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All Change at the Top as BigHand appoints new CEO

BigHand just announced the appointment of Ian Churchill as Chief Executive Officer. Since 2000 Churchill has worked in the software sector initially with Northgate Information Solutions and latterly with the Capita Group, as Managing Director of a number of software businesses with revenues in excess of £150 million. He has always focused on the provision of high quality customer service together with the development of market leading solutions which have driven impressive sales and profit growth. Jon Ardron, BigHand’s CEO for the past six years, will be retiring from his executive role but will remain with the business as a non-executive Director.

BigHand ready for its international roadshow – some neat products so catch this show

BigHand has announced the dates and locations for the international roadshow it will be running throughout November and December this year. The roadshow begins in Bristol on 5th of November and will be travelling to nine other locations across the UK and Ireland finishing in London on November 22nd, followed by three events in Holland, one in Germany, one in South Africa and four in Australia.

APAC news: McKays Solicitors go with BigHand

McKays Solicitors, a law firm with multiple offices in Queensland, says it has improved client service levels since the introduction of BigHand Digital Dictation. This has been achieved through a significant decrease in document turnaround times and backlog using BigHand’s digital dictation, smartphone application and speech recognition solutions.

Award-winning New Zealand law firm Lane Neave upgrades to BigHand digital dictation

BigHand just announced that award-winning New Zealand law firm Lane Neave has upgraded its analogue tape dictation system to BigHand as a result of the firm relocating staff to multiple office locations in New Zealand, after damage sustained to their head office during the 2011 Christchurch earthquakes. Investment in BigHand’s voice productivity technology was part of a strategic effort to reach a level of business continuity and disaster recovery planning previously unattainable.

Takeover time: BigHand acquires dFlow BV as part of move into Europe

BigHand this morning announced that it has acquired its Benelux reseller dFlow B.V. The acquisition of its trusted and long-standing partner who will become BigHand B.V, is the part of a strategic increase in investment aimed at establishing the BigHand brand more extensively in mainland Europe and Scandinavia.

BigHand launches cloud-based Professional Edition for smaller firms

BigHand has launched a cloud-based Professional Edition of its digital dictation software in North America, the UK and rest of EMEA which is delivered securely via the web and requires no on-premise server infrastructure to run. The cloud-based Professional Edition now makes many of the team collaboration and mobile-working features from BigHand’s award-winning Enterprise Edition available to professionals within smaller firms or with lighter dictation requirements.

BigHand appoints head honcho for North America

BigHand has appointed Eric Wangler as President of its U.S. and Canadian business units. Mr. Wangler joins BigHand with over 15 years of experience in the legal vertical marketplace, most recently with global company, Ricoh, where he was Vice President of Ricoh America’s legal vertical segment.

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