Cloud computing

Changing your cloud system supplier

Changing your legal software supplier has always been difficult and on occasions, acrimonious. Each software system will have different ways of setting up clients, names and addresses and other characteristics, entering financial information, managing the handling of cases (with different case management systems), managing the security of the data, restructuring management reports, how long to […]

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How to improve your practice using browser-based software

Times are changing. The way we create, share and consume information has evolved rapidly and so to has the way we work. Now, more than ever, not only is it possible, but it is vitally important that a firm has remote access to its data from a multitude of devices. Why do we need remote […]

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Cloud-based software for lawyers

There are a large number of companies offering legal software to lawyers – around 100 at my last count. The software section of my website www.venables.co.uk/software.htm lists and describes them all, A to Z. As well as the A to Z sections, I now provide a section called “Cloud, Outsourcing and Hosted Systems” at www.venables.co.uk/outsourcing.htm. More […]

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Mobile apps for lawyers – how to work on the move

Software as a Service (SAAS) and apps are becoming increasingly popular among solicitors. Legal practitioners have developed a clear preference for mobile-friendly applications that are directly available from the web. DPS Software have developed secure SaaS solutions and apps which solve the issue of mobility without compromising data security. A complete remote working solution The […]

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Getting ahead in the cloud

How cloud-hosted software solutions can help small law firms Cloud-based software and storage are enabling businesses large and small to access client records, analytical tools, legal records, documents, online research and other critical information easily and from anywhere. Cloud-based solutions can do so without cumbersome log-ins or costly investments in on-site software, hardware or the […]

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New cloud-based case and practice management system from DPS

DPS Software have launched a new web-based practice management system for law firms incorporating team and personal target management tools as well as all the benefits of the DPS case management software. It allows fee earners to record time, create attendance notes, dictate against a file, create emails from tasks and view their file history […]

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New cloud systems for lawyers

(with Frank Manning) There is now a wide variety of options available to law firms in the UK, to move away from the pain of managing servers and extensive IT on their own premises, whatever size of firm they are. Legal practice management system suppliers are still mostly at some stage on the journey from […]

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Time to reopen the CAPEX v OPEX debate

While any discussions about legal technology inevitably have a strong focus on what sort of technology law firms and legal service providers should be buying and how best to then handle the rollout to get lawyers actually using it, the issue of how to pay for it tends to be ignored. All too often firms […]

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Selling employment law with online HR

Suddenly it’s not just employers and employees who feel threatened by the pace of change in employment law; it’s the business of delivering employment law that is changing so suddenly. The latest figures show that employment tribunal claims are down enormously on previous quarters due to the implementation of fees, but these are not the […]

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Lawyers selling SaaS

Many lawyers are only just getting round to the idea that their website needs investment and work to ensure results. But what about taking the next step and creating online software – “Software as a Service”. This can not only earn a modest income for the firm but also, more importantly, gain “real” clients. What […]

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Under a cloud of suspicion?

In previous issues I have looked at the legal issues surrounding cloud computing. In this final article I look at concerns, debunk myths and suggest issues that lawyers thinking of implementing cloud computing might wish to consider. (See all articles in the series.) Is cloud computing secure? Arguably no solution is ever 100 per cent […]

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Eclipse TouchPoint – the new era of law firm client self-service

Darren Gower represents Eclipse Legal Systems Eclipse’s new TouchPoint solution provides your clients, customers, partners and stakeholders with true self-service control. Providing a device-independent, interactive experience, TouchPoint utilises data (real-time) from Eclipse’s core Proclaim Case and Practice Management system. TouchPoint is an “always on, always visible” solution. From contact management and targeted cross-selling, through to […]

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