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 […]

23 Jun 2016

A great cloud service needs a great internet connection [guest post]

Posted in SmartCloud
A great cloud service needs a great internet connection [guest post]

Guest post by Brendan Ritchie Following on from Simon’s blog on the cost of moving your firm to the cloud, I am going to cover how recent changes in the telecommunications landscape have impacted the pricing model, while at the same time reducing cloud service downtime. “Cloud” generally means that something is housed in a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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