The Cloud

Big Law and the Dinosaurs

Posted by on 15/03/2014 at 5:00 pm

… Nicole Black has referenced my post on Big Law is so behind the legal IT curve in her post for Legal IT Professionals on Why large law firms face extinction by irrelevancy. Nicole states:- For some time now, I have encouraged law firms to embrace change or pay the price of irrelevancy. It’s been […]

Legal IT and agility

Posted by on 15/03/2014 at 11:20 am

… In response to my post on Big Law is so behind the Legal IT curve Jeffrey Brandt has posted his thoughts on the PinHawk Blog. He hones in on the question of agility:- I will take exception to one of the things [Brian Inkster] said, “There is an acknowledgement that the cloud makes NewLaw ‘as agile, […]

Big Law Little Law

Posted by on 05/03/2014 at 9:06 am

… Guest Post by Mark Gould in reply to Brian Inkster’s latest blog post on The Time Blawg I am generally nervous about technology evangelism because evangelists tend to assume that their preference should be the same for all, without considering that different people have different needs and perspectives. The sterile debate between Mac fans and Microsoft […]

Big Law is so behind the legal IT curve

Posted by on 01/03/2014 at 12:56 pm

…   When I did my legal IT predictions for 2014 I hadn’t read the latest editions of Legal IT Today (Issue #4) or the Briefing from the Legal Support Network on Legal Technology in 2014. If I had I may have been a little more conservative about what the future holds especially in so far […]

Maximise Fee Income using Intelligent Cloud Computing

Posted by on 12/06/2013 at 10:13 pm

… On 19 June I will be in Edinburgh speaking about my law firm’s experience of moving our entire IT system to the cloud at a Conference organised by Denovo Business Intelligence in conjuction with RSM Tenon, Inksters and RISE. This is the programme:- Scottish Legal Conference Maximise Fee Income using Intelligent Cloud Computing  09.30am, 2.00pm or […]

Is the Surface any good for lawyers? Part 1: First impressions

Posted by on 03/11/2012 at 4:09 pm

… Not since I was a young boy opening the box to a Dragon computer or a BBC Micro (I never had a Sinclair ZX Spectrum or a Commodore 64) have I had such anticipation over owning a new computer. My new Microsoft Surface RT was delivered on 31 October. It is a slick looking piece of equipment. The tablet itself […]

Cloud Computing for Lawyers – Reviewed

Posted by on 18/08/2012 at 12:49 pm

… I have this year attended legal technology conferences in the UK where speakers and delegates were clearly confused about how lawyers should be using the cloud (e.g. LawTech Futures 2012 and Lex2012). For them and other lawyers faced with the brave new world of cloud technology the answer is to buy and read Nicole […]

Speaking about Cloud Computing for Law Firms

Posted by on 16/02/2012 at 11:23 pm

I have been invited to do a couple of talks about my experiences at my law firm, Inksters, in using cloud computing. First up in Glasgow, on 29 February 2012, is the Denovo Business Intelligence Scottish Legal Conference: Maximise Fee Income using Intelligent Cloud Computing. I will be presenting my practical experience of implementing Denovo’s […]

A visit to my law firm’s cloud

Posted by on 20/12/2011 at 6:25 pm

… In my last post I looked at when your law firm’s cloud turns dark. I finished that post by stating that the management of the data centre had invited me on a tour of the data centre. This post will look at that visit. George Blair from Denovo Business Intelligence and I had an […]

When your law firm’s cloud turns dark

Posted by on 03/12/2011 at 8:08 pm

… In September I blogged about my Law Firm in the Cloud as we, at Inksters, moved all of our IT systems into the cloud. At that point I could see many pros and few cons of so doing. One day recently we discovered at Inksters that we had, on the face of it, lost […]