Legal IT Show Tweetup

The Elk in The WoodsIf you tweet, are interested in Legal technology, and are in London on Wed 10 February, come and join the Legal IT Show Tweetup. We’re hosting an informal gathering of tweeters starting from 5pm at The Elk in The Woods, right opposite the show venue. (And you don’t need to be coming to the show itself to join in).

The Elk In The Woods
39 Camden Passage

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P.S. We’ll be tweeting using the hashtag #LITS on the day and in the run-up to the event.
P.P.S. I know other hashtags have already been suggested, but we think #LITS will give us more room to put useful content in our tweets.

Legal IT Show 2010 – We’ll Be There!

Legal IT Show 2010 - Be There We’re confirmed! We’ll be attending the Legal IT Show 2010 in February and we’d love to talk SharePoint with you.

Are you implementing SharePoint today? Thinking of holding off, or upgrading to SharePoint 2010? We’d love to hear what your thoughts or issues are. And in return we’d be happy to share our experiences of working with SharePoint in some of the largest companies in the UK.

No pressure. No sales.

Market research for us. Tips, tricks, insider knowledge for you.

Sounds like a fair trade? Email us at info@connectegrity.com or if you prefer tweet us: @lindacheunguk or @markbower and we’ll arrange a convenient time.

Look forward to seeing you there.

Cloud Computing to Top IT Spending in 2010

Gartner has published it’s annual prediction of the Top 10 strategic IT investment areas. They are:

  1. Cloud computing
  2. Advanced analytics
  3. Client computing
  4. IT for green
  5. Reshaping the data center
  6. Social computing
  7. Security
  8. Flash memory
  9. Virtualization
  10. Mobile applications

Of those, cloud computing, social computing and analytics are core to the Connectegrity vision and strategy for professional service firms.

Here’s what Gartner goes on to say about why they are strategic investment areas in 2010.

Cloud Computing

Cloud computing is a style of computing that characterizes a model in which providers deliver a variety of IT-enabled capabilities to consumers. Cloud-based services can be exploited in a variety of ways to develop an application or a solution. Using cloud resources does not eliminate the costs of IT solutions, but does re-arrange some and reduce others. In addition, consuming cloud services enterprises will increasingly act as cloud providers and deliver application, information or business process services to customers and business partners.

Advanced Analytics

Optimization and simulation is using analytical tools and models to maximize business process and decision effectiveness by examining alternative outcomes and scenarios, before, during and after process implementation and execution. This can be viewed as a third step in supporting operational business decisions. Fixed rules and prepared policies gave way to more informed decisions powered by the right information delivered at the right time, whether through customer relationship management (CRM) or enterprise resource planning (ERP) or other applications. The new step is to provide simulation, prediction, optimization and other analytics, not simply information, to empower even more decision flexibility at the time and place of every business process action. The new step looks into the future, predicting what can or will happen.

Social Computing

Workers do not want two distinct environments to support their work – one for their own work products (whether personal or group) and another for accessing “external” information. Enterprises must focus both on use of social software and social media in the enterprise and participation and integration with externally facing enterprise-sponsored and public communities. Do not ignore the role of the social profile to bring communities together.