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Christmas Past, Christmas Future.

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As the ghost of Christmas past did for Ebenezer Scrooge, I would like to take you back in time, back to the year 1818, and back to the year that the business you now call LexisNexis was formed.

In 1818 Christmas wasn’t recognised as a holiday by most businesses, gifts weren’t shared, cards weren’t sent and brightly decorated trees did not brighten up our living rooms. In fact, in the early 1800s Christmas played second fiddle entirely to the New Year. Fast forward to the early 1840s and the first Christmas cards started to appear thanks to Sir Henry Cole and courtesy of the latest technology in the printing world. The Industrialisation of the Victorian period created greater prosperity particularly in the middle classes who had the income to afford presents and decorations.

The technology that arose enabled the mass production of tree ornaments, the first Christmas Crackers and a new national infrastructure which enabled those goods and people to travel around more easily. Like Christmas, LexisNexis has flourished because of technological advancement. Starting with the revolution in printing of our early legal publications through to the use of Artificial Intelligence to aid the delivery of legal process and knowledge in the twenty teens. As we stand on the threshold of 200 years for LexisNexis I wonder what the ghost of Christmas Yet to Come will be able to tell us about the future of our solutions and how they might help you in the years to come.

Stay in touch with us in 2018 with our events, magazines and webinars to find out more.

Happy Christmas All. Simon

About the Author:


As Director of Customer Engagement Simon leads the team of six experienced Client Advisors. His mission is to work together with you in aligning your business strategy with the adoption and utilisation of our solutions. This is about a long term relationship where we work as part of your business and share our knowledge, experience and expertise to help you do more, better, and get greater return from your investment. The team bring many years of diverse experience of the Professional Services sector and coupled with the use of our solutions are skilled in helping you meet your aims. He has been with LexisNexis for just over three years and has worked on a number of key strategic deals and significant client retention campaigns during that time. He is a Lawyer, Project Manager and Business Analyst. Simon has practiced in a number of different areas of law within a number of notable regional practices and headed IT, Development and Comms for a Top 100, 450 user Law Firm, in his time there implementing Visualfiles, iManage, Bighand, Artiion and Aderant solutions, to name a few.

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