Announcing the 2016 IP Operations Survey!

Hyperion Research is pleased to announce the opening of the 2016 Intellectual Property Management Survey  This survey is focused on understanding the prevailing trends in IP operations, including investment, values and priorities in Intellectual Property Management (IPM) capabilities. We're looking at how IP professionals and attorneys are implementing, using and getting the most out of Intellectual Property Management, and what capabilities they value and prioritize most.
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Optimizing Your Global Legal Team

Are you leading a global team or is your team just global? As leaders make the leap from national or regional status to establishing a global presence, their challenge is to maintain their companies’ core identity and culture while supporting the inevitable mix of growth and talent.
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Hyperion Announces 2016 Update to ECM MarketView Report

Hyperion is pleased to announce the publication of the 2016 Update to it's widely acclaimed MarketViewTM Report:  Enterprise Content Management for Legal.  Hyperion's MarketViewTM process seeks to update the Solution Landscape and related research and assessments for each of our Research Segments on a rolling 12-to-18 month cycle.
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Pushing the Boundaries: The Hybrid Cloud and Wireless ECM

The tension between keeping data “behind the firewall” and making it externally available is particularly acute in the context of ECM.  Recently popular “hybrid cloud” solutions describe a deployment strategy in which an organization uses both on-premises architecture and cloud-based components (either dedicated or third-party hosted).
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Using Content Management to Build an Enterprise Ecosystem

Closely associated with the effort to maximize ECM adoption is the desire to satisfy a growing appetite for integrations to third-party productivity and practice-management software and systems. These integrations go further than plug-ins and add-ons to Microsoft Outlook and the Microsoft Office suite – which all of the advanced ECM solution providers in this space now offer as a matter of course.  The ability to drag-and-drop or profile content to the DMS through Outlook, Word and the other Office programs is no longer an alluring differentiator – it is an expected standard.
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The Challenges of ECM Adoption

Ease of use and the “user experience” are among the most important and impactful topics for both solution providers and end users in ECM. The prevailing thought is that a user experience that is more seamless and less disruptive to human work processes (i.e. they eliminate or maintain process steps, not add new ones) will lead to higher rates of adoption by users and inclusion of content.
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Legal Metrics: Defining Success Beyond Spend Management

Measures are a core component of holistic business management.  While quantitative measures are not appropriate for all business activities, performance metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs) are an increasingly critical part of optimizing the legal function.  This topic consistently arises in our annual review of law department trends.
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ECM: A Paradigm Shift for Legal

Hyperion Research’s proprietary VPI InfographicTM (Fig. 1) charts industry-wide trends and attitudes about key ECM capabilities and competencies.  It represents a competency matrix that plots perceived value against stated priority for a variety of technology capabilities; the size of the bubbles represent relative levels of investment in each respective category.
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Deconstructing Content: The Long Arm of ECM

The need for more sophisticated decision-making and policies around content management highlights the importance of a simple threshold question:  “How do we define content?”
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What is ‘Content?’ Expanding the Reach of ECM

While document management (“DM”) remains a critical and high-priority solution area for legal practices, in the last two years we have observed the inauguration and embrace a critical new solution paradigm:  Enterprise Content Management (“ECM”).  As a term of art, ECM represents the expanding discipline of content management, one that seeks to help organizations to understand, manage and control enterprise content in the various structured and unstructured forms it may take.
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Insights

MarketView: IP Management Systems