Richard Susskind is not short on credentials. Richard has a first class honours degree in law from the University of Glasgow and a doctorate in law and computers from Balliol College, Oxford. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and of the British Computer Society, and was awarded an OBE in the Millennium New Year’s Honours List for services to IT in the Law and to the Administration of Justice. richard01.jpg In his article: “Why going online is better for everyone” in the TimesOnLine, Richard explores, as an example, use by Eversheds of an online service:

that automates the process of drafting employment documents. The web-based system is designed for human resource professionals in large organisations

There is a link in the article that allows you to see a demo – incredible (see for yourself). PUNCHLINE: For those who still think it’s cool not to understand technology or tease that “that’s something my kids do” maybe it’s time to remove the cranium from the sand and stand erect as we move further into this new century. There will be two classes of firms soon… which one do you think will be thriving over the next ten years?