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Demystifying PMS Projects – Part 3 of 3

This is the last part of our series articles which are based on our recent Demystifying PMS Implementation’s seminar.

In the first article we covered the definition of a PMS project, a high-level market overview and the traditional PMS project approach.

In the second article we suggested a different approach for resourcing PMS projects.

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End of Life for Elite Enterprise

This week saw the confirmation from Thompson Reuters (TR) that the next update (version 3.11 scheduled for release in Q2 2016) will be the last planned enhancement release of their Enterprise platform.

From that point the system will be updated with bug fix releases only until 31st December 2022 at which time support will also be downgraded to migration support only.

There is little doubt following TR’s earlier announcement (21st December 2015) that Envision (aka Pilgrim / Lawsoft) will be put in maintenance mode until December 2019 (when it is expected support will be discontinued) and that TR’s strategy is to move away from the mid-tier market.

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Is the Surface Pro an iPad killer?

In 2010 the world of computing changed forever with the launch of a new consumer-orientated product which lawyers were pestering their IT departments to let them use. Most IT managers were reticent in their response and objected to being told by lay people what kit they should be purchasing.

The release of the Apple iPad catapulted enterprise IT into the mainstream. Apple’s marketing was sublime. The iPad was easy to use, flexible and powerful and provided apparently endless functionality. One month after the iPad’s launch 1 million devices had been sold, and this figure had grown to 15 million by March 2011 when the iPad2 was released.

At the time I don’t think anyone realised what the iPad would do to users’ expectations. For years there had been talk of IT consumerisation and early smart phones had seen the start of this, but people were buying the iPad almost as a fashion accessory and expecting to use it at work. The iPad was the first consumer device which IT departments had to deal with and it would spawn the ‘bring your own device’ (BYOD) challenge.