We all can relate to real life examples of "unwritten covenants" – you know, those responsibilities that friends and family place on you without you knowing if you ever agreed to it, like making a salad for a friend’s dinner party or babysitting your niece or nephew when your sibling decides they want to live a little. We don’t necessarily agree to these things, but they happen anyway and it’s understood that they need to happen to maintain a happy relationship.
When you think about it, the amount of emails we send everyday is impressive. The Email Stats Report says an employee sends around 40 emails to clients, prospects, and partners on average daily. Adding up the numbers, an organization with 1,000 employees churns out around 40,000 emails in just one day. If there are an average of 250 business days per year, then annual sends run up to a whopping 10,000,000 emails. And that doesn’t even include internal emails!
2017 was the year ‘law got tech’. Historic structures were revolutionized by a more open attitude to legal technology, firms prospered from the introduction of more sophisticated platforms and cloud migration finally started to catch on. With last year’s solid groundwork laid for industry disruption, 2018 with impending data regulations, heightened competition and developments in machine learning, is set to take these law firm technology trends to a whole new level.
Enterprise digital transformation is a strong contender for ‘buzzword of 2018’. While there’s no doubt of its value and importance for businesses of all sizes - the digital transformation market is predicted to reach a staggering $431.71billion by 2021 - the term itself is often overused and misunderstood.
2017 - defined by Brexit, political unrest and economic uncertainty, was a tumultuous year for the financial industry. And while there’s no doubt that trade negotiations and pending regulations will continue to impact this year to come, it’s 2018 financial services technology trends that are tipped to be the primary driving force for change in finance companies.
Most CTOs and heads of enterprise technology groan when colleagues ask if Office can be upgraded. Why make the costly effort of overhauling an existing application suite? Even if it seems less stressful to pass over the opportunity to upgrade Office, you should still take a look at what Microsoft Office 2019 is going to offer.
Even just 5 years ago we didn’t have such high expectations for accessing and transferring business documents, emails and files as we do now. These days we consider anything less than immediate or just three clicks away to be inefficient. And all of this is possible due to cloud technology and some tech giants who have forged the way for Cloud File Sharing (CFS).
After four years in the pipeline, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on 25 May 2018. The GDPR is the most significant data protection reform of the last 20 years, replacing the existing Data Protection Directive (DPD) of 1995.