IT departments ignore law departments as a low priority user group

One of the attractions for general counsel that application service providers (ASPs) have is that they do not demand much, if anything, from corporate information services. The law department can license and use software without need for internal help.

As noted by Legal IT, June 16, 2005 (John Rogers), most corporate counsel “are generally starved of the investment necessary to develop effective systems of their own.” Enterprise-wide capabilities and profit-making systems far outrank the odd software package that serves a tiny group of employees in a cost center – law department software – so “corporate lawyers often find it difficult to engage the interest or support of their own IT department.”

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