Welcome to the latest issue of the Legal IT Insider newsletter (July/August 2014, issue 275) – this is our It’s the Software Stupid issue although we do also have a follow-up on Microsoft SharePoint as a DMS.


• Microsoft has a plan – of sorts – for legal DMS (although it has mislaid one of the architects)

• Who’s in & who’s out? All this month’s wins, deals, swapouts & rollouts from the UK, US, EMEA, APAC and the Rest of the World including Worldox gaining its first new win in the UK + Clyde & Co set to spend £800k on Elite Enterprise to 3E migration

• Bye-bye Burrill in Linetime MBO (it’s the front page, that’s the legal IT world’s equivalent of being on the cover of The Rolling Stone)

• Not the Curse of the Black Pearl as another vendor claims to be the successor to OpenText Metastorm

• They joked that when BT bought Tikit, the company would start selling phones – well they are now!

• Are the would-be InterAction CRM competitors all filler and no killer?

• Fresh on the Radar – we look at ClickDimensions and Jostle, the out-of-the-box social media platform for people fed up with Yammer

• Peppermint bullish at the start of a new year

• Comment: It’s the Software Stupid – or has Kia’s tech skills initiative been hijacked by the training industry and is now pointing in the wrong direction?

• And in Dilbert:



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