Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Law Firm Knowledge Director Makes 2010 Computerworld Premier IT Leaders

Janders Dean extends a warm and heartfelt congratulations to Tom Baldwin of ReedSmith on being named this year in the Computerworld list of Global 100 IT Leaders.

This from the ReedSmith

"The Premier 100 awards program shines a spotlight on the best of IT leadership and innovation," said Scot Finnie, editor in chief of Computerworld. "Despite a tough economy, these senior IT leaders are seizing this rare moment to steer measured growth, embark on innovative pilots and build loyalty in their most valued workers. We’re pleased to honor the achievements of these 100 men and women who epitomize calm and steady IT leadership.”

"This is a well-deserved honor for Tom," said Gregory B. Jordan, Global Managing Partner of the firm. "As our CKO, he has led several key initiatives that have improved our operation and enhanced our understanding of our business and our clients. We applaud the recognition he has earned from Computerworld for his contributions to the firm."

A renowned speaker and author, with more than 100 conferences and articles to his credit, Tom is a recognized leader in the IT industry. He was named 2005 Legal IT Innovator of the Year by the Legal IT Forum, was featured on the cover of the Nov/Dec 2005 issue of Law Firm Inc. magazine, and was a member of the management team that won the CIO 100 Award in 2002 from CIO Magazine.

As we know too well, Tom was also awarded the ILTA SharePoint Innovator of the Year for 2009 for the cracking ouRSpace global Intranet project (yippee!), and was the winner of the iManage Matter Centric Design at ILTA in 2008 (simplistic yippee!).

We say a massive congratulations to our old (he's still looking young though) pal Tom. This is great recognition and sees him flying the flag solo as the only winner from the legal space and the only one with a core "knowledge management" remit as their first priority.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Thomson Merger

Only a week after the news that David Baker is to retire from Baker Robbins, Thomson have announced that Baker Robbins and Hildebrandt (both purchased by Thomson) are to merge and be known as Hildebrandt Baker Robbins as of 01.01.10.

Thomson Reuters Redundancies

News just in that Thomson's legal division (which includes the Elite, Baker Robbins, ProLaw, Hubbard One and Hildebrandt brands) is to lay off 240 staff.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Janders Dean Interviewed for Lawyers Weekly

As experienced and independent consultants in the field of enterprise search and knowledge related technologies, Janders Dean were recently asked by the editorial team at Lawyers Weekly to provide their thoughts on the evolution of search in the legal space. Nicole Bamforth of Freehills, and the team at Headshift have also been quoted in this piece.

Full article can be found