The Times They Are a-Changin’

Christian Dirschl
Written by Christian Dirschl
on May 09, 2014

Fascinating, isn’t it? This song is older than I am and still fresher than I’ve ever been. It has a (hi)story on its own covering fifty years now. From being the “archetypical protest song” to becoming a part of strategic investment (a hedge fund manager bought the hand-written lyrics for more than $400k).

Still, the underlying question requires if not an answer, yet at least a reaction: How do I deal with change?

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Just Intelligent or Something More?

Ornella Zampieri
Written by Ornella Zampieri
on March 21, 2014

In this blog, many posts discuss how new technologies can be exploited in order to implement new systems and services to our customers. Maybe we have gone too far in looking ahead, however researchers and scholars in various fields are focusing to ensure that the human-machine interaction may take place through increasingly intelligent systems. After the Industrial one we are now in the middle of new Revolution. Read further >


Emerging Technologies for Lawyers

Ornella Zampieri
Written by Ornella Zampieri
on February 21, 2014

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 >


Pushing Limits With Wearable Legal Services

Raymond Blijd
Written by Raymond Blijd
on February 10, 2014

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 >


Meet Bondrew: Our Future ‘Freestyle’ Lawyer

Raymond Blijd
Written by Raymond Blijd
on December 11, 2013

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 >


Stories from UX Masterclass

Ornella Zampieri
Written by Ornella Zampieri
on October 18, 2013

Earlier this month I attended the UX Masterclass in Rome, one of the international meetings that the UX alliance periodically organize with specialists of user experience from all around the world. This was a great occasion to be updated about the current status of research and development around UX, winner methodologies, best practices and case studies. Read further >


CYOS Divergence: How The Growth of Apps Bolsters The Complex

Raymond Blijd
Written by Raymond Blijd
on October 14, 2013

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 >


The Death of Legal Research on Desktop

Raymond Blijd
Written by Raymond Blijd
on September 30, 2013

I hear them…these voices all around me…whispering: they will never do legal research on a smartphone, the screen is too small! How can lawyers or any knowledge professional do research on a mobile device? These voices weren’t whispers 2 years ago, they were loud and clear and drove me to write about it. Mobile consumes and desktop creates, no if and’s or but’s. Now several events hopefully will exorcise these faint yet persistent notions and help us embrace our enlightened reality. Read further >


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