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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Style and glamour took centre stage in Johannesburg on Thursday, 02 July when Huawei introduced its latest masterpiece, the P8 smart phone at the Johannesburg Country Club.
Sabinet is excited to announce the launch of their new Mobile app, which is now available for download by Sabinet’s SA Legislation (NetLaw) clients, from the Apple App Store. The development of this app came about as a result of an overwhelming need expressed by clients from law libraries, who require access to legislation on the move, offline and outside the office.
Those of you who follow my blog are no doubt saying, “Gosh, Rick, aren’t you a bit late to the game here?” After all, Adobe Acrobat DC shipped three weeks ago. In this post, I’ll present just the essentials of the Acrobat DC. I hope to follow up with more detailed posts in the future.
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Five Must-Haves for Ensuring Legal Compliance - Disregarding legal compliance is never an acceptable practice in business. With regular legislative updates, not forgetting the financial implications of non-compliance, it is increasingly important for companies to implement a solid compliance management system throughout the organisation.
Are 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.
With the changeover to the new B-BBEE codes for all certificates issued from 1 May 2015 LexisNexis South Africa, the leading provider of content and technology solutions for the legal and professional sectors, has added a B-BBEE compliance module to ProcureCheck - – its leading procurement vetting and management tool.
Sabinet in association with Standards & Legal is excited to announce the launch of its new Legal Registers platform, this useful and easy-to-use software will take the hassle out of managing your company’s sustainability and legal compliance. The official launch date for the Legal Registers platform is on the 1st of April 2015.