31 May 2016

Lawyers’ concerns with the cloud justified but not barriers – LawTechNZ, a different perspective.

Lawyers’ concerns with the cloud justified but not barriers – LawTechNZ, a different perspective.

Last month Simon and I attended the LawTechNZ conference organised by e-Discovery. LawTechNZ is a platform to educate, showcase and encourage greater adoption of technology by lawyers and their firms. We attended as exhibitors, so instead of the usual summary on the sessions, which you can find here, we thought to provide an overview from […]

24 May 2016

How did this Southland law firm transform their IT? [Case Study]

How did this Southland law firm transform their IT? [Case Study]

Preston Russell Law were facing the reality that much of their internal IT infrastructure was past its used-by date, and they knew replacing it would require extensive resources, but then they explored a cloud solution with Resolve.  Resolve’s SmartCloud IT platform for lawyers transformed PRL’s spending model, replaced the resources tied up in managing internal […]

10 May 2016

Developing an IT strategy [Part 2] – getting it started and getting it right

Posted in Strategy
Developing an IT strategy [Part 2] – getting it started and getting it right

In Part 1 of Developing an IT strategy we talked about the benefits of having a strategy and why aligning it with you business development plan is an important step. Here we’re talking about how. Getting started Take some cues from your business and marketing plans and layer an IT blanket over each element, including executive summary, goals […]

26 Apr 2016

Why am I still getting spam? – An insight into spam filters

Posted in Security, WatchGuard

Throughout the world over 54 million spam emails are sent every day ranging from dream job offers through to emails from your bank asking you to update your details. We’re so much more aware of it now that our not so friendly spammers are going to even greater, and sometimes humorous, lengths to catch you […]

18 Apr 2016

Industry must work together to slow the tidal wave of SPAM [media release]

Industry must work together to slow the tidal wave of SPAM [media release]

The “hush-hush” attitude of professional services firms and their IT providers when they experience a data security breach is adding force to the tidal wave of cyber-attacks continuing to devastate New Zealand businesses. Wellington based IT firm Resolve managing director Simon Falconer said industry groups being hit with SPAM need to work together, alongside their […]

8 Apr 2016

Developing an IT strategy – Part 1

Developing an IT strategy – Part 1

Aligning your IT strategy with your business development plan. At the beginning of the financial year (just a week ago for the most of us) it’s likely you’ll be sitting down with your partners and senior team to map out the development and growth of the firm for the year ahead. You may be reviewing your […]

12 Nov 2015

Staff wasting time on the net?

Posted in IT policy
Staff wasting time on the net?

Do staff really waste time surfing the net? The answer, unfortunately, is yes. A recent survey1 reveals that 64% of staff visit personal websites daily, rising to 73% for staff under the age of 35. This is a real and frustrating issue, which seems to be increasing as the tech-generation begins to enter  the workforce. […]

9 Oct 2015

The real cost of IT for a new firm: a comparative analysis

Posted in Legal, SmartCloud
The real cost of IT for a new firm: a comparative analysis

Last week I received a call from Matt, an old friend and seasoned lawyer currently working in one of the Big Three. Matt’s been developing plans to start his own practice with four associates, and intends to hire a junior lawyer and one support person. He was looking for guidance on the IT side of […]

30 Aug 2015

Cloud pricing no longer an important factor to new adopters

Posted in Legal, SmartCloud
Cloud pricing no longer an important factor to new adopters

This month I wrote an article for the Law Society’s publication, LawTalk, which focused on the real costs of IT for a new law firm by comparing the price of in-house infrastructure to our New Zealand based cloud solution, SmartLegal. The objective of the article was to highlight the cost factor when making decisions on […]

3 Aug 2015

Are you ready for an IT Disaster?

Posted in Security, SmartCloud
Are you ready for an IT Disaster?

Originally published in the August edition of the NZ Business Magazine In 2009, a squad of FBI agents burst through the doors of 2323 Bryan Street, Dallas, Texas. Their target?  Cabinet number 24.02.900. The Bryan Street building was not the headquarters of a drug empire, a kidnapping ring or a money printing organisation:  it was […]

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