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Vinasty heading for a second act ?

If you are wondering what happened to Vin Murria after she sold CSG to the IRIS Group, then read this new posting by IT industry analyst Richard Holoway on his Holoway's HotViews blog – http://hotviews.blogspot.com […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 24th Jul 2008 at 5:46 am 6 comments

July Insider out now

The July issue of the Legal Technology Insider newsletter is hitting desktops just about now. Top stories in this issue include:• how Timeslice is proving a big hit in Slovenia• Winscribe offering a software as […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 23rd Jul 2008 at 7:47 am No comments

Billback about to change hands – again?

Readers (OK, some readers) will recall that Billback – one of the newer and more successful entrants on the cost recovery systems front – were acquired by the Australian-based business services group Espreon back in […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 18th Jul 2008 at 9:33 am 1 comment

Digital dictation webinar now available

After some delays and hiccups caused by incomprehensible file and URL incompatibilities, we now have a new link to the digital dictation futures webinar the Insider did in conjunction with Winscribe about a fortnight ago. […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 17th Jul 2008 at 9:20 am 2 comments

Lexis MuscleIn on LinkedIn

LexisNexis this afternoon announced an agreement with the creator of the world’s largest professional network – LinkedIn – that will see an enhancing of the position of the Martindale-Hubbell legal network as a networking destination […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 16th Jul 2008 at 3:17 pm 2 comments

US lit support vendors in London – and another one bites the dust

We've commented before on the tendency for US litigation support services vendors to launch themselves into the UK with a large fanfare – only to discover they haven't done their homework properly and find that […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 16th Jul 2008 at 6:58 am 3 comments

RightFax hit by patent lawsuit

j2 Global Communications, a provider of outsourced communications services – including internet fax – has filed patent infringement lawsuits against three competitors Protus IP Solutions, Captaris Inc and EasyLink Services International. As far as the […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 11th Jul 2008 at 2:15 pm 3 comments

E-conveyancing – things we love to hate – part #2

It's Friday, so it's time to have more fun with the wonderful world of e-conveyancing…Given that Gordon Brown is currently planning to put the fiscal boot in on gas-guzzling cars (he clearly hasn't heard of […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 11th Jul 2008 at 8:23 am No comments

Adding a pictorial element to Land Registry plans

Although we do not usually carry new product announcements in the Orange Rag, we are making an exception here, as you need to see the picture – see below – to really understand the significance.Getmapping […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 10th Jul 2008 at 7:56 am 1 comment

Metastorm turning to social media

It's always interesting to see how different legal IT vendors approach marketing – and in particular how they embrace newer technologies and media. So, hats off to BPM and workflow specialists Metastorm, who have just […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 9th Jul 2008 at 11:39 am No comments

Whitehill changes hands – again

Less than 12 months after Whitehill Technologies was acquired by Skywire Software, the business has changed hands again, with Oracle buying Skywire's application software operations. Although the deal is unlikely to be finalised (after securing […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 8th Jul 2008 at 3:55 pm No comments

Wasting paper – and time – in the legal world

We've got some new data come in from EMC Documentum (who are obviously very happy that Linklaters continue to use their systems) about the amount of time & effort law firms waste looking for information […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 7th Jul 2008 at 2:55 pm 3 comments

And you can vote for Peter Birley as well

Peter Birley, the director of IT at Browne Jacobson has also been nominated in Computer Weekly's blog of the year awards – in his case in the CIO & IT Directors sub-category. To vote for […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 7th Jul 2008 at 10:52 am No comments

The weekend quiz

This car belongs to a well-known character with the UK and US legal IT industry. Who is it? And, for an extra point, what is happening in this picture? And no, it is not Insider […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 6th Jul 2008 at 2:41 pm 2 comments

More goodbyes within the Lexis tech empire

While the focus within the UK legal IT industry is on the number of CVs being circulated by the remaining denizens of Chateau Despair in Leeds – aka the offices of LexisNexis Visualfiles – we're […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 4th Jul 2008 at 6:14 am 2 comments