Mobility - The Next Frontier of Content Management

Smartphones and tablets are not merely the legal professional’s gadgets de rigueur, but have rapidly established themselves as critical productivity tools.  Legal operations managers are moving quickly to meet the needs and demands of a consistent wave of evolving and emerging mobile technologies.  Mobility has been added to the landscape of legal IT solutions.
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The Rising Prominence of Cloud DMS

The use of externally hosted systems is a hot topic in today’s legal technology world.  Once considered a non-starter, there is an emerging openness to the use of systems and data residing outside of the traditional “behind the firewall” infrastructure model.  The change in approach has followed the broader business technology trend towards more efficient and effective use of external infrastructure available through Cloud-based and SaaS systems.  Document management has followed a similar course with a keen interest in law firms and corporate law departments evaluating these new models.
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SNEAK PEEK: Value, Priority and Investment in Legal ECM

Hyperion Research is preparing to release our MarketViewTM Report: Document Management Systems for Legal, updated for 2015.  As a high priority solution area, DMS is critical to how legal professionals create, manage and use their work product. Our coverage focuses on core document management capabilities, with a view of the broader context that clients are seeking from solutions that address the array of specialized content management needs, including structured and unstructured content.
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Despite Broad Adoption of DMS, Challenges Persist

Document management systems (DMS) are well-recognized as one of the highest priority solution areas for law firms and corporate law departments.  DMS sits at the core of how legal professional create, manage and use their work product, and how they collaborate among colleagues, clients and outside partners.  Representative of its importance, our research has shown that DMS is relatively well-established in both law firms and law departments.  Almost 80% of legal organizations report that they are using some form of system-based DMS; of DMS-enabled organizations, 65% report that at least half of their professionals are using the system.
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Enterprise Information Management for Legal

The role of information management has taken center stage as a critical IT issue facing legal practice management.
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