Gleneagles: Meet the neighbours
IT directors are no longer kidding themselves that they are in a position to revolutionise legal strategy and have now realised that it is all about delivering good service while cutting costs, according to the topics discussed at the fifth Glenlegal Forum
IT directors are feeling insecure and undervalued. Long gone are the days when law firm IT directors could kid themselves that they themselves had the power to transform – even revolutionise – legal practice and that their influence on strategy could be compared to that of a chief financial officer. Managing an IT department is about delivering a good service to the lawyers while cutting costs for the business, nothing more and nothing less. An IT director acting as a revolutionary change agent and driving the firm’s business in new directions – that is the stuff of fantasy.
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