Reaction-Based Problem Solving Puts Your Firm at Risk
As a document and email management service (DMS) provider for over 15 years, we've seen all types of businesses, problems, and opportunities to switch document and email management providers. Most customers seek out a solution due to one or several "compelling events". These compelling events come in all shapes and sizes, yet most approach the situation as a problem that needs to be solved through technology. Here are a few recurring themes we've seen as they relate to content management:
Technology: The New Tier to Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs
I recently read an article explaining how technology has become so engrained and necessary in our lives, that it is becoming as essential as having breakfast in the morning. Our society is technologically developing at such a rapid rate, that if we don't become consumers, we will starve. In a business sense, the technology we employ becomes such an integral part of our bottom lines that education is imperative to keep processes running. Maslow's hierarchy of need suggests that we all have basic needs, and once certain needs are met, we strive for the next level of fulfillment until we reach self-actualization. At the very bottom of the hierarchy, the most basic needs are listed: shelter, food, water, air. At the top is the need for all of us to reach our full potential. In between are safety, belonging, and esteem. So, where does technology fit into our structure of need? If we consider that technology is such a basic need that we rely on for survival, it would probably lie somewhere between physiological and safety.
Leading Australian Law Firm Cooper Grace Ward Upgrades to NetDocuments for Document and Email Management in the Cloud
The cloud revolution is exploding in the legal industry. Firms of all sizes are switching to specialized cloud vendors for critical applications that require high availability with anytime, anywhere access. This is a global trend, and one country where we're seeing incredible growth is Australia. Today ZDNet posted an article about the AU government "forcing itself into the cloud", and changing it's policy to further adopt and embrace cloud solutions. You can see their updated cloud policy document right here.
NetDocuments Hits the Road with ILTA Roadshows and Regional Events
We hope you can join us for one of our several upcoming regional roadshows where Alvin Tedjamulia, NetDocuments' CTO, will highlight how it's possible to achieve high usability, mobility, and personal productivity with a firm-wide solution that is secure and compliant. Events are free and lunch is on us! Check out the schedule at: http://info.netdocuments.com/iltaroadshow2014 DC and Richmond details coming soon!
Security Q&A with Alvin Tedjamulia,
As the CTO ad founding partner of both SoftSolutions and NetDocuments, Alvin Tedjamulia has vast experience and insight on how to architect a document management service that delivers world-class security and compliance to thousands of firms around the globe. We caught up with him and asked a few questions about what sets NetDocuments security and compliance apart from the crowd, and why the NetDocuments SaaS service is really shaking up the traditional, on-premise DMS space.
Where Were You 15 Years Ago?
Here at NetDocuments, we were opening our doors, introducing the industry to a revolutionary approach to enterprise content management. We are excited to celebrate our 15th birthday as the first cloud-based document management system designed for legal. Regardless of where you were at the time, you're likely to recall some of the more memorable events of that year. Here, we take a trip back in time 15 years ago to see what was happening around the world in 1999:
The Era of Personal Productivity
Is your firm providing approved tools and software for you people to remain productive, mobile, and secure all at the same time? If so, do they like them? Better yet, do they use them? Every year NetDocuments holds a CIO Forum with some of our customer firms. We do this to get feedback on how to ultimately improve the document management service we've been providing for 15 years. It's always interesting to look back and reflect on the issues our customer firms were facing just a few years ago.
Have an Idea? We want to Hear It.
One of the greatest advantages of the SaaS model of cloud-based document management is that enhancements and upgrades are done automatically, leaving your organization to focus less on technology concerns and more on getting your job done. As opposed to clunky, on-premise installations that can be time consuming and costly, cloud installations like NetDocuments are managed and updated by the vendor and available as soon as you log in to your workstation.
14.4 Release Webinar - September 26 at 12PM EST
One of the great benefits of a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform is that you're never on an outdated version of the software. NetDocuments updates its service four times per year, adding new features and functionality to keep your firm productive with the latest in document and email productivity tools. The next release, dubbed 14.4 (for the fourth release of 2014), is right around the corner on October 2. Don't miss this Webinar on September 26 as our our product team will go through the details of 14.4 to help you get the most out of this exciting update.
Industry Veteran Wayne Harris Joins NetDocuments as SVP of Global Sales to Drive Growth
Salt Lake City, UT – September 25, 2014 – NetDocuments, the leader in cloud based document and email management, today announced the appointment of Wayne Harris as Senior Vice President of Global Sales. With over 20 years of executive sales management experience, Wayne will lead NetDocuments' global sales strategy and partner programs to achieve rapid growth in the legal document management market.