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Click to view the article Robin Neidorf Sell Side of News Part 2 - Today's Competitive Landscape
Friday, 21st November 2014 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

Best options for current awareness when using licensed news content, plus other options such as workflow tools and DIY are under scrutiny in the second part of Robin Neidorf's article on "the sell side of news" with commentary on providers such as Cision, Meltwater and Moreover Newsdesk.



Click to view the article James Mullan Is Facebook Moving Inside the Enterprise?
Thursday, 20th November 2014 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

For a long time there has been discussion around when and how Facebook will build a version of the social networking site that could be used within organisations. The benefits of this are clear, not just for Facebook, but also for organisations, many of whom are already taking advantage of enterprise social networks to enable content creation and collaboration. However, there are a number of issues that Facebook and organisations need to think about before they deploy Facebook At Work.



Click to view the article Andrew Lucas Taming Foreign Language Sources
Thursday, 20th November 2014 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

Although English has long been the de facto language of business, in an increasingly connected world, the need to access and understand news in other languages is growing ever more important. Andrew Lucas has taken a look at some of the challenges for information managers and the vendors.



Click to view the article James Mullan Communicating with Your Users to Ensure Project Success
Wednesday, 19th November 2014 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

If you roll out a collaborative or social tool without consulting with your users, it's more than likely that it will fail to deliver on its promise. James Mullan looks at user expectations when it comes to technology and how organisations can ensure that when they deliver a new tool it is widely adopted by their users.



Click to view the article Robin Neidorf Sell Side of News Part 1 - Today's Competitive Landscape
Tuesday, 18th November 2014 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

In the first part of her article on "the sell side of news" Robin Neidorf looks at what companies want from their news providers in the context of the changing landscape of news needs and suppliers. She examines how to rank objectives for news against available resources and compatible systems, the competitive environment for news and the best options for in-depth research with news content.



Click to view the article James Mullan Making Time for Knowledge Management
Monday, 17th November 2014 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

James Mullan discusses how simple activities and techniques can help staff and managers better understand knowledge management and the benefits it can bring.



Click to view the article Steve Bynghall Is Current Awareness Now About Personal Knowledge Management?
Monday, 17th November 2014 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

Technology and social media has empowered the user to take control of their own current awareness so it is much more of a personal activity. However, to a certain degree it has actually always been the responsibility of the individual. Given this, should information professionals focus their efforts on training users how to do current awareness more effectively rather than providing tools and content which they may not use?



Click to view the article Libby Trudell Crowdsource - Creating Credible Content through Scale
Friday, 14th November 2014 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

Crowdsourced content, drawing on large numbers of contributors of all background and levels of expertise, can produce content of value for research needs. This article reviews categories of crowdsourced databases, from those where the motivation to contribute is a desire to be part of preserving history to those where the contributor receives support or visibility for their work, and also where content is a by-product of social media activity. For information professionals, the same assessment process used for commercial databases can be applied to crowdsourced content collections.



Click to view the article Tim Buckley Owen Cloud Services - Not In the Cloud At All
Thursday, 13th November 2014 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

Whatever their other differences, the United States and Russian authorities seem to be of one mind when it comes to the desire to poke around privately held data whenever they feel like it. Their approaches to penetrating the cloud may be different but the motives are the same. Europe, where big hitters like Microsoft and Salesforce are both planning data centre expansion, may be the gainer because of its generally tougher privacy laws. So for anyone responsible for commissioning or managing an organisation's cloud services, the soil on which those clouds rain is really starting to matter.



Click to view the article Anne Jordan Source Update for Factiva
Tuesday, 11th November 2014 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.



Click to view the article Shimrit Janes Has "Current Awareness" Become a Bloated Term?
Tuesday, 11th November 2014 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

Driven by broken economies, a burgeoning technology marketplace, and a bloated definition of current awareness, information professionals are increasingly struggling when it comes to meeting their internal clients' needs to track news developments. In this piece, Shimrit Janes explores to what extent the original understanding of "current awareness" holds up under scrutiny, and what challenges information teams are facing as a result.



Click to view the article James Mullan Do You Know Why You Collaborate?
Tuesday, 11th November 2014 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

When you think about why you collaborate, what immediately springs to mind? Do you collaborate because you want to share content or documents that you have created, do you collaborate because you want to reach an outcome that can only be done with other individuals' help, or are you trying to manage a large scale project? There are in fact many reasons why people might choose to collaborate, but what's significant is that you should know why you're collaborating before you do it.



Click to view the article Robin Neidorf What's the Value of Current Awareness?
Tuesday, 11th November 2014 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

Robin Neidorf examines how information centres can measure the value of the current awareness service they offer to their readers and explains the components of the value equation.



Click to view the article Anne Jordan Source Update for Eureka.cc and Europresse.com
Friday, 7th November 2014 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

This month's additions and takedowns in Eureka.cc and Europresse.com, researched and compiled by Anne Jordan. Europresse.com is the European version of the Eureka.cc solution.



Click to view the article Catherine Pask Company Information - Finding the Right Package for Your Specific Needs
Friday, 7th November 2014 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

Catherine Pask provides an overview of company information providers and guidance on how to choose a package to fit your specific information needs - whether you need specialist financial information, are performing due diligence checks, need news at your fingertips, or sales contacts. She also provides information on niche providers in sectors such as pharma and legal.



Click to view the article Tim Buckley Owen Security - How Far Can You Trust the Evidence, and What Can You Do?
Friday, 7th November 2014 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

Whether it's retail fraud, security breaches that are inside jobs or lack of caution in implementing Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), information professionals need to be circumspect when the evidence comes from organisations that also happen to provide solutions to the problems they highlight. But sometimes that evidence - on the extent to which employees are responsible for security risks, or the role played by mobile devices - indicates some degree of consensus. And when it's backed up by specific concerns expressed by government or regulatory bodies - about outsourcing for instance, or lack of awareness among small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), that's when info pros can sense an opportunity to be seized.



Click to view the article Anne Jordan Source Update for Nexis
Thursday, 6th November 2014 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.



Click to view the article Tim Buckley Owen Analytics - Not As Far Behind As You Fear?
Thursday, 6th November 2014 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

Contrary to popular belief, everyone probably isn't ahead of you in adopting big data. In fact most enterprises are still struggling, not least because they still seem to think that, with so much data at their disposal, they don't need to worry about every little flaw, and that technology will eliminate the need for data integration. Collecting stuff faster than they can sort it seems to be a key problem, and it can't be solved by exclusive reliance on data scientists. Old fashioned activities like taxonomy still have their role to play - and the competition regulators' interest in the few big data leaders suggests that the prize is well worth the effort.



Click to view the article Sarah Hinton Evaluating Premium News Services Against Free Sources
Wednesday, 5th November 2014 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

Sarah Hinton describes the steps she took to evaluate her premium news aggregation service against the free alternatives - and the decision she made. She offers useful tips for anyone interested in evaluating the value their premium service offers.



Click to view the article James Mullan Redefining Email with Google's Inbox!
Wednesday, 5th November 2014 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

Managing emails is an inevitable part of our professional and personal lives, but the process of keeping on top of the deluge has become something that many people struggle with. Dealing with an email avalanche after coming back from holiday or trying to deal with the multiple conversation threads that can exist within email can be a challenge. Whilst many of us might think that email overload only exists within our workplaces, we also suffer from this issue outside of work. Fortunately for users familiar with Gmail there may be light at the end of the email tunnel.



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