Speech Processing Solutions, the international leader in professional dictation has just launched its latest smartphone app, the Philips dictation recorder version 2.6. The newest app allows Android users to record and securely send their voice files from anywhere and anytime.
LawPracticeZA is a comprehensive billing and accounting system for South African law firms of all sizes. It is locally developed and works in your favourite browser on your desktop, laptop, phone and tablet.
South Africa is a highly regulated market which places an onerous burden on corporates to stay abreast of frequent changes in the regulatory landscape. Failure to comply could have costly consequences such as hefty fines and jail time, with boards and directors principally held accountable for non-compliance with applicable laws.
At the heart of an economic and legal environment that is constantly evolving, the profession of lawyer is subject to intensive working conditions. In its quest for excellence, the ACTEIS law firm is optimizing its productivity with Philips digital dictation solutions.
The country of South Africa is a beautiful place and full of some amazing people, yet government corruption, politics and slow or non-existent police response have created an nation that is ripe with violent crime. A small mobile app called Cell 411 is empowering the South African and helping them gain control of their personal safety without help from police or government employees.
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Over the course of the last few years, various technology trends such as cloud computing, social networking, mobility, and analytics have disrupted established business models as well as industries and changed the way and speed at which people communicate and work together. Companies are working with partners and suppliers that are based overseas and competing for the wallet share of international customers.
Optimize your workflow with a dictation management platform that unites voice recording, speech recognition, and file routing in one seamless solution.
March saw the launch of LexisNexis South Africa’s new online-store, giving customers easy access to LexisNexis products with updated features and a more user-friendly platform. In celebration of the new LexisNexis e-store, several launch special offers are available including a ten percent discount for existing e-store customers on their first purchase.
The new Galaxy phones are a tad thicker than the Galaxy S6 line, but that’s because they rock huge batteries. Samsung also went back to its roots and made the S7 line water resistant and included a microSD card slot — things sorely missing from the S6.
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Productivity today is centred on conversations—sometimes a quick instant message or call, and sometimes a meeting planned in advance that incorporates voice, video and content sharing.
Managing time can be a challenge in the best of circumstances, and the changing dynamics of the legal profession in recent years only seems to be making matters worse.
It has been clear for quite some time that technology is essential to the modern practice of law — but now, the application of technology directly and formally implicates the more general question of a lawyer’s competence. Lawyers who have traditionally prided themselves on buying a local software application with a single log-in and using it until the wheels fell off now have to be at least thinking about upgrading their technology platforms.
In an industry where progress has come to be measured in annual increments, BlackBerry has leaped in to offer something refreshingly new. You might have to endure a few jibes about your smartphone, but when the joking is over what remains is an excellent Android smartphone – arguably the best phone BlackBerry has ever built.
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The Professional Services sector has seen encouraging growth over the last few years. Firms across the consulting, architecture and engineering, legal and marketing sectors have seen their level of business and headcount increase as its fastest pace since 2007. So how have these best in class Professional Services companies grown so successfully? Find out how three Professional Services companies are using project-based ERP to solve their key business problems.
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Canon, 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.
Dell will introduce its latest products and solutions at its annual 2016 Dell Solutions Tour on the 28th January, 2016, in association with Platinum sponsor Microsoft and Intel. The tour will take place at The Campus in Bryanston, Johannesburg between 9am and 4pm, and will be followed by an informal cocktail networking session in the venue’s exhibition area.
Recording meeting minutes ensures that the decisions and actions resulting from a meeting aren’t lost or forgotten. By taking the time to record proper meeting notes you’ll make sure the time and effort that goes into a meeting isn’t wasted.
Digital dictation: a ‘nice-to-have’ or an essential opportunity to improve efficiency and client service?
The Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas is the largest electronic and technology show in the world, and obviously attracts people from around the globe. Seeing as my ZAR pockets are nowhere near deep enough to afford the air faire and ticket prices, I thought it would be good to see what the Wired Magazine had to say about the top products that were on show last week.
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The Huawei Consumer Business Group has announced that it has shipped over 100 million smartphones worldwide in 2015, cementing its position as one of the top three consumer device companies in the world. Over the last five years, shipments of Huawei's smartphones have increased more than 3,000 percent, from 3 million in 2010 to 100 million in 2015.
Office 2016 Professional and Office 365 include some handy new features that can boost productivity and facilitate collaboration--without a huge learning curve. In short, Office 2016 offers features that busy users will find convenient, helpful, and straightforward.
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It'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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Last minute Christmas special! Valid until Friday 18 December 2015, purchase a Philips DPM7200 with a LFH7277 Transcription Kit, including installation & training* all for the special offer price of R 10 500 ex VAT!
It has become increasingly important to record HR meetings, disciplinary hearings and labour disputes to ensure that an accurate record can be archived for future reference. Philips is offering an end-of-year special price on a DVT8000 meeting recorder and LFH7177 transcription kit bundle, including installation and training!
The iPad Pro is coming into the world with a lot of weight on its shoulders. The speculation and expectation are running high. Is it a potential laptop replacement? An enterprise play? Will it bring the consumption-heavy world of iPad. And on top of it everything else, the onus is on it to prove that Apple’s tablet line has legs in the face of slowing sales and an incredibly long replacement cycle.
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Today’s lawyers use legal research on a daily basis to prepare for advising clients, negotiate with opposing counsel, or persuade a judge. Their understanding and analysis of a case often begins during this important stage when they identify the relevant facts and determine the legal issues that must be researched. Good legal research is thus a sophisticated process demanding tools that offer efficient and accurate legal information that is easily accessible.
Huawei is excited to announce that it has signed an exclusive agreement with Rapid Response, the award-winning mobile app that transforms a mobile phone into an emergency panic button.
Mobile technologies and increasing levels of personal connectivity are fundamentally altering the way that legal, tax and finance professionals work, with a growing breed of tech-savvy practitioners now demanding content on the go– whether in client meetings or in Court.
There are few things more annoying than having a productive strategy session or one’s lunch break interrupted by a cold call from a random telemarketer or by receiving a spam SMS message. Consumers may try their best to keep their numbers private by only sharing it with selected friends, family, and colleagues, but these numbers may still end up on a call list that they have not signed up for.
The field of companies offering practice management platforms for lawyers is already crowded and competitive. Today, it got a lot more crowded with the arrival of an 800-pound gorilla, Microsoft. Earlier today, it formally launched Matter Center for Office 365, its long-rumored practice management product built as an Office 365 add-in. Last January, I wrote that Microsoft was quietly preparing to launch such a platform. Initially, I predicted the launch would come earlier this year at Techshow, but I later revised that prediction to say it would come at the 2015 ILTA conference that opened yesterday in Las Vegas.
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Huawei has unveiled its new flagship smartphone, the Huawei Mate S, at a recent special event in Berlin. The Mate S features new luxury-focused design packed with innovative technology to deliver the best possible Android experience. Key features of the new phone include a floating 2.5D screen, a pressure sensitive touch system and a new battery technology to give the users the maximum usages from a single charge.
Spring Special - Precise conversation recording with automatic adjustment of audio settings as different environments require different audio settings for an optimal recording quality. AutoAdjust+ analyses the audio signal and chooses the perfect settings for the recording situation. The result is crystal clear recordings.
BlackBerry Limited, a global leader in secure mobile communications, has unveiled updates to WatchDox® by BlackBerry®, including a new application for BlackBerry® 10 devices and additional multi-OS integration.
LexisNexis continues to research and develop pioneering legal solutions aimed at making the practice of law more efficient. The firm was first to market with a number of tools that provide legal professionals with greater mobility and digital access to legal content.
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LexNove seeks to disrupt the legal industry and has launched an innovative online platform where high quality legal service providers will bid – at free market, fixed prices - to do the users’ legal work. In so doing, we bring fixed price, high quality legal services to the market segment that needs it most - small to medium sized businesses, which is in stark contrast to the current situation, where access to high quality legal services is largely restricted to large corporates and wealthy individuals.
Every business will face potential prosecution for not being compliant with the law. Non-compliant companies face risks including penalties imposed on the business and executives, jail time, negative publicity, operational suspension, decreased productivity and increased liabilities. Legally compliant businesses may however find themselves in a healthier financial state by avoiding losses incurred through non-compliance.
Winds 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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The legal profession worldwide is facing a ‘more-for-less’ dilemma. Clients are demanding more work for lower fees. Competition is on the increase. And commoditisation is eroding profits like never before. As ‘margin-squeeze’ impacts profitability, law firms need to work more efficiently. You probably won’t be surprised to hear that there is no sustainable way left for firms to become more efficient other than by embracing technology.
Productivity isn’t just a buzzword one carelessly uses around to describe new products, for people at Microsoft, Productivity is the priority. Office 2016 is designed to answer the user’s most pressing question, “how can I be more productive with the new Office?” New features to individual apps and some welcome improvements to the familiar ones including new management and security options are just some of the things to get everyone excited.
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