Asia Pacific 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.
While legal professionals are known for working hard, a new study by legal and tax & accounting information solutions provider, Thomson Reuters, has shed light on the increasing time demands placed on Australia’s legal professionals as hours increase and client expectations grow – with some reporting as much as 100 hour working weeks.
Edinburgh based HotDocs Ltd has been named one of the winners of a 2013 Queen’s Award for Enterprise. Going against the norm of a large US company purchasing and absorbing a UK business, the Scottish SME has acquired a larger company in the States from a major corporation and is enjoying significant success in this new market as well as continuing to grow at home.
Phoenix Business Solutions have launched their new look YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/phoenixdemos – we particularly like the fact they keep their videos short. Well done Nikki Bhogal & Team Phoenix.
The April issue of the Legal IT Insider newsletter is out now. Top stories include 3 pages of wins & deals + where did it all go so wrong for Integreon + new apps ahoy: check out Rainmaker Coach for marketing on-the-go + Mike Walker of Thomson Reuters Elite on innovation
BigHand has launched a cloud-based Professional Edition of its digital dictation software in North America, the UK and rest of EMEA which is delivered securely via the web and requires no on-premise server infrastructure to run. The cloud-based Professional Edition now makes many of the team collaboration and mobile-working features from BigHand’s award-winning Enterprise Edition available to professionals within smaller firms or with lighter dictation requirements.
To coincide with World Backup Day on 31 March (or Easter Sunday in the UK*) Kroll Ontrack has published the results of a survey of 600 recent customers of its Ontrack Data Recovery service. This found that one third of respondents had experienced parsonal data loss and two-thirds had lost business data.
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BigHand today announced that Melbourne based law firm Wainwright Ryan Eid has rolled out BigHand’s voice productivity solution and speech recognition technology firm wide.
To coincide with tomorrow’s Janders Dean Legal Knowledge & Innovation Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa, we have an excellent article on privacy legislation in South Africa from Symantec eDiscovery counsel Allison Walton.
BigHand today announced that it has acquired Verdatum, an award-winning US legal digital dictation software solution, growing BigHand’s client base to more than 170,000 users worldwide.
A peer-to-peer networking forum, providing an exclusive and secure social networking forum for the managing partners of Australia’s law firms has been unveiled.
Here’s a neat graphic fo the IT research company IDC which predicts that this year will see global sales of smartphones overtake sales on conventional mobile handsets.
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