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Exhibit Guide to LegalTech West Coast Part 2

A preview of some of the many vendor offerings in the exhibit hall at LegalTech West Coast.

Sean Doherty, Law Technology News

June 23, 2014    | 0 Comments

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LegalTech West Coast 2014, held Tuesday and Wednesday at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites in Los Angeles, is the place to see demonstrations of the latest legal technology products and upgrades and get practical legal technology to improve and grow your law practice. The event includes panels of speakers and continuing education opportunities (described here and here) and a full two days of exhibits from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Here’s Part 2 of our preview of some of the many vendor offerings in the exhibit hall. See here for Part 1.
Lenovo (booth 111) should be on your short list to visit and watch for 2014. If you only think about ThinkPads when you see the Lenovo brand, think again. Lenovo is a Global 500 company, is the world’s largest PC vendor and the fourth largest smartphone company. With its January acquisition of Motorola Mobility from Google Inc., Lenovo is poised to be the legal industry’s next best friend after Apple Inc., Microsoft Corp., and our dogs.
This month Lenovo introduced the ThinkServer RS140, an affordable entry-level single-processor, rack-mounted (1U) server for the small to midsize law firm and remote offices of large firms. Before that, the PC maker introduced an all-in-one A540 Desktop running Windows 8.1 and sporting a 10-finger touch-control display, an Intel Core i7 processor, JBL speakers with Dolby Home Theatre, optional support for Near Field Communications to transfer files to and from other NFC devices, and an optional TV Tuner to watch TV programming on the desktop. With the A540, Lenovo introduced a B series of laptops for business starting at $399. The B-50 laptop has afull, high-definition 15-inch display with a Windows 7 operating system that runs Intel Core i7 or A8 AMD processors, NVIDIA GeForce 820M or AMD Radeon R5 M230 graphics, a DVD burner/player, and up to 1 terabyte hard disk storage with optional solid state drive for hybrid storage or disk caching. And don’t forget to check outLenovo’s tablet computers, including the ThinkPad 8, that support local versions of Microsoft Office. (www.lenovo.com)
LexisNexis will be hard to miss at the show, covering booths 404 to 409. The Legal and Professional team for law firms, corporations and government agencies will be on hand with show the new release of Early Data Analyzer, software that uses data analytics such as near-duplicate analysis and email threading to reduce the number of documents in e-discovery and lower document review costs.  Near-duplicate analysis is already a feature in Concordance document review software and Law Prediscovery, imaging and electronic data processing software. LexisNexis will also showcase Firm Manager, which can now synchronize with your Google calendar, identify time not billed, and help you track trust accounts. (www.lexisnexis.com/)
SanDisk Corp., a flash storage provider for data centers, desktop computers, mobile devices and consumer electronics, will be showing off its memory technology in booth 213. If you have a tablet computer, smartphone, camera or other mobile device, SanDisk can provide the memory for it. The storage company recently unveileda four-terabyte, serial-attached SCSI (small computer systems interface) solid-state drive (SSD) and the new X300 self-encrypting solid state drive that leverages TCG  Opal 2.0 and Microsoft support for hardware-based encryption. If you store client data on disk, don’t think about encrypting it—let the disk do it for you. (www.sandisk.com)
Tabs 3 (booth 311), maker of law firm billing, financial and practice management software, now supports individual or batch billing in PDF format that allows custom hourly rates and billing options such as LEDES (Legal Electronic Data Exchange Standard). At LegalTech New York, the company released Tabs3 and PracticeMaster release version 17. New features include:
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  • Smart Tabs facilitate program navigation.
  • Quick Views combine column layout with filters and sort functions.
  • Task-based billing codes specified by LEDES.
  • Bulk import groups of documents to PracticeMaster.
  • Split-billing between two attorneys for work performed.
Xerox Litigation Services (booth 309), the e-discovery division of Xerox Corp., will be on hand to demonstrate their Viewpoint e-discovery software by Lateral Data, a Xerox company. Recently, XLS bundled the pricing for Viewpoint’s on-premise software and cloud-based software as a custom or fully managed service. XLS also makes OmniX, cloud-based document review and analysis software, and CategoriX, technology-assisted review software that learns from attorneys and applies machine learning algorithms to rank documents on how likely they are to be relevant to a matter. (www.xerox.com)
Attorney Sean Doherty is LTN’s technology editor.

 

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