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Legal Week now owns Legal Tech (sort of)

Bruce Wasserstein, the chairman of Lazard, has agreed to sell the American Lawyer Media group (which includes the flagship American Lawyer magazine and the Legal Tech trade shows) to Incisive Media in the UK (the […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 12th Jul 2007 at 10:25 am No comments

Meanwhile in the US, Lexis just keeps on buying

Amid all the interest surrounding the machinations of IRIS/CSG in the UK, we should not overlook the fact LexisNexis is building up its own legal tech empire in the US. Its latest acquisition is Nashville-based […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 11th Jul 2007 at 12:17 pm No comments

Vinasty – keep watching the blog

No fresh stories to report on the IRIS/CSG/Vin Murria saga (aka Vinasty) however we're getting a lot of interesting comments being posted to both the most recent stories – and it will be interesting to […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 10th Jul 2007 at 2:59 pm 23 comments

Vinasty – the official release

This is the latest episode of the Vin Murria saga (or Vinasty as one of our readers put it – more drama than Dynasty tho without the shoulder pads) and we quote verbatim the official […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 5th Jul 2007 at 7:17 pm 22 comments

Vin Murria gone from CSG/IRIS group

We've been trying to get an official statement all day – hence this late posting – but this is the story so far… Vin Murria, the controversial chief executive of the CS Group – and […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 4th Jul 2007 at 6:08 pm 7 comments

Linklaters outsource a fourth data centre

Linklaters LLP has signed what is described as a 'multi-million pound, five year deal' to outsource its Colchester-based data centre infrastructure to SAVVIS, a global provider of IT infrastructure services. Under the terms of deal […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 4th Jul 2007 at 9:37 am No comments

Autonomy to acquire Zantaz

Autonomy and ZANTAZ have reached agreement to merge the companies. The formal announcement says the combination of the two companies (Autonomy is acquiring Zantaz for $375m) will redefine information risk management by proactively automating the […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 3rd Jul 2007 at 7:42 am No comments

Symantec + Interwoven integration – sorted?

The long running issue of integration between the KVS Vault (now part of the Symantec empire) emailing archiving system and Interwoven's WorkSite DMS (whereby it was possible to misfile and 'lose' archived email messages) looks […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 2nd Jul 2007 at 2:53 pm No comments

DLA go for secure data hosting service

At DLA Piper, Chief Information Officer, Daniel Pollick is aligning all aspects of the organisation's IT systems to world-class quality to meet the high-level expectations of its lawyers and clients. As a result, DLA Piper […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 1st Jul 2007 at 4:43 pm No comments

Iron Mountain to buy Accutrac

Storage protection firm Iron Mountain will purchase Boston-based Accutrac Software to enhance its existing records management software. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The Accutrac XE software will be assimilated to offer new automation […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 27th Jun 2007 at 2:03 pm No comments

Min of Justice select audio conferencing service

BT has been selected as an approved audio conferencing provider by the Ministry of Justice. The service – called BT Legal Hearings – is an easy-to-use, secure audio conferencing service that allows law firms to […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 26th Jun 2007 at 11:43 pm No comments

Like the undead, the willwriters come back to haunt Quill Computers

First a bit of ancient history… back in 1993 (before the Insider and Orange Rag were even a gleam in my eye – says Charles Christian) I wrote a piece for The Law Society Gazette […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 22nd Jun 2007 at 5:31 pm 6 comments

Has he gone – did he jump or was he pushed ?

We're currently hearing reports that a well-known and senior director of a legal software supplier has just been given his marching orders and is currently clearing his desk and/or consulting his solicitors. As soon as […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 22nd Jun 2007 at 4:30 pm 3 comments

June issue of Insider out now

The June issue (No.199) of Legal Technology Insider is out now – the digital version is already in over 4000 mailboxes while the hard copy version will be landing on 2000 desktops from Thursday this […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 20th Jun 2007 at 11:27 am No comments

Research reveals high expectations inhouse counsel have of their external advisers

New research issued today by Grant Thornton's Forensic and Investigation Services practice has revealed the high expectations inhouse counsel have of their external dispute resolution lawyers aside from the outcome of their disputes. It has […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 18th Jun 2007 at 12:36 pm No comments