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Wed 14 August 19

Can flexible working save the environment?

Despite the proliferation of digital nomads tapping away on their laptops in local coffee bars over recent years, the daily commute is still very much a key feature of the working day for employees up and down the UK. The right to request flexible working was rolled out in 2014 but even today, five years on, less than 10% of jobs paying over £20,000 are advertised as being flexible.

Wed 12 June 19

5G rollout - a boon for remote workers?

The much vaunted fifth-generation mobile network (5G) has finally arrived in the UK, to some fanfare. It doesn’t seem that long since 4G was launched and many (particularly rural) areas still lack coverage of this current standard. Nevertheless, progress marches on and the next generation is gradually being rolled out in selected cities by the various network operators; EE (owned by BT) was the first to launch, but Vodafone and Three are hot on their heels, with switch-on dates planned for July and August respectively.

Wed 03 April 19

Artificial Intelligence and the legal industry (2/2)

While we’re years away from truly autonomous forms of law firm Artificial Intelligence (the type of ‘strong’ AI Sofia the robot represents an early step towards), weaker or ‘narrow’ AI is already enhancing our lives.  Google is probably the most advanced and ubiquitous form of AI we’re familiar with – using natural language processes to interpret users’ search queries (spelling mistakes and all) in order to retrieve the most relevant results.

Wed 20 March 19

How can Artificial Intelligence help in business? (1/2)

Ask someone what springs to mind when they hear the words AI or Business Artificial Intelligence, and the first thing they might mention is a young Haley Joel Osment in the film version of AI. Or internet sensation Sofia, the world’s first robotic citizen. In fact, a brief foray into movie history shows that the concept of AI has been thrilling audiences for some time.

Thu 22 November 18

How technology is helping reduce admin costs for law firms

Whether it’s in conference or in court, it’s the lawyer’s job to eliminate the inconsequential, peripheral or immaterial and get to the point – to make a case in the most effective and efficient way possible.

Tue 13 November 18

Dispelling the myths of Voice Recognition

Advantages in technology over recent years means that Voice Recognition is a far superior product when compared to its predecessors. It’s now faster, more intelligent and more efficient than ever before.

Mon 01 October 18

Hosted mobile solutions on the rise in law firms

The latest research from the Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) reveals that the overall cloud adoption rate in the UK now stands at 88 per cent, with 67 per cent of users expecting to increase their adoption of cloud-based services over the coming year. The top four reasons respondents gave for cloud take-up were delivery, flexibility, operational cost savings and scalability with hosted voice recognition.

Fri 14 September 18

'Dictating the pace of change' - New White paper

Pre-register for our new cloud dictation whitepaper and learn about the latest technology in law firms. Help your practice become more agile, flexible, efficient and reduce costs at the same time.

Tue 07 August 18

10 Minutes with Andrew Davies

There was a much greater need for efficiency and responsiveness, which large corporate companies would find difficult to respond to in a timely manner. Corporates have many advantages but making swift decisions and moving quickly to meet new requirements were definitely not part of their DNA.

Mon 02 July 18

SpeechWrite 360 - A hosted mobile solution for law firms

The latest research from the Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) reveals that the overall cloud adoption rate in the UK now stands at 88 per cent, with 67 per cent of users expecting to increase their adoption of cloud-based services over the coming year. The top four reasons respondents gave for cloud take-up were delivery, flexibility, operational cost savings and scalability.

Sat 16 June 18

Protecting confidential patient data

Ensuring safety of patients also includes protecting their confidential data. More than ever patients need the reassurance that their confidential information is kept safe and protected, and access is only made available to individuals as and when it’s appropriate.

Tue 22 May 18

Getting smarter with your smartphone

These days, you’d be hard-pressed to find someone who’s not using a smartphone. On top of that, as apps like Siri and Cortana get more sophisticated, more and more of those smartphone users are turning to mobile voice technology.

Thu 17 May 18

Watch Andy Clark, ICT Manager on why he chose SpeechWrite

Andy Clark, ICT manager, talks us through his new Digital Dictation and Voice Recognition workflow solution at Wansbroughs. Andy gives a unique perspective on how the project unfolded detailing key requirements he considered when choosing the system and how SpeechWrite was the favoured solution for the firm. He makes a particular note of how SpeechWrite's support team "is a breath of fresh air with the way a lot of people have taken their support desks."

Thu 17 May 18

Alex Kilby testimonial video

Following a successful implementation of a Digital Dictation and Voice Recognition solution, Devonalds' Partner, Alex Kilby, talks us through his experiences using the system. One of the main benefits which Alex identified was the consistency the solution promoted within the firm. Alex stated that "SpeechWrite has given us a lot more consistency across the firm... In particular, it enables transcriber or secretaries to pick up work from other offices which then eases the workload across the firm."

Tue 15 May 18

The antimicrobial effect

An antimicrobial is an agent that kills microorganisms or stops their growth. The main classes of antimicrobial agents are disinfectants (“nonselective antimicrobials” such as bleach), which kill a wide range of microbes on non-living surfaces to prevent the spread of illness, antiseptics and antibiotics.

Tue 01 May 18

How voice recognition technology can profoundly change the health care industry

This is a steadily increasing age of digitisation of not just healthcare alone but just about all industries, in general. However, as with all technologies, there are considerable benefits of using voice recognition technology, but resistance to change is evident as well. However, the advantages are too diverse to be ignored. Let us see why this new age technology is all but set to revolutionise time management in the healthcare sector as it exists today.

Mon 30 April 18

Watch Oliver Price (Partner at Wansbroughs solicitors) talk voice recognition

Partner Oliver Price talks us through his dictation and speech recognition journey and how this has translated into real-world benefits. Oliver gives valuable insight into how the software integrated into their existing workflow and emphasised how the install had minimal disruption to his working day, commenting "It's simple to use; within half an hour, I was up and using it."

Sun 29 April 18

Where does your time go?

Everyone has said this at least once: “I wish there was more time in the day.” How many times have you looked up at 5 o’ clock and thought, “Where did my day go?”

Mon 09 April 18

Choose the right mobile dictation solution for your workflow

You’re in your car, and your last meeting ran over, so you’re running a few minutes behind. In your head, you are thinking through a list of everything you have to do, including taking notes about today’s meeting – “Remember that new budget number the client gave you! Tell Bob about the update to the contracts we talked about. Schedule the follow-up meeting.”

Tue 13 March 18

Still typing? Time's wasting.

It seems we are all busier than ever before. However, by taking an inventory of the tasks that don’t directly contribute to achieving your goals at work or at home, you can start eliminating the non-essential activities that contribute to your busyness and detract from your business.

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