Legal software vendors beware! The Ninth Circuit recently held that a seller of web-based bankruptcy software qualified as a bankruptcy petition preparer and, as such, engaged in fraud and the unauthorized practice of the law. Any provider of software that claims to "know the law" and offers automated form selection should examine this decision closely to make sure their activities are within legal boundaries.
Wondering how you'll find the funds to upgrade your technology infrastructure during the recession? The answer lies in a new generation of legal tools which increase productivity and work quality without requiring an up-front expenditure, new computer hardware, or hired IT consultants. Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) collaboration tools can increase the productivity of your attorneys and support staff, and because they are hosted externally, these pay-as-you-go applications don't add to your already overwhelming workload.
We've assembled some of the top software issues that have appeared in the Legal Technology Center over the course of 2006, and we offer them up so you can relive the highs and lows that were 2006.
The best way to think about the difference between Outlook and practice management software is the old expression, "Jack of all trades, and master of none."
Legal services outsourcing provider CPA Global has just released the results of its annual State of the IP Industry Survey, which polled IP attorneys and corporate professionals in the U.S. and Britain on everything from the ebb and flow of IP expenditures, to the growth of patent monetization, to the toughest business climates for intellectual property.
Rick King, executive vice president and chief operations officer of Thomson North American Legal, was named to Computerworld's Premier 100 IT Leaders Awards for 2007. Thomson North American Legal is a strategic business unit within The Thomson Corporation (TSX: TOC; NYSE: TOC) that provides legal information, litigation and practice management software and workflow solutions for legal professionals in the United States and Canada.
Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced the new Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard-compatible version of Norton AntiVirus, featuring new vulnerability protection technology, which delivers protection where many of today's attacks occur - through applications connected to the Internet.
A research study released today by International Data Corporation (IDC) and commissioned by Microsoft Corp. shows that the Windows Vista operating system will drive significant economic growth in the United States in its first year of shipment. The study's findings indicate that Windows Vista will provide a foundation for the information technology market moving forward, creating more than 100,000 new jobs and driving $70 billion or more in revenues for Microsoft's partners and the industry at large.
Oracle today announced the general availability of the Siebel CRM On Demand Integration Pack for Oracle(r) E-Business Suite, delivering pre-built integration between its subscription CRM application and the industry's most acclaimed back office suite.
A recently published report by Bloor Research Group cited Oracle(r) Data Mining, an option to Oracle Database 10g, as an impressive offering at an affordable price. Using Oracle Data Mining, customers can find hidden insights in their data and easily automate extraction and distribution of business intelligence (BI), helping to increase business efficiency and productivity as well as return on investment.