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LegalTech 2011 in New York City

Posted by riverbedtest on January 31, 2011

Badge-ny11 I spent the day today in New York City at the LegalTech 2011 show.  It is a huge 3-day show going on at the NY Hilton.  Primarily the products being promoted at the show were things targeted at lawyers rather than at IT people. 

Riverbed was there, of course, and we had a small booth where we were demonstrating what Steelhead Appliance WAN Optimization might be able to do for law offices.  Just like most IT organizations with multiple locations connected by WANs, networks are stretched beyond where they should be, and they P1080498 suffer from latency issues.  The result is poor user performance for the kind of applications (Exchange, SharePoint, etc.) that run in nearly every enterprise. 

Our booth demo compared file transfer times for a moderately-sized file between an optimized and an unoptimized connection.  The unoptimized connection completes in a couple of minutes, while the optimized transfer completes in just 5-8 seconds. 

We spoke with technically-oriented attorneys and law firm IT people, along with a lot of people who were just plain curious about what it was that we did and others who knew exactly what we did, and wanted to tell us how much they like our stuff.

If you're in town Tuesday or Wednesday and can get through the storm, please stop by and say hello.  We're in Booth #408.  And we have candy.

3 Responses to “LegalTech 2011 in New York City”

  1. The legal marketplace has tremendous buying power that resists dips in our ever-changing business economy. For this reason, competition in the legal industry is fierce and making face-to-face connections is often the difference between your company closing a sale and losing that sale to your competitor

  2. Legal salaries will rise across all markets and competition for top talent between law firms and corporations/banks will become more fierce in 2011, according to a Global Salary Survey recently compiled by international recruitment consultancy Robert Walters.
    The annual Salary Survey reports that legal salaries are expected to increase as companies attempt to offset the pay freezes and/or diminished bonuses implemented during the economic downturn.
    Organisations are also expected to place greater focus on retention strategies in order to keep top talent.

  3. I also attended that event. Learned something about various lawsuits that have shook the online world.

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