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Accute Time Recording and Billing Software for the Legal Profession

Monday, 11 June 2012 21:26

strange clockAccute is designed for small legal practices in South Africa where the cost of software and support does not have to be prohibitive in having an excellent time recording and billing system in place.


Simple explanation of digital certificates

Monday, 11 June 2012 12:56

digital certificateJust about all law firms use digital certificates, mostly to ensure secure instructions from certain banks. Even though they are used on a daily basis, not many people understand how these certificates work. A friend pointed me to this site for a layman’s idea on the digital certificate, I think this should help explain things for us.
Read more at The Youd Zone...


How Bill tackles saving money for things he wants - Humour

Monday, 11 June 2012 12:34

humoursHave you ever wondered how people like Bill Gates save up to be able to afford various toys? Well it is very similar to the way you and I would save, BUT...


Linked-In used in court as proof of relationship

Monday, 04 June 2012 18:29

linked-inThe South Gauteng High Court had no hesitation in relying on information posted on an ex-employee’s Linked-In online account in confirming that he indeed fostered a relationship with his previous employer’s clients.  According to Johan Botes, Employment Director at business law firm Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, the case serves as another reminder of the unintended consequences and perils of posting information on social networking platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Linked-In.


A simple switch – from analogue to digital dictation

Monday, 04 June 2012 17:51

digital-analoque dictationConverting your dictations into finished documents has never been faster. Digital dictation solutions from Philips offer a host of advantages over analogue cassette-based devices and can be seamlessly integrated into your existing company workflows.


LAW Property now on Facebook

Tuesday, 29 May 2012 18:59

LAWPropThe page was launched with the goal of creating a social presence to connect with the public. LAW can now immediately publicise its product updates, industry news releases, highlight new products, network with fellow industry masterminds and professionals and virally spread information to its followers in a timely matter.


Leading South African Property Law firm implements XpressDox Document Assembly

Monday, 28 May 2012 19:43

meumann whiteMeumann White Attorneys, a leading KwaZulu Natal Real Estate Law Firm with offices in Durban, Amanzimtoti, Bluff, Umhlanga and Hillcrest, has selected XpressDox to replace their retiring document assembly system. 


Interview with Chris Pearson of O2Smart

Monday, 28 May 2012 18:14

cpflip 81x120Chris Pearson has been Chairman of the O2Smart Group of Companies for the past three years. Before that he was with Korbitec for 21 years. The O2Smart Group consists of a number of brands, including AJS accounting, XpressDox document assembly, C3 Call Centre Management, Galaxy Distribution, Avid Workflow and Avid Firefly.


Redo the Undo - (Shortcut Series)

Monday, 28 May 2012 17:47

word gabThere are times when we act a little too impulsively and "Undo" a little too much when using Ctrl Z, but there is a shortcut to reverse this situation.


To the end of a document - (Shortcut Series)

Sunday, 20 May 2012 07:59

word gabLast week we looked at jumping to the beginning of the document, today we look at the opposite and find the quick key to get to the end of the document.


Consumerisation, mobility turn cross-platform MDM into a business essential

Sunday, 20 May 2012 07:26

consumerisationConsumerisation of IT and the mobilisation of the workforce mean that companies need to invest in cross-platform mobile device management (MDM) solutions to ensure that their mobile employees can be productive without compromising enterprise governance and information security.


The difference between an “I.T. consultant” and a “computer guy”

Monday, 11 June 2012 21:10

fix-it-guyHaving a computer does not automatically make you more productive, nor does a server necessarily make your data more secure. I wish I could count the number of sites I have visited where their “file server” was just that – a file server. Their “computer guy” just sold computers. He did not sell solutions that made his customer’s business more productive, cut costs or made their information more accessible and even more importantly – safer.
Read more at Kondura's blog...


Align the selected paragraph to the left - (Shortcut Series)

Monday, 11 June 2012 12:18

word gabVery similar to the shortcut key of last week, but now it allows you to align the active paragraph to the left, not just the selected text like Ctrl L.


Helpline for men - humour

Monday, 04 June 2012 18:53

boat-shedHi Bob, I really need your advice on a serious problem: I have suspected for some time now that my wife has been cheating on me.


Using Your Elite Data in Microsoft Word

Monday, 04 June 2012 18:21

xpressdoxs 149x63XpressDox makes your Elite practice management data available to you in Word, keeping you productive and accelerating your drafting so that you can write more fees.


Justify the selected text - (ShortCut Series)

Monday, 04 June 2012 16:43

word gabJustifying text in a paragraph is normally a quick click of a button, but if you know the quick key, it makes it easier to see how the text would look on the right, left or centre just by holding down the Control key and typing keys to see the different layout.


Cell C slashes pre-paid voice prices

Monday, 28 May 2012 20:01

cell cCell C announced on the 16 May 2012 that it was launching a new prepaid voice product and tariff plan called “99 Cents For Real”. This new service slashes off-net and peak call tariffs to 99c per minute, and at the same time cut the rate of MMS messaging to 99c per message and giving customers data at 99c per MB.
Read more at My Broadband...


Staff changing street names - humour

Monday, 28 May 2012 18:55

humourAs we all know, a lot of money and time was spent on changing street names, very few that really were justified, but in general just a waste of money, effort and in this case, municipal staff working time. As the caption many municipal workers does it take to redline a street name?


LexisNexis introduces eBooks

Sunday, 20 May 2012 07:17

lexisnexisWith the growing popularity of tablet devices and electronic book readers amongst legal professionals, LexisNexis is introducing select titles which will be available as eBooks.


Using the Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 phone review

Sunday, 20 May 2012 08:22

galaxy noteIs it a tablet?…is it a phone?… no it is both! Or should we say a bit of both – while it is large for a phone it is very small for a tablet. From my experience I found it to be a good device with solid performance.


Consumerisation - humour

Sunday, 20 May 2012 07:48

A growing trend these days is where staff, partners and consultants walk into your firm and demand that their latest gadget be connected to the network - gone are the days of IT departments dictating what device gets used at the office. This picture of Dilbert is a classic representation of the situation...


Go straight home - (Shortcut Series)

Monday, 14 May 2012 17:36

word gabPeople wear out their arrow keys on the keyboard. Instead of jumping to the beginning of a document they use the arrow keys to scroll to the top of the document - if being paid by the hour I suppose it is one way to pass the time. Let's educate everyone about a simple quick key that is often over looked.

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