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In a bumper news issue to kick off 2018, here are just some of the stories in the January (issue #309) Orange Rag:
K&L Gates to stay with Elite after SAP U-turn
From a bullish start that saw ex-chief information officer Scott Angelo claim that K&L Gates’ successful rollout of SAP would be a turning point for the legal industry, a year and a half and a change of management later, the top X firm has shelved the project and decided to stick with Thomson Reuters Elite.
Travers selects NetDocuments in first UK top 40 win
In its biggest UK win to date and the first within the UK top 40, Travers Smith LLP has selected NetDocuments to replace its legacy OpenText document management system, with IT director Ann Cant citing security as a key factor behind the decision.
Burness Paull selects iManage Cloud
We can reveal that iManage will announce later today (24 January) that Burness Paull has selected iManage Cloud for its 500 users, with the leading Scottish independent firm also adding iManage Security Policy Manager and Threat Manager to protect its data.
A year for ISO 27001: Phoenix achieves certification
Phoenix Business Solutions has achieved ISO27001:2017 certification, we can reveal, in a year when many law firms are working towards the standard themselves and can be expected to look for assurances that their vendors are committed to information security management.
Disruption alert: New digital legal hub to launch
In a move that ought to watched closely by the likes of Legal Zoom and Rocket Lawyer, Merlie Calvert, formerly director of business legal services at LHS Solicitors will shortly launch Farillio, an online community for individuals and businesses to access all their legal documents, know-how for a monthly subscription fee of £8, supported by a network of external advisers.
Fieldfisher rolls out Transact and takes it on US roadshow
Fieldfisher is in the process of rolling out Workshare’s deal collaboration and checklist platform Transact across its corporate department and is taking it on a US roadshow to promote the software to law firms and clients alike.
Contract Express wins Freshfields, NRF & HSF as clients
Thomson Reuters Contract Express has expanded its client base by over 40% from 90 to 130 in the past year, including winning the business of global giants Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Norton Rose Fulbright, Herbert Smith Freehills, Mayer Brown and EY Legal, we can reveal.
RBRO hires EMEA regional director
RBRO Solutions positions to focus on growing iManage and K2 business support and opportunities in the UK and Europe while demonstrating their ongoing commitment to their existing clients in the region. To that end, RBRO welcomes Philip Tate as the new EMEA Regional Director, a UK-based industry veteran, to lead their European business. This regional leadership ensures that RBRO’s clients have a strong local advocate as they continue to field a strong K2 and iManage-certified team.
Gleneagles is a sell-out event!
Having circulated the finalised agenda for our legal CIO conference in Gleneagles Hotel at the end February, the event is at capacity and we are creating a first come, first served waiting list as well as looking at ways to extend the number of delegates.
DAC Beachcroft kicks off PMS review
DAC Beachcroft has kicked off its practice management system tender process in order to move off Thomson Reuters Elite Enterprise before it is sunsetted in 2022.
Shire’s CSO leads tech transformation programme
FTSE 100 biopharmaceutical company Shire, led by chief strategy officer Claire Debney and legal strategy manager Ama Zbarcea, has conducted an extensive sandbox exercise to engage its staff in the selection of a contract management system, as part of a much wider technology-led transformation programme.
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