My hometown, Milan, is known as the Italian city of business and, even more so for fashion. That’s why it may be difficult to see around someone wearing a cardboard mask while having a Virtual Reality (VR) experience: more likely, trendy people will instead wear a pair of Google glass. But now, VR has become affordable for any budget: with just a few dollars you can transform your smartphone to a VR device and experience a total immersion in virtual and augmented reality. Read further >
The Research on Search
There are many problems facing enterprise search applications today. The main ones being poor recall, relevant results, and the lack of insightful information provided back to the user. I recently did some research on this topic and I would like to share my discoveries. The research focuses specifically on the long tail and how you can use it to improve your applications or products.
Maybe I was wrong about wearables because I needed to go beyond my comfort zone to see what’s around the bend. I too easily settled for limits. Seymour is the project name for one of the ideas that took shape during the Innovation Tournament and while it’s a technical challenge, it may not be entirely without merit and here’s why. Read further >
In Wolters Kluwer GPO Presents series this February, we are looking at emerging technologies and debating their applications for our customers. The discussion leads me to some ideas on how big data, analytics, semantic technologies, expert systems, and wearable devices together with our main asset – our high valuable content – can be orchestrated to offer new services to lawyers. Read further >
Today, I gave my 2nd presentation, How To Disrupt Legal Disruptors, via the Wolters Kluwer GPO Presents series on the topic: wearables and legal services. Calling it a challenge is putting it mildly because I’m very skeptical. Is it possible to dwarf legal products down to a 1.26 inch screen? It would certainly not be a legal research product which deserves nothing but the biggest surface to comfortably exercise, right? Read further >
Coming back from holiday season, a colleague of mine was wearing a brand new gear watch he received from Santa. I received a GPS watch from my brother who is a professor of Latin and Greek literature, and not really a fan of technology. A few days ago, on the subway in Milan, I saw the first person wearing Google Glass. They are here and closer than we think: devices and tools that create a new reality. Read further >
Through his latest post, my colleague John Barker accelerated a discussion about technology and tools like Google Glass, which could augment the professional reality of our customers in a very radical way. People following our blog will remember that quite a few articles illuminate areas beyond textual information like the usage of visualization techniques. In this post, I would like go even a step further (or two).
Freestyle Chess is a competition between humans, who are allowed, like in correspondence chess, to make use of any technical support for selecting their moves. Basically it’s an interplay between human intuition and computer calculating power to arrive at the best course of action. What if we had such advance algorithms similar to the chess paradigm, how would these system assist lawyers in picking legal strategies? And who would likely use them? Read further >
Most professionals (lawyers and accountants) conduct at least some of their fee-producing knowledge work on mobile devices, specifically, smartphones and tablets. Tablet and smartphone apps are a great way to connect to clients and reach out to prospective clients. By way of example, check out some of the mobile apps of Deloitte, PwC, and McKinsey on Google Play, and iPad apps from EY, Baker & McKenzie, and Allen & Overy. Firms can post news, advice and insight to their clients’ mobile devices. Likewise, some professional services firms are creating internal app stores to distribute apps that boost internal productivity. Several interesting questions arise, however, about which mobile operating system to support. Read further >
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) has taken root. In 2012, 38% of CIO’s expected to support personal devices. Now 82% of companies allow it and it’s posing new challenges for IT because along with these devices come a lot of new services in apps. All beguile you into accepting a new habit and immerse you. This has giving rise to the ‘Connect Your Own Service’ (CYOS) trend and its unintended consequences: a world more complex and disconnected which threatens to submerge you. Here’s why: Read further >