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November 2001
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TLC 3 Released

ON POINT INC. has introduced TLC Total Library Computerization 3, relational software for small to mid-size library management in Windows or Macintosh environments. Librarians can use it to search a library's holdings on local area networks, or with any Web browser.

They can search databases, sort retrieved records, and show or print reports as desired. Other supported operations include financial accounting, budget preparation, statistical recordkeeping, abstract and indexing, and more.

Reader Response no. 297.

Wintility Pro

PX Technologies Inc. has released Wintility Pro, software that helps workgroups and individual employees access, organize and manage documents and e-mail messages. It creates a customized work environment for each individual, while giving the company control to define information access rights.

The Auto Organization tool automatically catalogs documents created and received, and the Auto Doc tool automates the creation and cataloging of documents.

Reader Response no. 298.

Passwords Pro

MyPasswords Professional, from Zemerick Software Inc., is a password manager that recovers hidden passwords, generates complex passwords for Internet use, and encrypts its databases using the 256-bit Twofish encryption algorithm.

A Standard edition that uses 56-bit Blowfish encryption is also available.

Reader Response no. 299.


Hewlett Packard Gets. . .

Hewlett-Packard Co. and Compaq Computer Corp. have announced plans to merge, creating an $87 billion global company. The resultant company will retain the Hewlett Packard name and operate in more than 160 countries. HP chair and CEO Carly Fiorina will retain her position, and Compaq chair and CEO Michael Capellas will become president. Four major operating units will be I.T. infrastructure, services, access devices, and imaging and printing. The merger is expected to be consummated during the first half of 2002.

Reader Response no. 220.

DataCert Gets...

Houston-based DataCert Inc. has announced its acquisition of DigiContract Inc. The addition of DigiContract's collaborative services to DataCert's e-billing services will allow agreements to be negotiated online without altering the underlying document itself.

Reader Response no. 221.


The Supreme Court of the State of New York, Nassau County, has endorsed and expanded video court appearances by attorneys for routine matters, in the wake of the WTC tragedy. The technology can be accessed by any existing video conferencing equipment, and was developed by Expedite VCS (which says it will donate a percentage of proceeds to relief efforts).


Dykema Gossett P.L.L.C. has selected Streamloaner Closing Management software from E-Cognita Technologies Inc. to automate its commercial real estate finance practice. The firm has more than 250 lawyers, with seven U.S. offices, and an affiliate firm in Bologna, Italy.

Dykema also announced plans to acquire Simpson Zelenock P.C., a Birmingham, Mich.-based commercial real estate law firm that, in conjunction with Bloomfield Acceptance Corp., spawned e-Cognita Technologies. Simpson Zelenock partners.

E-Cognita also announced that Wells Fargo & Co. has selected e-Cognita's Streamloaner software to automate its commercial mortgage operations. The companies also report that Wells Fargo has taken an undisclosed equity stake in e-Cognita.

Reader Response no. 223.

Keystone Solutions Group P.L.C. announces that New Zealand-based Chapman Tripp has purchased the suite of Keystone Professional modules, a practice management system, to integrate the firm's back office finance and administration functions with fee-earner and client relationship management support.

Reader Response no. 232.

San Mateo, Calif.-based iManage Inc. has licensed its iManage WorkSite suite portal application, iManage WorkPortal, to several firms. They include: Schiff Hardin & Waite; Ropes & Gray; Hill & Barlow; and Seed Intellectual Property Law Group P.L.L.C.

The application helps firms manage client's intellectual property portfolios and access electronic and hardcopy documents, voicemails, e-mails, faxes, and video depositions via a secure Web-based interface.

Reader Response no. 224.

Interface Software reports that it has sold its InterAction Relationship Intelligence Server to several firms including Bingham Dana & Gould L.L.P.; Dewey Ballantine L.L.P.; Nixon Peabody L.L.P.; Stikeman Elliot; and Thelen Reid & Priest L.L.P. IRIS is an XML-based application server that delivers internal information about a firm's clients, contacts, relationships, expertise and experience to lawyers on their platform of choice.

Reader Response no. 225.

Hummingbird Ltd. has announced that Richmond, Va.-based McGuireWoods L.L.P. has purchased Hummingbird Enterprise Information Portal 4.0 for the firm's 15 global offices. Hummingbird EIP's data retrieval and categorization capabilities will give users real-time access to the firm's collective corporate knowledge anywhere, anytime.

Reader Response no. 226.

Timesoft Hansco, the Dutch reseller of Solution 6 North America Inc., has announced an agreement with the European firm Stibbe, to implement CMS OPEN to the firm's 350 fee earners based in Amsterdam, Brussels, New York and London. CMS OPEN is a scalable, multi-tier, open-architecture, financial and information management system. The firm plans to integrate CMS OPEN with a workflow application, a document management system and Novell Inc.'s Groupwise.

Reader Response no. 227.

Ballard Spahr

Pennsylvania-based firm Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll L.L.P. has introduced its new Web site.

It is powered by FirmConnect--Web, a law firm Web content management system built on Hubbard One's H4 technology. The site, , targets potential clients and recruits, utilizes flash navigation, and incorporates offline media including recruiting brochures and annual reports.

Reader Response no. 279.

Smith, Gambrell & Russell L.L.P. has launched its new legal portal, It delivers information on the firm's activities, and provides current business, legal, financial and government news from Yellowbrix, a searchable Internet-based news and content provider. The 190-attorney firm is headquartered in Atlanta, and maintains offices in Washington D.C. and Jacksonville, Fla.

Reader Response no. 280.

PageBid has announced that its resources for purchasing litigation support services are available at LawCommerce Inc.'s site,

Reader Response no. 281.

RJM Inc. has launched its new online computer system site, Users can configure and order PC systems; leasing, 24/7 support, and onsite service are also available.

Reader Response no. 282.

NetCaptor 6.5 is a Web browser that lets users define and open groups of Web pages in separate browser tabs, each with its own navigation history menu and progress bar. From Stilesoft Inc.

Reader Response no. 283.

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