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Last week's LegalTech, the largest legal software trade show in the US, was a big success! Lots of businesses represented, many lawyers in attendance, and quite a line-up of speakers. For lawyers and legal firms, there was plenty to see. Interestingly, the trade show was more than 50% outsourcing, but I didn't see the word outsourcing on a single banner. The "Cloud," however, was everywhere!
Likewise, LegalTech 2013 had a strong element of mobility. Many of the newest tools have strong mobility elements. And just a few tools, could help you to outsource your mobility programming. As we all turn to smart phones and tablets as our main "computer," we're finding that our websites and tools don't work as well. Just about every firm I know has either developed a mobile site or is in the process of creating a mobile site. Which is OK if you are a big firm with a big IT department, but for the majority of firms out there, you don't have the kills or the personnel to build yet another IT infrastructure. Enter the mobility outsourcer!
Dudamolile.com presented their automated mobility tool. Point the tool at your current website, and in less than a minute it turns it into a new site that is far more readable and functional on a smart phone. There are a number of other tools on their site (http://www.dudamobile.com) to further customize your site with a few simple clicks. Once you decide what you want, updates to your main website will automatically update your mobile site. Pretty cool!
The idea of outsourcing is that you take something that is not your core competency, and have someone else do it better at a better price point. Few firms have a core competency in developing mobility products and mobile websites, so it's the perfect target for outsourcing. If your IT team has its hands full, or if you don't have an IT team, take a look at Dudamobile's service. In a minute or so you can use their free service to build a prototype of your site. Give it a try and see if your mobility solution is just a few clicks away!