American Legal IT News
In the latest installment of the titanic struggle between the forces of Good and Evil – or Evil and Good – between HP and OpenText – or OpenText and HP (readers are free to rearrange the names in any order) HP Autonomy iManage has reacted angrily to rumours that HP is looking to sell the Autonomy business, possibly to SAP.
Here’s our exclusive interview with Ray Kurzweil, while he was over here in the UK last month for the LawTech Futures 2013 event in London. This is the only interview Ray gave while he was in the country – and in fact 5 minutes after we finished recording, he was in a limo on his way back to Heathrow.
Prosperoware announced today the appointment of Paul O’Connor as the company’s Director of UK & EMEA operations. The appointment of O’Connor reflects the growing adoption of the Prosperoware product suite in Europe, which includes four [...]
The College of Law Practice Management (COLPM), an international organization that recognizes excellence in law practice management, is calling for entries for its 2013 InnovAction Awards, a worldwide recognition of lawyers, law firms, law departments and other legal service providers that have innovated and successfully applied new business practices to the delivery of legal services. Submissions for the 2013 InnovAction Awards will be accepted until June 30, 2013.
Online legal services platform Rocket Lawyer has raised another $15 million in new funding from a so-far unnamed “strategic investor”. Rocket Lawyer previously raised $40 million in capital from August Capital, Google Ventures and Investor Growth Capital (IGC). Rocket Lawyer founder Charley Moore claimed earlier this year that the company is growing revenues by $20 million a year.
In the first of a new series in conjunction with One North Interactive, the agency’s CEO John Simpson considers the Death of the Sales Funnel: embracing the full client relationship cycle and creating a relationship experience in order to drive client loyalty, advocacy and new business…
Last month Epiq Systems Inc hosted a panel debate in London on the impact of the recent Jackson changes to the civil procedure rules relating to costs, which came into force on 1 April 2013. A webcast of the event is available here.
Alternative fee arrangements can encompass many different offerings – fixed fee, phased fee, collared fee, value fee, holdback, blended rate, contingent fee – for just about any type of legal service. There are also a wide range of technologies that have been developed to support the implementation of AFAs. We’ve brought together a list of the best tools, technologies and processes that can support the successful adoption of alternative fee arrangements in your legal practice
BigHand this morning announced that it has acquired its Benelux reseller dFlow B.V. The acquisition of its trusted and long-standing partner who will become BigHand B.V, is the part of a strategic increase in investment aimed at establishing the BigHand brand more extensively in mainland Europe and Scandinavia.
Amusing video here by Lawdingo in the US to promote their services to prospective clients and law firm partners. For all those times when life sucks – tho what’s with those egg-cups on the table?
Working with law firms on both sides of the Atlantic has its challenges and bonuses… in particular the need for regular trips to Boston, MA (for the avoidance of doubt for those in Lincolnshire). Having found the best, flexible co-working space out there (if you haven’t visited WorkBar, http://workbar.com/ you really should…) I settled down in my haven of innovation and creativity… surrounded by cool meeja and boffin types…
The future of business driven collaboration is something that is taking place every day within consumer usage of social media, search and the resulting collaboration analytics run in the background. Examples of this range from using Google Search, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram Hashtags, or the Bing integrated searches within the Windows 8 operating system on the Surface Pro and Google’s search integration within the Chrome Pixel. What’s driving these changes within these companies beyond competition between each other?
Here on the Insider, we are going to be more than a little distracted by next week’s LawTech Futures event in London (Tuesday 30 April). However here is a roundup of other legal IT and ediscovery events (including webinars) that will be taking place over the next few weeks…
Drew Lewis, eDiscovery Counsel of Recommind sees the new rules as a stimulus to driving deep and meaningful changes in IT planning, both for corporate legal firms and the companies that use them.
Steve O’Neill, CFO of EMEA Strategic Operations at EMC and David Eastwood, Partner, KPMG UK argue that an understanding of the implications of enterprise technology trends on data (including Big Data and the Cloud) should be a priority for General Counsel…