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Keep on moving: Enabling mobile access and remote working

Working practices are changing and, as firms become more international, the demand for facilitating remote working, combined with an increasing employee demand for flexibility, means that firms are working hard to keep up with the times. Lee Hanley, IT director at Richards Butler, assesses the challenges of mobile working and suggests some practical ways for keeping firms in the fast lane.

Matter-centric management: IT hitting the bottom line

Law firms have traditionally invested in systems to manage various areas of the business, whether it be client relationships, document management or accounts. However, a new concept has arisen, business-process management (BPM), which focuses on integration as the key technology challenge of the day. Jonathan Swan, IT director at Browne Jacobson, assesses how BPM can move technology from back to front office, allowing fee earners and secretaries to seamlessly engage in processes that connect different systems through a uniform interface.

Taming the beast: Regaining control of e-mail

Frustrated with your e-mail? Wondering why you ever started using it in the first place? Damian Griffiths, IT director at Addleshaw Goddard, argues that few firms, large or small, would say that e-mail is the perfect medium for them. He explains the challenges and suggests some ways in which firms might begin address a situation that threatens to spiral out of control.

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