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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.

 

Today’s Tech: A Transactional, Virtual Attorney And Her Mobile Devices

Monday, 27 October 2014 19:53

virtual attorneyOne way or another, all lawyers use technology. But some lawyers use it more than others. And for certain lawyers, like Lisa Epperly, their practices wouldn’t be feasible without technology. Lisa is a partner at Babb & Epperly, PLLC, a firm that handles transactional matters, including business and employment law cases, and also serves as outsourced in-house counsel for businesses. Lisa and her partner also appear in court for other lawyers. Her practice is a virtual one, meaning that she and her partner do not have a brick and mortar office and instead hold meetings elsewhere, often times traveling right to their clients’ doors and meeting with them in their offices.
Read more at Above the Law...

 

This is what I think of Windows 10

Monday, 20 October 2014 22:08

windows 10Now with a title like that, I can only imagine that you think I have a horde of negative slander to throw at Microsoft, but in fairness it has not worked out like that….except for maybe one or two things.

 

Lawyers Using Technology Like Dictation for Greater Efficiency

Monday, 20 October 2014 15:53

dictation on the moveUsing technology for litigators is something that can make litigation simpler, faster and easier. Take what you can do with mobile devices and dictation systems, for instance. The reality is that lawyers increasingly use all manner of technology from their iphones to ipads and laptops and they use them to generate a wide variety of service benefits to make their lives easier. And the increasing use of 'virtual law offices' overseas has seen some of these technologies come to the forefront.
Read more at LawFuel...

 

Keyboard shortcuts for Outlook

Monday, 20 October 2014 14:28

Outlook keyboard shortcutsAnyone who has a new tablet knows how hard it can be to only use touch in Outlook (especially on a high-res screen) – I’m always opening the on-screen keyboard, even though it takes up half the screen. What if you only had a keyboard? Could you get anything done?
Read more at SlipStick....

 

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...

 

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...

 

Lumia 730 Dual SIM arrives in South Africa

Monday, 27 October 2014 20:50

lumia 730Microsoft recently announced the South African availability of the Lumia 730 Dual SIM, exclusively with consumer champion, Cell C. The device will be available from next week at Cell C stores countrywide

 

BlackBerry Passport to launch in South Africa early November 2014

Monday, 20 October 2014 17:10

blackberry passport legal technologyBlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB), a global leader in mobile communications, today announced that the BlackBerry® Passport, a new device purpose-built for productivity with a boundary-breaking design that challenges the status quo, will be available in South Africa from authorized partners in early November.

 

Fax machine makes a comeback with lawyers

Monday, 20 October 2014 14:51

fax machines may come back to law firmsIt looked like the fax machine going the way of the tape deck and discman, but the New Zealand Law Society says the technology could be about to have a comeback. Hackers have been targeting law firms and client's email systems and issuing false instructions, says the society's financial assurance manager Jeremy Kennerley.
Read more at 3News...

 

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.

 
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