Mesmerizing words like big data, data visualization, business intelligence… we have been hearing and using these words quite frequently in our day to day conversations. And why not? After all, this industry is one among the fastest growing. With so much new information flowing into virtually all businesses via different sources – online visitors engagement on […]

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We’re seeing new flavors of technology impact just about in every part of our business lives. The practice of law is affected as well: new technology is profoundly changing the way law firms and legal departments operate. On top of that, technology is driving globalization, and the resulting geographic ‘spread’ of business is increasing. This […]

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I read a recent headline in the Boston Globe entitled “Behind the scenes of the ‘sexiest job of the 21st century’” and thought for sure they must be talking about VP’s of Sales at technology startups. But unfortunately, no. The article refers to the increasingly important role of “data scientists”. It states “…as companies across […]

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Getting key data elements extracted from contracts is not an easy chore.  Done manually, you would need to open each and every contract (which in itself is a time consuming task), search through the full document for many different types of language, and copy and paste into a tool like Excel.  Time studies have shown […]

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In my last blog, I mentioned how current laws have not kept current with advances in technology. Let’s now focus how new technology is playing an increasingly important role in Big Data. In the corporate world, timely, accurate and secure access to critical business information is crucial to success. But there is so much unstructured […]

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Here at Brightleaf, we’re big believers in self-preservation. We live by helping companies mine their legal documents so they can analyze, understand, and better manage their customers, vendors and partners.  In other words, we thrive by assisting our clients with their data-driven decisions. So imagine our angst when we came across an article entitled “Data-Driven […]

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We LOVE this short, 3 ½ minute video where Mark Shilling, a principal at Deloitte Consulting LLP explains what he calls “amplified intelligence” as the next evolutionary step in putting analytics to work.  He explains how companies need to shift from sensing, responding and reacting to historical information and instead being predictive and proactive.  It’s […]

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Guest Post Submitted by: Tripti Sinha “Big Data” refers to the great stream of information in the world economy, increasing every day, which gives rise to the need of storing, analyzing and management of such data. What has brought about this trend? It’s simple, what used to be considered only a part of business intelligence […]

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“It’s just a matter of time before artificial intelligence and robotics put a lot of law firm associates and paralegals out of work, according to a report authored by Jomati Consultants LLP.”  That’s the opening line from this article: Associates threatened by artificial intelligence That is, in our opinion, overstating it.  But the theme is […]

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Brightleaf helps companies get the commercial terms, legal provisions, and explicit obligations out of legacy contracts.  We take that unstructured data and deliver it to clients in a structured database for queries and analysis.   But what’s the best use of that insight?  According to MIT’s Michael Schrage, it’s not to make better decisions, but […]

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Karen Anzuni, CIO at Benesch Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff, writes in today’s Law Technology News of how Big Data technologies and analytics are helping law firms innovate and compete. A few weeks ago, the always-incisive Ron Friedmann posted an outline of his ‘Do Less Law” presentation. The presentation echoed a topic Friedmann wrote about a few months earlier: […]

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