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April 2001
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WHAT KEEPS ME UP AT NIGHT Now that I am a consultant instead of a C.I.O., I no longer toss and turn over the latest political thrash happening in the firm, or the latest uncalled for, abusive, discourteous phone call/voice mail from a lawyer. Or the hours that are going to be wasted responding to the latest demand that one person's pet toy, or a client's product, be made firm standard technology.

Of course, I do now have to figure out where my next cash in-flow will come from. All in all, a more than even trade.

--Name withheld by request

Santa Clara, Calif.-based CenterBeam Inc. and Scottsdale, Ariz.'s JurisDiction-USA Inc. have announced an affiliate agreement to offer law firms a package that includes computer hardware, wireless computer network, legal management and resources. CenterBeam provides law firms with Dell desktop and laptop computer hardware, Microsoft 2000 and Office 2000 software, a Lucent wireless network, high-speed Internet connectivity, automatic daily back-ups, secure data center and client support. It will be bundled with JurisDictionUSA's law practice management applications for secure e-mail, document storage and management, online legal research, and single entry calendaring, billing and accounting.

Information: Reader Response no. 251.

Abacus Data Systems

Abacus Data Systems Inc. announced that its law practice software, AbacusLaw, now links to ProDoc's document assembly software for Florida and Texas libraries. The integration allows automatic updates to both applications.

Abacus also announced that the New York State Bar Association has endorsed AbacusLaw law practice software, entitling NYSBA members to discounts on AbacusLaw software and upgrades.

Information: Reader Response no. 252.

Advanced Legal Systems

Advanced Legal Systems Inc. announced it has partnered with Workshare Technology Inc., a document collaboration software provider. ALS will provide installation, support and training for Workshare's new document comparison tool, DeltaView.

Information: Reader Response no. 253. announced that American Lawyer Media Inc. has acquired a small equity interest in in exchange for advertising space in ALM print publications and other promotional opportunities with selected ALM properties. ALM is the publisher of Law Technology News.

Information: Reader Response no. 254.

Legal Content

Quicklaw America Inc. and Legal Content Inc. have reached an agreement under which Legal Content will take over the editing of databases of U.S. statutes, regulations and rules, formerly edited by Quicklaw America. It provides for joint ownership of the work previously performed by Quicklaw America and for the licensing to Quicklaw America of updates and enhancements.

Information: Reader Response no. 255.


The Association of Trial Lawyers of America and West Group have announced a new partnership that will provide ATLA's 50,000-plus members with WestWork, West Group's new law office technology suite for small firms.

Information: Reader Response no. 256.

Sprint PCS

Sprint PSC has announced agreements with, Alloy Online Inc., and Inc. to feature their content on its Sprint PCS Wireless Web. It also announced that it is working with to provide users with the ability to book airline, car rental and hotel reservations via their Sprint PCS Internet-ready phones.

Information: Reader Response no. 257.

SanDisk Corp.

Sunnyvale, Calif.-based SanDisk Corp. and Santa Clara, Calif.-based Zoran Corp. are partnering to accelerate the development and integration of MPEG-4 technology into digital cameras, and flash memory. Zoran will integrate new MPEG-4 technologies and other features into its Camera On a Chip processor with SanDisk's technical support, marketing inputs, and partial funding.

Information: Reader Response no. 258.

DocuWare Corp.

Montgomery, N.Y.-based DocuWare Corp. and Denver, Colo.-based Docutek Inc. have reached a distribution agreement, under which. Docutek will sell and support DocuWare's document management system to small and medium sized businesses, government agencies, and legal firms in Denver.

Information: Reader Response no. 259.

StorNet Inc.

StorNet Inc., an independent storage-services provider, has announced its merger with Applied Digital Systems Inc and Vangard Technology Inc.

Information: Reader Response no. 260.

Eastman Kodak

Eastman Kodak Co. and Olympus Optical Co. Ltd. have announced a cross licensing agreement designed to expand the market for digital photography. It includes the mutual cross licensing of patented digital camera technologies.

Information: Reader Response no. 261.

Awards & Accolades

Niku Corp. made the roster in the recent Forbes ASAP's "Ramp Champs" Top 20 list. Niku placed at number nine on the magazine's annual list of the best-managed, and fastest growing technology companies. Analysts rated the companies on four subjective factors: management; finances; market opportunity; and competitive position.

Information: Reader Response no. 264.


Microtech to ...

Microtech Systems, of Belmont, Calif., has sold its tape duplication line of business to Boulder Colo.-based Duplication Systems Inc. At the same time, Microtech appointed DSI as an official reseller for the entire line of Microtech CD-R/DVD/CD Card productions and software.

Information: Reader Response no. 262.

Livingston to ... Lanco Solutions, of New York, announced it has completed its acquisition of Livingston Consulting Group of West Orange, N.J. The combined entity will offer more than I.T. 500 staff.

Information: Reader Response no. 263.

Laser Two to ... Laserstar, based in Woburn, Mass., has bought competitor Laser Two, of Burlington, Mass. They manufacture toner cartridges and other products.

Information: Reader Response no. 338.

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