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Monthly Archives: March 2015

Get Access Now! Scottish Legal Conference 2: Online CPD for Solicitors and Law Firms

In February 2015, we held our second Scottish Legal Conference in the Microsoft Centre in Edinburgh. If you missed it, or were there and would like to review the conference, fill in the form below to have complete access to the conference for free. Don’t forget – our conferences count towards your CPD, even online! Continue reading

UK Computer Users Failing to Backup Data

According to a new study undertaken by storage device manufacturer Verbatim, 1 in 5 people in the UK, lose priceless data each year as a result of a failure to backup their electronic devices such as PCs, phone, tablets etc.

Data can be lost for a variety of reasons including hardware failure, accidental damage, computer viruses and software corruption, meaning whether you are a business or personal user, procedures need to be put in place to protect important data.

In terms of specifics of the survey, which involved questioning 1000 adults across the UK:

  • 1 in 5 persons don’t backup their computers while approximately a third don’t backup their mobile phones;
  • The top 4 concerns for UK users are losing pictures, personal documents, videos and music;
  • 1 in 5 persons have lost personal data on their computer or smart phone within the past 12 months; and
  • Men are more likely to back up their devices than women.

Commenting on the study, Rüdiger Theobald of Verbatim, said:

“Having the hard drive on your PC crash can be a traumatic experience. It’s not difficult to do regular backups. There’s a plethora of hardware and software solutions available for backing up, and innumerable tutorials and advice on the internet. Backup and restore is even built into the latest version of Microsoft Windows and requires just three clicks of the mouse. Apple offers similar functionality with Time Machine..

 “..Computer data recovery is a tricky business. Where physical failure has occurred, and the hard drive needs to be worked on in a cleanroom, typical costs can be in excess of £500 and there’s no guarantee all the data will be recovered..

The research by Verbatim was carried out to coincide with World Backup Day.

Contact us – Helping Lawyers Protect Important Data on the Cloud

Denovo offers secure Cloud services to legal professionals in Scotland and across the United Kingdom, making sure all clients realise the benefits of the Cloud. To discuss this or to start your move to a Cloud based system, please call 0141 331 5290 You can also complete our online enquiry form.

Legal Aid Feeing Surgery: “Make SLAB Pay!”

Date: Tuesday 28th April 2015
Time: 13.00 – 16.00 Or 17.00 – 20.00
Venue: Avonbridge Hotel, Hamilton

Denovo is offering free surgeries for Legal Aid Practitioners where Diane Ireland (previously SLAB) will demonstrate how to ensure SLAB compliance whilst maximising your fee income. Diane will highlight methods that will increase the fee per case and eliminate abatements. Continue reading

Are Security Concerns Preventing Businesses Using The Cloud?

Security fears and a lack of skills in terms of IT security are the main barriers to cloud uptake amongst businesses and corporations, according to Ovum, a market-leading research and consulting business focused on converging IT, telecoms and media markets.

According to, Ovum’s Andrew Kellett, while cloud adoption rates continue to grow and with it, the volume of sensitive data, which is stored in the cloud, lack of security remains concern. Continue reading

Is Cloud Computing Worth the Hype?

Lawyers are naturally sceptical – and who can blame them? It’s no surprise that many lawyers across the UK, and in indeed the world, remain reticent to embrace cloud computing. Many wonderful things are said about the Cloud but surely it can’t be that good, right?

According to a survey, the results of which have recently been published, 85 per cent of cloud users think cloud computing has, in their experience, ‘lived up to it’s hype’. Continue reading

Denovo Welcomes Diane Ireland to the Team

Denovo are delighted to welcome Diane Ireland, who joined the company on Monday, 3rd March.

Diane is a fantastic acquisition for Denovo and brings with her extensive experience and knowledge of SLAB and Legal Aid based firms. Diane will add considerable value to our company and to our clients. Continue reading