SYDNEY, October 21, 2010 – LexisNexis Australia (www.lexisnexis.com.au), a leading provider of content-enabled workflow solutions, today announced that Sydney-based Blackstone Waterhouse is the first law firm in Australia to deploy Lexis® Affinity Library as a fully-hosted (Software-as-a-Service) practice management solution. Lawyers and staff can now access Lexis Affinity Library from anywhere with an Internet connection, including mobile devices like the iPhone™.
Since going live, the firm has already reported significant new capabilities and efficiencies, including complete mobility, reduced IT requirements and peace of mind, enabling it to drive up productivity and deliver more responsive service to clients. The cloud solution is provisioned in collaboration with hosting solutions provider Online Business Technologies (OBT).
"Staff no longer need to wait until they are back in the office to answer client queries or carry out simple tasks. They could be done there and then – from their laptop at court, on a client site or even on the road – a huge edge in today’s fast-paced environment," said Danny Arraj, Managing Partner of Blackstone Waterhouse.
"The opportunity to work with Blackstone Waterhouse and OBT has been a rewarding one for us at LexisNexis," said TJ Viljoen, CEO at LexisNexis Pacific. He continues, "Cloud computing has given us the opportunity to combine our extensive legal sector expertise with leading-edge technology to offer our clients next generation solutions that enable them to succeed in a rapidly changing marketplace."
To read the Case Study visit www.lexisnexis.com.au/pdf/Case-study_BlackstoneWaterhouse.pdf. Learn more about Lexis Affinity Library at www.lexisnexis.com.au/lal or call 1800 772 772.
About Blackstone Waterhouse
Blackstone Waterhouse (www.blackstonewaterhouse.com.au) is a fast-growing Sydney-based law firm with clients ranging from individuals to publicly-listed corporations in Australia and abroad. The firm’s lawyers and support staff are dedicated to catering for clients’ needs by providing personalised service across a wide range of specialty areas, including commercial, litigation, insurance, international business and transport, construction and insolvency.
About Online Business Technologies
OBT (www.obt.com.au) was established in 1999 to deliver technology infrastructure and software as a service for small to medium sized businesses. OBT services encompass all aspects of a business IT system including the delivery of business applications, systems integration, network management, data storage, software licensing, hardware procurement and technical support.
LexisNexis® (www.lexisnexis.com) is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting, and academic markets. LexisNexis originally pioneered online information with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. A member of Reed Elsevier [NYSE: ENL; NYSE: RUK] (www.reedelsevier.com), LexisNexis serves customers in more than 100 countries with 15,000 employees worldwide.
LexisNexis® Australia (www.lexisnexis.com.au) is the leading provider of Australian and international news, business, tax and legal information, using leading-edge technology, tools, and online solutions. Lexis Affinity Library integrates everyday functions including client and matter management, billing, accounting, document production, email and time recording into a single streamlined system.
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