HBR Consulting had the privilege of hosting an interactive workshop at the 2018 Corporate Legal Operations Consortium (CLOC) Institute that challenged participants to take their law department operations up a notch. This is the first in a three-part blog series that will share some of the highlights of the CLOC session, including practical insights that can be implemented by corporate law department professionals.
Starting Point: Self-Evaluation
We are delighted to announce Maribeth Eisenmann is joining CB Resourcing as an associate consultant. This brings a new capability for us to deliver projects and training for our clients.
Typical projects will include:
- Research skills training for both fee earners and research teams
- Knowledge services benchmarking
- Industry surveys
- Knowledge Management best practice
Maribeth Eisenmann, associated consultant, CB Resourcing
The field of business intelligence is always changing. But even with technology moving at a fast pace and data users’ demands morphing, some factors of the industry have remained the same. For instance, broader use of predictive analytics remains an aspirational goal for most firms. Suboptimal data quality continues to be problematic. The requirement for information governance is high, but maturity is lower than it needs to be.
It’s important to look ahead - so what’s in store?
International law firm Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP, trading as CMS, selected Qlik from Informance as the business intelligence and data analytics solution for all its UK and some of its European operations. Qlik is used to manage the firm’s key performance indicators and help it meet its operational and business goals.
Managing procurement within a global enterprise is a tall order in the face of increased complexity and uncertainty. Organisational silos, isolated data, and disparate systems can get in the way of a company’s ability to get actionable insights from data.
International legal business enables mobile time recording and time capture to improve efficiency and realisation rates. Intapp, a leading provider of business applications for professional services firms, today announced that international law firm DAC Beachcroft LLP is now live on Intapp Time for time recording. DAC Beachcroft is currently rolling out Intapp Time to fee earners across the UK.
Mixed reality, which allows users to interact with virtual objects in the real world, offers possibilities for new uses to support companies’ digital transformation. To support them, Econocom, a distributor of Microsoft’s HoloLens self-contained holographic computer, is launching a “Mixed Reality as a Service” offering. The only one of its kind on the European market, this turnkey offering combines the state-of-the-art HoloLens technology, related services, dedicated apps and financing.
Over the course of the afternoon we will recap some of the technological and regulatory developments that effected firms in 2017, before moving on to examine some of the key challenges organisations are likely to face in 2018 when it comes to information governance and security, relevant technology considerations and solutions, as well as our predictions for the development of the industry in the coming year.