The NetDocuments team is in Chicago this week to participate in the 2015 ABA Techshow and is excited to report what the new trends, topics, and overall buzz are this year surrounding legal tech. The sessions focused heavily on cloud security, data protection, virtual practice, and ethical obligations surrounding new and developing technology. The one constant about legal technology is that it evolves year-over-year, which only validates the obligations that firms have to stay current on what clients are expecting in their representations. What we heard from session presenters, and our friends who stopped by the booth, is that there are growing expectations for law firms to upgrade and maintain technology to remain compliant with changing client demands. Below are some of the topics that were discussed today:
NetDocuments Launches Apps Marketplace for Third-Party Integrations with NetDocuments Cloud-Based Document and Email Management Platform
Salt Lake City, UT - NetDocuments has just released its marketplace highlighting third-party software and plug-ins that integrate with the leading cloud-based document and email management service. "The technology ecosystem within a firm comprises many components and applications, and it just makes sense to have them all in one place, accessible to our partners, customers, and development community," Travis Reed, Technology Partnership Manager, stated. "And with the rapid increase in demand to build integrations with NetDocuments, we needed a scalable solution and location for our customers, partner, and developer communities to turn to." NetDocuments currently has over 30 technology partners who have integrated dozens of applications and add-ons to NetDocuments core document management service, mobile app, and email management components.
Oftentimes, we forget to value time as we do other goods and services. It is easy to put a cost on technology, but more difficult to monetize the cost that technology saves us in terms of time and productivity. On the same note, it is also difficult to determine how much money we have lost fumbling through inadequate or outdated technology to accomplish our tasks throughout the day. In terms of technology due diligence, one of the most important steps is to evaluate the level of productivity that the technology will afford, and how it will contribute to the value of your time. Saving time on large projects by cutting corners is an unwinnable strategy, but doing those same tasks efficiently and completely in the same amount of time is smart business. What then needs to be evaluated is how you can leverage technology to save time, thereby saving money. If you find yourself saying multiple times throughout the day, "There has to be a better way to this," there probably is.
The explosion of Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) in law firms is creating an environment where policies and procedures need to be adjusted in order to remain compliant and secure. Maintaining an information governance strategy is complicated enough, and throwing in mobile devices creates a new dynamic for content management. For that reason, it is important to consider 3 key aspects of mobile device management (MDM) in terms of how your organization considers audits, policies, and security:
Kraft Kennedy Joins NetDocuments’ Channel Partner Program as Law Firm Adoption of Cloud-Based Document and Email Management Continues to Rise
Salt Lake City, UT - NetDocuments, the leader in cloud-based document and email management, today announced that Kraft Kennedy has joined their channel partner program to provide clients a premier product in modern, cloud-based document and email management. This new partnership reflects a mutual opportunity to complement Kraft Kennedy's strategy for providing clients and the legal community with the most innovative solutions on the market.
User adoption of firm-wide technology is always a challenge but is extremely important. From an information governance, knowledge transfer, and compliance standpoint, it's critical that people across the firm are adhering to the policies to secure, store, access, and collaborate with content and data. The degree a firm achieves adoption depends on several core components: As part of our video cloud series, Marc Duncan, a Sr. Account Manager at NetDocuments, talks about how and why NetDocuments modern DMS achieves a higher aoption rate over competitive systems.
In the second episode of our cloud series, Paul Wyatt, NetDocuments Regional Account Manager in APAC, talks about the impact and growth of document and email management in the region. Paul continues on about the dramatic shift we're seeing in the market, discussing the Australian datacenter announcement and the recent decision of a top 10 Australian law firm to switch to the cloud with NetDocuments.
Do you know the five common 'invisible' costs when it comes to running an on-premises DMS? These can be hefty and it's vital to be aware of them and their impact on your operations and efficiency. Guest blogger and IT consultant Tony Brooks explains these hidden costs and why it is important to be aware of them. The cost of capacity- On-premises document management systems need capacity for growth, in data and licensing. This gets complex when you need to factor in middle tier, OS, SQL and other licensing – it's hard to plan for growth.
Bobby Tindel, VP of Service Delivery at NetDocuments, sat down for a quick interview as part of ALM's LegalTech News series. Bobby discusses topics and trends across the industry, and what he describes as a content management paradigm shift happening across the board. NetDocuments is responding to the shift and increased momentum to the cloud with dramatic changes to the the company and technology, including key hires and the acquisition of Decisiv Email from Recommind. These developments continue to position the service as the leading solution for a modern document and email management platform.