Head-to-Head Trial at International Law Firm K&L Gates Secures Rollout for BigHand Digital Dictation

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BigHand, the Microsoft Gold Certified partner specialising in voice productivity for professional service organisations, has today announced that following an initial head-to-head pilot between BigHand and Winscribe, BigHand3 has been rolled out to 200 users in the London office of K&L Gates.

BigHand, the Microsoft Gold Certified partner specialising in voice productivity for professional service organisations, has today announced that following an initial head-to-head pilot between BigHand and Winscribe, BigHand3 has been rolled out to 200 users in the London office of K&L Gates.

Andrew Collier, Head of IS Operations Europe at K&L Gates comments: "Over the next eighteen months the firm will move its IS infrastructure to a more robust centralised architecture, with remote access and particularly Citrix forming a vital component, therefore it was essential for us to get this decision right. Track record was everything in getting Digital Dictation working over Citrix and BigHand are leaders in this area.:

He continued, "The implementation of BigHand3 is an integral part in our process to ensure the firm is operating in the most efficient way possible. BigHand's Telephony module was certainly favourable in our evaluation between the two products. Using BigHand technology, lawyers can record dictations remotely and instantly submit to office based support for transcription, using their cell phone."

Collier added, "BigHand is leading the way in voice productivity, offering a comprehensive suite of mobility options plus thin client support; the combination is a very strong offering."

In a move to further streamline working practice and increase efficiency, K&L Gates plans to integrate BigHand3 with its document management system.

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Jo Beckwith
BigHand
Tel: +44 (0)20 7940 5946

About BigHand:
A Microsoft Gold Partner based out of Chicago, London and Sydney BigHand is the leading digital dictation vendor in the global professional services sector, maintaining the five largest sites at international law firms and with more legal installations in total than all other suppliers combined. BigHand3 was nominated as "Best of Breed System of the Year" at the Legal Technology Awards 2007. BigHand was named as the fastest growing legal software developer in The Sunday Times Microsoft Tech Track 100 league tables for both 2006 and 2005. BigHand was also recognized by Deloitte as one of the 500 fastest growing software vendors in Europe in 2006. Additionally BigHand was voted "Best Legal Office Technology System 2004" from votes from over 14,000 lawyers and IT managers across the legal sector at the LOTIE Awards. BigHand's leading product also won the Society for Computers & Law IT Award in 2003 for "the most outstanding application of information technology to the law". Further information is available at http://www.bighand.com

About K&L Gates:
K&L Gates comprises approximately 1,400 lawyers in 22 offices located in North America, Europe and Asia, and represents capital markets participants, entrepreneurs, growth and middle market companies, leading FORTUNE 100 and FTSE 100 global corporations and public sector entities. For more information, please visit http://www.klgates.com.

K&L Gates comprises multiple affiliated partnerships: a limited liability partnership with the full name Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP qualified in Delaware and maintaining offices throughout the U.S. , in Berlin, and in Beijing (Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP Beijing Representative Office); a limited liability partnership (also named Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP) incorporated in England and maintaining our London office ;a Taiwan general partnership (Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis) which practices from our Taipei office; and a Hong Kong general partnership (Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis, Solicitors) which practices from our Hong Kong office. K&L Gates maintains appropriate registrations in the jurisdictions in which its offices are located. A list of the partners in each entity is available for inspection at any K&L Gates office.

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