The cost of doing business within South Africa, along with the cost of running an educational institution is growing, and extremely quickly too. One essential piece of this cost-puzzle can be found in access to information.
2-in-1 notebooks are great as mobile work devices, as they offer the functionality of both a tablet and laptop. High-end convertible laptops also boast impressive specifications, such as powerful processors, great battery life, and high-resolution displays. If you are looking for a solid 2-in-1 laptop, we have compiled a list of the top devices available in South Africa – based on international reviews.
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Speech Processing Solutions, the world number one in professional dictation, has launched a brand new version of their Philips SpeechLive dictation and speech recognition workflow solution. The cloud-based solution saves busy professionals’ time and resources by allowing them to be more flexible and turn their voice into written documents quicker than ever before.
Software as Service company, e4, has launched DeedScanner, a mobile app that works with its Case Management Workflow solution, Deeds, to better manage the flow and status of lodged documents. The development of the app is another e4 innovation, which addresses the need for electronic based communication and faster turnaround times when registering a deed.
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. Digital dictation is not simply about saving time and being more efficient. When taken full advantage of, the right solution can help improve client service and increase billable hours.
Whatever your law firm requirements, if there's a process or a workflow involved, JIRA Core can help you get things in a more orderly state. Your firm or even your clients have teams, who are responsible for legal documentation, licensing, non-disclosure agreements and all the things required to make sure the organisation complies with all required local, national and international regulations.
If you want to fast track redundancies and regain control of your workload then using a digital system gives secretarial teams the opportunity to control workload, prioritise urgent work and plan other tasks.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Constant changes in the modern business world requires flexibility and continuous improvements. But who has the time to search for the most efficient solution?
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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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 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.
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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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.
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.
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 Europe, leader in imaging solutions, today announces the latest device in its broad range of document solutions, the imageFORMULA DR-M260 scanner.
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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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.
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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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, 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).
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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 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.