And now for something completely different......to borrow a phrase. One of my friends asked me to do some research for him. The question is "What do lawyers need computers for". I thought I would start my search and find out what Oracle does in the legal field.
Business intelligence appears to be a big part of law firms. http://searchoracle.techtarget.com/originalContent/0,289142,sid41_gci1155993,00.html
Storing confidential information also appears to be important.
Records management appears to be important as well
Separation of duties and conflict of interest also appear to be important.
search engines appear to be important as well.
- 12.5% firms have search engines
collaboration and document sharing
document repository like Ringtail hosted by Fulbright and Jaworski
blogging, web site management, e-newsletters
witness preparation, deposition and hearing transcripts, trial preparation.