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Covid is impacting almost every industry, including legal. The law has traditionally been a conventional and ‘old-school business’ but the pandemic triggered a series of unlikely changes in the way legal services are provided. The world came to a halt, so did the courts and other dispute resolution institutions, but gradually we found our stride, settled into our new “WFH” culture and welcomed in new technology. In fact, in its latest guidance, the International Chamber of Commerce (International Court of Arbitration) also suggested the use of case management tools and technology for arbitration. In the recent past, there has been…
The novel Corona virus changed the way industries used to work before. It impacted almost every industry, including legal. It gave an unlikely scope for the way legal services are provided worldwide.  Fundamentally, legal services have been very conventional and ‘old-school’; however, COVID-19 changed the business of law.  The world came at a halt, so the courts too, but the legal world gradually welcoming the ‘WFH (Work From Home)’ environment. In fact, in its latest guidance during the COVID-19 era, the International Court of Arbitration (ICC Court) of the International Chamber of Commerce also suggested the use of case management
From local municipalities to Federal agencies, governments of every size struggle with a range of challenges as they provide needed services to their constituents. With shrinking revenue and growing demand, the need for improved performance, accountability, and transparency may be greater than ever. As the authors said in their iconic book Reinventing Government (David Osborne and Ted Gaebler), “When institutions are funded according to inputs, they have little reason to strive for better performance. But when they are funded according to outcomes, they become obsessive about performance. Because they don’t measure results, bureaucratic governments rarely achieve them.” There is no…
Did you remember Anthony Levandowski? A Key technologist and pioneer of Google’s autonomous-vehicle project who downloaded more than 14,000 files containing proprietary information and made an unauthorized transfer to his personal laptop. Cisco’s annual internet report (2018-2023) says two of the top 10 attacks are insider threat issues (file sharing and stolen credentials). It shows that you must look at what’s happening inside the as much as outside. The data security officers in the post COVID era will focus more on user rights management because COVID changed the work culture entirely. People are now working remotely and legacy system is being replaced by cloud-based…
As part of our series discussing current challenges posed by the pandemic, we continue to speak with industry experts across a range of specialties related to managing electronic information and gather their insights. In addition, these individuals have also provided some projections regarding their expectations of the “New Normal”, as travel restrictions are eased and office are re-opened across America. Being a life-long resident of the New York Metro area, having lived only in two States, New Jersey and New York, certainly the pandemic’s impacted my location substantially, and residents here are feeling the immediate effects more than other areas. …
With health and safety top of mind for most these days, concerns related to work seem less vital. To help organizations effectively function, technology is essential now more than ever. I recently spoke with several subject matter experts about their thoughts on the anticipated return to a sense of normalcy in the workplace. As a follow-up to last week’s blog post, here are some additional quotes from experts in the field. It’s evident from these expert remarks that all industry professionals are facing changes to their work environments as a result of the pandemic. Data governance obligations coupled with
In these uncertain times, where health concerns are our most pressing challenge, there still must remain a focus on business-related concerns. Travel restrictions caused by the health crisis are affecting the performance of a business, with remote technologies required at a level never previously anticipated. While these technologies support the ability of many of us to work and collaborate remotely, legal departments, law firms, and government agencies must ensure continued compliance with records retention requirements, data privacy laws (like CCPA – California Consumer Privacy Act and GDPR), and other operational regulations. Also, remote technologies used to share business information could…
With recent events requiring an increasing number of employees to work remotely, organizations must make important decisions about how best to balance employee safety and operational continuity. Over the years, businesses have significantly enhanced their abilities to support remote workers while securing data, yet there remain considerable limitations and concerns that restrict the efficiency and effectiveness of remote work models. When it comes to legal professionals, it is critical to ensure that all confidential communications and documents remain secure. Corporate legal departments must maintain management of the risks associated with organizational communications. Similarly, outside counsel must maintain secure means of…
With recent events requiring an increasing number of employees to work remotely, organizations must make important decisions about how best to balance employee safety and operational continuity. Over the years, businesses have significantly enhanced their abilities to support remote workers while securing data, yet there remain considerable limitations and concerns that restrict the efficiency and effectiveness of remote work models. When it comes to legal professionals, it is critical to ensure that all confidential communications and documents remain secure. Corporate legal departments must maintain management of the risks associated with organizational communications. Similarly, outside counsel must maintain secure means of…
At 39 years and still going strong, Legaltech has earned its rightful reputation as the industry’s largest and most important annual event — bringing together esteemed exhibitors and speakers to showcase and discuss the latest innovations and trends in legal technology. This year, Knovos employees from around the world convened at the New York Hilton Midtown to staff our booth, offer detailed product demos, host pre-booked meetings, and answer attendees’ questions. We also spent a lot of time networking with industry peers, and once again hosted an opening-night reception at the Museum of Modern Art. Our focus during the three-day…
At 39 years and still going strong, Legaltech has earned its rightful reputation as the industry’s largest and most important annual event — bringing together esteemed exhibitors and speakers to showcase and discuss the latest innovations and trends in legal technology. This year, Knovos employees from around the world convened at the New York Hilton Midtown to staff our booth, offer detailed product demos, host pre-booked meetings, and answer attendees’ questions. We also spent a lot of time networking with industry peers, and once again hosted an opening-night reception at the Museum of Modern Art. Our focus during the three-day…
Another year, another new wide-reaching regulation designed to protect consumer data privacy. Signed into law just one month after the EU’s implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is now also in effect, with a great impact on how businesses handle and manage the personal data of California residents. Specifically, CCPA applies to businesses that meet any of the following criteria: Have gross annual revenue of more than $25 million Buy, receive, or sell the personal information of 50,000 or more consumers, households, or devices Derive 50% or more of their annual revenue…
In this third and final installment of our blog series on selecting a new document management system (DMS), we suggest seven critical questions that enterprises should consider when evaluating potential DMS products and vendors. Besides searching for a DMS that is capable of improving operational efficiency, reducing costs, and increasing workforce productivity, it is also important to identify a vendor that can effectively meet your organizational requirements. Selecting the right DMS vendor requires informed decision-making based on the comprehensive evaluation of various key factors, including current and future market trends, cost structure, and vendor viability and capability. How many…
In this third and final installment of our blog series on selecting a new document management system (DMS), we suggest seven critical questions that enterprises should consider when evaluating potential DMS products and vendors. Besides searching for a DMS that is capable of improving operational efficiency, reducing costs, and increasing workforce productivity, it is also important to identify a vendor that can effectively meet your organizational requirements. Selecting the right DMS vendor requires informed decision-making based on the comprehensive evaluation of various key factors, including current and future market trends, cost structure, and vendor viability and capability. How many…
In Part 1 of this blog series, we discussed several considerations to take into account when selecting a new document management system (DMS), including scalability, accessibility, security, design, and integration. Here, we focus on various technical and functional capabilities and security features that may also prove helpful in identifying the most appropriate DMS solution for your specific enterprise needs. In a world of increased global collaboration, it is critical to have a system in place that is capable of ensuring the safe and secure management of business documents and enterprise processes. An effective DMS will feature a robust set…
In Part 1 of this blog series, we discussed several considerations to take into account when selecting a new document management system (DMS), including scalability, accessibility, security, design, and integration. Here, we focus on various technical and functional capabilities and security features that may also prove helpful in identifying the most appropriate DMS solution for your specific enterprise needs. In a world of increased global collaboration, it is critical to have a system in place that is capable of ensuring the safe and secure management of business documents and enterprise processes. An effective DMS will feature a robust set…