"We're a bank you can bank on." That's Westpac's new tagline. According to their press release, it "communicates Westpac’s message of security, stability and thinking things through", and is part of a new "corporate strategy to put customers at the heart of every thing it does."
If you’re involved in sales, you’ve most likely heard the phrase “Sales 2.0” and are aware how related strategies and technologies are changing the ways companies sell their products and find and nurture their prospects.
Over the past 12 months, everyone’s become an expert on the Global Financial Crisis. And there’s no shortage of commentary about how to fix things in the banking industry.
At Exari we think about contracts all the time. How to make them better, how to make templates smarter, how lawyers and their contracts can benefit from contract automation.
According to a recent survey of in-house legal technology by Chrissy Burns, Director IT & Knowledge at law firm Blake Dawson, when corporate counsel use document automation, they rate it one of their most “indispensable” applications, second only to free online primary legal information. Yet fewer than 23% of legal teams surveyed actually use document automation. Which begs the question: if so many document automation users find it indispensable, why have so few taken the plunge?
Michael Lopp has drafted a FriendDA. It's designed for use by anyone who wants to share a (potentially) valuable idea with a friend, but who thinks an NDA is too much.
The Australian Financial Review (subscription required) reports that a growing number of Australian companies are slashing “their legal spending to offset budget constraints and falling profits.”
A 2008 Online Banking Review newsletter article, Taking Internet banking beyond 101, contrasted Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s underwhelming new consumer internet banking features (such as finally giving customers the ability to view some information from different account types in one place) with non-bank online personal finance tools like Mint that automatically download, categorise, and report on all of a user’s finances every day, making it simple to reconcile transactions, set budgets and track cashflow.
Last week Telstra, Australia's largest telecommunications company, released The Telstra Productivity Indicator which outlines key findings from a survey they commissioned of "300 leaders of business and government organisations and their perspectives on productivity."