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New White Paper Asks: is Big Data the Savior or a False Prophet?

A new white paper, written by a trio of industry experts , gets to the heart of the challenges enterprises are encountering as they work to successfully implement Big Data initiatives. The 43-page document explains how big data can be a turning point for many, a savior, to some, from the dogmatic prescriptions frequently used to address challenges. However, it can also lead many to economic and career-ending failures, hence a false prophet.


Case Study: Kennedys implements Nikec Binder to deliver electronic matter files + meet strategic objectives

Kennedys Law LLP has chosen to incorporate Nikec Binder to help deliver the strategic objectives of the firm and support the workflow process. In this case study Mike Gilpin, IT Director, and Mark Lawrence, Project Manager, at Kennedys talk about their decision to move away from paper based matter and create a 100% digital matter environment. The full case study is here as a PDF…



Case study: Esigning cuts turnaround times from 19 to 5 days

Here’s a new case study about a Fortune 500 company that recently implemented Adobe EchoSign in its legal department. As quick background, Adobe EchoSign is an end-to-end web contracting and e-signature solution that simplifies signing contracts and allows users to work more efficiently while securely tracking and managing documents in the cloud.


Case Study: Playing IT Safe with Simple, Reliable Backup

QUICK FACTS Protected platforms –VMware esxi 5.1, Windows 2008 R2…


Case Study: How McKeag & Co are using Nuance Dragon speech recognition

Established over 80 years ago in Gosforth, Newcastle Upon Tyne,…


Case Study: Top 100 UK law firm Hugh James deploy DocsCorp contentCrawler to enable “electronic matters” project…

Hugh James has been a DocsCorp client for a number of years, using compareDocs and pdfDocs. Jon Howells, IT Director at Hugh James, recalls how they became aware of contentCrawler, which looked like it would do most of the heavy lifting finding and converting image-based documents to searchable PDFs. Like most firms, Hugh James was well aware that there were many non-searchable documents in its HP WorkSite document management system (DMS). They had estimated that there would be about 15-20% non-searchable content in the DMS.


Case Study: How Leigh Day is using Linetime software

Interesting case study on how niche human rights and personal injury law firm Leigh Day is using Linetime Liberate software, including workflow and matter management plus BI business intelligence reporting. With over 280 users, the firm is one of Linetime’s largest law firm sites.



Case study: Maxwell Hodge achieves Lexcel compliance with Invu

Client document safety is a top priority for any legal firm. In an era of escalating terrorist threat, Mersey based Solicitors Maxwell Hodge turned to Invu document management to provide a robust backup solution for the 11,000 original Will documents stored in its vaults. The firm has since extended its use of document management to include all client identification and is exploiting Invu’s ease of use and rapid but secure search functionality to provide instant access to information.


RBRO Solutions Releases New Whitepaper on Consolidating WorkSite Document Management System Libraries

Document management systems (“DMS”) are a staple within law firms…


New Case Study: Application Review at RPC

Here’s a new case study by Paul Hoffbrand of Hoffbrand Consulting Limited on an application review project thje consultancy recently carried out at Reynolds Porter Chamberlain LLP in London. Follow the link here Reynolds Porter Chamberlain Case study to download a PDF of the case study.


Two new APAC case studies – with Sparke Helmore + King Cain

Two new cases studies – courtesy of LexisNexis Practice Management in Australia. The topics are: How Sparke Helmore developed an innovative solution to increase efficiency within the firm and improved client engagement and delivery on critical projects Sparke Helmore Visualfiles Case Study + How King Cain improved productivity, saved time and increased profitability



New Case Study: Linetime in action at Leigh Day

Here’s a new case study from Linetime on the use of the company’s Liberate system at Leigh Day.


Case Study: BigHand in action at NHS Wales Legal & Risk Services

NHS Wales Legal & Risk Services, part of the NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership, has partnered with BigHand, a specialist provider of digital dictation and speech recognition, to improve the speed and efficiency of its legal correspondence processes.


DPS Software launches new white paper focused on selecting legal accounting software wisely

DPS Software has released a new white paper focused on the importance of legal accounting software for law firms and ABSs. Amongst the various issues covered, the paper highlights the connection between next-generation legal accounts software and profitability, explaining why and how this product helps legal cashiers manage their firm’s liquidities better.


Case Study: Goldsmith Williams cut admin by one-third with digital mailroom

Capital Capture solution saves 98 hours per week of non-billable time, improves data protection and eliminates document losses at Goldsmith Williams Solicitors in Liverpool.


Case Study: how the Legal Aid Society leverages legal IT to track 300,000 matters and 3 million clients

As theUnited States’ oldest and largest private not-for-profit organization, the Legal Aid Society provides free legal services to low-income individuals and families in New York City. Handling 300,000 cases and matters annually and with a staff of over 1,080, the Legal Aid Society’s law reform work benefits almost two million low-income families and individuals and often represents cases that have both a statewide and national impact.


Case Study: How Greenwoods save £7k pa on maintenance cost alone with new video conference technology

Richard Arden, IT Manager at Greenwoods, explains: “We were particularly interested in finding a video conferencing product that was cloud-based, something that could provide a potential reduction in costs by negating the need for expensive hardware and continuous internal maintenance. We were also committed to the idea of video conferencing but we knew that whatever we chose would have to work very well. Many members of staff, frustrated by the poor performance of our existing system, had given up using video conferencing completely.”


Case study: Capital Capture works with IP attorneys to streamline invoice processing

Page White & Farrer (PWF) are London-based patent and trademark attorneys. Working with Capital Capture, a specialist provider of electronic document and data capture solutions, PWF sought to streamline its labour-intensive invoice administration. It also wanted to ensure that essential case files were organised and easily accessible, through the introduction of a centralised document repository and retrieval system.


Case Study: Trowers & Hamlins LLP steps up support for 700 staff

Trowers & Hamlins steps up support for 700 staff at home and abroad using Sunrise and Phoenix integration. Top-50 UK law firm overcomes hot issues of access and version control through integrated document management and self-service.


New Case Study: Harper Macleod on software asset management

Here’s a new case study looking at the way Harper Macleod LLP used a software asset management system (SAM) from Snow Software to ensure its software licensing was both compliant and fully optimised (with no unused licences).


New Case Study: Harper Macleod upgrades Microsoft infrastructure

Interesting new case study here (as a PDF) on how Paul Hoffbrand’s Hoffbrand Consulting advised Harper Macleod LLP and liaised with three vendors on the financial implications and licensing rules for moving to Windows 7 and an update to the firm’s Microsoft Office application.


APAC Case Study: AJ Park goes with DocsCorp contentCrawler to minimize the risks of non-searchable content in Autonomy iManage

The business challenge… It is a fact that Document Management (DMS) and Enterprise Content Management (ECM) systems are full of image-based content. The problem is, there is no easy way to determine the size of the problem, or how much it will cost to fix it. This was precisely the dilemma that AJ Park faced in 2011, according to Stephen Field, a System Engineer at the firm. “We concluded that image-based documents in the Autonomy iManage DMS represented a serious risk to the firm. So, we started to look for a solution.”


Migrating to Windows 7 – two new case studies

What’s that? Support for Windows XP runs out next year and you need to migrate to Windows 7 asap! Check out these two new case studies explaining how the Canadian law firm McCarthy Tétrault LLP did it across 1900 desktops and newly merged international law firm did it for 2500 lawyers in 79 locations in 52 countries.



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