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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

DLA Piper select Interwoven Universal Search

DLA Piper has selected Interwoven Universal Search – Professional Services Edition to enable staff in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia to search the organisation’s knowledge repositories, and to provide fee-earners with immediate and highly […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 17th Dec 2007 at 3:58 pm No comments

HIPs – C-NLIS complains about the accuracy of searches

The Council for the National Land Information Service (C-NLIS) is concerned that the range and accuracy of property search information contained in Home Information Packs (HIPs) may not be enough for the home buyer to […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 14th Dec 2007 at 10:13 am No comments

Ignore electronic data policy and go to jail

CEOs are most likely to bear personal and professional risk from their organisations’ lack of action on how electronic evidence is managed – despite the fact that they are rarely involved in developing or enforcing […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 12th Dec 2007 at 7:44 am No comments

Mass translation from Trilantic

Trilantic has announced the launch of Trilantic Translation Services (TTS), a mass translation tool, specific to the needs of the legal market. Trilantic has partnered with Translution, a leader in translation technology to provide a […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 11th Dec 2007 at 11:56 am No comments

Seagate to acquire Metalincs

Seagate Technology has announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire MetaLINCS, a technology leader in the fast-growing US E-Discovery market. MetaLINCS's patent-pending software helps companies respond to litigation and regulatory issues that require […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 10th Dec 2007 at 11:26 am 1 comment

The IRIS roadmap – here is the full unexpurgated announcement

LONDON – 6 December 2007 – IRIS Legal today announced its direction for the future of the Legal IT sector outlining how they intend to protect customer investment in existing products while delivering new products […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 6th Dec 2007 at 5:33 pm 21 comments

IRIS roadmap coming soon

IRIS are unveiling details of their product roadmap later today. Full details will appear on the Orange Rag blog later this afternoon/early evening (Thursday 6th December) – but we think the person who posted the […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 6th Dec 2007 at 7:32 am No comments

Is Sharepoint just a corporate virus ?

Now here's an interesting report… CMS Watch (a US-based analyst firm that evaluates document and content management technologies) has found that although Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 brings improved collaboration facilities over previous editions, […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 5th Dec 2007 at 8:20 am 2 comments

Guest article – Chris Dale on e-disclosure

Some e-disclosure ideas for judges – and for the Courts Service by Chris Dale* I spoke in Birmingham last week to a room-full of judges under the title e-Disclosure and the Courts – some ideas […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 4th Dec 2007 at 10:20 am 2 comments

And LexisNexis make another software acquisition

LexisNexis Australia today announced it has acquired the business of Locus Pty Ltd, a supplier of automated legal practice management solutions. Customers in Australia and the region will benefit from the integration of Locus and […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 3rd Dec 2007 at 10:36 am No comments