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The last word: No surprises please

As firms expand, operational mistakes are more likely, and responsibility will ultimately fall on the shoulders of the firm’s managing partner. A rigorous reporting system, however, might ease the burden by providing timely and accurate information from across the firm. By James Boyd, finance director, Cobbetts

Thomson Elite aims to make history

Thomson Elite has unveiled what it describes as its most significant product launch in its 58-year history. Elite 3E is the next generation of the company’s suite of business-optimisation software for professional-services companies.

Q&A: A paradigm shift?

With Thomson Elite describing its latest financial and practice-management software, Elite 3E, as its most “significant product launch in its 58-year history”, Managing Partner asks Jitendra Valera, the company’s vice president, international, to explain the excitement.

Editor’s foreword

With Elite’s launch this month of its next-generation practice-management system, 3E, there is once again a sense of excitement in the legal-technology space. The technology waters of recent years may not have been as stagnant as some commentators have suggested, but there has definitely been something of a lull following the widespread investment excitement of the late 1990s.

Facing the threat: IT security in a volatile landscape

In a business world that is increasingly reliant on the resilience of its IT infrastructure, firms need to identify, evaluate and respond to a variety of threats that could not only bring down the IT system, but damage productivity, profitability, client service and reputation. By Greg Taylor, Ward Hadaway.

Personality counts for Aderant

Simon Price, a professional services consultant based at the UK office of business and financial software provider Aderant, has been named ‘Supplier/Consultant Personality of the Year’ at the Legal Technology Awards 2006.

Trend tracker: Making IT count

With legal technology providing an important topic for discussion at Ark Group’s forthcoming LEX Connect 2006, Managing Partner goes behind the scenes to find out what law firms and legal-technology solution providers are talking about for 2006. By Caroline Poynton