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Helping you prepare for GDPR – a checklist for IT Teams

The General Data Protection Regulations come into force in May 2018. Although your IT team will be vital in implementing any changes needed to ensure that data is held securely with a clear audit trail and that only relevant people have access, it is the data controllers (the people who actually use and manage the data) who need to be prepared. Read more

How can law firms harness the power of online video marketing?

The stats make a compelling case. Including video on a website landing page could increase conversion rates by as much as 80 per cent, while including video in an email can ensure a 200-300 per cent click-through increase (source: HubSpot). As HubSpot blogger, Lindsay Kolowich, explains: “Video is a powerful way to communicate your brand story, explain your value proposition and build relationships with your customers and prospects”. Read more

What is the GDPR and why should your law firm care?

Seeking to better protect EU citizens from privacy and data breaches, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was adopted in April 2016. It’s been described as the most important change in data privacy regulation in 20 years.

Although organisations that don’t comply may be fined up to 4 per cent of their global turnover or €20m for more serious transgressions, the GDPR will be enforced from 25 May 2018, so there’s still time to prepare your law firm.
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Cloud computing: how could it benefit your law firm?

The term “cloud computing” isn’t new. Reportedly, it was first used in Houston, Texas, in late 1996.

According to Antonio Regalado, writing for the MIT Technology Review: “Inside the offices of Compaq Computer, a small group of technology executives was plotting the future of the internet business and calling it ‘cloud computing’. Their vision was detailed and prescient. Not only would all business software move to the Web, but what they termed ‘cloud computing-enabled applications’ like consumer file storage would become common.” Read more

How to keep your law firm’s cash flow healthy

Turnover is vanity, profit is sanity, but cash is reality. You’ve probably heard the well-worn business cliché many times, but it remains as true as ever. A law firm’s financial health and ability to survive and grow is not necessarily determined by its sales or even it margins, but the amount of cash it can access. Read more