15 Mar 2018

Where is my data stored?

Posted in IT policy, Legal, Security

For law firms, your clients’ information is your responsibility. Therefore, when clients’ information is outsourced to an IT firm, the number one question every law firm should ask the IT firm is: “Where is my data stored?” If it is in New Zealand, that’s great. Your data security will be governed and protected by our […]

18 Oct 2016

Smart Lawyers and Smart Watches: Building the case for wearable tech

Posted in Legal, SmartCloud
Smart Lawyers and Smart Watches: Building the case for wearable tech

As new technology develops it seems to slip past the legal profession in New Zealand, but something we think lawyers and other professionals should take a serious look into is the use of wearable technology, specifically smart watches and see how they can add value to you personally and your firm. Smart watches are an […]

19 Aug 2016

Where your data is stored could impact your clients’ privacy

Posted in IT policy, Legal, Security
Where your data is stored could impact your clients’ privacy

This year Resolve exhibited at the LawTechNZ conference. We spoke to nearly every decision maker there that didn’t yet have their data in the cloud. Their main concerns with the cloud were security and hidden costs, but the other that should be top of mind when making a decision about the cloud is “where is […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

8 Aug 2014

Resolve taps into growing cloud interest among legal firms

Posted in Company news, Legal

Originally published in Computerworld by Randal Jackson, 8 August 2014 Data sovereignty is an issue for the legal fraternity. There are no formal restrictions mandating that data be hosted only in New Zealand but it’s certainly top-of-mind with many legal practices when it comes to modernising their technology. “If there’s a commercial dispute, how do you […]

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