Dutch ICT company Nobel will this week launch a new product for small-to-mid-sized law firms: the Legal Desktop. Besides Office 2010 and other general applications, this cloud-based, managed application features law firm specific software including practice management (Aderant), a document management (Epona DMSforLegal), CRM (Epona ContactManager), digital dictation software (Bighand) and PDF creation software (DocsCorp pdfDocs).

Comment: Orange Rag editor is in Amsterdam this week for a conference & hopes to obtain more information about the system. We understand it is a Citrix-based solution that also includes hosted telephony. Rather like the Tikit Legal Office product launched earlier this month in the UK, the objective is to provide aspirational law firms with access to the best-of-breed solutions that previously only larger firms have been able to deploy.