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The Three Keys To Better Productivity for the legal department

The Three Keys To Better Productivity for the legal department

Efficiency, for some degree, has become the air that operates in the world’s business. Conversations about technology and processes are formed with issues of how efficiency can be improved. But efficiency, on the contrary, is a matter of speed: Whether an organization can get a task – such as entry data, such as – faster.

However, it may be more productive in productivity. Even with productivity-related efficiencies, they can tell a variety of issues: Can organizations customize processes and technologies to business?

The corporate law department (CLD) is a major example in which better productivity can have a big impact. The law departments have direct influence on the company’s bottom line, so CEO often sees people to reduce and take care of costs.

But these goals can not be done simply by being more efficient; People also need an eye to maximize profit and productivity.

For that, saving costs can be as easy as possible, but they need to take full advantage of the department and business. As the CTO is a company that produces software management companies, I have come to realize that in so far as it is possible, departmental law can seek findings that can not be found, solve daily problems, improve work, add and improve business results. How? With three areas of emphasis: technology, processes and people.


In CLD, e-billing is a popular technology base, because invoicing paper is not very effective and costly. According to the “2017 State Investigation Industry” of the Consortium of Corporate Legal Operations, 83% of corporate corporate bodies use some form of e-billing system.

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Reducing manual labor is a clear way to increase technology advances to efficiency, but e-billing is just a piece of a puzzle. Advantages of outside advisor spend managers need AI netting, new workflow capabilities and domain expertise, as well as e-billing technology.

Even though e-bills are in place, many departments still rely on manual manuals to recover invoices, lack of multidimensional data surveys and have trouble managing increasingly complex billing guidelines. It is important to have a robust.

AI system that can do more.

AI and machine learning can automate that the tasks previously based on how the work is done historically, use the same data to identify patterns and more, violations of possible flags. AI can also reduce the likelihood of future refinement improvements, such as reviewing the guidelines, by routing workflow attributes and routing work automatically to the right people.

In other words, AI not only makes the process faster – they are also more intelligent.


Many legal departments use e-billing solutions that operate separately from other devices, but this approach creates some issues. First, it’s harder to see where the money is paying and the most important return on investment. Second, productivity and efficiency both suffer when employees work regularly to access the system to perform tasks.

Adding more fragile tools – even if they promise to increase the efficiency of the individual – will not increase productivity. For example, an e-billing solution that works in Microsoft Office Suite, where many lawyer’s time is much, is more interesting than the new widget.

Three questions can help the team improve the work process: What is the basic process? What kind of process can be rated? And what kind of process can be adapted to use in all the troops that are distributed? In selecting optimization initiatives to focus on the first, the law department must consider how they will affect the forces around the institution.

The best way to do this is to create a travel map to follow the steps, identify all inputs and outputs, and cross-interests interviewing team members to know realistic steps. Anything that is not considered important is worthless and must be melted.


ataMustFall Says South Africa’s President for new policy

ataMustFall Says South Africa's President for new policy

Higher data costs in South Africa have again become headlines after President Cyril Ramaphosa announced plans to provide a lower spectrum and lower data cost in the Country of Country Address.

“Where we have young people continue to raise the issue of high-cost data in South Africa,” he told the South African Parliament in his first speech from the third, the African National Congress (ANC), won the May elections

Data costs in South Africa are high controversy, although this country has the oldest mobile network in the world’s most advanced continent and economy. This is due to the effective duopoly between Vodacom – a subsidiary of Vodafone – and MTN, which is UK sales, which has expanded overseas as the largest cellular operator in emerging markets.

Social life has spread to social media, according to the #DataMustFall hashtag, including parliamentary seats. The weekly finance minister Tito Mboweni supports low prices during a budget speech and screamed “#DataPricesMustFall”.

The cellular network argues that part of the price is a spectrum allocation, which persists in South Africa.

Ramaphosa said she had directed communications minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams to issue a policy direction to the South African Independent Communications Regulator (Icasa) in a month to handle the spectrum licensing process.Expectation for the Fourth Industrial Revolution for Permanent Learning

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This process includes measures to enhance competition, transformation, inclusive growth and universal access.

“This is an important part of reducing data costs, which are important for economic development and the opportunity to open opportunities for young people,” he said.

Ramaphosa also asks “the telecommunications industry to reduce the cost of data in the channel with other countries of the world”.

Last month, the South African Competition Commission released a temporary report of “SA-certified benchmark”. It was found that pricing was collected by operators who had “less transparent” and “anti-poor”.

“Small bundles of users, mostly bigger users, pay more for every MB / GB,” said the Bonacele Press Commission in May. “For example, instead of wearing a warm clothes of 1GB, consumers buying a bundle of 100MB will pay about twice the price per bundle for the validity period of the same data. Consumers buying a bundle of 50MB will pay up to three times as much and 20MB bundled up to four times more. ”

“In general, data prices also do not have transparency, which has price competition.” The operator likes to use free promotion and data rather than dropping the title. As a result, some users know what they pay per MB. ”

Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) says more than 2 million people worldwide live in countries where only 1GB of mobile data can not be purchased. In South Africa, he found that “an affordable mobile internet connection (priced at 1.48% of the” average “monthly income) actually filled the majority of South Africans around 6-19% of their income.

“gender inequality income” where “women get 30-50% less”.

This research from the Union International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Council, researchers and Icasa SA, Tarifica and Africa ICT Research from 2017, the Competition Commission found that South African data charges were high across the continent.

The annual bias rate report of 2017 shows that the cost of Vodacom SA $ 11.06 per 1GB, but only $ 8 in the DRC and $ 1.12 in Egypt. MTN’s $ 11.95 in SA less than Botswana $ 12.53 but higher than Nigeria ($ 3.15), Rwanda ($ 2.32) and Zambia ($ 3.41).

“Benchmark data from the African ICT Research also shows that South Africa is not benefiting from African countries, where the 1GB data rate is among countries more expensive in their indexes with the widening gap widening over instant prices in other countries,”

The commission was found.

Ramaphosa said the country would introduce subjects such as code and data analysis at the primary level. “We also need to prepare our youth for future work,” he said.

“We will expand the high technology industry by taking legislation and legal framework to enhance innovation, improve development

Sustainability’s Biggest Players haered is best

Sustainability's Biggest Players haered is best

It’s been a long time coming, but The Mills Fabrica Symposium ‘Techstyle Futures: Innovations for Global Change’ held in London this week provided a summary of what needs to happen in the fashion industry before we hit the climate change point of no return.

The symposium brought together some of the world’s largest textile and garment manufacturers, who are cleaning up legacy material processes and optimizing production, with bootstrapped startups that are reimagining material and business models altogether.

Radical change is needed and with ambition, healthy capital injections, and formidable chemistry and engineering expertise it looks like the industry has a real shot at achieving sustainability.

“We have 12 years left – just 2000 days”

to turn climate change around, said Edwin Keh, CEO of Hong Kong Research Institute of Textile and Apparel (HKRITA). He declared that the solutions would be found via innovation, which to his mind, means experimentation.

He outlined the HKRITA innovation strategy as having no time for the traditional 8-12 year academic research approach. Instead, their approach is to tackle the biggest problems with the solutions most likely to fix them, in the context of the highly competitive textiles and clothing clusters in Hong Kong and mainland China.

Despite the commercial context, Keh explained that they initiate R & D projects without addressing the business model from the outset. Their imperative is that their innovations solve existing problems without creating new ones.

Their most bold projects include “alt:”

a garment to garment retail space in a 40 foot shipping container in The Mills, which invites shoppers to bring in unwanted clothes which are recycled into yarns, then textiles and ultimately a new garment of the buyers ‘choosing – onsite.

This seems to be the stuff of distant dreams in Europe, but it is happening right now, on the ground in Asia. The “Garment to Garment Recycle System” was developed by Novetex and the project was possible due to HKRITA’s development of a ‘pre-industrial scale hydrothermal system’, with the support of the H & M Foundation.

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Also presenting pioneering textile innovations was Jeffrey Hsu, Manager of the R & D Center, Innovations, Marketing & Partnerships Office and Far Eastern New Century (FENC). FENC is a Taiwanese-based textile and garment manufacturer that serves a large segment of the global technical sportswear market.

Their focus has been to capitalize on Taiwan’s 95% rate of recycling for PET plastic, in contrast to 5% in Hong Kong, US 30% and Japan 92%, he states. FENC accounts of 50% of the 95% of the PET recycling that is carried out in Taiwan.

Going a step further than using recycled PET bottles, FENC worked with Adidas to create the recycled ocean plastic yarns, which are being used to knit in excess of 11 million pairs of trainers, said Hsu.

It is often assumed that recycling ocean plastic is as simple as recycling plastic bottles, but in fact, plastic degrades in the ocean (shedding microplastic particles) creating a variable waste input that has to be carefully processed in order to create a high-quality, consistent yarn output – no compromise on quality is allowed. This was a tough nut, but FENC cracked it.

Since then, FENC has created the world’s first circular polyester called FENC TopGreen rTEX, which is created by chemically processing textile waste streams (any fiber blends can be input) and separating out the cellulose (which goes into fuel rods) and all other fiber contaminants , isolating and re-forming the remaining polyester fibers into new yarns and fabrics.

No toxic solvents are used in this process, stated Jeffrey Hsu. FENC is now venturing into bio-based PET and non-food based bio monomer-based materials, which he says have a 30% reduced carbon footprint than comparable synthetic materials.

There has been talk of halting the use of plastic-based fabrics all together – the way we are eliminating plastic packaging and straws in the food industry, for example. The reality is that even if we switched to natural fibers instead of plastic-based ones for fashion, we do not have the global resources to meet current textile demands with natural fibers alone.

Hsu does not believe total global plastic elimination is possible, stating “we can not live without plastic – medicines do not exist without plastic”.

Several years ago, the film “An Inconvenient Truth” film drove Kenneth Lo, Chairman of the Crystal Group to appl.

Coral Bleaching Permanently is rhe new fish community

Coral Bleaching Permanently is rhe new fish community

Repetition of coral reefs as a result of global permanent climate change changes the diversity and structure of marine society, according to the long term in Seychelles

Seychelles Reef reefs after the coral whitening event. (Credit: Nick Graham, Lancaster University)
Seychelles Reef reefs after the coral whitening event.

Investigations in 18 years indicate that repeated episodes of severe corrosion are changing the diversity and structures of marine communities that support them. International investigators found that community reef reefs in Seychelles did not return to the species species richness before bleaching, between 16 years (1998-2014) the recovery between two white coral bleaching events (1998, 2016).

On the contrary, scientists find that after the bleaching, community community reefs are dominated by herbivores, with some small and even larger fish. Researchers believe this can be used for species that provide important ecosystems, such as fisheries.

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Coral bleaching from heat pressure may be a major threat to the existence of coral reefs, and our study shows that only one major whitening event can change diversity and fish community composition. ”

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Changes in the fish population are most obvious in the seagrass seaweed jungle – but all communities of coral reefs are disconnected showing signs of damage. The data distinguish large changes in the composition and variety of fish: fish herbivores dominate almost all coral reefs, even those that do not change into seaweed forests.

Changes in biomass species among pre-and pra-fish groups in rehabilitation and regime transfer regime. The bar is the biomass average bias (kg / ha) from 1994 to 2014 per species, in log10 and varies with manganese function.

The correct aligned bar shows increased biomass from 1994 to 2014 and the indicated direction shows that the biomass has decreased from 1994 to 2014. (a) Restoring reef species ordered by biomass changes, decreasing from the biggest increase The biggest decrease (row directed left).

Protected reef species, given to suit the species composition of reef reefs. The missing bars share species that are not seen in certain years and reefs. In addition to reefs, three species were not watched in 1994 or 2014

Changes in biomass species among pre-and pra-fish groups in rehabilitation and regime transfer regime. The bar is the biomass average bias (kg / ha) from 1994 to 2014 per species, in log10 and varies with manganese function.

The correct aligned bar shows increased biomass from 1994 to 2014 and the indicated direction shows that the biomass has decreased from 1994 to 2014. (a) Restoring reef species ordered by biomass changes, decreasing from the biggest increase.

The biggest decrease

Protected reef species, given to suit the species composition of reef reefs. The missing bars share species that are not seen in certain years and reefs. At a price, three species were not watched in 1994 or 2014 (Diagramma pictum, Epinephelus tukula, Lethrinus rubri

The best use of VFX in gameing

The best use of VFX in gameing

Skills! I know it will come, but it’s still good to see. There is a skill in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, the next game of Pokémon GO Niantic Labs developer. And not just good tree, but three: You can choose one Auror, Magizoologist or Professor, each with a role to play in the Wizarding battle. It’s a great time, especially for GO Pokémon players, to start traveling through the menu. There are many here.

The basic actions of the Emirates Wizards to find the world’s magic conqueror – they have such a name that can be found and confused – and keep track of the call to write spell. Thus, the power of the spell, which earns the innings of the world – explores the trainers out there.

You can also add spellcasting capabilities to materials made on the crater of materials you find in the world, grow or collect greenhouses.

When you complete the meeting you get a sign for registration, which includes a booklet. Registration has, with count, 21 categories, each of which can be called an individual for the reward cache. Different paths are different categories, and some will be found more frequently in different areas.

There is also a fort, changing the building of Pokémon GO.

This challenge challenges you can run with runestones found through achievement and leveling. Runestones are suitable for one of the categories of registration and have been done by determining your rewards: There are several levels of difficulty adding, at a relatively simple start but also some players.

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Therefore, where the leadership board: each player selects combat experts with a variety of spells and abilities designed to praise each other in classic RPG style.

In addition, there is also Portkey, which unlocks the keys and runs before deploying them to the world for fast AR events through the News and find some of them look for some other discoveries.

And that I found on the first day! This is a game that spends many systems on you in the first and a half hours, a clear contrast from Pokémon GO. Not only are Wizards Unite more complex than the Pokémon GO launches, but it is even more complicated than the Pokémon GO after three years of updates.

This, in some ways, is fun: here for min / maxers for weights, and there are bones that will support more sophisticated games. He, in other ways, encourages.

GO’s favorite Pokémon is sometimes how the game can be compiled into a Fantasy’s own background: not “playing Pokémon GO”, you go out to Pokémon hunting. This game is more powerful when you play, building a more complicated world that can sometimes feel less like a real world extension and more like yourself. This is not bad, but it is very different.

I’m interested to see if this is a help or barrier when the game goes.

Initially it was fun, but many games like this. I’m curious to know what they are voiced with more organized or if they continue to feel I am adapted for very much time and systems: I’ve played mobile games that feels like the previous one, and they always sort of have expiration dates. You can create a juggling center or your life.

Today it feels like a lakeside fort sits at the top of the bed and other parts of the field, but it can run fast. Listening is another top achievement, although it has no fictitious fundamentals like Pokedex. It’s a real question: If I will be able to focus this game to some more obvious goal or if it will continue crossing to another system.