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Peppermint splits up cloud offering & signs iTrain as a training partner

Peppermint Technology will for the first time enable large law firms to take a modular approach to rolling out its cloud services, with new services including PeppCRM, PeppCase and PeppPMS able to integrate with existing law firm applications including back office practice management & accounts systems and document management systems.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 21st Aug 2017 at 11:43 am No comments

Friday News Round-up with Opus 2 + Intapp + Epona

Opus 2 International has received a significant minority investment from Five Arrows Principal Investments, the corporate private equity business of Rothschild Merchant Banking which is the investment arm of Rothschild & Co.

Added by Charles Christian on the 18th Aug 2017 at 11:28 am No comments

Workshare announces new collaboration with G Suite by Google Cloud

In a major announcement for Workshare, the London-headquartered document comparison and review provider will today (16 August) at ILTA announce a brand new collaboration with G Suite by Google Cloud, which will see part of its Compare Everywhere solution integrated with Google’s suite of intelligent apps  to deliver fast and accurate file comparison. In a further announcement, Compare Everywhere will be embedded within HighQ Collaborate, as it moves to help users access Workshare’s comparison tools without leaving third party providers’ platforms.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 16th Aug 2017 at 11:00 am No comments

ILTACON17 – Day one news and views

ILTA day one is over and we’ve predictably been inundated with wins and deals and people move announcements which we bring you here in bite size form. There’s also some news here that you won’t hear (yet) elsewhere.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 15th Aug 2017 at 3:05 pm No comments

reallymoving acquires comparison site TheLawSuperstore

Property services comparison site reallymoving.com has acquired the TheLawSuperstore.co.uk – the UK’s first full service comparison website for legal services – from Winn Holdings Ltd, the parent company of personal injury firm Winn Solicitors. TheLawSuperstore was launched in August 2016 to make it easier for personal and business consumers to compare and select legal services from across the UK.

Added by Charles Christian on the 15th Aug 2017 at 11:10 am No comments

Cybersecurity: Corrs Cyber launched amid rising attacks

Australia’s leading independent law firm, Corrs Chambers Westgarth, has today launched Corrs Cyber, Australia’s first multidisciplinary cyber security team to defend Australian businesses from cyber-attacks. Corrs Cyber provides businesses with unparalleled access to a combined team of data breach management specialists, including legal advisors, IT forensic investigation specialists, cyber risk, incident response consultants, and crisis and reputation management services.

Added by Charles Christian on the 15th Aug 2017 at 9:38 am 1 comment

K1 acquires Litera and Sackett Group to add to Microsystems and XRef stable

Off the back of its acquisition of Microsystems and XRef in September 2016, Los Angeles-headquartered private equity house K1 has acquired Litera and the Sackett Group in a move that will significantly shake up the document creation and review market.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 14th Aug 2017 at 2:00 pm 1 comment

LexisNexis & Janders Dean announces finalists of the 2017 Legal Innovation Index

The finalists of the 2017 Legal Innovation Index have been announced today by LexisNexis Pacific and Janders Dean. The Index seeks to recognise the most innovative firms and legal professionals in Australia and New Zealand that have delivered unique solutions and added value for their clients, setting their organisation apart from the competition.

Added by Charles Christian on the 14th Aug 2017 at 10:05 am No comments

Comment: Greg Bufithis on how to run a Legal IT conference – the lessons for ILTACON & LegalTech

The message is not whether or not ILTACON and LegalTech are dead but that the world has moved on and both of these tech conferences need to get out into the wider world. But more importantly: law firms and in-house counsel … and legal technology vendors … need to break away from their safe, cloistered view of the market.

Added by Charles Christian on the 13th Aug 2017 at 5:21 pm No comments

The #ILTACON Meltdown: ILTA/VSLUG veteran Rick Hellers sends an open letter to the ILTA leadership

Vendors and service providers who used to be treated as peers — as they should be considering how much they add to the conversation — are now ghettoized and treated as cash cows. An organization whose mission is to encourage partnership, education and support now seems to focus more on pushing attendance at ILTACON and bringing in sponsorship dollars.

Added by Charles Christian on the 11th Aug 2017 at 3:47 pm No comments

iManage: Seyfarth Shaw closes Extract deal and Hughes Hubbard selects Threat Manager

iManage yesterday (11 August) announced that Am Law 100 firm Seyfarth Shaw in conjunction with its consulting arm Seyfarth Lean has selected iManage Extract – formerly RAVN Extract – as it also announced that distinguished New York law firm Hughes Hubbard & Reed has selected iManage Threat Manager to better protect sensitive client data across its global offices.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 11th Aug 2017 at 11:15 am No comments

APAC News: BigHand secure deals for metadata scrub software from two Australian law firms

BigHand are excited to announce two leading law firms, Lander & Rogers and Lipman Karas have selected BigHand Scrub to manage metadata across their respective organisations.

Added by Charles Christian on the 10th Aug 2017 at 7:33 pm No comments

Radiant Law enters the software business with Word toolkit RemarkableX

Technology and outsourcing boutique Radiant Law has officially entered the software business, licensing out its Word toolkit RemarkableX on a subscription basis to clients that now include the in-house legal teams at Siemens and Sky, with BT currently trialling the tool.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 10th Aug 2017 at 10:39 am No comments

DocsCorp data survey shows 81% of companies have hidden files

DocsCorp has released the results of its first-ever global Hidden Data Survey to determine if users across the US, APAC and EMEA were aware that non-searchable image-based documents were stored in their file management systems and whether they had effective technologies in place to find these documents. The results – which in the US and APAC show 81% couldn’t locate the file they were searching for all of the time – also give an insight into how users perform search queries.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 9th Aug 2017 at 3:37 pm No comments

New Kira platform API now available to clients

Kira Systems announced today (9 August) the availability of the first fully featured version of its platform API. The upgraded platform API allows firms to tailor Kira to their unique workflow needs and more fully integrate Kira with other software tools. 

Added by Caroline Hill on the 9th Aug 2017 at 10:40 am No comments
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