Dg CollageAs the snow fell in a cold NYC, the atmosphere inside the Hilton Midtown for Legal IT's LegalTech 2014 was electric. The conference fell over three days - Tuesday 4th to Thursday 6th February - and with Workshare as the official LegalTech Portal Sponsor and with Gold Sponsorship, it was sure to be an exciting show!

A key theme over the duration of LegalTech was security. I watched some great key note sessions - one discussing the importance of IT security in the legal sector; another discussing bitcoins - the true scope of the currency including the major security fears. This security aspect fit in well with Workshare's theme - the Data Guardian. The booth featured a very special cut out board where LegalTech attendees could put their face in the hole and become the Data Guardian - see some of our favorites in the top photo.

LegalTech fell in line with a number of key announcements from Workshare.

On day one we announced the release a research report which affirms the IT requirement for hybrid, or on-site, deployment. The report, produced by analyst group Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) and Workshare, shows that IT departments are now turning to hybrid cloud deployment models to meet their needs for data security and control – something, of course, Workshare now provides.

Day two announced Workshare’s integration with iManage. This key integration with iManage means that workers are now able extract documents, on the move, in a secure collaborative e;nvironment. At LegalTech this was one of the main features demoed and attendees were bowled over by the possibility of being able to work mobile, while still in the security of the DMS.

Day three saw the announcement of Workshare’s integration with WorldDox (whose booth was coincidently situated directly next to us)! The Workshare/WorldDox integration means that legal professionals are now able to compare, securely share, and collaborate on documents directly from WorldDox.

Winners CollageWorkshare were also the official 2014 LegalTech Portal Sponsors. What does this mean? ALL the presentations and content produced over the three days are now available on Workshare. View online and/or download conference materials here.

Every day at the show Workshare gave away an extra special prize to help reinvent the way you work.

Congratulations to Sarah from Orlando who on day one won an iPad mini, Nicole from Boston who on day two won a pair of Dre Headphones and Joe from Texas who on day three won a Pebble Watch. We hope these devices help reinvent the way you work!

You will be hearing more about the Data Guardian in upcoming blogs – so keep tabs, but for now check out all our photos from LegalTech on facebookhere and start a free business trial now to help reinvent the way you work today

Holly Mills