Since its inclusion in the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act (ECT Act), some 16 years ago, the Advanced Electronic Signature has been treated a little like Cinderella, ignored by most and scoffed at by others.
LawPracticeZA is attractive and easy to use - but don’t be deceived. Although LawPracticeZA makes managing matters a breeze, recording fees quick and easy and produces beautiful and professional proformas and invoices in seconds, the powerful and secure server ensures efficiency.
While established insurance firm Liberty continues to throw everything it has at an investigation into the recent major data breach, the incident is a stark reminder to businesses that cyber security should be a constant priority – a company’s guard must always be up.
The recent cyber-attack and holding hostage of a South African insurance provider’s IT infrastructure has drawn attention to the dire need for effective protection of consumer data.
Small law firms need to be able to assist clients with the best legal advice on a disparate range of matters - irrespective of their specific area of specialisation or expertise. This requires access to a comprehensive legal library and up to date legal resources, enabling practitioners to conduct research as required.
Software as a service company, e4, has launched BondTracker, a mobile business app, designed to facilitate efficiency in tracking and communicating progress when registering a property.
Africa’s heightened economic momentum is widely recognised, with the continent now well entrenched as one of the favoured global destinations for investment opportunities and doing business.
HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, recently launched the Nokia 7 Plus, a smartphone with striking design, innovative imaging capabilities and powerful performance for up to two days with one charge.
Purchase a Philips Professional Dictation recorder and get a FREE docking station worth R 1 795 ex VAT!
Software as a Service specialist, e4, says its bridging finance online process within SearchWorks, e4’s web-based search application service, celebrates five years of innovation, proving itself as an administration timesaver and a much-needed online administration tool.
Need to get work done at home or after hours? Going away on a business trip? Away from the office but still need to get urgent dictations typed up? If you already have a dictation recorder or a smartphone, no need to buy a new recorder – just sign up for the Philips SpeechLive service and get your work done on the go!
New Olympus DS-9500 features intelligent 2 Microphone system, dictation transfer via Wi-Fi, 4 position switch, colour screen with rechargeable battery.
Following the trend in other countries, there has been a veritable explosion of medical negligence litigation in the past 10 years in South Africa. This has necessitated the publication of a comprehensive guide for both medical and legal practitioners.
If files are a big part of your life, then document management is the beating heart of your organisation. We review 10 enterprise-class systems, focusing on document handling, security, tracking, and workflow to help you decide the best system for you.
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Zapier, the leading workflow automation service, has named Woodpecker the best free Microsoft Office add-in. Describing its decision-making process in determining the best free add-ins for Microsoft Office, Zapier states that since there are over 2,000 add-ins to sort through, they looked at the top 100 highest rated add-ins within each of the different Office product categories.
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Few apps are getting as much hype from Google right now as Google Lens, which taps into the machine learning AI that Google is currently so fond of. That AI lets the app recognize all kinds of stuff through your phone’s camera, and take action on it.
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eJudgements is a Law Reports website using modern technology to enable quick and accurate searches of all relevant case law, while catering for the needs of the practitioner and researcher.
For the past six years, leading content and technology solutions provider LexisNexis South Africa has run a successful Corporate Social Investment programme known as the Advocate Advancement Programme (AAP), which is endorsed by the General Council of the Bar of South Africa.
It’s time for the legal industry’s most meaningful product awards — TL NewsWire Top 25 Products of 2017 Awards. Why are these awards the most meaningful? Because TL NewsWire’s 11,000+ subscribers chose them free from any external influence.
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Compliance officers have the opportunity to position themselves as the essential business asset that they are, anchored not only by a strategic understanding of their business and its regulatory obligations, but also qualities such as adaptability and openness. This is especially necessary in our constantly changing regulatory environment, according to regulatory compliance author, Karmil Govender, of LexisNexis South Africa.
Canon, world leader in imaging solutions, has today announced the latest devices to join its popular i-SENSYS range of MFPs and printers; the i-SENSYS MF520, i-SENSYS MF420 and i-SENSYS LBP210 series. Designed with small businesses and work groups in mind, the compact devices support flexible working and offer personalisation of advanced workflows to ensure they produce consistent quality results at a lower cost to the business.
AJS is excited to announce the arrival of its new 'baby', AJS Express Accounting for the single practitioner or small to mid-sized firm. The system is Cloud hosted, which means that users don't need a server and they can work from anywhere using only a Browser.
In a competitive market place where innovation and performance matter and business growth is dependent on relationship and service delivery, the use of technology to enhance productivity has become a priority.
Lexis® Library Time Select, the new ‘pay as you go’ research pricing package from pioneer content and technology service provider LexisNexis South Africa, will revolutionise the way small to medium legal enterprises in South Africa conduct research, giving them access to up to date and relevant legal content and increasing their billable hours exponentially.
In the app, you will find information about the Income Tax Act, the Tax Administration Act, interpretation and practice notes, a comprehensive definitions list and space for notes and folders. Developed by local tax consultant Herschel Alpert, the app is seen as a real benefit for businesses, accountants, lawyers and even students interested in South African tax law.
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WorldShare Management Services (WMS) offers a straightforward way to manage the functions of ordering, cataloguing and circulating, while electronic resource management and a discovery portal complete this comprehensive management service… Read the full case study here
The Practitioners' Guide to Conveyancing and Notarial Practice is the latest new release from publisher, LexisNexis Legal & Professional, a leading global provider of information and analytics.
Strike action is an area of labour law where the stakes are high. The Labour Relations Amendment Bill, 2017 published on 17 November 2017, attributes a misalignment between the law on strikes and action taken by parties during industrial action, as the root cause for protracted and often violent industrial action.
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.