Technology – more specifically a technology ecosystem – is the key to unlocking your growth potential. This concept may not be entirely intuitive to you, so please allows us to build the business case for why you should focus in this area.
As digital devices, computer systems and big data have overtaken our modern life, the business of law has been radically transformed in three critical areas: core IT systems, eDiscovery and cyber security. It is rare to find a legal matter today that does not include electronically stored information. The core IT systems of a law firm are very complex now, often as sophisticated as a Fortune 500 firm. Cyber security hacks are a constant threat to law firms insomuch that corporations in regulated industries often require their legal partners to pass technical audits just to qualify for the business.
Lawyers depend on technology systems today more than ever and that dependence is only going to increase in the coming years. But here’s the problem. Lawyers are not technologists. So what do most law firms do? They usually take one of three approaches. They either hire internal people, hire technology consultants or try a combination of both.
More often than not, these approaches fail or underperform. As core IT systems, eDiscovery and cyber security have grown in complexity, risk and expense, it has become very challenging for technology people to keep up. This means that most internal IT people are focusing on day-to-day operations. Most technology consultants have core expertise in technology, but not in legal business strategy. The result is that no one is looking at your horizon and telling you definitively where you should be making technology investments that align with your business goals, both now and in the future.
This is why you need SEITS®. Through this comprehensive assessment, you will come to understand how technology is the single biggest strategic enabler of the growth you desire. You’ll also see how your technology ecosystem can be dramatically improved to realize your business goals. You’ll receive a blueprint in plain language that you can understand and that makes sense to you. Best of all, these insights come from LOGICFORCE, the most trusted name in legal technology.