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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.

CanonCanon, world leader in imaging solutions, announced today that the company has won the prestigious People’s Choice Award for its toner cartridge recycling programme at The Circulars 2016.

PCMagIt's a record year for PCMag.com—we've tested and rated more than 2,500 products in the last 12 months. Sure, there were some real clunkers in there, but a lot of those products are excellent specimens of technology. Now comes the hard part. We had to narrow down the top performers to a list of categories, and then within that category, pick the best product. It's a lot more difficult than it seems. Even our own Editors' Choice award can't be the final arbiter, because, sometimes, multiple products can lead a category.
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Silversoft-Logo-with-DeltekWinds of change are blowing through the legal Industry - affecting the way legal firms do business and acquire new clients. Reduced client loyalty, increased competition and alternative business structures puts a significant pressure for change on the new business process, making firms move from a traditional reactive acquisition process towards a proactive sales process, inspired by other professional services organisations……
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why law firms should use email brandingAre you a property law firm wanting to open up a new commercial law division? Do you perhaps want to highlight your expertise in family law to all your conveyancing clients? It’s always a great feeling expanding your service offerings and growing your business.

lextradoDiscovery is an essential part of any judicial process. It involves identifying and collecting all potential sources of data and information relevant to a case. Digital and technological innovation has, however, made managing and upholding legal privilege in the discovery process exceedingly difficult.

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

philips speechexec-for-smartphonesSpeech Processing Solutions, the global no.1 one in professional dictation has just been awarded the “Built for BlackBerry” badge for their newest dictation recorder app.

kyocera m3540dn MFP printerKYOCERA Document Solutions South Africa, a leading provider of document management solutions, printing and managed print services, has strengthened its ECOSYS portfolio with the launch of a complete new A4 MFP family.

Olympus DS7000Olympus Audio S.A is proud to announce that the new Toshiba FlashAir Wireless card in conjunction with the Olympus Smartphone App is now fully operational in S.A.

blackberry passportEarlier this week, I started to tell you about my experiences actually using the BlackBerry Passport (albeit a beta version). It has changed the way I work with its large square touch screen. At its core, this is a messaging powerhouse, built for writing and talking all day long. I can tell you right now, this device has the battery chops to back up all the conference calls, emails and browsing I do throughout the day, with more than enough juice to let me blast some tunes over Bluetooth for my commute home.

blackberry z3BlackBerry Limited, a global leader in mobile communications, has introduced the new BlackBerry® Z3 smartphone in South Africa. The BlackBerry Z3 smartphone will be available to Vodacom customers in stores and online from mid July 2014. The device has the recommended selling price of R2 999 and will also be available on the Vodacom Smart S plan at R249 per month.

speechexec-for-smartphonesPhilips Smartphone Dictation Hub service enables you to use all the benefits of a professional Smartphone dictation solution without spending money on the underlying server infrastructure or investing time and money in maintenance and support.

LexisNexis mobileSouth African legal and tax practitioners can now access their entire loose-leaf library on-the-go and at the tap of a finger with South Africa’s first legal mobile app, Lexis Mobile ® from LexisNexis South Africa.

searchworks logo v2Online data search application and web-based information portal SearchWorks now features a Bridging Finance module. When a property is transferred, various scenarios exist whereby the associated seller, purchaser and estate agent requires money up front prior to the transfer registering in the deeds office. Once the transfer is lodged in the deeds office, it can take up to 30-40 days prior to the registration being final and moneys being paid to the relevant parties.

dragon naturally speakingIncreasingly law firms (both large and small), as well as corporate legal departments, are balancing the challenges created by the economy by leveraging speech recognition. Dragon NaturallySpeaking speeds and streamlines document creation, email management, and even data entry for time and billing systems. Simply put, most lawyers can talk faster than they can type.

philips for any environmentSpeech Processing Solutions, the global leader in professional dictation solutions now offers a complete Philips dictation portfolio for all industries. The customized solutions save time, increase efficiency and ultimately reduce costs for professionals in all sectors.

samsung tv vox telecomFrom today, every Samsung SMART TV purchased through participating retailers, will be bundled with a million megabytes (MBs) of free data thanks to a ground-breaking deal between Samsung and Vox Telecom.

time billing software chrometaChrometa's new time capture plug-ins for Microsoft Outlook, Gmail, and Mac Mail create time entries for you automatically. They show you the amount of time you spent on each e-mail, along with the e-mail address of whom you sent the e-mail to or who it was from.

nokia 1320The Nokia Lumia 1320, which brings high-end Lumia innovations to a very affordable 6-inch smartphone, has arrived in South Africa. The latest imaging experiences - like Nokia Camera and Nokia Storyteller - combine with HERE Drive and unlimited streaming of ad-free music on Nokia MixRadio to give consumers a great value-for-money offer.

VaultWorks launchedLAW Data recently announced the launch of VaultWorks, the Company’s latest application for secure online document storage. The offering locks in the value of total data security and is available at any time from any location globally via desktop, phone or mobile device.

AXIS Camera StationLocal network video surveillance company, Axis Communications has announced an upgrade to its Axis Camera Station solution. Version 4.0 is a complete video monitoring and recording solution designed to match the company’s extensive range of network cameras and video encoders. 

Winscribe speech recognitionWinscribe Speech Recognition’s voice-to-text technology is easy to use, accurate and light on IT resources. Winscribe can help you save time and become more productive in your professional life! 

Olympus dm-901Good connections are often the cornerstone of business success. With the new Wi-Fi enabled DM-901 Linear PCM voice recorder, Olympus offers a premium business tool that not only boasts the exceptional sound quality that is a hallmark of all Olympus DM series voice recorders, but also providing effortless smartphone and tablet PC connectivity to give productivity a real boost.

blackberryBlackBerry Limited, a world leader in mobile communications, unveiled plans for BlackBerry® Enterprise Service 12 (BES12), a new enterprise mobility solution that is application-enabled and unifies BES10 and BES5 to one platform. In addition, a new promotional program will provide free migration to BES10, while a new pricing structure enables customers to simplify their enterprise mobility management (EMM) environment to a single trusted provider.

Automatically track your e-mail and smartphone time-ChrometaNow you can keep track of your billable hours at your Mac, PC, iPhone, and or Android - automatically. What makes the new Chrometa different? You'll see it in your free demo, but here's a quick rundown.... 

nokia 1520Nokia has announced the arrival of its first 6-inch Lumia smartphone in South Africa, the Nokia Lumia 1520. The Nokia Lumia 1520 is now available in black, yellow and white on contracts starting at R449 per month. The new large screen Lumia is joined by three affordable smartphones in the shape of the Nokia Asha 500, 502 and 503, all of which feature ‘frost’ design and new Asha OS featuring Fastlane.

philips DPM dictationPhilips dictation recorders and software offer the perfect solution for legal professionals. Whether you are a small, mid-sized or large law firm, corporate legal department or a court, Philips can help you manage your work load, lower your administrative costs and increase your efficiency and profits.

Canon PIXMA iP8740Canon has bolstered its range of PIXMA single and multifunction printers with the launch of five new models – PIXMA iP8740, iX6840, MX474, MX534, and iP2840. The devices update Canon’s home and office line-up, as well as introduce two new A3+ single-function printers for those with more advanced printing needs. Stylish and easy-to-use, Canon’s range of PIXMA printers has been designed to support users seeking a range of printing options, including photolab quality prints and business documents.

Philips logoPhilips Speech Processing Solutions have a wide range of voice recorders designed to meet the specific needs of the individual, be it for recording of personal notes, conversations, lectures, meetings or professional dictation.

philips 6000 7000 seriesSpeech Processing Solutions, the world leader in professional dictation, has announced its latest range of Philips Pocket Memo voice recorders. The new 6000 and 7000 series voice recorder is set to meet even the highest standards demanded by professional users. Both series are available as convenient dictation and transcription sets, making the transition to digital even easier and more cost effective.

app store windows phoneSome Windows Phone applications that will help people keep to their New Year resolutions or should we say, "help people stick to the New Year resolutions for a longer period"?

olympus dictationOlympus has recently launched one of the most exciting Digital Recording products of the year, the NEW Olympus Smartphone Application. The smartphone app works in conjunction with ODDS (Olympus Dictation Delivery Service) to afford the user all the workflow functionality one would get from using a professional voice recorder in an office environment.

docfusionLocal specialist software and IT services provider Assimilated Information Systems (AIS) Pty. Ltd., highlights the significance of DocFusion in helping clients manage increasing volumes of documents and data in business.

Winscribe lets improve the processWinscribe has had a strong presence here in South Africa for well over 17 years, with installed sites in most of the privately owned radiology practices, many government departments, financial institutions and many legal firms.

LW Compliance RGBLAW Compliance, part of the Johannesburg-based LAW Holdings Group, has launched a new value-added service for all attorneys using their online FICA & document management solution Stordoc.

m-filesVM Consulting, partners and solutions providers for M-Files in South Africa, Africa and Mauritius, are excited to announce M-Files Version 10.0 has be released.

instagram for windows phoneWhen we launched Instagram for Android in March of 2012, the community was 30 million strong and growing fast. The Instagram community is now more than 150 million people and reaches every corner of the globe.
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Winscribe version 42Winscribe delivers enhanced speed and control with the launch of Winscribe Dictation Version 4.2, empowering businesses to work faster and smarter. Whether you are a race car driver or a business that is looking to achieve higher performance, you need the right tools to help you drive your team faster and reach your goals.

nokia lumia-1020 smallThe Nokia Lumia 1020 has touched down in South Africa, establishing a new benchmark in imaging. Boasting a second generation 41 megapixel sensor, the Nokia Lumia 1020 is unlike any smartphone in the market today, reinventing zoom by enabling people to discover more detail than the eye can see.

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