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We’re ‘Appy about iOS 8.0

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We’re pleased to report that the Legal IT Insider iOS app for the Apple iPhone and iPad works fine on the latest iOS 8.0 upgrade. Our tame app-meisters will be watching out for any anomalous bugs and will also be checking on how it looks on the new iPhone 6.0 models. Otherwise carry on reading and be appy.

Added by Charles Christian on the 19th Sep 2014 at 11:45 am No comments

Funny Money Time as SAP agrees to buy Concur Technologies for $8.3 billion – yes billion

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Concur Technologies, the cloud-based travel and expense management software provider (it’s legal sector clients include Allen & Overy and CMS) has just agreed to be bought by SAP in a deal worth $8.3 billion. Concur, which was founded in 1993, is used by around 23,000 businesses globally, with a total of 25 million active end users. Last year Concur’s turnover was $546 million, resulting in a loss of $24 million. SAP says it will fund the acquisition through a €7 billion credit facility.

Added by Charles Christian on the 19th Sep 2014 at 10:50 am No comments

The APAC 2014 Legal Innovation Index Announced

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We’ve got a raft of APAC legal IT and ediscovery to report next week, including more from this week’s Janders Dean APAC Legal Knowledge & Innovation Conference however we’re starting this morning (Sydney time) to ease our APAC readers into the weekend with the results of last night’s 2014 Legal Innovation Index awards which were announced at the Janders Dean event…

Added by Charles Christian on the 18th Sep 2014 at 9:17 pm No comments

Webinar 25 September: How Adaptive Case Management Will Transform Your Business – K2

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Join John Salt, CIO for Keoghs LLP, for this webinar where he will be speaking publicly on how legal organisations are actively improving their case management systems, enabling them to scale and meet customer demands. […]

Added by Event Form on the 18th Sep 2014 at 6:07 pm No comments

All change at the top at Olswang – including IT

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by Associate Editor Caroline Hill

Taylor Wessing UK IT director Stuart Walters (pictured) will next month (October) leave the Anglo-German firm for Olswang, where he takes on a larger role as international IT director. Walters replaces Clive Knott, who left Olswang in January and in April took on a role as IT Director for HowardKennedyFsi, which in May completed its merger with boutique law firm CKFT.

Added by Charles Christian on the 18th Sep 2014 at 1:12 pm No comments

Largest law firm in Continental Europe – Garrigues – picks HighQ + Tikit for collaboration software

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The Spain-based international law firm Garrigues just selected HighQ Collaborate, through technology supplier Tikit, for partner and client collaboration and file sharing. Garrigues sought a platform to enable them to set up data rooms and facilitate collaboration between lawyers and clients.

Added by Charles Christian on the 18th Sep 2014 at 10:24 am No comments

IT Anaylst (12 month FTC) – Lewis Silkin, London

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An opportunity has arisen for an IT Analyst to join our IT team in London. Working mainly on the IT helpdesk, the post-holder will assist in the day-to-day operational support of the firm’s IT systems and users. The role will encompass user support (both in person and over the telephone), systems operational support, application support, development and testing, change control and documentation.

Added by Job Form on the 15th Sep 2014 at 8:12 pm No comments

Introducing Redbrick (with little green men) – Entry #50 in the Legal Industry Video Awards

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We’re into the final furlong of our Legal Industry Video Awards, today featuring entry #50 from UK legalit vendor Redbrick Solutions, who have submitted a short animation (with little green men) to introduce the company and its products to customers. This video has been entered in Category 3 : Vendor Marketing & Promotional Video of the Year Award

Added by Charles Christian on the 15th Sep 2014 at 3:19 pm No comments

Iridium throws down the 90-day BI challenge

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Thinking of attending the Aderant or Elite EMEA user conference beanos in London this week and next? Thinking of investing in BI/business intelligence systems? Then check out Iridium Technology as they are now offering a 90-day money back guarantee on Iridium BI, their business intelligence suite designed specifically for legal and professional services firms.

Added by Charles Christian on the 15th Sep 2014 at 2:18 pm No comments

Two months to go until the BigHand UK user conferences

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BigHand, the leading vendor of digital dictation workflow, mobility and speech recognition software in the global legal and professional services sector, has announced the return of their Annual User Conference which we will see them host two full day events in Manchester on November 11th and in London on November 13th 2014.

Added by Charles Christian on the 15th Sep 2014 at 10:28 am No comments

Ediscovery in Germany – Video Awards Entry #49 from Kroll Ontrack

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Here’s our 49th submission to the Legal Industry Video Awards. This entry – Kroll Ontrack presents new German Solutions – promotes Kroll Ontrack’s ediscovery capabilities in Germany including its new data centre and expertise. This video has been entered in Category 3 : Vendor Marketing & Promotional Video of the Year Award & Category 8 : Ediscovery Video of the Year Award

Added by Charles Christian on the 12th Sep 2014 at 4:13 pm No comments

Three New Events for Your Diary – including a Reader 10% Discount Offer!

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Three new events for readers to put in their schedules – this time from Phoenix Business Solutions + Prosperoware + Conscious Solutions – the latter including a 10% reader discount offer!

Added by Charles Christian on the 12th Sep 2014 at 11:58 am No comments

Latest acquisitions: Prosperoware buys LegalOasis

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Prosperoware just announced it has acquired the software products of LegalOasis. The purchase significantly expands Prosperoware’s client base and gives LegalOasis customers access to a rich array of add-on products for the HP WorkSite DMS, the leading document management system in legal.

Added by Charles Christian on the 11th Sep 2014 at 5:05 pm No comments

Just in time for Fashion Week – Video Awards Entry #48 from the Payne Group

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Here’s our 48th submission to the Legal Industry Video Awards. This entry – The Many Shirts of PayneGroup – is a humorous film from the PayneGroup designed to coincide with the New York Fashion Week and put across the message that PG is a fun place to work and a great company to do business with. This video has been entered in Category 3 : Vendor Marketing & Promotional Video of the Year Award.

Added by Charles Christian on the 10th Sep 2014 at 3:27 pm 2 comments

BT and Tikit One Year On: The Start of a New Era

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In mid-January 2013, BT formally concluded the acquisition of Tikit Group. There then followed several months of organisational and personnel changes, but now with well over a year of experience under the bridge since the takeover, Legal IT Insider editor Charles Christian recently caught up with Tikit CEO Tim Springham and Jamie Ford, the Managing Director of BT Business Solutions (the BT division within which Tikit sits).

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