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SystemsUp parent iomart breaks the £100m revenue barrier

Scottish-headquartered cloud computing provider iomart has broken through the £100m revenue barrier with a 6% increase in turnover, although organic growth in its cloud services business was lower than expected for much of the year. Iomart in 2015 acquired SystemsUp, which has worked with Farrer & Co in moving its infrastructure to Microsoft Azure.


#GlenLegal: How to stay relevant as CIO PLUS Clients’ five worries and how we respond

We’ve saved some of the best for last when it comes to covering the content from #GlenLegal19. Here our two co-chairs gave their thoughts on the latest trends, and warn: scrutinise, don’t just get sucked in by technology. Includes our favourite graphic: the correlation in data measuring cheese consumption and death by strangulation from bedsheets.



Legal tech first: Slater & Gordon partners with digital workplace Unily

Slater & Gordon says it is the first legal services client of digital workplace provider Unily: an intranet as a service based on the Microsoft Azure platform.


Legal tech hire: Eigen appoints Dr. Ashley Fiddler as CPO

Eigen Technologies has appointed Dr Ashley Fidler as its new chief product officer (CPO). Fiddler joins Eigen from MDR service provider eSentire, where she was also CPO.


ICYMI: The ILTA winners in full

This year ILTA announced its Distinguished Peer Award winners throughout the ILTACON week. Here they are in full.


TRENDING Comment: The rise of the eDiscovery professional

For many years, the perception of eDiscovery was that it was something that happened in the background. “Techy” people took emails and MS Office files and turned them into document databases for paralegals and lawyers to review. Now, due to the proliferation of data types which need to be interrogated for disputes and investigations, the expertise required to navigate the collection, processing and analysis of this data has never been more in demand. So, what does it take to succeed, asks Integreon’s VP of legal services, Clare Chalkley.



#ILTACON19 Impressions

Thanks to a bank holiday in the UK (and the fact it’s hard to type in a canoe) there will be a slight pause in Legal IT Insider’s own summation of ILTA 2019 but this round up from Ron Friedmann accords with many of our thoughts and experiences.


BPP’s head of development joins Reed Smith as innovation manager

BPP Law School’s head of development Adam Curphey has joined Reed Smith as its innovation engagement manager.


#ILTACON19: Sizing Up the Greatest eDiscovery Challenges of Today and Tomorrow

eDiscovery is not for the faint of heart. The pressure to innovate and conquer new challenges is ever-present, and just when you’ve solved one batch of problems, more are waiting to take its place. Tony Caputo, CEO of CloudNine looks at some of those challenges.


Tikit partners with Enable PLUS signs Howes Percival in multi-product deal

Tikit has partnered with Enable to resell their PitchPerfect solution, bolstering Tikit’s marketing and development ecosystem for law firms. The news comes as Tikit also announces that it has signed UK top 150 firm Howes Percival, in a multi-product deal that includes their own IP products, Tikit eMarketing and Tikit Connect, as well as key partner solutions NetDocuments and Introhive.



#ILTACON19: Litera’s Changing Lawyer Awards – the winners!

Congratulations to the winners of Litera’s Changing Lawyer Awards 2019, including legal innovator the year, law firm of the year, disruptor of the year and the lifetime achievement award.


Arent Fox to transition from Elite Enterprise to 3E

With the countdown on in earnest for law firms to move off sunsetted practice management system Thomson Reuters Elite Enterprise, Am Law 200 law firm Arent Fox has made the decision to transition to Elite 3E.


Debevoise swaps out Elite Enterprise for Aderant

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP has chosen Aderant Expert for its practice management software – according to our brand new US top 200 PMS chart Debevoise was previously an Elite Enterprise customer.


Mimecast for the DMS? Prosperoware releases CAM business continuity

Described by one CIO as ‘Mimecast for the DMS’ Prosperoware has launched a major new feature for its legal content management system CAM – the ability to provide business continuity for iManage and NetDocuments.



“I never anticipated selling in three years:” Doxly’s CEO Haley Altman talks Litera and female founders

Fresh from the news that transaction management platform Doxly has been acquired by Litera Microsystems, we speak to Doxly founder and CEO Haley Altman about whether this was all part of the grand strategy and what advice she has for the comparatively few female founders out there.


Updated: Predictive search and text analytics startup ayfie gets $10m funding injection

Congrats to the ayfie team on its latest funding round of $10m to spur growth in North America. SVP of business development in EMEA Peter Richards, says “We raised $10 million in funding to accelerate growth and vertical expansion. With the help of the funding, we can get even more aggressive on growth in the Legal Tech and Financial Tech markets.” Slightly unusually the backers are still undisclosed.


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