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Legal IT: A brave new world

Mark Brill considers the challenges and opportunities for legal IT

1 March 2016

In 1985, the Cray-2 super computer was the pinnacle of computing technology. It was liquid cooled, filled a room, and cost the equivalent of $32m. In 2010, Apple released the iPhone 4 which beat the power of the Cray-2. We had a super computer in our pockets. This is just one demonstration of how the exponential growth of computing moves us to a more technology-driven world. It means that we can communicate wherever we are, have immediate access to all of the world's information, as well as photograph and share our lives. It has also changed the way we work - but not always for the better. We are now moving beyond the information age to one of connected 'things' - from fitness bands to cars. Significantly, we have intelligent computing that can join these things together, performing near-human actions. It's disruptive. How will this impact on professional services, and legal IT?

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