December 5th, 2012 → 10:25 am @ Ari Kaplan
As we approach the new year, there are various topics that capture the imagination of the professional services markets, with cloud computing often leading the list. I spoke with Ron Collins, the President and founder of Toronto-based Gavel & Gown Software, the developers of the popular practice management tool Amicus Attorney, about the company’s recent release of Amicus Cloud.
We discussed Gavel & Gown’s motivation to introduce a cloud offering, how it differs from the desktop version, its unique features, and customer reactions, among other topics. Listen to Collins share his views on the adoption rate of cloud-based products in 2013:
November 21st, 2012 → 1:20 pm @ Ari Kaplan
Lawyers and other professionals who offer free initial consultations have a new way to reinvent their practices thanks to Brendan Ludwick and Claudio Dunkelman, the founders of LawZam, a free online video conference service which connects lawyers and consumers. Learn more about their service in the video below, and listen to our interview during which we discuss the genesis of the company, what makes it unique, and how it facilitates more seamless communication.
November 5th, 2012 → 7:15 am @ Ari Kaplan
Over the summer, I had the privilege of contributing to a summer associate series for Bloomberg Law. One of the other participants with whom I had the opportunity to collaborate is Alison Monahan, the founder of The Girl’s Guide to Law School, and the co-founder of the Bar Exam Toolbox and the Law School Toolbox. We discussed the genesis of the Girl’s Guide, advice on law school exam preparation, and ways that law students can balance academics with health and wellness, among other topics. Listen to our interview below:
And, of course, you can watch the summer associate series to which Alison and I both contributed here:
October 30th, 2012 → 7:21 am @ Ari Kaplan
I read this article – Cardboard Bicycle Can Change the World – about Izhar Gafni, an Israeli inventor seeking to produce a mass market bicycle made almost entirely of cardboard, and it highlighted how to reinvent a consumer staple using modern techniques. With the potential to revolutionize transportation in some of the world’s most remote regions, it is an interesting example of incremental innovation. Watch him discuss his creation below:
October 24th, 2012 → 2:34 pm @ Ari Kaplan
Interesting approach to reinventing the professional conference:
October 17th, 2012 → 7:11 am @ Ari Kaplan
The rise of big data is on the minds of many of those responsible information governance and I spoke with Doug Stewart, Vice President of Technology and Innovation at Daegis, a provider of eDiscovery solutions, which has just updated its eDiscovery Platform with Acumen, its Technology Assisted Review tool. We discussed the genesis of Acumen, the adoption rate of similar tools, the challenges, and its impact on the big data trend.
Listen to our discussion below: