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September 2007 Issue | Volume 33 Number 6 |Page 31
Technology

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LiveNote Version 10, Thomson West’s real-time transcription and transcript and evidence management tool, gives litigators an even greater advantage in the courtroom thanks to several new features. Users can now automatically create PowerPoint slides that include a video clip of important video segments and a text box showing the correlating written testimony. Remote video-sharing via LiveNote VideoSite, a new Web-based video repository, lets users play synchronized deposition video in LiveNote SR from anywhere with Internet access. Additional new features include live video streaming from depositions, and integration with Active Directory, greatly simplifying the administrative demands of supporting LiveNote at firms with large numbers of users. www.livenote.com

Guidance Software Inc. has released EnCase eDiscovery Suite Version 2, designed for organizations seeking to dramatically improve the practice of e-discovery in-house. Positioned as an alternative both to the traditional method of outsourcing, which relies on expensive manual processes, and to the risky, difficult-to-defend approach of custodian self-collection, eDiscovery Suite v2 provides a global in-house e-discovery solution with its strong chain of custody, the ability to quickly search, cull and collect ESI and e-mail across the enterprise from a centralized location, and the ability to search and collect from remote devices, including laptops and removable media. Enhancements in this version include improved review platform integration, which enables users to easily create load files for the leading attorney review platforms. www.guidancesoftware.com

LexisNexis atVantage has been enhanced to help law firms more easily analyze and track growth opportunities, identify trends and evaluate competing firms. This updated tool provides customers with refined navigation, more robust prospecting and competitive intelligence information- gathering capabilities, additional content, and additional integration with complementary technologies. New functionality includes a More Like This feature—which lets users easily prospect for companies with shared attributes by quickly jumping from a single Company Profile to a Prospecting List of similar companies. Also, NAICS codes and DUNS numbers allow users to search and further refine their targeting and segmentation analysis. The Firm Trends feature gives users the ability to assess and track their share of litigation for a particular client, market or industry. For example, users can view a list of firms ranked by the number of cases the firm has represented. Users can then hone in on the firms to assess market share, as well as set and track measurable market share goals that can be used as indicators to assess business development efforts. www.lexisnexis.com/cd

 

Wi-Fi and Cellular Connectivity

Research In Motion’s new slim BlackBerry 8820 is the first dual-mode BlackBerry handset, combining EDGE/GPRS/GSM cellular service with Wi-Fi connectivity for data access and voice support. The 8820 seamlessly switches between cellular networks and Wi-Fi connections, enabling users to access e-mail, instant messaging, organizer, Internet and other mobile applications via Wi-Fi networks in the office, at home and in public hotspots for optimal wireless coverage. Additional features include full QWERTY keyboard and trackball navigation, built-in GPS, support for Bluetooth stereo, and a microSD expansion memory slot, along with mobile phone features such as advanced noise cancellation, voice-activated dialing and Bluetooth 2.0 for hands-free use. www.blackberry8820.com

 

Real-Time Financial Reporting Enhancements

SunTrust Banks has made several enhancements to Online Courier, its electronic information reporting delivery service, which is used by law firms nationwide. Online Courier provides automated delivery of balance reporting, special reports, wire advices and account alerts without the need for client login. Using a variety of delivery methods, including direct desktop transmission, e-mail, PDA, cell phone, secure FTP and fax, it allows clients to make informed financial decisions in a real-time environment, helping them ease time and resource constraints. The new enhancements will provide clients with even greater access to important information in formats that more effectively integrate into their systems and business processes. Among the improvements, new wire advice data exports offer advice detail in multiple data formats such as BAI, CSV and XML. These data feeds can be easily uploaded into accounting packages and ERP solutions, streamlining reconciliation and cash application. In addition, the service’s Cash Position Report is now available for easy download in a SunTrust proprietary CSV format, offering greater flexibility for customized cash position management on the client desktop or network. And for organizations with multiple offices or subsidiaries, a Multi-Location Report enhancement allows clients to designate which field their location code should display in the master account, giving them more control and accuracy over internal reconcilement processes. www.suntrust.com

 

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