Post-ILTA 2010: Recap & Key Takeaways
I've recently returned from the ILTA Conference in Las Vegas and if you haven’t heard, there’s been a lot of exciting buzz about the event. Biscom had the opportunity to exhibit at ILTA this year, we had a great turn out and when looking back, I’m pleased to say I left with many new connections, friends and valuable information (can’t say I left Vegas any richer though, the casinos won this time).
While the e-discovery, litigation support, and case management were among the usual hot topics at ILTA, discussions I’ve had with legal professionals suggest security and data protection are the new black. We experienced record crowds at the booth from law firms looking to solve the growing challenges of preventing unintended employee data breaches and meeting compliance with data privacy regulations. Furthermore, we were featured as one of the top 20 booths to visit at ILTA
, according to Law Technology News we were the only secure file transfer provider at the conference, reinforcing our leadership in the legal market and our commitment to meeting the specific needs of law firms and corporate legal departments.
It was an exciting and successful event and one where we gained valuable insights regarding the needs and challenges of law firms, such as:
• Legal IT is growing increasingly frustrated with the cost and inefficiency of transferring large files through the traditional methods of e-mail , FTP and overnight courier. This was validated by the 2010 ILTA Member Purchasing Survey
released at the conference. For the second year in a row, e-mail management was identified as the biggest challenge facing legal IT overall.
• File transfer security is an increasing concern. Security moved from the 7th position last year to the 4th position in the ILTA purchasing survey’s “biggest challenge facing IT”.
• Attendees were particularly excited about the capability to transfer files securely from iManage WorkSite
and the recently announced BDS 4.0 release
. (See the video interview with Bill Ho below)
Somewhere in the middle of manning the Biscom fort in the exhibit hall, I had the chance to attend two very informative sessions; “Taming the E-mail Filing Monster with iManage WorkSite 8.5.” This session included an open panel discussion of three law firms and how they deployed iManage to move e-mails out of exchange to iManage for tracking e-mail content by matter and reducing exchange storage – a growing need for law firms. The other, “The Changing Regulatory Landscape and its Effect on Law Firms,” featured Beth Chiaiese, Director of Loss Prevention, and Jodi Malek, CIO, of Foley & Lardner. Key topics discussed involved HIPAA, HiTECH and the Massachusetts Data Breach regulations and the specific compliance requirements for each, including the important role technology plays in meeting compliance, such as the encryption and secure transfer of sensitive data.
We also had an opportunity to meet with several members of the press. Sean Doherty, Sr. Technical Editor, Law.com was excited to hear about the new BDS 4.0 features, integration with iManage and plans to integrate with SharePoint (Last December Sean published an in-depth BDS product review in Law.com
). We certainly appreciate his time.
Overall, the ILTA Conference was a rousing success and we look forward to next year’s conference.
As an added benefit, you may also enjoy the these post-ILTA reviews:ILTA 2010: What Happens There, Ends Up Everywhere, Onlinehttp://abovethelaw.com/2010/09/ilta-2010-what-happens-there-ends-up-everywhere-online/Light Bulbs in Las Vegashttp://aboveandbeyondkm.com/2010/08/light-bulbs-in-las-vegas-ilta10.htmlILTA 2010 – E-discovery after the floodhttp://blogs.the451group.com/information_management/2010/09/02/ilta-2010-%E2%80%93-e-discovery-after-the-flood/ILTA 2010 Recap – Change is in the Airhttp://www.corcoranlawbizblog.com/2010/08/ilta-2010-recap-change-is-in-the-air/In Focus: Post-ILTA 2010http://www.law.com/jsp/lawtechnologynews/PubArticleLTN.jsp?id=1202471231934