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James Mullan Shadow IT - a Significant Threat for Organisations?
Friday, 30th January 2015 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

In 2013 James Mullan wrote about "shadow IT" and the potential threat it poses. Now at the start of a new year shadow IT is back on the agenda. There are a number of reasons for this and in this article James looks at two recent reports which highlight some of the concerns organisations have with shadow IT where staff use software and other tools for work reasons which have not been approved by their employers.

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Topic Categories: Information services management - Mobile - Security


Jan Knight Product Review of Nexis (Value - Competitors, Development & Pricing)
Thursday, 29th January 2015 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

Jan Knight concludes her product review of Nexis, provider of premium curated business, industry and news information. The fourth part of her review looks at how recent enhancements have added value in terms of time saving and better results.

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Topic Categories: Information purchasing - Company sources - Industry sources - News sources


James Mullan What to Avoid When Implementing Social Tools
Thursday, 29th January 2015 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

There are many published blogs and articles which discuss some of the successful approaches organisations have taken to deploying social tools. Unfortunately many organisations have failed in their deployment of social tools. There are many reasons for this and James Mullan looks at some of them.

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Topic Categories: Collaborative and social tools


Jan Knight Product Review of Nexis (Technology - Search, User Interface, Outputs, Analytics, Alerts, Help)
Tuesday, 27th January 2015 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

Jan Knight continues her product review of Nexis, provider of premium curated business, industry and news information. In the third section she looks at the technology, particularly enhancements to search, interface design, results pages and delivery of findings.

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Topic Categories: News sources


Robin Neidorf Q&A with CCC - Infotrieve, Visibility, and the 2015 Roadmap
Monday, 26th January 2015 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

FreePint interviews CCC's general manager and executive director, Emily Sheahan, to get insight on the acquisition of Infotrieve, the organisation's perspective on the subject of information visibility, and her preview of the newly enlarged entity's roadmap for 2015.

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Topic Categories: Content management - Workflow tools - Copyright management - Topic Series: Making Information Visible (Jan-Mar 2015)


Jan Knight Product Review of Nexis (Sources - Content & Coverage)
Friday, 23rd January 2015 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

Jan Knight continues her product review of Nexis, provider of premium curated business, industry and news information from across the world. In the second part of the review she looks at the diversity and currency of its licensed and other sources, niche coverage, and language options.

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Topic Categories: News sources - Regional sources - Social media sources


Anja Chemnitz Thygesen Presenting Research Results
Friday, 23rd January 2015 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

Business researcher Anja Thygesen explains how to ensure your research results are presented in a way that suits your audience and the intended use of the research. She provides guidance on tackling data visualisation through everyday tools such PowerPoint and Excel - and how to go the extra mile to ensure customer satisfaction.

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Topic Categories: Information services management - Training - Visualisation - Topic Series: Making Information Visible (Jan-Mar 2015)


Chris Porter Product Review of D&B Hoover's (Value - Competitors, Development & Pricing)
Wednesday, 21st January 2015 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

In the final part of his review, author Chris Porter looks at the value that the D&B Hoover's company and executive information database delivers to customers and assesses which job roles and tasks it is best suited to, compared with competing services aimed at sales and marketing users.

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Topic Categories: Information purchasing - Company sources - People sources


James Mullan Motivating Staff - Do Incentives Really Work?
Tuesday, 20th January 2015 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

Are you looking to motivate and encourage individuals within your organisation to share more knowledge? If you are then you might be thinking about using an incentive to encourage staff in this goal. However, James Mullan warns that this might not be an effective way to encourage knowledge sharing and collaboration.

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Topic Categories: Collaborative and social tools - Knowledge management


Anne Jordan Source Update for Factiva
Tuesday, 20th January 2015 Login to MyFreePint or create an account 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


Jan Knight Product Review of Nexis (Introduction; Contact Details)
Monday, 19th January 2015 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

Jan Knight introduces the newly-enhanced Nexis in the first part of her product review of the provider of premium curated business, industry and news information from across the world.

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Topic Categories: News sources


Chris Porter Product Review of D&B Hoover's (Technology - Search, User Interface, Outputs, Analytics, Alerts, Help)
Friday, 16th January 2015 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

Chris Porter looks at the technology aspects of D&B Hoover's in the third section of his review of the company and executive information database. He is impressed with the clarity of the user interface, the wide range of output options, the vendor’s support, and the company matching procedure.

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Topic Categories: Company sources - Industry sources - People sources


James Mullan Taking Up the Slack... Improving Team Communication
Friday, 16th January 2015 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

Do you work in a team that is looking to improve the way it communicates? James Mullan writes about a new tool called "Slack" which hopes to make users "be less busy". He explores what it offers compared to other products such as SharePoint, Lync, Skype and Yammer.

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Topic Categories: Collaborative and social tools - Knowledge management


Catherine Pask Product Review of Intelligence Plaza (Value - Competitors, Development & Pricing)
Thursday, 15th January 2015 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

In the final part of her review of competitive intelligence software Intelligence Plaza, Catherine Pask considers its time-saving potential, ease of use and other valuable features, the amount of experience of the parent company, new developments and similar products available.

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Topic Categories: Information purchasing - Competitive intelligence


Chris Porter Product Review of D&B Hoover's (Sources - Content & Coverage)
Thursday, 15th January 2015 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

In the second part of his review of company and executive information database D&B Hoover’s, Chris Porter looks at content, paying particular attention to company coverage by country, depth of financial data for public and private companies, news coverage, people and industry data and corporate family tree information.

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Topic Categories: Company sources - Industry sources - People sources


Deb Hunt Making Internal Information Visible Using Enterprise Content Management
Wednesday, 14th January 2015 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

How do we connect our clients and users to the vital assets of information in the organisation in a way that serves them and the organisation well? As information professionals, we have the tools and expertise to make information discoverable and connect workers with information and the knowledge to do their jobs. Learn how from an expert who has used her transferable librarian skills to do just that.

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Topic Categories: Knowledge management - Content management - Topic Series: Making Information Visible (Jan-Mar 2015)


Anne Jordan Source Update for Nexis
Wednesday, 14th January 2015 Login to MyFreePint or create an account 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


Chris Porter Product Review of D&B Hoover's (Introduction, Contact Details)
Tuesday, 13th January 2015 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

In the first section of his four-part review, Chris Porter looks at the range of company data offerings at D&B, with a special focus on the D&B Hoover's company and executive information service, which is aimed primarily at sales and marketing professionals.

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Topic Categories: Company sources - Industry sources - People sources


Catherine Pask Product Review of Intelligence Plaza (Technology - Search, Outputs & Alerts, User Interface & Help)
Tuesday, 13th January 2015 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

Catherine Pask looks at the technology in the third part of her review of market and competitive intelligence software Intelligence Plaza, including customisation, training and support. Particularly impressive are the means of sharing knowledge with others in the organisation and how so much source information is given in a single view, presented in an attractive way.

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Topic Categories: Competitive intelligence


Anne Jordan Source Update for EBSCO
Tuesday, 13th January 2015 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

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

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


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