Click here to close now.




















Welcome!

Wearables Authors: Dana Gardner, Jim Kaskade, Kevin Benedict, SmartBear Blog, Carmen Gonzalez

Blog Feed Post

Data analytics is top priority when driving firm efficiency at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

Law firm Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is always looking out for ways to improve firm efficiency and data is top of their agenda. With the help of data consultancy Trovus, they are evolving their insights and coming up with new ways to get their Fee Earners and Business Development department on board and engaged.

CIO Bob Dolinsky points out that "harnessing the power of data and analytics to support the firm has to be top priority". Bob feels that "law firms understand why data is important, but only a few have started to invest in that area". "At Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP, it was more of an evolution. The firm is always looking at new ways to support the practice- some of that's infrastructure-related, some of that's practice systems-related, and some of it is related to the business and management of the firm. Certainly, harnessing the power of big data and analytics to support the practice has to be pretty high up on the list". For Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP, this is where Trovus has a key part to play.

Marketing Technology Manager Stephen DiGennaro agrees adding, "There could be a lack of appetite in big law firms because they don't know that the potential in data analytics exists, so if they knew that the potential was out there, they would definitely have the appetite for it".

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is constantly coming up with smart ways to educate their Fee Earners around the power of data, as this makes the firm more efficient in supporting its lawyers and in delivering excellent client service.

Trovus gives Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP the ability to view key insights around an organization's activity. Stephen notes that "it is critical to follow up with Fee Earners to make sure that the insights are being used in the best possible way. One example would be using Trovus. When using the Trovus insights, there is follow-up on a weekly basis to make sure our business development team understands them and can take action". If there are any gaps in an individual's knowledge regarding their data, Trovus will offer additional support where needed, whether it's via a demo or conference call.

Bob notes that each lawyer's time is limited: "Asking lawyers to sit in a classroom for 2 hours or 4 hours just isn't going to work; they're too busy. One of the big risks firms run when they invest in and roll out technologies is that they don't educate the users as to how to use it". "There's no one size fits all approach; we try to fine tune the training and education to the needs of the user and the particular item that's being rolled out".

As an example, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP recently created a training method akin to the Apple Genius Bar, which they called 'TECH BYTES.' "We set up a conference room in one of our offices with stations where lawyers could come in and get training on bits of technology that we thought would be of interest to them. We made a commitment not to spend more than 5 minutes on each topic. In 2 hours, we had 25 partners turn up. It was a huge success".

At Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP, as with most law firms, it is vital to get the board and the business users on board. Bob shares the stages they go through to achieve this. "In general on any project we undertake, we identify our success factors, risks, types of impact and so on. For every one of our projects we have a pretty formal and successful methodology. Before any project is undertaken, we develop a project charter, identify stakeholders and get them on board, and we identify the objectives of the project and get agreement on them".

When getting internal buy-in at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP, as Bob points out, data is vital. "Law firms always appreciate data that backs up a recommended approach and reinforces returns - this is what the Trovus insights do for us".

Stephen and Bob added that they're always on the lookout for new technologies, and are working with Trovus to see what new reporting they are likely to need as market and internal needs at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP evolve. Stephen notes, "We're looking at stuff that is being developed in the industry, we're putting it on our radar, and we're watching how it's being developed. Because the solution that's out there today might not be the best but we see the potential, and therefore want to see further R&D go into it and then see how it develops".

To read the full interview, go to: www.trovus.co.uk/blog/sutherlandcasestudy

About Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP:
Sutherland is an international legal service provider composed of associated legal practices that are separate entities, doing business in the U.S. as Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP and as Arbis Sutherland LLP in London and Geneva. More than 435 lawyers help the world's largest companies, industry leaders, sector innovators and business entrepreneurs solve their biggest challenges and reach their business goals. Seven major practice areas-corporate, energy and environmental, financial services, intellectual property, litigation, real estate and tax-provide the framework for an extensive range of focus areas.

About Trovus:
Trovus are an Award Winning Managed Service Provider in Business Analytics working only with ambitious leaders from leading B2B firms such as Cisco, 3M, Freshfields, Deloitte, Microsoft and Eversheds. Trovus enables ambitious leaders and decision makers to generate growth by rapidly accessing insight based on data that exists inside their business, without integrating systems. Trovus can produce results even if you know that you have poor data management and collection. With this strategy, Trovus have helped companies increase revenues by as much as 25% over sustained periods.

For more information please contact Emma Creagh on 020 7582 5022 or at [email protected]

Source: RealWire

Read the original blog entry...

More Stories By RealWire News Distribution

RealWire is a global news release distribution service specialising in the online media. The RealWire approach focuses on delivering relevant content to the receivers of our client's news releases. As we know that it is only through delivering relevance, that influence can ever be achieved.

@ThingsExpo Stories
SYS-CON Events announced today that HPM Networks will exhibit at the 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. For 20 years, HPM Networks has been integrating technology solutions that solve complex business challenges. HPM Networks has designed solutions for both SMB and enterprise customers throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
For IoT to grow as quickly as analyst firms’ project, a lot is going to fall on developers to quickly bring applications to market. But the lack of a standard development platform threatens to slow growth and make application development more time consuming and costly, much like we’ve seen in the mobile space. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Mike Weiner, Product Manager of the Omega DevCloud with KORE Telematics Inc., discussed the evolving requirements for developers as IoT matures and conducted a live demonstration of how quickly application development can happen when the need to comply wit...
The Internet of Everything (IoE) brings together people, process, data and things to make networked connections more relevant and valuable than ever before – transforming information into knowledge and knowledge into wisdom. IoE creates new capabilities, richer experiences, and unprecedented opportunities to improve business and government operations, decision making and mission support capabilities.
Explosive growth in connected devices. Enormous amounts of data for collection and analysis. Critical use of data for split-second decision making and actionable information. All three are factors in making the Internet of Things a reality. Yet, any one factor would have an IT organization pondering its infrastructure strategy. How should your organization enhance its IT framework to enable an Internet of Things implementation? In his session at @ThingsExpo, James Kirkland, Red Hat's Chief Architect for the Internet of Things and Intelligent Systems, described how to revolutionize your archit...
MuleSoft has announced the findings of its 2015 Connectivity Benchmark Report on the adoption and business impact of APIs. The findings suggest traditional businesses are quickly evolving into "composable enterprises" built out of hundreds of connected software services, applications and devices. Most are embracing the Internet of Things (IoT) and microservices technologies like Docker. A majority are integrating wearables, like smart watches, and more than half plan to generate revenue with APIs within the next year.
Growth hacking is common for startups to make unheard-of progress in building their business. Career Hacks can help Geek Girls and those who support them (yes, that's you too, Dad!) to excel in this typically male-dominated world. Get ready to learn the facts: Is there a bias against women in the tech / developer communities? Why are women 50% of the workforce, but hold only 24% of the STEM or IT positions? Some beginnings of what to do about it! In her Opening Keynote at 16th Cloud Expo, Sandy Carter, IBM General Manager Cloud Ecosystem and Developers, and a Social Business Evangelist, d...
In his keynote at 16th Cloud Expo, Rodney Rogers, CEO of Virtustream, discussed the evolution of the company from inception to its recent acquisition by EMC – including personal insights, lessons learned (and some WTF moments) along the way. Learn how Virtustream’s unique approach of combining the economics and elasticity of the consumer cloud model with proper performance, application automation and security into a platform became a breakout success with enterprise customers and a natural fit for the EMC Federation.
The Internet of Things is not only adding billions of sensors and billions of terabytes to the Internet. It is also forcing a fundamental change in the way we envision Information Technology. For the first time, more data is being created by devices at the edge of the Internet rather than from centralized systems. What does this mean for today's IT professional? In this Power Panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists addressed this very serious issue of profound change in the industry.
Discussions about cloud computing are evolving into discussions about enterprise IT in general. As enterprises increasingly migrate toward their own unique clouds, new issues such as the use of containers and microservices emerge to keep things interesting. In this Power Panel at 16th Cloud Expo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists addressed the state of cloud computing today, and what enterprise IT professionals need to know about how the latest topics and trends affect their organization.
It is one thing to build single industrial IoT applications, but what will it take to build the Smart Cities and truly society-changing applications of the future? The technology won’t be the problem, it will be the number of parties that need to work together and be aligned in their motivation to succeed. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jason Mondanaro, Director, Product Management at Metanga, discussed how you can plan to cooperate, partner, and form lasting all-star teams to change the world and it starts with business models and monetization strategies.
Converging digital disruptions is creating a major sea change - Cisco calls this the Internet of Everything (IoE). IoE is the network connection of People, Process, Data and Things, fueled by Cloud, Mobile, Social, Analytics and Security, and it represents a $19Trillion value-at-stake over the next 10 years. In her keynote at @ThingsExpo, Manjula Talreja, VP of Cisco Consulting Services, discussed IoE and the enormous opportunities it provides to public and private firms alike. She will share what businesses must do to thrive in the IoE economy, citing examples from several industry sectors.
There will be 150 billion connected devices by 2020. New digital businesses have already disrupted value chains across every industry. APIs are at the center of the digital business. You need to understand what assets you have that can be exposed digitally, what their digital value chain is, and how to create an effective business model around that value chain to compete in this economy. No enterprise can be complacent and not engage in the digital economy. Learn how to be the disruptor and not the disruptee.
Akana has released Envision, an enhanced API analytics platform that helps enterprises mine critical insights across their digital eco-systems, understand their customers and partners and offer value-added personalized services. “In today’s digital economy, data-driven insights are proving to be a key differentiator for businesses. Understanding the data that is being tunneled through their APIs and how it can be used to optimize their business and operations is of paramount importance,” said Alistair Farquharson, CTO of Akana.
Business as usual for IT is evolving into a "Make or Buy" decision on a service-by-service conversation with input from the LOBs. How does your organization move forward with cloud? In his general session at 16th Cloud Expo, Paul Maravei, Regional Sales Manager, Hybrid Cloud and Managed Services at Cisco, discusses how Cisco and its partners offer a market-leading portfolio and ecosystem of cloud infrastructure and application services that allow you to uniquely and securely combine cloud business applications and services across multiple cloud delivery models.
The enterprise market will drive IoT device adoption over the next five years. In his session at @ThingsExpo, John Greenough, an analyst at BI Intelligence, division of Business Insider, analyzed how companies will adopt IoT products and the associated cost of adopting those products. John Greenough is the lead analyst covering the Internet of Things for BI Intelligence- Business Insider’s paid research service. Numerous IoT companies have cited his analysis of the IoT. Prior to joining BI Intelligence, he worked analyzing bank technology for Corporate Insight and The Clearing House Payment...
"Optimal Design is a technology integration and product development firm that specializes in connecting devices to the cloud," stated Joe Wascow, Co-Founder & CMO of Optimal Design, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City.
SYS-CON Events announced today that CommVault has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. A singular vision – a belief in a better way to address current and future data management needs – guides CommVault in the development of Singular Information Management® solutions for high-performance data protection, universal availability and simplified management of data on complex storage networks. CommVault's exclusive single-platform architecture gives companies unp...
Electric Cloud and Arynga have announced a product integration partnership that will bring Continuous Delivery solutions to the automotive Internet-of-Things (IoT) market. The joint solution will help automotive manufacturers, OEMs and system integrators adopt DevOps automation and Continuous Delivery practices that reduce software build and release cycle times within the complex and specific parameters of embedded and IoT software systems.
"ciqada is a combined platform of hardware modules and server products that lets people take their existing devices or new devices and lets them be accessible over the Internet for their users," noted Geoff Engelstein of ciqada, a division of Mars International, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City.
Internet of Things is moving from being a hype to a reality. Experts estimate that internet connected cars will grow to 152 million, while over 100 million internet connected wireless light bulbs and lamps will be operational by 2020. These and many other intriguing statistics highlight the importance of Internet powered devices and how market penetration is going to multiply many times over in the next few years.