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A Christmas Legal IT Mystery: The Strange Case of the Car Park that Never Froze

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Not quite a Christmas ghost story but a mystery all the same… A few years ago there was a UK legal software vendor called Mountain (this was long before they were acquired by Advanced Legal) that was based in Grantham. When the company had outgrown its offices in the centre of the town, the moved to new premises on an industrial estate outside of Grantham, located on the side of a steep, windswept hill. When Mountain enjoyed its first winter in the new offices, they were pleasantly surprised to see that despite its location and the fact the winter was unusually harsh and snowy, the company car park remained free of ice and snow.

Added by Charles Christian on the 22nd Dec 2014 at 5:04 pm No comments

All change at the top for Tikit

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Tikit just announced that Katherine Ainley, currently director of Client Services and Transformation at Tikit will succeed Tim Springham, as CEO when he retires on December 31, 2014. Katherine joined Tikit earlier this year as the director of Client Services and Transformation. She has been with BT for seven years, in which time she has held various leadership roles in general management, strategy, and business Improvement. She was also the CEO of BT Payphones, responsible for running the payphone business across the UK. Before joining BT, Katherine worked at Lloyds TSB. She originally started her career as a management consultant at Ernst & Young.

Added by Charles Christian on the 22nd Dec 2014 at 2:51 pm No comments

There’s an app for it – going Fine Dining over the Holiday Season ?

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OK, this is stretching the legal IT angle a little but today’s app – FineDiner – was conceived and designed by leading legal IT and management consultant Neil Cameron. As Neil explains “the main idea is to maintain a personal record of trips out to great restaurants – notes, photos, dishes, cost etc – rather that finding restaurants to eat in although it will do the latter too – if you buy a data pack (via an in-app purchase). The basic free App can be used to add details of any restaurant visits – but you have to add all the details of the restaurant manually. However, if you pay for a regional restaurant pack then you just pick your fine dining restaurant (it includes all Michelin and another 30% or so of good places) and all the details slip in for you to just add your visit details.

Added by Charles Christian on the 19th Dec 2014 at 10:58 am No comments

Practice Management Reporting and Analytics Lead, Law Firm, London

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Practice Management Reporting and Analytics Lead, London Competitive Salary Our client is a top tier international law firm with a first class reputation. The firm is about to undergo a major project to upgrade its […]

Added by Job Form on the 18th Dec 2014 at 11:53 am No comments

As Elite prepare to dis-Engage, Prosperoware prepare to Prosper

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With Thomson Reuters Elite now in the throes of disengaging itself from it Engage legal process management application (see timescale below) one of the first challengers coming out of the corner of the ring is Prosperoware with its Umbria software. “At Prosperoware, we are excited for the opportunity to serve Elite Engage customers and to provide them with alternative LPM technology,” says Keith Lipman, president and co-founder. “In fact, if they would like to switch to our Umbria enterprise software immediately, we would be happy to offer them incentives to make that happen.”

Added by Charles Christian on the 17th Dec 2014 at 6:46 pm No comments

NetDocuments ‘fess up to cloud DMS titsup

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NetDocuments has published details of its recent service outage which shut down its cloud-based DMS services for about 40 minutes earlier this month. The FAQs also discuss some other outages, including one apparently caused by a third-party engineer swapping out a motherboard without warning anyone in advance!

Added by Charles Christian on the 17th Dec 2014 at 4:47 pm 3 comments

Law Firm – Senior Project Manager – London (City) £75,000

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Leading Global Law Firm is now looking to recruit a Senior Project Manager to assist with the ongoing improvement of their internal IT systems. Senior Project Manager Responsibilities: Lead project teams to ensure the delivery […]

Added by Job Form on the 17th Dec 2014 at 10:24 am No comments

Technical Lead – Legal – Bell Microsystems

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Bell Microsystems is a technology services provider; supporting its customers through the complex lifecycle of their assets from acquisition through to retirement, including supply of all the resources required to consult, support and manage throughout […]

Added by Job Form on the 17th Dec 2014 at 10:21 am No comments

Talking Tech with Charles Christian: Time Recording #5 with Kaye Sycamore of Intapp

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Welcome to the fifth and final episode in our new video series Talking Tech with Charles Christian. The theme for this series is Time Recording/Time Capture Technology for Law Firms and this week we are talking to Kaye Sycamore, the Regional Vice President, International, of Intapp Inc – the Intapp Time application is one of the two giants of the global time capture market.

Added by Charles Christian on the 16th Dec 2014 at 4:35 pm No comments

Legal Account Director, Workshare, London

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The successful candidate must demonstrate a proven track record of hitting growth based targets whilst supporting customers through the sales cycle; The candidate must have experience of identifying, qualifying, building, managing and closing business opportunities from scratch. You will be responsible for territory planning, account planning, forecasting, using business development techniques and field-based sales activities. You will need to be able to present and negotiate at the C Suite level and be skilled at building, managing and delivering a high value pipeline in a controlled and measured way.

Added by Job Form on the 16th Dec 2014 at 11:30 am No comments

That Microsoft “Dublin cloud” data sovereignty case: now major tech companies add their support

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Here’s a technology law story worth reading as five major US tech players file amicus briefs supporting Microsoft in its standoff with against the US Government over the “Dublin cloud” data sovereignty dispute which is making European law firms and businesses wary of using Microsoft cloud services.

Added by Charles Christian on the 16th Dec 2014 at 11:00 am No comments

Christmas? Meh! It’s beginning to feel a lot like business as usual with 3 new deals

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No sign of a Christmas slowdown here, with 3 UK legal IT vendors – Peppermint Technology – Eclipe Legal Systems – Linetime – all announcing new deals this morning…

Added by Charles Christian on the 16th Dec 2014 at 10:22 am No comments

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Legal IT Christmas #1 Christmas Cards

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Good corporate Christmas cards seem a lost art now however one exception is UK law firm Lewis Silkin which has year-after-year consistently delivers an amusing and on topic card. This year’s is no exception, featuring some excellent visual puns on “small print”. And thank you Jan Durant for the card!

Added by Charles Christian on the 15th Dec 2014 at 1:41 pm No comments

LONDON IT SUPPORT MANAGER (Legal), City to £80k + package

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LONDON IT SUPPORT MANAGER (Legal), City to £80k + package Technology Manager / Service Delivery Manager with legal background required by a prominent global law firm in the City. The role offers an attractive £60k-£80k […]

Added by Job Form on the 15th Dec 2014 at 9:42 am No comments

Leading New Zealand law firm to go with Aderant

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Aderant announced today that one of New Zealand’s leading law firms, McVeagh Fleming, will deploy the Aderant Expert practice and financial management system across the firm. With the move to Aderant Expert, the firm will have the robust business management infrastructure it needs to maximise client experience, empower lawyers and staff and drive smart growth.

Added by Charles Christian on the 14th Dec 2014 at 5:06 pm No comments
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