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Chris Porter Product Review of LexisNexis Company Dossier (Sources - Content & Coverage)
Friday, 29th August 2014 Please login top-right to be able to star items

In the second part of his review Chris Porter examines company-related content in LexisNexis Company Dossier, the company-focused add-on to the well-known LexisNexis and Nexis.com services, digging in particular into financial information and news coverage. Around 80 million companies (quoted and private) are profiled on the service, from Australia to China, Russia and the USA. Information is also included on executives and industries. 

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Topic Categories: Company sources - Financial sources - People sources


James Mullan The Real Problem with Yammer
Friday, 29th August 2014 Please login top-right to be able to star items

Since Microsoft purchased Yammer in 2012 we've heard a lot about how Yammer is going to make SharePoint more social and provide organisations with a quick and easy way to encourage enterprise-wide social networking. James Mullan discusses the benefits Yammer and enterprise social networks can bring to organisations but also the significant problem with Yammer and other enterprise social networks - that individuals just won't use them.

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Topic Categories: Collaborative and social tools - Intranets


Yulia Aspinall Q&A with ProQuest Dialog - the Pi2 Acquisition
Thursday, 28th August 2014 Please login top-right to be able to star items

Yulia Aspinall interviews ProQuest Dialog and Pi2 executives to find out more about the Pi2 acquisition and what the addition of this solution means for large and small pharmaceutical companies who need to access and manage product information or are involved in pharmacovigilance. The Q&A also looks at Pi2 systems such as the PinPoint Product Literature Database and the Drug Safety Triager.

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Topic Categories: Scientific, technical, medical sources


Chris Porter Product Review of LexisNexis Company Dossier (Introduction; Contact Details)
Wednesday, 27th August 2014 Please login top-right to be able to star items

Chris Porter looks at the LexisNexis Company Dossier product, a research database providing information about companies, executives and industries. The product is often sold in association with either the Nexis or Lexis core research platforms.

Company Dossier is aimed primarily at researchers and analysts in information-intensive organisations.

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Topic Categories: Company sources - Industry sources - People sources


Tim Buckley Owen Why Compliant Bosses Need Info Pros - Some Cautionary Compliance Tales
Tuesday, 26th August 2014 Please login top-right to be able to star items

As the FreePint Topic Series: What You Need to Know Your Customer (KYC) continues, Tim Buckley Owen notes that there are special insights that information professionals can bring to this and other regulatory compliance challenges. Whether it's the Safe Harbor agreement, adverts for financial services generated automatically by search engine results, financial promotions in social media or regulatory authorities' encouragement of financial technology developments like Bitcoins, info pros should be able to offer a uniquely well informed perspective. And that's before you even consider ways of keeping the boss out of jail for not doing their due diligence properly...

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Topic Categories: Compliance sources - Risk management


James Mullan LinkedIn... Making it Even Easier to "Follow" People
Monday, 25th August 2014 Please login top-right to be able to star items

It has been a busy year for LinkedIn, as reported recently, LinkedIn acquired Newsle to bolster its news and subscription services and LinkedIn has rolled out a number of significant changes to the site. These include, but aren't limited to: status updates being relocated to the LinkedIn homepage, a new way to manage contacts, showcase pages for companies, LinkedIn Pulse news and mobile and - perhaps most significantly - a new publishing platform which allows LinkedIn members to publish blog posts to their profile. Now LinkedIn has quietly rolled out a new "follow" feature, which is likely to have a significant impact on the way we all use LinkedIn.

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


Sophie Alexander A User-Centred Approach to Privacy
Wednesday, 20th August 2014 Please login top-right to be able to star items

There's been a lot of focus on data privacy recently and news stories often show how organisations are failing to protect their customers' data but are users doing enough to protect themselves? This article looks at how users and organisations can better protect personal data.

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Topic Categories: Information strategy - Security


Mark Dunn Due Diligence - from Business Burden to Business Benefit
Tuesday, 19th August 2014 Please login top-right to be able to star items

Organisations face growing legal and reputational risks associated with doing business. These risks have become even more significant because of mounting pressure from regulators and an increase in business carried out in higher risk jurisdictions. Increasingly complex business regulations such as the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the UK Bribery Act ensure that companies thoroughly examine third-party relationships to tackle the risk of money laundering, bribery and corruption and sanctions regimes. Mark Dunn looks at what the law says regarding Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Bribery & Corruption, and how organisations can mitigate the risk of becoming involved in corruption through third parties (e.g. agents, suppliers) by implementing a simplified or Enhanced Due Diligence process.

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Topic Categories: Compliance sources - Risk management


Cathy Chiba Product Review of Innography (Value - Development & Pricing)
Monday, 18th August 2014 Please login top-right to be able to star items

In the final part of her review of Innography's intellectual property research products, Cathy Chiba covers the platform's maturity and development programme. She outlines the pricing options for Advanced Analysis, Innography Explorer and PatentScout and details the value each of the three solutions offers decision-makers in the IP and technology development field.

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Topic Categories: Information purchasing - Legal sources - Scientific, technical, medical sources


James Mullan Why Social Implementations Can Fail
Monday, 18th August 2014 Please login top-right to be able to star items

Failure, we all try to avoid it, but sometimes through no fault of our own, it can rear its very ugly head. When it comes to social media projects in particular, defeat can be something that is encountered all too regularly. But with many companies having seen the benefits that using social tools have brought their competitors and peers, the pressure on information and knowledge managers to implement these tools can be extreme. Implementing a social tool is a difficult process and there are many different issues to consider to ensure success - James Mullan identifies some of the most significant challenges.

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Topic Categories: Collaborative and social tools - Knowledge management


Cathy Chiba Product Review of Innography (Value - Overview and Competitors)
Friday, 15th August 2014 Please login top-right to be able to star items

The value offered by Innography's intellectual property business intelligence tools are covered in the ninth part of Cathy Chiba's review. She also investigates the competitor landscape, from patent information providers to those in the legal information and competitive intelligence space.

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Topic Categories: Information purchasing - Legal sources - Scientific, technical, medical sources


Cathy Chiba Product Review of Innography (Technology - PatentScout; FreePint's View)
Thursday, 14th August 2014 Please login top-right to be able to star items

In the eighth part of her review of Innography, Cathy Chiba introduces PatentScout, a secure, private alternative to free online patent databases. She looks into the features designed to encourage user adoption and reduce the administrative load of policing corporate usage of free online tools - and explains why IP-savvy organisations will find this tool of interest.

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Topic Categories: Legal sources - Scientific, technical, medical sources


James Mullan How to Avoid Collaboration Fatigue
Thursday, 14th August 2014 Please login top-right to be able to star items

We all understand - or at least think we understand - the benefits of collaboration, and in the last 10 years the collaboration industry has done a fantastic job of delivering a range of tools that have made it easier and easier for team members to collaborate with fewer and fewer barriers. Today the unified communications tools and systems we have available in our organisations have virtually eliminated the barriers to both collaborating with colleagues and sharing knowledge. However is there a dark side to collaboration that we dare not write about until now, the idea of collaboration fatigue.

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Topic Categories: Collaborative and social tools - Social media sources


Cathy Chiba Product Review of Innography (Technology - Innography Explorer; FreePint's View)
Wednesday, 13th August 2014 Please login top-right to be able to star items

The seventh part of Cathy Chiba's review of Innography examines Innography Explorer, the application for R&D teams and technical decision-makers, which provides features for secure collaboration as well as workflow templates for idea validation and invention disclosure preparation. She also gives FreePint's View of Advanced Analysis and Innography Explorer.

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Topic Categories: Legal sources - Scientific, technical, medical sources - Search


Darren Hickman The KYC Conundrum - Should You Outsource?
Wednesday, 13th August 2014 Please login top-right to be able to star items

Darren Hickman examines whether companies should carry out Know Your Customer (KYC) procedures in-house or whether they should embrace outsourcing. He explains the options, the pitfalls and where to start. A useful market overview of the key providers and key technologies is included along with a checklist to identify the true costs of current processes.

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Topic Categories: Compliance sources - People sources - Risk management


Cathy Chiba Product Review of Innography (Technology - Advanced Analysis, Results Display & Outputs)
Wednesday, 13th August 2014 Please login top-right to be able to star items

In the sixth part of her review of Innography, Cathy Chiba takes a close look at Advanced Analysis, the suite of intellectual property research, analysis, visualisation, and workflow tools for business decision makers. She looks at features such as interactive data visualisations, Company Comparisons, and CustomStrength (where users create their own algorithmic approaches to IP objectives). Cathy also puts Innography Playbooks through their paces, to see how the workflow facilitation tools work for different scenarios. Finally the administration of user accounts, security and help options are discussed.

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Topic Categories: Legal sources - Scientific, technical, medical sources - Visualisation


James Mullan BYOD Brings Challenges to IT Departments
Wednesday, 13th August 2014 Please login top-right to be able to star items

FreePint writers have been commenting on the subject of Bring Your Own Device for a number of years now but whilst  the concepts have been around for a number of years, it's only now that we're beginning to see both the true value and the issues organisations have with BYOD. IT departments, in particular, have been at the forefront of the adoption of BYOD within organisations, but for many IT departments it can be a challenge to manage the huge number of devices that individuals now have whilst ensuring security especially in relation to access is still taken seriously. James Mullan asks why BYOD can be such a nightmare for IT departments and as a consequence for those individuals who might want to use their own device.

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Topic Categories: Collaborative and social tools - Mobile - Security


Cathy Chiba Product Review of Innography (Technology - Advanced Analysis, Inputs & Search)
Tuesday, 12th August 2014 Please login top-right to be able to star items

In the fifth part of her review of Innography, Cathy Chiba takes a close look at the technology elements of Advanced Analysis, as well as target users and use cases for this enterprise level decision-support tool for intellectual property business intelligence. She also examines the search workflow, language customisation options and advanced search options. Innography's proprietary Semantic Search is put through a thorough test.

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Topic Categories: Legal sources - Scientific, technical, medical sources


Tim Buckley Owen The Internet of Things - Protect Your Wearable Technology
Monday, 11th August 2014 Please login top-right to be able to star items

Concerns about privacy and security where conventional mobile devices are concerned are being given greater urgency by the growth of wearable technology - the so-called Internet of Things (IoT). Regulatory authorities in Britain and the European Union are starting to take an interest, from both the data protection and intellectual property angles. But as Tim Buckley Owen discovers, related technological developments such as mobile wallets could threaten banks, and the control over your own big data that personal identity management can offer could expose the low value-add of much of the current credit rating marketplace.

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Topic Categories: Information strategy - Mobile - Risk management


Anne Jordan Source Update for Factiva
Monday, 11th August 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


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