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June 2002
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IBM Debuts ThinkPad T30

International Business Machines Inc. has introduced the latest edition of its flagship ThinkPad laptop computer. The ThinkPad T30 features a new cursor control system, the "UltraNav" multi-pointing system.

It also incorporates Cisco System Inc.'s Aironet 802.11b wireless connectivity technology (other models offer Bluetooth and Intel Pro 802.11b wireless capabilities). The T30 uses the Intel Mobile Pentium 4 processor, and the new Embedded Security Subsystem 2.0.

Reader Response no. 330.

Apex Connector

Elite Information Systems Inc., of Los Angeles, says its new Elite Apex Connector for Microsoft Outlook improves synchronization between Microsoft Outlook and Elite Apex, its firm-wide client relationships management tool. Users can access and update contact data using either programs, and changes are automatically reflected in the other program.

Reader Response no. 331.

NYSBA Web Site

The New York State Bar Association has unveiled its revamped Web site. It offers a user-friendly interface, improved features and new customization options.

"MyNYSBA" allows users to customize the site with information pertinent to practice areas; and resources include ethics opinions; a law practice management resource center; free legal research from LexisNexis and Loislaw, and more.

Reader Response no. 332.

iLS Pre-Ship

The Neopost Group has launched its iLS.X family of Internet and Intranet-based shipping and information management systems. The products help firms create customized "virtual shipping rooms" at each employee's desk, says the Hayward, Calif.-based company.

It consists of a suite of products:

* iLS.Rate, to help users idenitify the best rate among carriers, including USPS, UPS, FedEx, Airborne, and others.

* iLS.Track, offering tracking information and USPS delivery confirmation.

* iLS.Validate, to verify address information.

* iLS.Pre-Ship, which combines the three functions with a custom-designed interface.

Reader Response no. 333.

Data Archiving

Zantaz, of Pleasanton, Calif., has signed an agreement with IBM to help firms and corporations capture, restore, archive and retrieve e-mail, instant messages and other electronic documents. The company will also offer consulting, custom development and support for litigation, audits and "legacy data."

Under the accord, IBM will integrate Zantaz technology and services into its consulting practices.

Reader Response no. 334.

Examen 2.0

Sacramento's Examen Inc. has introduced LegalPrecision 2.0, the latest version of its e-billing application that helps firms submit, validate, analyze and present legal bills to corporate clients. The upgrade features an improved architecture, to facilitate the exchange and integration of data via secure electronic data interchange (EDI) feeds.

Users can generate reports utilizing the industry-standard Uniform Task-Based Management System (UTBMS) codes, to help companies track how much they are spending on legal services and measure law firm performance.

Reader Response no. 335.

CLS/Summit

Minneapolis' Computer Law Systems Inc. has released the latest edition of its CLS/Summit software, designed for corporate law departments and government legal agencies. CLS/Summit: Legal Department Suite offers modules targeted at the specific needs of legal departments, it says, including case/matter management; budgeting; outside counsel invoice tracking; relationship management; time/cost tracking; calendaring/ docketing; and client accounting.

Reader Response no. 336.

nMatrix Inc., Bowne

New York City-based nMatrix Inc. has announced an alliance with Bowne & Co., to offer electronic data discovery processing services to Bowne's law firm, corporate and banking clients.

Bowne has licensed nMatrix' eDataMatrix technology, to process more than 300 file types, including word processessing documents, spreadsheets, HTML files, PDFs, and e-mail archives including Microsoft Outlook, Netscape, Lotus Notes, Eudora, and more, the two companies explain.

The company also announced that its DocuMatrix imaging system is now available in an NT version that uses Microsoft SQL Server as its underlying database.

Reader Response no. 337.

PracticeMaster 10.6

Software Technology Inc., of Lincoln, Neb., has upgraded its practice management system and changed the software's name to PracticeMaster. Neé Case Master, it provides time-and-billing, financial, and practice management tools for solo to mid-sized firms.

Version 10.6 includes new two-way integration with iManage and Microsoft Outlook, as well as data-sharing with QuickBooks Pro 2002 and QuickBooks Premier 2002.

Other new features include a built-in Web Browser, improved filtering tools, a "recurring dates" feature, new reporting options and a multi-media tutorial, reports the company.

Reader Response no. 339.

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