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Using SharePoint out-of-the-box for search – no way!

Here’s an interesting whitepaper (as a 197k PDF) via BA Insight that suggests using Microsoft SharePoint as an out-of-the-box search solution is not a viable option.


Case Study: Nuance Power PDF Helps Transform Processes at Kensington Swan

The endless use of paper is a hallmark of most…



Case Study: PactSafe Enables Fenner’s Law to Provide Legal Services Online

Over the past several years, I have noticed that non-lawyers are increasingly offering some of the services that were exclusively provided by lawyers such as estate planning and business start-ups. These companies are eroding legal business by offering ‘legal’ services, online, at competitive prices. The high overheads of traditional law firms are costly and time consuming compared to companies offering online services. Lawyers must appreciate how to evolve legal service provision to include online services. We attorneys need to look forward and embrace technology.


New Case Study: LexisDraft in action at BLP

Interesting case study here – including some insightful comments by a partner – on the way Berwin Leighton Paisner is using the LexisDraft system from Lexis Nexis.


New Case Study: Delivering Unified Communications to Keenan Solicitors

Here’s another new case study, this time featuring Belfast-based Keenan Solicitors ( and their move away from a legacy PBX to a cloud-based unified communications platform from 8×8 and their channel partners Outsource Solutions. www.8×


Ediscovery Case Study: Saving Time & Money in the Virgin Islands

We’ve an interesting case study here on Virgin Islands-based Karin Bentz’s law firm, and how the firm has streamlined its litigation practice by digitizing depositions with eDepoze and Esquire Solutions…


New White Paper: Developing Your Firm’s Mobile Strategy < check out the Native v HTML5 comments!

Here’s a new white paper on Developing your law firm’s mobile strategy from Intapp – an In Conversation piece based on the recent webinar with Norm Mullock of Intapp and Jeffrey Brandt of PinHawk. The topics covered include mobile security and information governance, as well as new platforms such as Microsoft Surface Pro. There’s even discussion of the advantages of native mobile apps over HTML5 – which looks like being a differentiator between Intapp and Tikit in the months to come.



APAC News: BigHand release new products and productivity case studies

Coinciding with the start of BigHand’s APAC user conference in Sydney later this week, we have news of a new product and a mew case study on productivity…


New White Paper on Money Laundering

Here’s a new white paper (as a PDF) – GBGroup infopaper_FINAL – looking at the proposed 4th Money Laundering Directive – the paper is by the GBGroup with a commentary by Alison Matthews. There is also a link here to a presentation containing additional information about the GBGroup in the Legal Sector


Case Study: Why Michelmores went with Linetime

Here’s a new case study from Linetime on why Top 100 UK law firm Michelmores LLP has gone with the Linetime Liberate suite of applications.


New White Paper: BI in the Legal Sector

Interesting white paper here from the people at C24 on the use of BI in the Legal Sector, based on their experiences with firms like Wright Hassall and others.



IVO Networks New Whitepaper Outlines How To Make IPv4-only Applications Work Over DirectAccess

App46 is a client/server agent that gets installed on each DirectAccess client computer. The App46 Server piece is installed on a server in your network and is used for both client configuration and distribution of that configuration. App46 Server is a GUI that walks you through wizards to define the settings which your App46 client agents need to know about and once finished it is also a distribution mechanism so that your App46 clients “check in” with the server on an ongoing basis. You can download the App46 white paper here.


Buyers Guide: UK Wills & Probate Systems

• Probate, Wills & Trust Accounts Systems (July 2014 – UK)


And Justice for All – even Smartphone users!

Joe Bloggs*, age 35, of South London had been charged and detained under arrest by the police at Plumstead Police Station. Something didn’t seem quite right to Joe’s defence lawyers Brady, Eastwood, Pierce and Stewart (BEPS) when the Crown Prosecution Service produced his previous convictions when he was being dealt with by the Virtual Court. His solicitor had a hunch the ‘previous’ produced by the CPS was not right so he took to his iPhone and looked it all up himself using his mobile technology and his firm’s case management software. (* Not his real name.)


New Case Study: Intapp Open for business at Eversheds

As we reported in this week’s Insider newsletter, Eversheds LLP has just completed the implementation of its new Intapp Open system for managing conflicts searches and speeding up the new business acceptance process. Here’s a new case study that explains it all in a little more depth.


How Allen & Overy use HighQ for their extranet solution (updated)

Allen & Overy is evolving extranet use from collaboration to project management. Mark Dibble, Head of Online Services delivery and Ruth Ward, Head of Central KM explain why they chose HighQ.


New US Case Study: Why one US start-up firm is using Worldox, the Cloud & DocsCorp contentCrawler

Here’s a new case study on how the law firm of Barry Yellin safeguards documents with 
Worldox Cloud Backup and leverages PDF content more effectively with contentCrawler for Worldox and the Productivity Suite.


New Case Study: How Husch Blackwell reduces email strain with Accellion secure file sharing

Interesting new case study here on how US law firm Husch Blackwell LLP reduced the email strain with Accellion secure file sharing – read the case study here Husch Blackwell Case Study


Case Study: How the DC Bar digitised its records, including 1.6 million images

Here’s an interesting case study on how Quality Associates Inc (QAI) helped the Washington D.C. Bar digitize more than 8000 membership cards with 1.6 million images to more easily comply with District of Columbia Court of Appeals and enable a more streamlined content management process.


New Case Study: how Leigh Day tackled data backup & recovery

Here’s a new case study on how the law firm Leigh Day upgraded its data backup and recovery infrastructure with the assistance of Covenco Disaster Recovery and OnQ technology from QuorumLabs – read it here… Leigh Day Case Study


New Case Study: How US law firm Marshall Dennehey crawls its content

Here’s a new case study looking at how Philadelphia law firm Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin dealt with the issue of suspected non-searchable content in its HP WorkSite document management system. Running DocsCorp’s ContentCrawler application on a portion of the content repository provided the firm with the information it needed to tackle and solve the problem…


Video Case Study: Why Lydian went with I.R.I.S and HP WorkSite

Here’s a video case study about Lydian a Belgian business law firm founded in 2001, with a headcount of about a hundred people located in the company’s current premises in Brussels and Antwerp, and soon in a third regional office in Hasselt. In this video, Patrick Franssens, CEO of Lydian, comments on why the firm needed a powerful and full-featured document management system (HP WorkSite) and Jan Vanherpe, ICT Manager of Lydian, explains the business value it created. Patrick Franssens concludes the video with a strong statement: “the I.R.I.S. solution is proving a major improvement for both Lydian as a company and for every single one of our employees; we have calculated that we work on average 35% more efficiently than before, while our people are – and feel –more productive than ever.”


New Case Study: How Kennedys use Plan-Net for global support

Here’s a new case study on how international law firm Kennedys chooses Plan-Net 24 to provide 24/7 IT support to its lawyers across the globe. With offices as far as Dubai, Hong Kong, Sydney & Auckland, law firm Kennedys has moved its IT support to Plan-Net 24 in order to strengthen its ability to continue to deliver on its international growth plans. James Elmer, IT Manager & Claire Renouf, IT Operations Manager at Kennedys share the challenges they faced, the reasons that led them to Plan-Net 24 and how this decision has benefitted the organisation so far.



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