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Worksite Vs SharePoint for Law Firm Knowledge Management

        By Phil Ayton, Managing Director, Sysero Ltd

18 June 2014

As the UK recovery starts to take hold and law firms start to think about making the most of their assets, IT, IS and KM departments are brushing off their plans for knowledge management and looking to see how the market has changed over the past five years. It would appear that the answer is 'not much'. SharePoint still looks like the natural solution for firms heavily invested in Microsoft servers and the new 2013 version comes with the FAST search engine. However, nearly half of the top-200 UK law firms have invested heavily in the Worksite document management system (DMS) and are really quite happy with their investment. For these firms, Worksite is the natural place for documents to live and many will already have a DM library dedicated to know-how.

In order to examine what, if anything, is wrong with using Worksite as a knowledge management system (<...

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