Welcome to the latest issue of the Legal IT Insider newsletter – September 2016 #296


• Goodbye iManage? Now Dentons prepares a proof of concept for running NetDocuments cloud-based DMS for 7300 lawyers. Global CIO Marcel Henri adds that the firm is moving to a “pessimistic security model” to lock down data for cybersecurity purposes, including “phishing attacks,” rather than stay with legal industry standard of “optimistic” security.

• Norton Rose Fulbright to spend £75 million of SAP – Bold or Bat Crazy? Discuss.

• DAC Beachcroft selects OnePlace CRM + Travers Smith signs up with CheckReceipt – a neat app to prevent misaddressed emails + Barclays in-house legal launches performance tool to assess the performance of panel law firms + Thomson Reuters embracers “hot desking” at new offices.

• Financial Institutions in Focus: Lloyds Banking Group GC Kate Cheetham Talks Tech – but law firms could still do better +  Barclays say innovation, initiative, collaboration and conversation are what they look for in law firms – Oh, yes and a move away from hourly rates.

• Legal IT Insider increases its influence among ILTA firms – now the most widely read non-US website and publication by a country mile – and kicking sand in the face of a surprising number of US and UK competitors.

• Quote of the Month: “At ILTA I met a tech company CEO who said they want their software to be like the Goldilocks story: not too hot, not too cold, but just right. Now I associate their software with porridge” …an IT director at a major international law firm put off his breakfast by questionable marketing.

PLUS your favourites…

• Who’s in and Who’s out: all the latest wins and deals from around the UK, American, APAC and EMEA legal markets.

• Movers & Shakers: who is coming, who is going – and who has gone.

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Our next issue (No #297 – October/November) will be out on Wednesday 9 November 2016