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Chris Porter Product Review of Reg-Track (Technology - Search, Outputs & Alerts, User Interface & Help)
Tuesday, 29th July 2014 Please login top-right to be able to star items

The third part of this review by Chris Porter looks at the searching, filtering and output capabilities of the Reg-Track regulatory compliance tracking service, which has both web-based and API delivery options.

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Topic Categories: Compliance sources - Financial sources - Risk management


Michael Smith Information Support in the Product Lifecycle
Friday, 25th July 2014 Please login top-right to be able to star items

Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) is a strategy which integrates people, processes and business systems into the workflow. It allows disparate communications systems access to product knowledge and to integrate the results of related research; contributing the enabling technology for information to serve as a central hub for collaborative design and development. Author Michael Smith also considers organisational barriers to collaboration, and how these can affect the timeliness and relevance of design decisions and their effect on deliverables and cost models.

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Topic Categories: Information services management - Industry sources - Training


Andrew Lucas Changing Compliance Culture in the Financial Sector
Thursday, 24th July 2014 Please login top-right to be able to star items

In a speech at the annual Thomson Reuters Compliance & Risk Summit Tracey McDermott of the UK Financial Conduct Authority spoke about the change in focus of the regulator towards corporate culture and the enforcement of personal liability by management. The shift from rules-based regulation to the harder to measure compliance culture may require information managers to review the compliance information in their organisation and who receives it.

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Topic Categories: Compliance sources - Risk management


Chris Porter Product Review of Reg-Track (Sources - Content & Coverage)
Thursday, 24th July 2014 Please login top-right to be able to star items

In the second part of his review, Chris Porter looks at content coverage in Reg-Track, a regulatory tracking service aimed at compliance professionals focused on the financial services industry. With a focus on the largest financial markets, such as those within North America, the European Union and Asia-Pacific, Reg-Track is also expanding its coverage to additional regulators.

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Topic Categories: Compliance sources - Financial sources - Risk management


Tim Buckley Owen Are We Becoming Too Scared of Security to Benefit from Big Data?
Thursday, 24th July 2014 Please login top-right to be able to star items

Information assets are in the hands of the right people to safeguard them but the wrong people to manage their exploitation concludes an influential new study. As reports continue to emerge of apparent corporate paralysis in the face of cyber security threats, Tim Buckley Owen wonders whether the emphasis hasn't swung too far in that direction, and sees opportunities for information professionals in helping to strike a balance between security in the cloud and effective data analysis for competitive advantage.

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Topic Categories: Information strategy - Risk management - Security


James Mullan Effective Collaboration Isn't Always About the Tools
Thursday, 24th July 2014 Please login top-right to be able to star items

When companies begin to take their first tentative steps with collaboration a first thought is often - what tool shall we use to facilitate collaboration within our organisation? James Mullan argues that the first step should be to think about what problems the collaboration tools are going to solve and what your ultimate goal is so that you can develop a plan and a strategy for the implementation of these types of tools.

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Topic Categories: Collaborative and social tools - Information services management


Chris Porter Product Review of Reg-Track (Introduction; Contact Details)
Tuesday, 22nd July 2014 Please login top-right to be able to star items

Reviewer Chris Porter introduces Reg-Track, worldwide regulatory tracking service for compliance professionals, from Reg-Room LLC.

 

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Topic Categories: Compliance sources - Financial sources - Risk management


Sophie Alexander It's Okay to Browse the News
Tuesday, 22nd July 2014 Please login top-right to be able to star items

This article looks at two recent European court decisions relating to online copyright and what it means for everyday internet users and media monitoring services. These cases also highlight some of the difficulties of applying copyright law to the online world.

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Topic Categories: Media monitoring - News sources - Copyright management


Yulia Aspinall Product Review of Cortellis (Value - Competitors, Development & Pricing)
Monday, 21st July 2014 Please login top-right to be able to star items

In the final part of the review of Cortellis life sciences solutions, reviewer Yulia Aspinall looks at the value the products offer across the whole drug development cycle, plus the competitor landscape and product maturity and development plan.

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Topic Categories: Information purchasing - Competitive intelligence - Scientific, technical, medical sources


James Mullan Big Data... a Match Made in Wimbledon
Friday, 18th July 2014 Please login top-right to be able to star items

Big data is helping many organisations and individuals help the most innocent individuals (premature babies) right up to more senior individuals, by analysing data and trends that come from collecting data. Big data, it would appear, is a big topic for many and is seemingly is being used for many different purposes by many different organisations. Now with the summer in full swing, big data is again in the spotlight with it being used to help manage the website for the tennis at Wimbledon.

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Topic Categories: Information services management - Social media sources


Shimrit Janes Useful Consultancy Skills for Information Professionals
Thursday, 17th July 2014 Please login top-right to be able to star items

As the role of information professionals changes, there is an opportunity to borrow tools and skills from the playbook of consultancy in order to lay the foundation for a sustainable future. But what are the most important skills for those seeking to develop their consultancy competencies? Focusing on expertise, communication, problem-solving, project management and influencing skills are probably as good a place to start as any. 

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Topic Categories: Information services management - Training


James Mullan LinkedIn Acquires Newsle
Thursday, 17th July 2014 Please login top-right to be able to star items

We all know how powerful a tool LinkedIn is for individuals to connect with their peers, join groups and follow companies that they’re interested in. However increasingly LinkedIn is positioning itself as source of both business information, thought leadership pieces and news stories. In its latest move into providing news-related content LinkedIn has acquired Newsle. So what new functionality can we expect to see as part of this latest acquisition by LinkedIn?

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Topic Categories: Collaborative and social tools - Content management - News sources


Tim Buckley Owen Information Governance - Lots of Opportunities and Still Plenty To Do
Wednesday, 16th July 2014 Please login top-right to be able to star items

New global rules on company financial reporting show that regulation and compliance continue to offer one of the best opportunities for information professionals and publishers. But the general move towards improved transparency highlights the accompanying need for much better record keeping, and new evidence suggests that, when it comes to information governance, many organisations still have a long way to go.

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Topic Categories: Compliance sources - Risk management


Yulia Aspinall Product Review of Cortellis (Technology - Search, Outputs & Alerts, User Interface & Help)
Wednesday, 16th July 2014 Please login top-right to be able to star items

Technology, search options and usage reporting are under scrutiny in the third part of Yulia Aspinall's review of the Cortellis solutions for the life sciences industry from Thomson Reuters. She also explores areas such as ease of navigation and visualisation options.

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Topic Categories: Competitive intelligence - Scientific, technical, medical sources


James Mullan The Right to Anonymity on the Internet
Tuesday, 15th July 2014 Please login top-right to be able to star items

Recently there has been a slew of articles discussing the right of individuals to have details about themselves removed from Google search results and the internet. This follows a recent "right to be forgotten" European Court of Justice judgment which ruled that Google must amend some search results at the request of "ordinary" people. James Mullan discusses what rights we have to remain anonymous and looks at the impact for enterprises who are trying to encourage users to post content to enterprise social networks and other social tools.

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Topic Categories: Information strategy - Compliance sources - People sources


Tim Buckley Owen Official - You Don't Need Permission to Use the Web
Monday, 14th July 2014 Please login top-right to be able to star items

Just when it is OK to make use of content without the permission of the copyright holder? As one new service launches to help end users access the content they need and - crucially - let them know exactly what they may and may not do with it, a long-standing dispute over rights to news content seems to have come to an end. It may seem pretty obvious that you don't need the permission of the copyright holder for what you view online, but a new European Court ruling seems to have established the principle once and for all.

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Topic Categories: Media monitoring - News sources - Copyright management


Yulia Aspinall Product Review of Cortellis (Sources - Content & Coverage)
Monday, 14th July 2014 Please login top-right to be able to star items

The content and sources of the Cortellis solutions for the life sciences industry are highlighted in the second part of Yulia Aspinall's review. She also looks at how the information is presented, analysis and visualisation options and how frequently the content is updated.

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Topic Categories: Competitive intelligence - Scientific, technical, medical sources


James Mullan Legal Knowledge Management in 2014 and Beyond...
Friday, 11th July 2014 Please login top-right to be able to star items

James Mullan has been writing about knowledge management and specifically about KM in law firms for some time now. During his career the landscape within law firms has changed significantly, both in terms of technology used and the internal and external factors that are influencing how these firms operate. He now looks at what knowledge managers within law firms can expect in 2014 and beyond.

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Topic Categories: Collaborative and social tools - Information services management - Legal sources


Tim Buckley Owen Big Data Analytics - Are There Still Things that the Software Can't Do?
Thursday, 10th July 2014 Please login top-right to be able to star items

Where big data is concerned, bosses increasingly prefer relevant insights over simply more of them. As new analytical products continue to appear, technology has its part to play - but a new book from a perhaps unexpected source makes clear that it's the humans who need to have the last word. One blogger's insights into the war in Syria demonstrate the effectiveness of employing brain power to engage in open source intelligence using social media forensics. And you also have to wonder whether it's unduly optimistic to assume that sentiment analytics software will be up to the job yet of detecting sarcasm.

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Topic Categories: Information services management - Competitive intelligence - Media monitoring


Yulia Aspinall Product Review of Cortellis (Introduction; Contact Details)
Thursday, 10th July 2014 Please login top-right to be able to star items

Yulia Aspinall introduces the Cortellis solutions for the life sciences industry, offering data from areas such as drug monographs, company records, patent reports, deal reports, regulations and generics activity. Information on more than 50,000 investigational drugs, 400,000 bioactive compounds, and 6 million biologically active patents is included. The platform contains over 15 million expert-curated reports featuring deal information, patents, literature and clinical trials data.

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Topic Categories: Competitive intelligence - Scientific, technical, medical sources


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