Channel News: the latest UK, EU & Ediscovery developments

And we’re off with another round-up of US, UK and ediscovery channel news and vendor updates, this time featuring Quiss Technology & ISO + Mark Baughan’s new exec + new Intapp partners + Neota Logic & Huron Legal + Iris Data Services buy Clarity + LawBase & Uptime + DocAuto’s UK moves

UK: IT services provider Quiss Technology has achieved ISO 27001:2013 accreditation, the internationally acclaimed standard for information security management accredited by UKAS. This latest standard, which supersedes the now outdated ISO 27001:2005, places far more emphasis on setting objectives, monitoring performance and metrics. There is less reliance on a business identifying preventative actions, with actions to address risks and opportunities as they become apparent of greater importance.

UK: Marks Baughan Securities UK has appointed of Ian Glanville to its team as a Managing Director based in London. Ian is a 20-year veteran of the financial services industry and joins Marks Baughan with significant executive leadership and corporate finance experience. “We are very pleased to welcome Ian to Marks Baughan in London. Ian has a distinguished track record as a senior executive and investment banker”, said John Jacobs, Managing Member. “We have known Ian for several years and are confident that his executive leadership and investment banking experience will prove invaluable to our clients.”

US: Intapp has selected Project Leadership Associates and HardingLowe as a preferred implementation provider for Intapp Open, the company’s New Business Intake (NBI) application for law firms.

US: Huron Legal and Neota Logic have formed a strategic alliance that will see Neota Logic’s software supporting the launch and servicing of Huron Legal’s expanded contract and compliance offerings, including its kCreate contract creation tool. The Huron-Neota Logic alliance will provide custom document logic applications that enable Huron’s clients to create the most complex contracts rapidly and efficiently. The applications will also incorporate data from CRM and other systems as well as logic in decision trees, spreadsheets, weighted scorings and other unique Neota Logic reasoning tools.

“Neota Logic is pleased to be collaborating with Huron Legal,” said Betsy Braham, Chief Executive Officer of Neota Logic. “Our software’s unique capabilities for complex reasoning, transparent advice and document automation will help make contract creation and management more efficient and effective for Huron’s clients.”

“We are looking forward to working with Neota Logic in support of our contract and compliance offerings,” said Jeff Catanzaro, Managing Director, Huron Legal. “Their software is well aligned with our expert offerings that help our clients to avoid unnecessary costs, maximize revenue and ensure effective delivery of contractual obligations.”

US Ediscovery: Iris Data Services has announced the successful acquisition of Clarity Litigation Support. Clarity is a top discovery and litigation support firm with offices in New Orleans and Baton Rouge. With this acquisition, Iris Data Services will strengthen its expertise in delivering premium eDiscovery solutions to clients.

US: LawBase, a leading case and matter management system provider, has partnered with Uptime Systems to bring a new option to solo and small law firms looking to use the company’s signature product. Uptime Systems is a complete hosted solution for law firms. It brings legal software, document storage, and email to small law firms without the need for costly servers that require management or outside IT support.

UK: In response to increasing market demand, DocAuto has launched of an office in the United Kingdom. This expansion will provide DocAuto’s vast regional clientele with a direct channel to DocAuto’s ECM expertise. The company says “it will also further facilitate our long-term goal of becoming the premier enterprise content management tool provider for WorkSite and SharePoint in the United Kingdom and across Europe.” DocAuto will continue to leverage its longstanding business relationship with UK-based software and services provider Tikit, which will remain a preferred reseller throughout the United Kingdom.

“In the last seven years we have seen consistent growth in the utilization of our software tools within the UK and European technology markets. With this in mind, we are committed to establishing an overseas presence to better serve this client base. As part of this strategy, we will continue to rely on Tikit as a valued partner in this effort,”  said DocAuto CEO David Kiefer.