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Click to view the article Robin Neidorf Results from FreePint Research into Visibility Part 1 - Tools and Technologies
Friday, 27th March 2015 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

Robin Neidorf analyses FreePint's recent research into visibility, and focuses on those findings around tools and technologies in use and planned. Respondents also gave comments on areas of specific concern and areas of interest, such as analytics and visualisation, the effect of internal culture, and which department or team is responsible for primary decision-making for technology relating to information discovery. The results are also examined by key industry and differences highlighted. A useful set of next steps covers questions such as estimating minimum viable resources required to make discovery technology a success.



Click to view the article Sophie Alexander Q&A with Mindbreeze - Sharpening Your Competitive Edge
Friday, 27th March 2015 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

Mindbreeze is a leading provider of software products that gathers structured and unstructured information from all sources for company-wide access and offers specialised search applications for different departments. As part of the Topic Series "Making Information Visible", FreePint recently spoke to Daniel Fallmann, founder and CEO, to find out more about Mindbreeze, the challenges of big data, analysis and intelligent semantics, and some of his thoughts on future trends such as self-learning and predictive analytics.



Click to view the article James Mullan Why Enterprise Search Will Never Be Like Google
Thursday, 26th March 2015 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

If you're an intranet manager you may have been asked on more than one occasion to make your internal search tool more like Google. This might sound a very sensible undertaking given the popularity of the Google search engine and its increasing integration with other tools. However, the Google search engine isn't universally liked and the many other internet search engines that are available are testament to this. James Mullan focuses in on some of the most significant reasons why search within an organisation will never be like Google.



Click to view the article Steve Bynghall Putting Users at the Centre of Discovery
Wednesday, 25th March 2015 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

In the enterprise employees want to be able to find information and items they know or think already exists quickly and easily. Understanding user behaviour and their expectations of discovery is the key to making improvements on an ongoing basis. At the base of this is good information management. Technology is also very important but it is only part of the equation.

Steve Bynghall explains how information professionals should take a holistic approach to managing discovery which encompasses different activities including using data to make continual improvements, reducing the amount of content to be searched upon, training users and content owners and also focusing on key areas of structured knowledge.



Click to view the article Ana Neves How (Not) to Choose an Enterprise Social Tool for Your Organisation
Tuesday, 24th March 2015 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

This article shows the shortcomings of the criteria most frequently used to choose enterprise social tools. Author Ana Neves goes on to advocate that organisational fit is the single most important element to consider and explains why it is the one most likely to lead to significant adoption of the chosen enterprise social tool or collaboration platform. She also provides points to consider on areas from price to features and vendor client base along with a useful set of next steps.



Click to view the article Andrew Lucas What Does it Take To Do Visualisation Well?
Tuesday, 24th March 2015 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

Andrew Lucas considers how to make information visible and provides guidance on what it takes to do visualisation well. He also take a step-by-step approach to how you go about using visualisation tools (many of which are free) to turn data into graphics such as maps, charts, timelines and infographics. The visualisation features of products such as Tableau Software and NewsEdge are considered. He also highlights some of the free web data sources.



Click to view the article Sophie Alexander Case Studies - Selecting a Discovery Solution
Monday, 23rd March 2015 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

As part of the "Making Information Visible" Topic Series, FreePint recently hosted a webinar featuring case studies from Cargill and Unilever which highlighted some of the issues and challenges they faced when selecting and implementing their chosen discovery technology solutions. Sophie Alexander highlights some of the key points from the webinar for those thinking of incorporating technology into visibility solutions.



Click to view the article Robin Neidorf News Strategy - Fit for the Future or Planning for the Past?
Monday, 23rd March 2015 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

Robin Neidorf presents three main insights from the recent Topic Series "News, and Beyond". The article focuses on those areas which will have the biggest impact on trends affecting strategy, provision and deployment of news content within organisations in the coming year. Ways to check whether your new strategy is fit for the future rather than planning for the past are also included. Supplier pricing, current awareness and in-depth research needs are covered along with looking at the fundamental question of why news should be purchased by organisations.



Click to view the article Mirjam Wolfrum Insider Knowledge - Researching Brazil
Friday, 20th March 2015 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

Before conducting research in Brazil you need to know some main information providers and the country's principles regarding access to information. This article provides a basic understanding of Brazilian economy and businesses and gives you a starting point for your research. As market of big global interest you might find that a lot of information on markets and industries is available in English. But you will also find that your research in English-only is limited. Mirjam Wolfrum identifies which kind of information you will be able to obtain from English resources and for which information need you should consider involving a local partner or a Portuguese-speaking information expert.



Click to view the article Andrew Lucas Mini Review of Tableau Desktop
Thursday, 19th March 2015 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

As part of the FreePint Topic Series "Making Information Visible", Andrew Lucas reviews Tableau Software's Desktop product, an easy, quick to install and use business intelligence and data visualisation application which is content-agnostic. The company mission is to "help people see and understand data", and Tableau is designed to be used by a wide range of business users and functions - any reasonably proficient Excel user can access its analytical and visualisation capabilities. Competitors in data visualisation range from those at the enterprise end such as IBM and Oracle to Salesforce Analytics Cloud and smaller competitors such as Qlik, Datawatch and Pentaho.



Click to view the article Chris Porter Q&A with Cision - Taking Social Media Monitoring to the Next Level
Thursday, 19th March 2015 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

Chris Porter talks to Scott Livingston, senior vice president of product marketing at Cision, about the vendor's view of evolving user needs relating to social media, and about plans for its own social media product capabilities following Cision's acquisition of specialised vendor Visible Technologies last year. The group also combines the assets of the predecessor Cision entity, US-based Vocus and London-based Gorkana, all of which already contained some social media-related tools.



Click to view the report Click to view the report FreePint Report: Product Review of AdisInsight
Wednesday, 18th March 2015

Ashish Shukla's product review of the AdisInsight platform includes an overview of the product along with contact details, followed by detailed sections on sources and technology for each of the three databases within the platform: Clinical Trials Insight, R&D Insight, and Pharmacovigilance...



Click to view the report Click to view the report FreePint Report: Subscription Update for Information Services Management
Tuesday, 17th March 2015

This monthly update collects the current content relevant to those responsible for information service management, information strategy and content procurement in a convenient PDF package for download and offline reading. Includes: Product Review of Nexis In her review of...



Click to view the article Sophie Alexander Q&A with Lucidworks - Creating Actionable Insights from Data
Tuesday, 17th March 2015 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

As part of the FreePint Topic Series "Making Information Visible", Sophie Alexander caught up with Will Hayes, CEO of Lucidworks, to discuss some of his thoughts on the issue of visibility within the enterprise. The importance of context, classification of data, and the role of natural language processing in search and discovery are considered along with the possibility of a privacy revolution.



Click to view the article Britt Mueller Moving from Passive Visibility to Active Viewing
Monday, 16th March 2015 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

Britt Mueller provides some actionable takeaways on the topic of information visibility and how to use communication and responsive change to move from passive visibility to active use, to help ensure that the information centre's valuable deliverables are well-used.



Click to view the article Anne Jordan Source Update for Nexis
Monday, 16th March 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.



Click to view the article Ashish Shukla Product Review of AdisInsight (Customer Support; FreePint's View)
Friday, 13th March 2015 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

In the final part of his product review of Springer's new AdisInsight drug information platform, Ashish Shukla looks at customer support and gives an overview of its strengths as a single point of access platform. He analyses the overall value that the product offers to those seeking a one-stop solution on the entire drug lifecycle, from profiles of drugs in development, insights into the trials being performed to advance these drugs through regulatory pathways, to safety reports associated with a drug, and any deals undertaken by the organisations involved.



Click to view the article Sally Roberts Blending Internal & External Resources for an Improved Search Experience
Thursday, 12th March 2015 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

Many organisations are under increasing pressure to increase efficiency across every area of their business to ensure their competitive advantage. At the same time, information-heavy organisations are struggling under the mass of data they grow and acquire day in and day out, with employees working with often out of date research tools and databases when trying to navigate through these resources. Focusing on federated search technology, Sally Roberts looks at how search can be used to improve access to internal and external information and what to consider when implementing a solution.



Click to view the article Jan Sykes Leveraging Social Media to Discover Information Needs
Thursday, 12th March 2015 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

Most organisations now embrace some use of social media. We can reasonably imagine that social commentary will continue to grow in volume and in strategic importance. Listening in on enterprise social media conversations frequented by our business colleagues is an effective way for information professionals to keep track of business issues. Not only is it a valuable technique for extending our reach, it is a new way of working and communicating. Jan Sykes considers this approach to discovering information needs of our target audience and the broader context of opportunities for information professionals in developing a social media management strategy.



Click to view the article Ashish Shukla Product Review of AdisInsight (Safety - Value Proposition and Competitor Landscape)
Thursday, 12th March 2015 Login to MyFreePint or create an account be able to star items

In Part 8 of his product review of Springer's new AdisInsight drug information platform, Ashish Shukla looks at the value of the coverage of its extensive safety records database, including the particularly useful Narrative Summaries. He comments on its safety strengths and usefulness in identifying emerging safety issues. Competitors include Cortellis, Medi-Span, FAERS, and adrreports.eu.



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