Intranet Ignorance is NOT Bliss

If you ever have the opportunity to hold an off-the-record conversation with law firm knowledge management personnel, ask them if they are delighted with their intranet. Many will confess that they are not. Equally, they will tell you that they did not have much choice about the software because their IT colleagues did not believe... Continue Reading →

#SharePoint Innovator Award #ILTA12

The nominees are Thompson Coburn, Seyfarth Shaw and Pillsbury Winthrop. [These are my notes from the International Legal Technology Association's 2012 Conference 2012. Since I'm publishing them as soon as possible after the end of a session, they may contain the occasional typographical or grammatical error. Please excuse those. To the extent I've made any... Continue Reading →

SharePoint 2010 as a Social and Collaboration Platform [#e2conf]

This session is presented by Tony Byrne (Real Stories) and Shawn Shell (Consejo Consulting).  You can find the session slides at  Username: workshop; Password: boston2011. [These are my notes from the Enterprise 2.0 Conference 2011 in Boston.  Since I'm publishing them as soon as possible after the end of a session, they may contain the... Continue Reading →

The SharePoint Swiss Army Knife

Love it or hate it, you can't ignore SharePoint.  Thanks to the might of Microsoft, SharePoint has become part of the technology and knowledge management conversation at law firms all over the world. While not every law firm has deployed it, most I've talked to are thinking about it.  Unfortunately,  all that thinking is giving... Continue Reading →

SharePoint Collaboration [LegalTech 2011]

SharePoint Collaboration Across Your Team. Panelists: Meredith L. Williams (Director of Knowledge Mangement at Baker, Donelson) and Steve Fletcher (Chief Information Officer at Parker Poe). [These are my notes from LegalTech NY 2011.  Since I'm publishing them as soon as possible after the end of a session, they may contain the occasional typographical or grammatical... Continue Reading →

SharePoint Puzzle

What's going on with SharePoint? Klint Finley, writing for ReadWriteWeb, reports what seem to be some counter-intuitive survey results: A survey by AIIM (Association for Information and Image Management) found that although Microsoft SharePoint is being rapidly adopted by the enterprise, at least half of the enterprises polled that are implementing the platform don't have... Continue Reading →

SONY Keynote: Going Social With SharePoint

James Whitmoyer, Business Applications Manager, Sony Title:  Going Social with SharePoint at Sony Background: [These are my quick notes, complete with  (what I hope is no more than) the occasional typo and grammatical error.  Please excuse those. Thanks! From time to time, I'll insert my own editorial comments - exercising the prerogatives of the blogger. ... Continue Reading →

Dino, Dodo, Extranet

We all know that dinosaurs and dodo birds are extinct. What about extranets? I know we've got them, but for how long? With the increasing pressure from clients to have access to the wealth of knowledge generated by law firms, some firms have tried to lance the wound by offering a small collection of their... Continue Reading →

Fighting the Farmers

Silos are a common means by which farmers store the grain they have harvested until it can be taken to market. While silos make sense in agriculture, why are they so prevalent in non-agricultural organizations? Nearly every business has farmers or systems that gather and hoard data in information silos that are impenetrable for those... Continue Reading →

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