Voice technology adoption:
Evolutionary approach, revolutionary results
With a rich heritage that spans more than a century, Secrest Wardle is a law firm that has witnessed many historical and technological changes – through which the firm’s attorneys and legal professionals have remained committed to a client-focused, results-driven approach.
As the world moves into the Post-Digital Age, Secrest Wardle is leveraging the power of the cloud to maintain its enduring brand promise of outstanding quality and service in a rapidly changing landscape.
From the physical realm to the digital
Secrest Wardle has leveraged Philips recording solutions for many years, using Philips Digital Pocket Memo recorders before shifting to Philips SpeechExec Pro dictation and transcription software. When COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic early in 2020, Secrest Wardle’s Information Technologies Manager Julie Gorney needed to again transition the firm’s solution to provide additional flexibility as staff suddenly moved to full-time remote work. She recounts how the firm’s long-standing relationship with VarTec, LLC helped pave their technological path: “We’ve worked with VarTech owner Rudy Varela for more than 15 years, moving from cassettes to digital capabilities several years ago to now shifting from locally installed PC software to the cloud with Philips SpeechLive. We’ve been discussing this with Rudy for a few years, and though COVID was the impetus for it, we see this transition offering numerous advantages that will deliver lasting benefits.”
Solutions like SpeechLive are the wave of the future. We got up and running with minimal training and we can make changes and adjustments as needed very easily.
Julie A. Gorney Manager