian Timperley calls “a powerful new hybrid device that invites people to create, not just consume”.

 

20 Tips for Attorneys to Market a Law Practice

Monday, 22 September 2014 16:45

marketing for law firmsWhat’s the difference between a financially successful attorney and an attorney who sometimes struggles financially? It’s not necessarily their track record or knowledge of the law. Fairly often, its the attorney’s ability to market his or her services to potential clients.
But marketing a law practice isn’t always the same as marketing other types of businesses.
Read more at Small Business Trends...

 

Stealth Disruption – ILTA 2014 Session

Monday, 22 September 2014 15:43

ILTA Adoption of new technology in law firmDuring ILTA 2014, a number of panellists gave a series of TED-style talks on how to subtly encourage their attorneys into adopting new technology. Each panelist presented their own successful method of stealth disruption, most of which were not driven by technology but rather by social techniques for driving change within their organizations. Each panellist led an engaging nine-minute talk about how they led their organization through a technology change.
Read more at Legal Current...

 

Archaic firm practices would ‘horrify’ clients

Monday, 13 October 2014 15:10

document automationA technology expert has urged lawyers to stop living in the dark ages and embrace document automation. Catherine Bamford, director of Bamford Legal Engineering says, “I am going to give you a serious and stark warning that if your … lawyers [are] not already using [document automation] as the business-as-usual way to draft all of their documents and reports then you are already behind the curve and you do need to catch up fast."
Read more at Lawyers Weekly...

 

The Future of Money and Business

Monday, 13 October 2014 13:06

NewERAThe Future of Money and Business – Part 1 - Welcome to a new world. A world where money does not exist and everyone lives in a Utopian society.

 

Accounting literacy the key to trusted-advisor status for lawyers

Monday, 13 October 2014 12:08

color accountingAccounting literacy is an indispensable skill for the legal profession, says Peter Frampton of Color Accounting International -- yet most lawyers have few opportunities to develop it.

 

AIS becomes IBM partner

Monday, 06 October 2014 17:58

ais logoAssimilated Information Systems (AIS), a specialist provider of software and IT solutions, has joined the IBM PartnerWorld Program as an Independent Software Vendor (ISV) giving it access to a variety of IBM technologies, tools, and services to further enhance its offering to customers.

 

Corel WordPerfect Office X7 Standard Edition

Monday, 06 October 2014 21:48

coral wordperfect 7In a Microsoft-centric world, few people (if any) are going to switch from Office to WordPerfect, but if you already have it, you'll want the latest version, Corel WordPerfect Office X7 ($249; upgrade $159). X7 makes tasks like mail-merge easier than before and adds conveniences like the ability to type the first few letters of the name of a feature and use that feature without finding it in a menu. The app also lets you save documents to standard ebook formats and create PDF forms with fill-in-fields. It also adds some awkwardly implemented but potentially terrific new features that I hope will get better in future versions.
Read more at PCMag...

 

One day workshop on Islamic Law of Inheritance and South African Law of Wills and Administration of Estates

Monday, 06 October 2014 20:25

regent business schoolA highly interactive and practical short course on Islamic Law of Inheritance, the Wills Act of 1953 and Administration of Deceased Estates in terms of South African Law.

 

Philips Professional Dictation and Smartphone Application -The best of both worlds

Monday, 29 September 2014 15:34

speechexec-for-smartphonesA law firm in Belgium - Knokse Advocate and Associate combines professional dictation technology and Philips smartphone app for maximum time savings and flexibility. Shortly after being established in 2005, Knokse Advocate and Associate, successfully made the transition to digital dictation.

 

Law Society welcomes promulgation of Legal Practice Act

Monday, 29 September 2014 16:11

LSSAThe Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) welcomes the promulgation of the Legal Practice Act 28 of 2014. The Act was assented to by the President on 20 September and gazette on 22 September 2014.

 

Lumia 530 now available in South Africa

Monday, 29 September 2014 16:30

nokia 530Microsoft recently announced the availability of the Lumia 530 in South Africa, with a recommended retail price starting at just R1349. A powerful entry to Windows Phone 8.1, the Lumia 530 delivers many of the innovations and services found in high-end Lumia smartphones.

 

DocuSign® Sets The Standard for Ease of Use and Secure Access with Touch ID on iOS 8

Monday, 22 September 2014 16:31

docusignThe Global Standard for Digital Transaction Management™ (DTM) and the #1 rated eSignature app on iTunes, DocuSign has announced its enhanced mobile app that delivers the ability to quickly and easily sign documents on iOS 8 devices with the security of biometric authentication using Apple Touch ID. DocuSign’s mobile app is one of the first productivity apps to integrate new capabilities exclusive to Apple’s powerful new mobile operating system.

 

Scan documents with Your Cell Phone and Convert to PDF

Monday, 22 September 2014 16:16

camscanner phone scanningThe CamScanner app for Android cell phones and tablets gets 5 of 5 stars for enabling users to scan documents and convert them to PDF, according to The Droid Lawyer. “I use the app all of the time to save on copying costs at the courthouse,” says the author, Oklahoma City attorney, Jeffrey Taylor. Using the cell phone’s camera, an image is created that is converted to a PDF which can be printed, faxed or emailed. The image is high quality, only hampered by your phone’s camera and your unsteady hand. 
Read more at Law Practice Advisor...

 
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