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James Mullan Making Your Intranet Unusable
Friday, 24th October 2014 Please login top-right to be able to star items

James Mullan has written a number of FreePint articles about some of the tools and techniques you can use to make your intranet more effective. Now in what some people might think is a cruel twist of fate, he's decided to look at some of the ways in which you can make your intranet unusable.

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Topic Categories: Content management - Intranets


Libby Trudell Assessing the Credibility of Crowdsourced Content
Friday, 24th October 2014 Please login top-right to be able to star items

Libby Trudell investigates the role of crowdsourcing in enterprise information. She defines the term, provides an overview of quality control and gives some examples of crowdsourced research services in areas from company data to intellectual property. Finally she identifies key questions to ask if you are incorporating such resources into your research portfolio.

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Topic Categories: Information services management - Company sources - Legal sources


Chris Porter Product Review of NewsEdge.com (Technology - Search, Outputs & Alerts, User Interface & Help)
Thursday, 23rd October 2014 Please login top-right to be able to star items

In the third part of his series on NewsEdge Chris Porter looks at its proprietary technology. He assesses the choice of search options; the extensive underlying taxonomy, "ACME", from parent company Acquire Media; and its impressive range of distribution choices.

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Topic Categories: Media monitoring - News sources - Topic Series: News, and Beyond (Oct-Dec 2014)


Sophie Alexander Mini Review of Red Flag Alert
Monday, 20th October 2014 Please login top-right to be able to star items

Developed in 2003 by Begbies Traynor Group Plc, Red Flag Alert is a database containing more than 7.5 million records on businesses in the UK from sole traders to quoted companies. With in-depth company reports, business monitoring and sales and marketing data, it is used by those in accounting, law and property and can help anyone needing reliable UK company data.

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Topic Categories: Information purchasing - Company sources - FreePint Reports: Product reviews


Constance Ard Product Review of the InfoDesk Suite (Value - Competitors, Development & Pricing)
Monday, 20th October 2014 Please login top-right to be able to star items

In the final part of her review of the InfoDesk suite of products for information management and current awareness knowledge tasks, Constance Ard reflects on the value the products offer users, setup requirements, and delves into product development plans. She also gives her view on competitive products.

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Topic Categories: Competitive intelligence - Content management - Search


Chris Porter Product Review of NewsEdge.com (Sources - Content & Coverage)
Monday, 20th October 2014 Please login top-right to be able to star items

In the second part of his review of NewsEdge.com, Chris Porter considers how the news management tool curates, groups and presents content. He looks at sources by geographic region, content language and type, and describes archive searching options. North American sources are covered along with those from Europe; around 14% of sources relates to Asian countries and a similar proportion of the total are global in nature. An impressive range of language sources is included.

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Topic Categories: Media monitoring - News sources - Topic Series: News, and Beyond (Oct-Dec 2014)


Sophie Alexander Issues of Copyright for Current Awareness
Monday, 20th October 2014 Please login top-right to be able to star items

This article provides an overview of copyright law in the United Kingdom and reviews some of the tools available for ensuring copyright compliance. It looks at the issue of current awareness and how training knowledge workers can ensure they share information in a copyright-compliant manner.

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Topic Categories: Information services management - News sources - Copyright management - Topic Series: News, and Beyond (Oct-Dec 2014)


James Mullan The Rise of Mobile Devices for Legal Research
Monday, 20th October 2014 Please login top-right to be able to star items

Mobile technologies have had a profound effect on the way individuals and companies work and collaborate. This is especially true in the legal sector where individuals are often meeting with clients and potentially attending court sessions, but still require access to emails and key information resources. In response to this, many legal information suppliers have looked at how they can provide information "on the go". James Mullan looks into the reasons why mobile working and access to legal information is likely to become more popular.

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Topic Categories: Legal sources - Mobile


Chris Porter Product Review of NewsEdge.com (Introduction; Contact Details)
Friday, 17th October 2014 Please login top-right to be able to star items

Chris Porter reviews NewsEdge.com, a news management and delivery tool for business professionals that supports both current awareness and archive research. In the first part of his review he introduces the product and company, Acquire Media, and looks at typical users.

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Topic Categories: Media monitoring - News sources - Topic Series: News, and Beyond (Oct-Dec 2014)


Sophie Alexander Q&A with Adis Custom Intelligence Service - Bespoke Pharma Research & Analysis
Thursday, 16th October 2014 Please login top-right to be able to star items

The Adis Custom Intelligence Service consists of a flexible portfolio of solutions designed to answer some of the key questions facing the pharmaceutical industry and offers a variety of reports to provide more in-depth analysis in this area. In addition to serving the pharmaceutical industry, Adis Custom Intelligence helps non-pharmaceutical organisations who need to draw on specific industry research on a periodic basis, such as the financial and legal markets who may use it for due diligence and M&A purposes. Adis was bought by Springer in 2011. Sophie Alexander recently interviewed William Stow and Donald Schumacher to find out more about the product.

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Topic Categories: Scientific, technical, medical sources


Constance Ard Product Review of the InfoDesk Suite (Technology - InfoWatch, InfoAlert, InfoMonitor)
Thursday, 16th October 2014 Please login top-right to be able to star items

In the fourth part of her review of the InfoDesk suite, Constance Ard looks at how InfoWatch and InfoAlert deliver relevant content to users when, where and how they need it. She also examines the technology underpinning InfoMonitor, which provides daily competitive intelligence and custom reports.

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Topic Categories: Competitive intelligence - Content management - Search


Sophie Alexander Swets Declared Bankrupt
Thursday, 16th October 2014 Please login top-right to be able to star items

With Swets recently declaring bankruptcy, one of the reasons the company gave for its declining profits was the difficulty in transitioning from print to digital. This is an issue that many large publishers are currently having to contend with, as Sophie Alexander highlights in her article.

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Topic Categories: Information purchasing - Content management - Subscription management


Robyn Smith Proactively Defining "Value" for More Successful Communication with Stakeholders
Wednesday, 15th October 2014 Please login top-right to be able to star items

Following a recent FreePint Community of Practice event on the subject of value, Robyn Smith outlines key criteria to identify and define value concepts and looks at how to create a value statement using skills that already exist in every information resources group. She also highlights the importance of metrics and impact statements.

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Topic Categories: Information services management - Information strategy


Anne Jordan Source Update for Factiva
Wednesday, 15th October 2014 Please login top-right to be able to star items

The latest additions and takedowns in Factiva, researched and compiled by Anne Jordan.

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Topic Categories: News sources - Regional sources - FreePint Articles: Source updates


Robin Neidorf UK Legal Research (Seeking Value and Measuring It)
Tuesday, 14th October 2014 Please login top-right to be able to star items

In the final part of her analysis of FreePint's 2014 research into the market for UK-focused legal content, Robin Neidorf details how interviews with information managers and partner-level decision-makers sheds light on areas such as the firm's perception of value and project priorities.

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Topic Categories: Information services management - Information strategy - Information purchasing - Legal sources


Constance Ard Product Review of the InfoDesk Suite (Technology - InfoViewer)
Tuesday, 14th October 2014 Please login top-right to be able to star items

In the third part of her review of the InfoDesk suite, Constance Ard reports on InfoViewer, which allows real-time display of information and the easy curation, customisation and publication of content. She also introduces the iPublish editing and publishing tool.

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Topic Categories: Competitive intelligence - Content management - Search


Anne Jordan Source Update for Nexis
Tuesday, 14th October 2014 Please login top-right to be able to star items

The latest additions and takedowns in Nexis, researched and compiled by Anne Jordan.

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Topic Categories: News sources - Regional sources - FreePint Articles: Source updates


Robin Neidorf UK Legal Research (Comparisons of Key Products)
Friday, 10th October 2014 Please login top-right to be able to star items

In the third part of her analysis of FreePint's 2014 research into the market for UK-focused legal content, Robin Neidorf examines the responses given for Lexis Library, Lexis PSL, Westlaw UK and Practical Law in areas such as product features, vendor relationships and value.

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Topic Categories: Information services management - Information purchasing - Legal sources - Subscription management


Chris Porter Q&A with Northern Light - Embracing the World of Web News
Thursday, 9th October 2014 Please login top-right to be able to star items

FreePint's Chris Porter catches up with Dr David Seuss, CEO of market research, market intelligence and enterprise search provider Northern Light, to hear what is new in the market and what has changed, or is about to, with the company's products, content and mobile access offerings.

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Topic Categories: Competitive intelligence - News sources - Social media sources - Topic Series: News, and Beyond (Oct-Dec 2014)


Constance Ard Product Review of the InfoDesk Suite (Sources - Content & Coverage)
Thursday, 9th October 2014 Please login top-right to be able to star items

InfoViewer from InfoDesk gets information workers the right information, when they need it most. The company's products provide content-neutral aggregating and integrating of licensed and open access data, and other electronic content, disregarding boundaries. Reviewer Constance Ard looks at the variety of sources and rich media which can be included and curation options available.

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Topic Categories: Competitive intelligence - Content management - Search


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