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With the second decade of the 21st century drawing to a close, you may have noticed that end-of-decade retrospectives are cropping up everywhere. Here at LAC Group, we thought it was a good opportunity to review the predominant themes that defined legal research over the…

The “Roaring 20s” are back in a new century with new circumstances, but with a similar feeling of change and continuing advances in science and technology. We join the chorus in looking both forward and backward, focused on the legal industry, which underwent a period…

Two related themes were prevalent in 2019: artificial intelligence or AI and data analytics. Following are some of the best quotes and observations we found on artificial intelligence in law, finance and insurance, healthcare and pharmaceuticals and recruiting. According to AI experts, one of the…

The legal research world has been abuzz with the recent announcement from ROSS Intelligence and Fastcase. The two legal research platforms have joined forces to create a content, research and development partnership to the benefit of their clients and the legal markets they serve. ROSS…

The 2019 Web Almanac is a helpful resource and reference for anyone involved in creating and managing both content and the underlying technologies and processes on the websites that contain the content. While the Web Almanac is primarily the domain of developers and web architects,…

A couple of months ago I posted Visual Intelligence (Part 1). I explained that in my new job as of January 2019 at LAC Group, I spend more time thinking about how to present visually the results of our competitive intelligence and business research services.…

Most firms have implemented some form of enterprise search. However, the implementation and ongoing maintenance of these solutions has not been easy or cheap, and the actual usage and perceived benefits have not lived up to expectations. Yet the idea of allowing these first-generation enterprise…

It can be confusing and frustrating: you need insights and data to give you a competitive edge, so you search for good intelligence. What you find is that business intelligence, competitive intelligence and market intelligence are all vying for your attention and in some cases,…

One of the classic scenes in the movie THE GRADUATE explains to the young Dustin Hoffman character that the future lies in plastics. Spool forward 50 years and the concept to replace plastics is data. ARK Group’s upcoming legal KM conference—October 22-23 in New York—…

Avoiding surprises—that’s one of the biggest benefits of competitive intelligence. Credit for this succinct description goes to Zena Applebaum. She was one of several great speakers at the recent ARK Group’s 13th annual Competitive Intelligence in the Modern Law Firm conference in New York. LAC…

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