Lenja Dahms-Jansen left and Rosalind Davey right

Reputations have been ruined on social media. Recently there has been an upsurge in the number of businesses, educational institutions, government officials and private citizens who have discovered, to their cost, that what they or their employees say online can have serious consequences.

Philips SpeechAir

The Philips SpeechAir helps you make the most out of your valuable time. The integrated Wi-Fi function and three dedicated microphones let you record and share your files from anywhere and anytime. The Philips SpeechAir fits perfectly into your daily workflow. Record your voice from your office or on the road and securely send it off for transcription. 

Jako Janse van Rensburg

Hot on the heels of the SearchWorks search-type expansion news, Technology Company, e4, has announced that it will launch version 3 of this popular product on 1 October 2017.  The product, which was initially launched in 2008, has grown in users and an upgrade was inevitable.

LexisNexis

By mid-2017, an estimated 155 acts of terrorism since the start of the year had claimed hundreds of victims in several nations around the world. Terrorism and international organised crime have become more and more publicised since the attacks on the Twin Towers in New York on 11 September 2001.

Shaun Viljoen of e4

Technology company, e4, has expanded its SearchWorks offering with four new search types, following increased demand from its client base.  The new search types are relevant to attorneys, estate agents, mortgage originators and now also car dealerships through the inclusion of TransUnion vehicle reports.  Each of the four new search types will also be available on the SearchWorks mobile app with 24-hour live results enabling users to access the system on the go.

Philips DPM8200 and LFH7277

Smaller firms or start-ups can also benefit greatly from the productivity and efficiency offered by the correct dictation and document workflow solution. Such an example is Bryan-Eric Lane who founded his Montreal, Quebec-based real estate and business law firm, LANE, Lawyers and Business Advisors Inc. (LANE), in 2006.

Nokia 8

HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, has announced the Nokia 8, a high performance, beautifully crafted smartphone, designed with content creators in mind. The Nokia 8 brings three world-firsts to Android smartphones, including a debut collaboration with ZEISS optics. With performance and pure Android at its heart, as well as the most advanced aluminium unibody design to date, the Nokia 8 represents all the hallmarks of a true flagship Nokia smartphone.

Philips launches new iOS dictation app

Speech Processing Solutions, the world number one for professional dictation solutions, has launched a brand new version of their Philips voice recorder app for iOS. The app builds upon Philips’ commitment to offer time-saving and productivity boosting innovations to their customers.

DocFusion by AIS

Power BI is a business analytics service provided by Microsoft. It provides interactive visualizations with self-service business intelligence capabilities. This, when teamed with DocFusion® 365, a dynamic cloud-based document composition and automation engine, allows you to effectively measure performance and identify key areas for improvement.

Philips SpeechExec Special Offer

Speech Processing Solutions, the global leader in professional dictation and voice solutions, has recently launched a new version of its SpeechExec Pro dictation and transcription workflow software.

Sabinet

Africa’s premier information service, Sabinet has the very best solutions on offer for the researcher in you. Sabinet is celebrating more than 30 years of top quality solutions through its library management offerings for library’s and institutions both big and small. It is paramount that in today’s information-saturated world, one can be sure of the source, the credibility and the accessibility of information that will separate your institution from the competition. 

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Constant changes in the modern business world requires flexibility and continuous improvements. But who has the time to search for the most efficient solution?

The best laptop to buy in 2017

We live in a world where smartphones are ubiquitous, tablets are commonplace, and even smartwatches are a thing that people talk about on the regular. But throughout all of these advances, the humble laptop has persevered, and for good reason. When it comes time to actually get something done, whether that's editing photos, writing a lot of emails, composing documents, or staying in touch with colleagues and family, the laptop is often the ideal device for the job.
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LexisAssure

Innovation and technology regularly go hand-in-hand in an age where the faster, holistic, and more self-sufficient solution is constantly being sought.  The dynamic nature of technological innovation puts new, pioneering solutions within easier reach, allowing end users to build on workable foundations, access information readily and promoting the ideal of self-sufficiency.

Canon Scanner DR-C230

Canon has announced the new DR-C230 document scanner to join its successful imageFORMULA range. Designed to provide excellent value and performance to both small and medium sized organisations, the imageFORMULA DR-C230 comes fully equipped with the latest technologies and features required for simple capture and advanced workflows.

Office software suites

Microsoft Office is a powerful suite of programs which can be used for many different tasks, but is often overkill for an average user. Office’s wide range of features are impressive, and can be purchased through various channels. For regular users who are looking for a more cost-effective option, though, there are multiple free alternatives available.
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John Mc Loughlin of J2 Software

Invoice fraud is becoming more common in South Africa, perhaps in response to worsening economic conditions. Detecting and successfully prosecuting this type of crime is difficult, but the losses can be very high. This is one case where prevention really is better than cure, says John Mc Loughlin, MD of J2 Software, a leading supplier of information security, governance, risk and compliance solutions.

LexisAssure

Countless local and international regulations that govern every business operation are put in place to ensure that commercial entities act in a reasonable and responsible manner. But with the abundance and complexity of regulations, and the fact that they change rapidly, many businesses tend to treat compliance as a secondary function with little consideration of the consequences.

Lexis Diligence

Mergers and acquisitions are lucrative opportunities for businesses to expand their areas of operation, gain a larger market share, maximise profits or reduce competition. However, they are among the most complex and potentially risky business activities as there are several opportunities for failure during and after the purchase.

Canon DR-M260 scanner

Canon Europe, leader in imaging solutions, today announces the latest device in its broad range of document solutions, the imageFORMULA DR-M260 scanner.

New onenote looks the same across all devices

Microsoft announced an update for OneNote today across Windows 10, Mac, iOS, Android, and the web, featuring an overhauled design meant to offer improved accessibility and a more consistent feel across the various platforms.
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Citepad for Windows

Juristech™ has introduced the Microsoft Windows 10 version of Citepad™, the first and only virtual keypad designed for lawyers, law students, and paralegals. The Mac OS X version was released earlier this year.

MS Surface Book

After gushing over Surface Laptop for a few days, I figured I should play devil’s advocate and present a contrary view. Here’s where Microsoft got it wrong. For starters, the laptop form factor is a bit confusing in this age of ever-slimmer devices.
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LexisMobile

Tax and legal professionals in need of convenient on-the-go access to their loose-leaf content now have the perfect solution in the form of the Lexis® Mobile smartphone application from LexisNexis South Africa.

Canon i-SENSYS series launched

Canon, has announced the latest devices to join its popular range of i-SENSYS printers and MFPs. The i-SENSYS MF730 and i-SENSYS MF630 series and i-SENSYS LBP650 and i-SENSYS LBP610 series are compactly designed to support flexible working in home offices, as well as small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Legal Citator Video

Well researched and accurately referenced legal arguments are key contributors towards winning a case. However, this task is easier said than done. For decades, legal practioners traditionally spent many hours sifting through cases, statutes, regulations, and legal journals in order to find the most relevant information that would help strengthen their case. Not only is the traditional form of legal research time consuming, it can also be as frustrating as looking for a needle in a haystack. 

Drive Revenue

It is not often that I find articles that are filled with good business advice and directed at lawyers. This handout from Drive Revenue is a good read, not only with new ideas, but also to remind everyone of the things that have been forgotten.

LexisNexis South Africa

The fourth edition of the King Report on Good Governance (King IV™), released late 2016, is the new benchmark for corporate governance in South Africa. Key changes in this fourth edition include fewer principles, clearer differentiation between principles, practices and outcomes, as well as the introduction of specific supplements for different sectors.

Samsung Galaxy S8

Tomorrow in New York, Samsung will finally reveal the Galaxy S8. The handset has a lot riding on it — not simply because it’s a brand-defining flagship from one of the biggest names in the business or because the company seems to have delayed it quite a bit as it’s worked to get things right.
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Citepad

Juristech™ has introduced Citepad™, the first and only virtual keypad designed for lawyers, law students, and paralegals. Citepad™ is an on-screen add-on which floats over word processing programs and allows 1-click insertion of commonly-used legal words, phrases, and symbols such as “id.,” “see, e.g.,” and the section symbol. Citepad™ revolutionizes legal writing which traditionally relies heavily on the keyboard to execute complex formatting rules.

LexisNexis South Africa

Rapid changes in the regulatory environment as a result of growing pressure from civil society are leaving organisations struggling to keep up with compliance overload. This trend is set to continue as civil society becomes increasingly conscious of business and government activity, and grows its appetite for accountability and transparency.

Legal Sector Snapshot

With a long history of stability and success, the legal industry may be tempted to continue business as usual. But you do so at your own peril. Disruptive business models, globalisation, new technologies and smarter clients are all driving firm leaders to evolve and innovate. Is your firm prepared to capitalise on these anticipated changes in the legal market? If not, we encourage you to read the Legal Sector Snapshot 2017, which takes a deeper dive into what clients are expecting from legal firms in 2017 and beyond, and provides guidance on how to deliver services that will differentiate your firm and delight your clients.
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Philips SpeechAir

Philips dictation recorders and software offer the perfect solution for legal professionals in small, mid-sized or large law firms, corporate legal departments or courts. Legal professionals often have to handle large amounts of correspondence and documentation daily. Philips dictation solutions support them managing their work load, lower their administrative costs and increase their efficiency and profits.

Legal Citator from LexisNexis

As complicated and time consuming as legal research can be, there is no more effective way to strengthen an argument in court than with sound case and precedent referencing. Traditional legal research, conducted manually, presents many pitfalls and risks according to Sumantha Reddy, Content Manager: Legal loose-leaf and Law Reports, from LexisNexis South Africa. 

Sabinet

Since 1910, well over 7000 Acts have been passed into law in South Africa. This massive number doesn’t even touch on the innumerable draft Bills, policy papers, committee reports, submissions to Parliament, speeches by Ministers and other important parliamentary documents that are generated in the process of governing a country. 

Canon SENSYS LBP312x

Canon Europe has announced the release of the i-SENSYS LBP312x, a small footprint, high-productivity printer for use in fast-paced work environments where space is a premium. The new device combines sharp, rich print output at fast speeds with high capacity paper trays, double-sided printing and versatile mobile connectivity, making it ideal for busy workgroups in small office spaces. 

Legal Keyboard for lawyers

LegalBoard is the first keyboard designed by lawyers for lawyers. It allows you to add track changes, comments, and common legal terms, symbols, and citations with a single keystroke.
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Hashching using e4 technology

e4 International’s Virtual ID solution has gone live in Australia for use by HashChing – an Australian website linking consumers directly to verified mortgage brokers.  HashChing was named as one of the 50 emerging stars in the 2016 Fintech Innovators top 100 fintech companies across the globe. 

DocFox for FICA requirements

Fintech startup DocFox has partnered with global law firm, Norton Rose Fulbright, to provide a digital solution to help companies simplify the FICA compliance process. “DocFox is a sophisticated yet easy-to-use web application that helps customers submit their FICA documents electronically in a just a few taps. Customers can upload copies of their proof of identity and address documents, or submit documents using their smartphone camera,” says DocFox CEO and cofounder, Ryan Canin.

Philips SpeechLive dictation

To create something truly innovative, it takes a passion for detail, commitment to excellence and dedication to deliver the best solution for our customers. With SpeechLive, Philips has set out to reshape the world of digital dictation from scratch. SpeechLive revolutionizes the way the dictation workflow is implemented in business environments. (Dr. Thomas Brauner, CEO Speech Processing Solutions)

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