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March 2000

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IKON Debuts Digital Filing

IKON Office Solutions, of Valley Forge, Pa., has partnered with IBM to launch its Virtual File Room, which the company describes as the centerpiece of its integrated legal document management strategy. The Virtual File Room is part of IKON's outsourcing resources available to law firms, corporate legal departments, joint litigation groups, and other groups.

A litigation management system, it offers attorneys rapid access to electronic case documents, using a secure Web browser, says IKON. Users can search, annotate, organize, and print legal documents from any location. It uses IBM security tools to safely distribute information online, via IBM's First Secure v2 service. Data protection is provided at various points: the computer terminal, in transmission, and at the storage facility, says IKON.

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Computer Security

IBM Unveils Secure Computers

IBM has introduced new desktop and notebook computers designed to keep users' data secure. The computers, which come pre-loaded with Microsoft's new operating system, Windows 2000, include models from IBM's ThinkPad notebook line; its PC 300 desktop series; and IntelliStation professional workstation family, IBM explains.

Several models -- including the IBM PC 300PL, IBM IntelliStation E Pro, and the IBM IntelliStation M Pro -- now come with an embedded security chip, that both supports Windows 2000 and prevents unauthorized users from accessing sensitive data.

The company is also offering its IBM Smart Card Security Kit, which it says can be used with any PC or mobile computer to deliver Windows 2000 security tools. It includes identity verification and authentication features that complement new encryption capabilities embedded in the new Windows 2000 operating system.

Also available: A new IBM Professional Upgrade Kit, which contains a Windows 2000 upgrade CD with migration hints and tips, device drivers, BIOS updates, service and support advice, and other information.

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Voice Recognition

Dragon Ships Legal Suite 4.0

DRAGON Systems Inc., of Newton, Mass., has released the latest upgrade of its legal-specific speech recognition software, Dragon NaturallySpeaking Legal Suite 4.0.

The upgrade includes "dramatically increased" 250,000-word legal vocabulary, reports Dragon. Other improvements include speech commands for the Internet; reduced training time; and enhancements to take advantage of the improved performance available on Intel Pentium III and AMD Athlon processors. Users can dictate directly into most applications, including Microsoft Word and Corel WordPerfect, notes Dragon.

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Mail Service

Digital Sender Uses LAN, WAN

HEWLETT-Packard Co. has introduced its new HP Digital Sender 8100C. It is a standalone, network-enabled appliance that can be used to send high-quality color or black-and-white documents electronically, via a LAN or WAN, to any e-mail or fax location.

HP says its smart compression technology is embedded in the system, which allows documents to be delivered quickly by most Internet e-mail infrastructures.

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Hot ASPs

PubNETics, based in Denver, has changed its name, and will now be known as

It also announced that it is now operating as an application service provider.

eAttorney has announced partnerships with,, and with The three companies will all offer their services as part of eAttorney's ASP Internet site.

ProLaw 9 is the latest version of ProLaw Software's namesake matter management software. The upgrade adds the ProLaw Portal to the system, allowing users to access the system from browsers.

JurisDictionUSA Inc. has released JDUSA.NET, a suite of legal applications including case management and calendaring tools.

Big Buzz: Robert Ambrogi's Web Watch column reviews ASPs that were showcased at New York Legal Tech, including Serengeti and WestWorks.

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