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Introducing the Midgley Corner

Here on The Orange Rag blog and our sister title Legal Technology Insider, we encounter stories involving IT incompetence and stupidity of such gobsmacking awfulness (usually perpetrated by terminally dumb managers within government agencies) that […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 16th Mar 2008 at 4:23 pm 1 comment

Tikit publish their 2007 results

The Tikit Group plc published its preliminary results for its trading year to 31st December 2007 earlier today (Wednesday 12th March). Here are the summary results…•    Group Revenues up 12.4% to £26.43 million (2006: £23.52 […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 12th Mar 2008 at 9:56 pm 5 comments

Look – marketing works

Its always good to see that marketing and promotional materials aren't wasted. Here's one of DDS supplier nFlow's insulated drinking mugs sitting on top of a mountain in the Alps. The photo was taken by […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 11th Mar 2008 at 8:51 am 1 comment

Second big Spanish win for SAP

Following on from last summer’s report that the Spanish law firm Garrigues had decided to implement SAP, in conjunction with Accenture, as its new practice management system, comes news of a second big Iberian legal […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 10th Mar 2008 at 4:29 pm No comments

DocsCorp acquires DocuComp

DocsCorp has announced the acquisition of US based redlining software specialist DocuComp. DocsCorp say that with this acquisition they have gained access to the most mature and sophisticated text comparison technology in the software industry. […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 10th Mar 2008 at 10:19 am No comments

People like HIPs shock

Rob Hailstone, CEO of home information pack provider Hipag, has welcomed the Department of Communities & Local Government’s announcement that area trials of HIPs have been successful. “It is heartening to learn that three quarters […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 7th Mar 2008 at 7:44 am No comments

There's money in them there deregulated legal services – maybe !

Lyceum Capital, a UK mid-market private equity firm that recently announced its latest £255 million fund, is targeting the legal services industry to tap investment opportunities arising from the Legal Services Act 2007.  To assist […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 6th Mar 2008 at 4:35 pm 1 comment

Open source for search – ISYS launch enterprise search for Linux

Yesterday, at the AIIM International Exposition & Conference taking place in Boston (Mass), ISYS Search Software – a supplier of enterprise search solutions for business and government – announced the availability of ISYS:web and ISYS:sdk […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 5th Mar 2008 at 7:48 am No comments

MDA to buy Richards Gray

The e-conveyancing, HIPs and online search group MDA has just announced plans to acquire Richards Gray for £10.8million plus earn-outs. The transaction, which is in line with MDA's strategy for consolidating the HIPs market, requires […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 3rd Mar 2008 at 2:46 pm No comments

Revised top 250 now available

Legal Technology Insider has revised its top 250 listing to take account of the latest law firm mergers and the changing fortunes of firms, as they contract and expand. The net result is 25 new […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 3rd Mar 2008 at 8:36 am No comments

The Insider Lonely Hearts Club Band

Here on Legal Tech Insider we've been asked to provide some odd services over the years, including sending a weekly joke to the terminally depressed (let's face it, it's not a bundle of laughs selling […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 29th Feb 2008 at 8:27 am No comments

Want to access EU data protection rules?

E-discovery and litigation support specialist Trilantic has posted onto its website the data protection rules for each country in the European Union. Trilantic's managing director Nigel Murray said the company recognised the need for easier […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 29th Feb 2008 at 8:12 am No comments

Roundtable sees Sharepoint as the future

Following on from the readers poll in the last issue of the Legal Technology Insider newsletter, Avanquest made Sharepoint the topic for debate at its most recent roundtable lunch for IT directors in London last […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 28th Feb 2008 at 9:06 am 9 comments

Awards eh? What are they good for?

Rob Lancashire of digital dictation specialists nFlow Software says he was stunned and amazed to find his company had been nominated for a prize in the 'most success of SpeechMike trade-in 2007' category (sic) at […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 27th Feb 2008 at 7:53 am 2 comments

EasyNet email outage

It has taken us some time to establish what is going on – thanks to the usual evasive, porkie-pie wielding staff on the help desk – but there appears to be a major POP3 server […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 26th Feb 2008 at 2:38 pm No comments