Nearly a third (29 per cent) of respondents are seeing chatbots in their daily working lives (up from 18 per cent last year), while 25 per cent are seeing wearable technology (up from 17 per cent last year).
On page seven of the recently released ILTA Tech Survey Summary, we’re told that “the conversations about cloud use have moved from ‘will we’ to ‘when will we.'” Like many other organizations, perhaps your firm has decided that they are going to take the leap; you are moving to the cloud.
In today’s professional services marketplace, marketing and business development teams find themselves faced with a new set of challenges. Where new clients once came knocking with a seemingly limitless supply of work, firms must become more focused on business development to drive growth.
Technology has long promised to future-proof organisations, and we are now seeing the adoption of innovative solutions to meet evolving business needs. Some organisations are further ahead in the journey than others. In fact, 12 per cent of our survey respondents would describe their organisation as innovators, while 16 per cent would say their organisation is in the late majority or a laggard. However, it’s better late than never, and never too late to start.
Remote working has suddenly become the new norm yet for so many of us it poses some unique challenges.
The threat of an impending cyber-attack continues. While we don’t intend to scaremonger, it is necessary that we stress the risks that businesses are facing. Our report shows just how important it is for organisations to prioritise security – and be prepared for an attack.
Market forces are beginning to push law firm IT functions to manage in a more complex environment, but also to continuously evolve and enhance the enablement of practice delivery. Attorneys are more mobile and more connected.
The importance of reacting with pace cannot be stressed enough, so it’s worrying to see that 32 per cent of respondents say their organisation is not acting fast enough to keep up with technology innovation.
According to the Legal IT Landscape Report 2020, 26% of SME firms have chosen Operation/Admin as the winning areas for automation improvement. This is a clear winner in our eyes too, as we often see firms use a lot of their precious time and manpower doing heaps of paperwork and mapping out every step of their client’s journey manually.
Employees are expected to work harder, arguably more than ever, and often asked to complete tasks outside their remit. Can technology handle some of these tasks? Which tools can businesses implement to help employees work smarter, rather than harder?
One of the biggest challenges when adopting new technology is ensuring there is willingness from the workforce - employees must believe it will make their jobs easier and better. If they see little or no value, the chances are they will go back to their old ways of working.
In September 2019, Advanced carried out its forth independent Annual Trends Survey, with over 1,000 UK business professionals having their say on key topics affecting British businesses.
The vision for the use of more joined-up IT within legal is now a major talking point across a good number of law firms and we’re now starting to see how this can be implemented to best effect on the
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Christine Smith, senior SaaS software consultant at Aderant, explains how the right e-billing
solution can result in efficiency, fewer rejected bills and happier clients
Successful lawyers and associates are those who have more hours in
the day. Billable hours that is.
Billable hours are how law firms keep the lights on. Firms need
lawyers and associates to reach their billable-hour targets, which can
be difficult to balance with day-to-day tasks, unexpected time off,
and life in general.