Lextek people, products and deals for August 2010

Here’s a round-up of the latest in legal technology happenings:

Deals

AccessData Corporation and CT Summation are excited to announce that they are now a single company, AccessData Group LLC. AccessData Group is focused on delivering the first true end-to-end eDiscovery software solution capable of addressing all phases of the discovery process, from litigation hold to trial.

iEnvision Technology, Inc., a leading technology services and consulting company, and Ascertus Limited, a premier supplier of software business tools to corporate in-house legal departments, law firms, and other professional services organizations, announced a strategic alliance to more effectively service their law firm and corporate legal clients who have offices both in Europe and in the US. The alliance will allow Ascertus and iEnvision to provide local technical support, training, implementation, and consultation services and save their mutual clients from incurring ever increasing travel expenses, especially for projects where a presence is required on both sides of the Atlantic.

Products

HyperionGP, a business and technology consulting practice to the legal profession, announced the availability of a HITECH Risk Assessment Starter Kit. The kit was designed by seasoned legal technology and compliance professionals to help law firms understand and address the new guidelines under the Heath Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act.

Accola, a legal technology and IT services company, announced the release of Epona’s DMS4Legal to the North American legal industry. DMS4Legal brings the first document management system powered by Microsoft SharePoint 2010® to law firms across the U.S. The product was first released in Europe in early 2010 and has garnered much interest from firms for the functionality and capabilities it adds to their practices.

Nextpoint Inc., the nation’s leading provider of next-generation litigation support services to law firms and corporate law departments, announced that the company has been selected by AlwaysOn as one of the OnDemand Global Top 250 Private Companies. The AlwaysOn Global Top 250 represent the top emerging companies worldwide that are demonstrating significant market traction and pursuing game-changing technologies in on-demand computing, digital media, and greentech.

Nextpoint, Inc., also announced the full release of Cloud Preservation™, a revolutionary web archiving service that securely captures and indexes data from websites, blogs, Twitter and Facebook feeds. Cloud Preservation is an immediate, low-cost solution that allows users to schedule crawls that can archive social networking sites, blogs and public-facing websites. The product was originally launched in early June to a select group of beta users who tried the product and provided feedback to the development team at Nextpoint.

Index Engines, a leader in enterprise discovery solutions, announced the validation of the Index Engines platform performance of full content and metadata indexing of NetApp and HP network attached storage (NAS) data at sustained rates of up to 1 Terabyte per hour using only a single indexing node. These unprecedented speeds demonstrate the power of Index Engines’ purpose-built operating system for indexing enterprise class data environment versus traditional data processing solutions that are based upon public domain or other third party cores originally designed for the Internet.

Business Integrity announced that it will launch ContractExpress.com Version 2 at ILTA 2010, the International Legal Technology Association’s annual educational conference. New features revolve around customization to allow law firms to present branded self-service document creation environments to their internal and external clients. ContractExpress.com enables users to quickly and easily design and deploy automated documents, enabling complex legal documents to be drafted, accurately and efficiently in days rather than weeks.

People

Along with a new round of funding to RealPractice, Inc. from Rustic Canyon Partners and Miramar Venture Partners among others comes some heavy hitters in the software business including Brad Cooper as Senior Vice President of Marketing and General Manager of Online Channels, Matt New as VP of Product and Claude Ciocan as VP of Engineering.

Attorney and legal support services industry veteran Colleen Freeman has joined Document Technologies, Inc. (DTI) as a senior manager of client services for DTI’s Boston office. In this newly created role, Ms. Freeman is responsible for leading DTI’s effort to expand its market share in the Northeast e-discovery and litigation consulting market.

Women in eDiscovery, a non-profit organization that brings together businesswomen interested in technology related to the legal industry, announced today the names of new national board members for its 2010-2011 term. Among this term’s officers are Amy Bowser-Rollins as National Assistant Director, Amy L. Juers, MBA as National Director Marketing and Public Relations, and Babs Deacon as National Meetings and Speaker Coordinator.

~ by CDLB on August 4, 2010.

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