Acknowledging that stakeholder inputs have an impact on business success requires that organisations gather information from both internal and external participants. This data provides valuable insights into trends, expectations and risks, enabling informed decision making and appropriate interventions.
Leaders in the legal technology space, LexisNexis have again raised the bar to new heights, bringing the industry an easily navigable electronic version of the complete encyclopaedic work on Roman-Dutch law by Johannes Voet.
Utlising different software solutions that don’t ‘speak to one another’ is inefficient, expensive, and unfortunately rather ubiquitous. It often means that simple tasks that have the power to be automated are instead manually completed, and many times that work also has to be duplicated.
The Law Society expects attorneys to maintain their Trust Accounts. As an attorney it’s your obligation to ensure clients trust funds are safe. The purpose of a trust account is to safeguard and protect client’s funds. To ensure the safety of trust funds, you need to separate trust funds from business funds.
The DS-9000 – the final “cog” in the new Olympus PRO line-up of Digital Voice Recorders is now available in South Africa.
2018 was again a year of change in the field of tax law. To assist tax professionals with the challenge of keeping up to date with the changes, LexisNexis publishes their trusted tax annuals, offering up-to-date legislation and expert insights into the South African tax laws.
In a fast-moving and fiercely competitive business world, connectivity is everything. Where would today's cutting-edge organizations be without the technology to transfer data quickly and securely around the globe? The world of dictation has also had to move with the times, which is why Philips has developed its professional dictation and transcription software, specifically designed to increase efficiency and reduce document turnaround times.
As members of the public, and companies alike turn increasingly to the virtual marketplace to supply many of their product requirements, so too has there been an increase in the incidence of consumers being defrauded.
The only professional dictation headset geared for speech recognition - Speech Processing Solutions, the world number one in professional dictation, has just launched its latest headset microphone, the Philips SpeechOne.
Quantim Legal Accounting Software offers a tailor-made alternative to traditional accounting software and was programmed with the particular prerequisites of the legal profession in mind. Financial administration takes time, time that could be spent writing fees. Quantim will cut this time in half. You're an attorney, not an accountant, so do what you do best. Quantim will take care of the rest.
New to Digital Dictation or looking for an affordable entry into the professional digital market? The Olympus DS-2600 is the perfect tool for you. For the first time in the digital dictation marketplace – an entry level PRO device features a 4-position slide switch, full color screen and stereo recording capabilities.
Information technology (IT) contracts often involve complex business processes with risk to both the customer and the service or product provider. Legal practitioners, IT Managers and IT Service Providers require a thorough understanding of all aspects of contract law in this fast-changing legal landscape.
As market leaders in the online legal technology space, LexisNexis South Africa saw a need to develop a resource that speaks to the need of Intellectual property (IP) professionals for regular and reliable IP content updates. Harms Intellectual Property Law Reports is a trustworthy resource that enables users to see recent case precedents, the latest articles, and new bills passed – all with commentary to enable an understanding of the changes at all levels.
Canon Europe, has announced Customer Communications Management Online (CCM Online), a new delivery system for its customer communications proposition. CCM Online is an end-to-end managed cloud service which allows businesses to engage in more effective and consistent two-way communication with their customers.
In today's age of innovation, enterprises are understandably concerned with how new technologies will impact the way jobs are performed in the next few years. The office of the future is forcing business leaders to grapple with how to seamlessly integrate technology into the workplace as a means to increase productivity and efficiency.
Digital technology is intuitive and requires very little training, and workflow is streamlined with all users adapting a new approach at the same time. Digital dictation is now the clear choice for a growing number of law firms — not only because of the enhanced sound quality, but also because of the efficiencies gained in personal productivity and business operations.
South African business is booming across Africa as the continent entrenches its position as a prime investment and business destination. In 2016 South Africa was the fifth largest investor economy in Africa, according to the UNCTAD World Investment Report 2018, with $24 billion of foreign direct investment by South Africa into the rest of the continent.
Despite small and medium enterprises (SMEs) becoming increasingly popular targets for cybercriminals, many remain completely unprotected in this regard. As a result, when faced with a ransomware attack, there is often a lack of preparation and awareness around the important things that small business owners need to consider before paying cybercriminals to restore their encrypted information.
Canon Europe, world-leader in imaging solutions, has announced the launch of six new A4 black and white imageRUNNER ADVANCE devices; iR ADV 525i, iR ADV 525iZ, iR ADV 615i, iR ADV 615iZ, iR ADV 715i, and iR ADV 715iZ. The imageRUNNER ADVANCE 525/615/715 II series will replace the existing 400i/500i models in the range, while offering a significant upgrade for users in terms of speed, productivity and security features.
October is Transport Month - focusing on the role transport plays in the economy, flagship projects and road safety - a fitting time to prepare for updates to legislation that will impact the lives of all drivers and transport company owners and operators – the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (AARTO) Amendment Bill.
The Family Law Database is a comprehensive collection of the most recent matrimonial law reports from all superior courts across South Africa. Each one of the law reports is concisely summarised into one or two pages. Apart from the summaries, users can also view the original law reports.
In order for candidate attorneys to become efficient legal practitioners, law firms have a great responsibility to create a conducive learning environment that will allow for the smooth transferring of skills from principals to candidate attorneys.
Canon Europe has announced a significant update to its award-winning range of imageFORMULA production scanners. The new imageFORMULA DR-G2090, DR-G2110 and DR-G2140 offer a strong solution for businesses with high volume scanning needs.
Speaking at the Knowledge Dome, as part of the HR Indaba to be held at the Sandton Convention Centre on the 3rd - 4th of October, legal expert Yoni Balkind of LexisNexis South Africa will engage human resource (HR) and other professionals on how to navigate the legal complexities of the dynamic HR industry.
A study conducted by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is showing that humans are to blame for the spread of the digital virus commonly referred to as fake news. While it has been easy for governments and everyday persons to blame bots (automated or non-human profiles) on social media for the spread of misinformation, that is not the case.
Viewing specific changes to legislation and keeping up to date with all the latest amendments can be a time-consuming and tedious process for legal practitioners, particularly when it involves following a multitude of hypertext links to search for historical versions of Principal Acts.
It took the founding members of Domicilium Trace 4 years, on a full-time basis, to compile a complete digital spatial database (digital map) of sheriff service areas for the whole of South Africa. Apart from the boundary data, the database includes a continuously updated component of so-called attribute data, consisting of sheriff names, contact details, addresses, etc.
It’s a good bet that right now, you’re preparing for a meeting. Or you’re waiting for one to start. Or you just left one. Your boardroom is the hub of your firm. This is where important people meet and key decisions are made.
Part 2 - In my previous article on the subject (available here), I dealt with the arguments against using Advanced Electronic Signatures (Aes), and the false impression that that they are cumbersome and difficult to use. I also pointed out that used with appropriate electronic signature tools they are a business enabler and enable the execution of contracts many times faster than by our traditional use of handwritten signatures. Finally I addressed the significant cost savings element of using Aes.
For most attorneys and advocates a large portion of their day is spent on document creation. Dictation is a crucial part of this process as you are able to record everything you want to say and then be able to have that types up into the necessary text document. But what if that process could be further enhanced to save even more time?
Emerging forces in the environment pose a variety of challenges for today’s legal professionals. Attorneys and corporate counsel are expected to keep abreast of increased regulatory complexity in local and global jurisdictions, while clients are facing cost challenges and demanding more competitive pricing and efficient services.
Digital technology has many advantages. It gives you instant access to any point in the recording, so you can delete, insert, amend or overwrite easily. In addition, one of the most reassuring features of digital dictation is the fact that it is future-proof technology and designed to be used with the very latest workflow and speech recognition systems.
Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) has become the preferred method of resolving disputes outside of the traditional court environment and most agreements, nowadays, provide for disputes to be referred to ADR before approaching a court regarding litigious matters. The BLCM now provides for ADR to be applied to the legal costs aspect of the matter as well.
In a historic development that could spell faster and more efficient conveyancing processes, the South African Deeds Office has registered its first electronically signed property transfer.
Dragon Speech Recognition software can greatly enhance your efficiency and productivity if used correctly. While it does claim to have 99% accuracy out of the box, here are some useful tips to ensure you have excellent transcription results from the get-go.
The Philips SpeechAir smart voice recorder saves you time and resources by allowing you to work more flexibly than ever before. We have slashed the price of the Philips SpeechAir – now only R 9 700 ex VAT (you save over R 2 500!!)*
Sometimes paperwork is more than just a tedious legal task—in Juvenile Magistrate Robin Gunn’s line of work, it’s the lifeline for removing children from dangerous home situations. By using Woodpecker to create a Microsoft Word document template, Gunn is placing at-risk children into foster care faster than ever before. The template she created simplifies the process to create an order and produce all necessary documentation, allowing the dependence and neglect magistrates to produce all documentation at once.
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Since its inclusion in the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act (ECT Act), some 16 years ago, the Advanced Electronic Signature has been treated a little like Cinderella, ignored by most and scoffed at by others.
LawPracticeZA is attractive and easy to use - but don’t be deceived. Although LawPracticeZA makes managing matters a breeze, recording fees quick and easy and produces beautiful and professional proformas and invoices in seconds, the powerful and secure server ensures efficiency.