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Bird & Bird rolls out cloud-based HP Flow printers in preparation for new agile working office

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In preparation for its move to new agile working London offices Bird & Bird has rolled out a fleet of cloud-based HP Flow printers that incorporate the firm’s iManage document management system and enable staff to print anywhere in the office with an access pass.

Bird & Bird will next year move into a 142,500 square feet office space at 12/14 New Fetter Lane and have undertaken the new printer project with The Landscape Group ahead of that move.

The printers, which were rolled out over a period of just four weeks across Bird & Bird’s three London sites, provide staff with the same user experience as a desktop computer. They have a keyboard and integrate with iManage so that staff are able to scan documents from the printer into the DMS and search for documents on the printer when they login, meaning they are not tied to using a PC.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 9th Oct 2015 at 12:25 pm No comments

Nine months in – the Baker & McKenzie SAP experience


After many years in the planning stage and one aborted attempt to install it, Baker & McKenzie last December rolled out SAP across its 77 offices in 47 countries, becoming the first major law firm to adopt the latest version of a system long-embraced by the likes of Apple, Accenture and other major international players.

The 4,245-lawyer firm took on SAP’s core financial management module with a view to later expanding that to incorporate client relationship management and human resources, although those developments are likely to come some years down the line.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 9th Oct 2015 at 10:30 am No comments

NetDocuments Event – London – 5 November


NetDocuments is holding an event hosted by Farrer & Co on November 5th, 2015 beginning with a drinks reception starting at 4PM. Come network with your peer firms and hear from our customers and management […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 9th Oct 2015 at 10:16 am No comments

Webinar: Total Workspace Lifecycle Management for iManage – 13 October


Phoenix is pleased to announce that we are running a webinar to launch the full end to end workspace management tool. We will be delivering the webinar on Tuesday, 13 October, at 12:00PM GMT, with […]

Added by Event Form on the 9th Oct 2015 at 10:10 am No comments

Webinar: Improving Email Filing with EIM – DocAuto Inc – 29 October


Thursday, October 29th at 3:00PM GMT / 11:00 EST (webinar) Register here: E-mail content continues to represent the largest volume of content stored by most organizations today, and, with the number of e-mails sent […]

Added by Event Form on the 9th Oct 2015 at 10:07 am No comments

Webinar: SeeUnity + Phoenix partner to provide comprehensive Document Synchronisation Solutions – 28 October


Join us for a webinar showing our new joint solutions that will help you bridge the gap between your collaboration Platforms and your ECM content. We will be delivering the webinar on Wednesday, 28 October, […]

Added by Event Form on the 9th Oct 2015 at 10:05 am No comments

Roper Technologies buys Aderant for $675 million – no more VCs! (+ video)


Roper Technologies just announced their acquisition of Aderant from private equity firm Madison Dearborn Partners. The acquisition is expected to close within 30 days. Roper Technologies is a constituent of the S&P 500 with a current market capitalization of approximately $17 billion. Aderant will continue to operate unchanged in company name, brand, office locations and most importantly staff. All Aderant employees and executives remain with the company. Industry comment suggests a price of $675 million.

Added by Charles Christian on the 8th Oct 2015 at 3:15 pm No comments

Comment: It’s only a better solution if end users find it so


Our consultants told us in the legal department at Microsoft that our documents needed to be centrally stored and managed, which made total sense at the time. What didn’t make sense, it turned out, was expecting my lawyer colleagues to change the way they were used to working by taking the extra steps to manually upload and tag all their documents. Guess what? No one did it, rendering the whole point of a centralized DMS moot.

Added by Charles Christian on the 8th Oct 2015 at 11:16 am 2 comments

White Paper: Intapp on fresh approaches to intake and conflicts


The new white paper from Intapp on “Fresh approaches to intake and conflicts” features Pat Archbold, Head of the Risk Practice at Intapp, in conversation with: Curtis Russell of Aurora North Software + Terry Coan of HBR Consulting + Eric Mosca of InOutsource + Meg Block of Intapp

Added by Charles Christian on the 7th Oct 2015 at 8:27 pm No comments

New White Paper: Document Management Systems & Public Inquiries – REVISED


Technology is changing investigations. There are now numerous tools that government bodies may deploy in the acquisition, processing, and review of documents in the discovery process. An efficiently managed and transparent process can restore taxpayer confidence in Public Inquiries. Ultimately, an Inquiry that runs on time and delivers under budget through the use of eDiscovery technology can provide resolution for individuals and entities who are party to the hearings, as well as financial relief for the British taxpayer. Read the attached DTI White Paper

Added by Charles Christian on the 7th Oct 2015 at 4:30 pm No comments

BigHand just held its biggest user conference – ever!


On 1st October, BigHand ran its 2015 Annual Client User Conference in central London, which was attended by over 320 people – making it the biggest ever in the company’s history. (Actually this is a lot more delegates than legal tech conferences and exhibitions generally attract in the UK these days …Ed)

Added by Charles Christian on the 7th Oct 2015 at 4:13 pm No comments

Janders Dean goes transatlantic with hire of Seyfarth’s Andrew Baker to head legal transformation

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Legal industry management consultancy Janders Dean has hired its first US director with the arrival of respected Seyfarth Shaw global director Andrew Baker as legal transformation practice group head.

Baker, who joined Janders Dean just over a month ago, was most recently global director of legal product and technology at Seyfarth’s consultancy arm, SeyfarthLean, responsible for the strategy and construction of technology products to improve legal workflow, transparency and collaboration.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 7th Oct 2015 at 7:10 am No comments

Cooley transforms IT experience with new initiatives and key hires

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Cooley’s chief information officer Rob Kerr, who joined from eSentio Technologies in September 2014, has begun a push to transform the way the IT department interacts with the firm and trains its lawyers, including hiring new staff and forming a dedicated user experience group.

Kerr is taking steps to bring the typically back office IT function to the front of house, including hiring in staff with a strong customer services capability and opening up fortnightly ‘tech lounges’ for lawyers and IT staff to mix.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 7th Oct 2015 at 7:00 am No comments

More departures at Veyo – will the last person to leave please switch off the light


Conveyancing search provider SearchFlow just appointed Stefanie van den Haak as Commercial Director and Maud Rousseau as Group Marketing & Communications Director. SearchFlow, which is part of DMGT, will be expanding its product and service offering next year. Stefanie and Maud have been tasked to rebuild the brand and its commercial face to reflect SearchFlow’s targeted positioning in the market place. Stefanie was most recently the Commercial Director at Veyo, while Maud fulfilled multiple senior corporate communications positions at Veyo.

Added by Charles Christian on the 6th Oct 2015 at 12:00 pm No comments

The Myth of the Digital Native Tech Savvy Millennial Cool Kids waiting to burst out of Law School


Here’s a interesting piece from the 3 Geeks and a Law Blog on the myth of Digital Natives – when it comes to using Microsoft Word, the average law firm staffer is twice as tech savvy as the cool kid – and if you give the law firm staff some skill training they are three times as competent.

Added by Charles Christian on the 6th Oct 2015 at 10:32 am No comments
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