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Onit's CEO to Speak at 34th Annual Corporate Counsel InstituteEric M. Elfman to Lead Discussion on Cloud Computing and Opportunities for Corporate Law Departments (May 03, 2012)
HOUSTON, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 05/03/12 -- Onit, a leading provider of business productivity and process management apps, today announced that its CEO, Eric M. Elfman, will join a panel discussion during the 34th Annual Corporate Counsel Institute centered on cloud computing.
The conference, scheduled for May 3-4 in Houston and hosted by the University of Texas School of Law and the Corporate Counsel section of the State Bar of Texas, will welcome in-house counsel eager to discuss issues ranging from labor, employment and privacy law updates to the latest advances in legal technology.
Elfman's session, titled "Cloud Computing," is scheduled for May 4 at 10 am CT and includes insights from fellow panelist Edward A. Cavazos of Bracewell & Giuliani LLP. The presentation will focus on the various legal issues involved in contracting for and using cloud computing-based services. This includes special contracting concerns for purchasers of Software as a Service (SaaS) and other cloud offerings, security and privacy issues and an analysis of responsibilities and risk allocation between vendors and purchasers.
"Many corporate law departments have a vast amount of technology at their disposal such as matter, spend and case management solutions yet chief legal officers still cite their two largest challenges as managing a law department's workload and workflow," said Elfman. "Cloud computing offers an unparalleled opportunity to remedy these problems, which will allow in-house counsel and its leadership to quit operating on a day-to-day level and focus on strategic operations and initiatives."
To learn more about this presentation or to register for the event, visit http://bit.ly/IXGCfw. To speak with Elfman or to request a similar presentation for your legal organization, contact Jill Black at [email protected].
Onit was formed by legal software industry experts Eric M. Elfman and Eric A. Smith, co-founders of Datacert, a leading provider of enterprise spend management software. Launched in early 2010, Onit deploys Onit Apps to simplify business process automation and improve business productivity across all departments and industries. The Onit App Builder allows business users to drive efficiency and productivity by combining business process management, project management and information management into one easy to use tool so the user can create their own Onit Apps without having to rely on IT for support.
Businesses have processes for everything -- whether it's hiring a vendor or law firm, terminating an employee, submitting a contract for review, requesting a trademark request, obtaining an NDA, etc. Most of these processes are manual, paper intensive and cumbersome. With Onit Apps, processes are automated in a few clicks, responsible parties are notified immediately, and data collection is centralized. Onit doesn't require any software to download or resources from IT. For more information, visit www.onit.com or contact 1-800-281-1330.
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