When Archeologists and Computer Scientists Talk About Legal Matters

Christian Dirschl
Written by Christian Dirschl
on February 27, 2015

I had the privilege and pleasure to be present at one of these rare occasions.

Experts from different domains, personal histories, and backgrounds will work together in the coming years. They all push toward making the creation and maintenance of data-intensive systems and applications more efficient.

Or to put it simply: ALIGNED was born!

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Sweet Serendipity – Bayes

Steven Lindo
Written by Steven Lindo
on February 23, 2015

Do you ever have those moments where you discover something by chance and it makes you happy? It’s called serendipity or a “fortuitous happenstance.” The term is credited to Horace Walpole who coined it in 1754. The context in which it was used is around accidental inventions. The most famous of these serendipitous moments is the discovery of penicillin and the microwave.

My sweet serendipity last month was my discovery of another use of Bayes classification in my work at Wolters Kluwer. Bayes is a statistical approach to problem solving.

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Business Model Replication or Innovation?

Kirsten van Engelenburg
Written by Kirsten van Engelenburg
on February 20, 2015

On Thursday, January 29, the MVW LOF event of the Nederlandse Uitgevers Bond (Dutch Publishers Society) was held in the Hermitage Amsterdam. This conference combines celebrating innovation efforts in the publishing industry with presentations about trends. This year the conference tackled the trending topic of business innovation. Read further >

Improving Antibiotic Prescribing in Primary Care

Howard Strasberg MD MS
Written by Howard Strasberg MD MS
on February 16, 2015

Primary care providers frequently prescribe antibiotics for conditions such as acute otitis media (AOM), acute bronchitis and possible or suspected pnemonia. In many cases, the use of antibiotics is not supported by the evidence, thereby exacerbating the problem of antibiotic resistance and putting patients at risk of adverse drug events. Read further >

What Have You Tested Lately?

Pim Nauts
Written by Pim Nauts
on February 13, 2015

In earlier posts, I outlined how (for instance) we use data and online tests (and testing principles) to improve the experience of our online applications. To build an application (even just a simple website) that performs best for both you and your users, you need to remove friction and build trust. They sound like very simple principles, which are hard not to agree with – right? Read further >

Five Stages Lawyers Need To Embrace In a World of Robots

Raymond Blijd
Written by Raymond Blijd
on February 09, 2015

The Kübler-Ross model describes the five emotional stages experienced when faced with impending death or death of someone. The five stages are denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. Similarly, change is an irreversible and unapologetic event. Here are 5 alternate stages for legal professionals to help navigate change in the legal market. Read further >

Lawyers Can Learn from Knowledge Management in Healthcare

John Barker
Written by John Barker
on February 06, 2015

I observe similar trends in knowledge management tools for healthcare and legal professionals. Both doctors and lawyers must increase productivity in the face of ever more challenging patient/client demands. They don’t have time for a lot of reading and research. So knowledge management for both must focus on providing practical synoptic content. In my opinion, several healthcare knowledge management (KM) tools that provide evidence-based clinical decision support to providers can serve as inspiration for legal KM. Read further >

Change and Knowledge Sharing

Ornella Zampieri
Written by Ornella Zampieri
on February 02, 2015

Embrace the change. This is one of the key themes for Wolters Kluwer – as well as any organization in the development of a sustainable competitive edge. Dynamic markets require companies to respond rapidly by anticipating changes in customers’ expectations. In the present competitive scenario – more than ever – the human capital and its store of knowledge are crucial intangible assets. But … Read further >

The Different Blends of Agile Software Development

Mario Vismara
Written by Mario Vismara
on January 30, 2015

Agile seems to be the latest buzzword: everybody talks about it, claims to be doing it, but what does this really mean? The basics are The Agile Manifesto and The 12 principles of AgileThis all makes sense and who would really be against any of it, but when it comes to real life and available methodologies and techniques, what do we really have in place? Read further >

Traveling Salesman Problem

Christian Dirschl
Written by Christian Dirschl
on January 26, 2015

I heard about this topic - which finds the shortest distance between a large number of cities – for the first time during my university studies back in the late 80’s. I found it stunning at that time, that such a problem with an obvious high economic relevance was quite hard to tackle. The name itself always triggered another association in me, which is the Death of a Salesman novel and the movie adaption with Dustin Hoffman and young John Malkovich from 1985, which still impresses and saddens me today.

Yet, today I want to talk about why I feel like a Traveling Salesman in 2015.

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