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Orange Rag traffic up 30%

Latest web traffic stats show that visitors to The Orange Rag blog increased by 30% during the six months to 31st January 2008, with last month (January) clocking up a record number of 13,000 distinct […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 1st Feb 2008 at 10:34 am No comments

Think before you print

We are increasingly used to seeing messages at the foot of emails asking us whether it is really necessary to print out the email – but just how much paper do law firms waste? According […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 30th Jan 2008 at 8:12 am 2 comments

Software Solutions Guide – the winners & losers

The English Law Society formally launches the next edition of its annual Software Solutions Guide at the Legal IT Show in London in just under a fortnight's time. or those of you who can't wait, […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 25th Jan 2008 at 2:07 pm 4 comments

Your security leaks today

The latest security leak to emanate from HM Government comes courtesy of the Ministry of Justice (or whatever the Lord Chancellor's Department is called this week) and the Court Service. Apparently four CDs containing details […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 24th Jan 2008 at 8:50 am No comments

Successor to Vista coming early?

Last week Microsoft announced that support for Windows XP would end on 14th April 2009 – that's the day after Easter Monday so you can spend the bank holiday weekend upgrading to Vista. However today […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 24th Jan 2008 at 8:42 am No comments

E-Conveyancing revolution set to be called off

In the latest (January) edition of the Legal Technology Insider newsletter (which should be hitting most desktops later today) we report on the in-fighting between the Inland Revenue and the Land Registry over the future […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 23rd Jan 2008 at 11:20 am 1 comment

New desktop paradigm on the way from Pilgrim?

Later this week Pilgrim Systems is holding its annual user conference in Edinburgh where – according to Pilgrim director David Thorpe – the company will be “announcing a whole new paradigm for law firm software”. […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 22nd Jan 2008 at 10:03 am 8 comments

But the laptop was still working

Every year the Darwin Awards commemorate those people who improve the human gene pool by taking themselves out of it – usually in the most stupid way possible. As this blog is read by some […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 16th Jan 2008 at 8:10 am 5 comments

Everything ticketyboo say Tikit

The Tikit Group plc today reported on trading for the year ended 31st December 2007, as it enters its close period and ahead of the announcement of its preliminary results in March 2008. The statement […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 15th Jan 2008 at 10:59 am 2 comments

Saturn Legal and 27H merge

Saturn Legal Limited and 27h Limited (the consultancy formed last year by Tim Spiggs and David Gallagher) have today merged to become Saturn27 Limited. Both organisations have been working in close association over the last […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 14th Jan 2008 at 10:20 am 1 comment

Reactions to FAST purchase

Microsoft's decision earlier this week to buy Norwegian-based FAST Search & Transfer business for US$1.2 billion (about £600 million in sterling) has produced some interesting reactions from other suppliers in the enterprise search arena. And […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 11th Jan 2008 at 12:28 pm No comments

IRIS Legal to open new 'centre of excellence' in Cheshire

IRIS Legal has just announced plans for a new Laserform Centre of Excellence. The centre will bring together all Laserform staff into one location in brand new premises at Booths Park, Knutsford due to open […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 9th Jan 2008 at 10:57 am 19 comments

Let the acquisitions begin…

Santa has delivered an early Christmas present to the management of KM specialists Solcara who earlier this afternoon (Friday 21st) announced they had become part of the AIM-listed ArgentVive plc group. The announcement reads…“Solcara is […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 21st Dec 2007 at 6:13 pm No comments

Situations Vacant – probably

We've just had a meeting with a firm of headhunters, who wantde to pick our brains as they are looking to recruit a business development director for a large legal IT supplier. While they were […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 20th Dec 2007 at 10:35 am 3 comments

Gossip Alert

We're hearing reports that a major legal publisher (which narrows it down a bit) will buy a UK practice & case management systems supplier (which widens things out again) before the end of this year.

Added by Charles Christian on the 18th Dec 2007 at 6:59 pm 6 comments