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Am Law 50 firm Wilson Sonsini swaps out iManage for NetDocuments

Am Law top 50 law firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati has swapped out its iManage document management system for NetDocuments, led by chief information officer Michael Lucas, who led the same move while at Akin Gump.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 7th May 2019 No comments

MDR LAB: The latest cohort is in

Who needs The Apprentice: six early stage companies, ranging from concept through to early revenue-stage, have joined the 10-week MDR LAB programme to work alongside Mishcon de Reya lawyers and other business experts from inside and outside of the firm.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 7th May 2019 No comments

Breaking news: Hg acquires Litera Microsystems

Hg has acquired Litera Microsystems from K1 Investment Management after a three-year period in which Litera is said to have tripled its revenue.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 7th May 2019 No comments

Phoenix grows up: A look at its marriage to Morae

For iManage, knowing that its biggest implementation partner was up for sale must have been an unnerving experience and it’s no wonder that Phoenix Business Solutions’ founder and CEO Mat Crocker tells us that he regarded the company’s acquisition this week by Morae Global Corporation as a marriage that needed iManage’s blessing. We speak to Crocker and Morae’s founder and CEO Shahzad Bashir about the union.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 3rd May 2019 No comments

Kofax and Workshare to offer comparison and PDF products in joint solution

In a move that gives Workshare access to Kofax’s PDF creation technology and Kofax greater exposure to the legal market, the pair will now offer their comparison and PDF products in a joint solution. 

Added by Caroline Hill on the 2nd May 2019 2 comments

Movers & Shakers: Clare Chalkley joins Integreon from Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance litigation support manager Clare Chalkley has joined Integreon as a senior director – legal services focusing on litigation support services and document review for law firms and corporate legal department clients.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 2nd May 2019 2 comments

Tikit launches independent product advisory board led by Janet Day

Tikit is launching an independent product advisory board headed by legal IT veteran Janet Day to help inform its IT strategy going forward, we can reveal.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 2nd May 2019 3 comments

The April 2019 Legal IT Insider Newsletter – issue #322 – is out now

Welcome to the April edition of the Orange Rag – yes, we know it’s the 1st May but you are such fantastic people we thought we’d let you have the Easter holiday week off!

Added by Charles Christian on the 1st May 2019 No comments

Ascertus appoints Andrew Payne as head of professional services

Ascertus Limited has appointed former NetDocuments senior director for EMEA, Andrew Payne, as its head of professional services to lead the company’s project management and consulting teams as well as drive technical engagement across Ascertus’ product portfolio.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 1st May 2019 2 comments

BCLP talks Kira: Adoption, value, and the roll out to high volume work

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner announced yesterday (25 April) that it is embedding Kira Systems’ data extraction tool within its high-volume work streams globally, but what does that mean? We asked innovation solutions director (EMEA) Nick Pryor how Kira is being used already in the firm, what adoption is like, and how use of the technology is being extended.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 26th Apr 2019 No comments

No surprise as Microsoft Office 365 commercial revenue jumps by 30%

Microsoft’s stock market value yesterday (25 April) briefly topped $1trillion driven by higher than expected cloud revenue growth. Office 365 commercial revenue was up by 30% as the Washington-headquartered tech giant continues to drive users towards cloud adoption.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 26th Apr 2019 No comments

Deloitte Legal collaborates with UiPath as Bucharest touted to become low cost legal tech hub

Deloitte Legal has begun to collaborate with New York-headquartered robotic process automation provider UiPath out of its Bucharest-based Center of Excellence (CoE), which looks set to become a hub for Deloitte’s legal technology activity.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 25th Apr 2019 No comments

UnitedLex appoints unicorn boss Rodney Rogers as chairman

In a shot across the bows of its competitors, UnitedLex has appointed serial ‘unicorn’ entrepreneur Rodney Rogers as chairman of its board of directors. Rogers most recently led Virtustream, the enterprise-class cloud company he co-founded in 2009 that was acquired by EMC Corporation in 2015 for $1.2 billion.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 24th Apr 2019 No comments

Contract management: Conga launches AI Analyze

Having announced towards the end of 2018 that it will turn to a wide combination of AI technology to make document and contract automation more efficient, Conga today (23 April) announced the release of Conga AI Analyze to unlock business insights from digital documents and contracts.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 23rd Apr 2019 No comments

The 2019 LawWithoutWalls winners in full!

Congratulations to all of the winners of LawWithoutWalls, which took place before the Easter break, bringing together an impressive array of leading lawyers, business professionals, students and venture capitalists from around the world.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 23rd Apr 2019 No comments