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Category Archives: Technology

The role of technology in Singapore’s vision to be a global accountancy hub

The Accountancy Roadmap charts the direction for the sector over the next 5 to 10 years. It targets an annual growth of 5.6% to reach S$2.03 billion in nominal value-add and to create 2000 new PMET jobs by 2020. As reported earlier, accountancy is one of five key sub-sectors of the Professional Services Industry Transformation Map […]

The Con of Social Engineering: Law Firms are Easy Prey

The Con of Social Engineering: Law Firms are Easy Prey

“Social engineering” is the human side of hacking that does not involve the cracking of passcodes or infiltration of networks. It uses information a bad guy may have gained by, for instance, utilizing a public search engine to find out about a partner, associate, employee or client or even a case or a corporate or real estate transaction, […]

Part One of ESI Basics: PSTs 

Outlook PSTs

PSTs: Handle With Care Lest You Corrupt!  PST files were not designed to be accessed on a shared network and attempting to review email messages stored this way may cause corruption. Further, PST files were designed to be accessed by a single user and attempted access by multiple users may also cause corruption. While corrupted PSTs can […]

Blockchain-based technology for secure digital signatures wins legal tech hackathon in Singapore

Singapore Legal Technology

A team using a blockchain-based technology to provide a cost-effective, reliable and secure system for conducting and recording transactions online won a legal technology hackathon organised by the Singapore Academy of Law (SAL). The hackathon was a held as part of a regional legal tech forum, the TechLaw.Fest 2018 held from 4-6 April 2018. The […]

A&O, Clifford Chance and Clyde & Co Among Firms on Board as Barclays Launches First London Legal Technology Hub

Barclays has launched a legal technology hub in London, backed by a raft of major law firms including Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance and Simmons & Simmons. The bank has also received backing for the hub from the Law Society, a professional association for solicitors in England and Wales. The tech hub, which will be […]