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Click to view the article Michael Smith Information Support in the Product Lifecycle
Friday, 25th July 2014 Please login top-right to be able to star items

Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) is a strategy which integrates people, processes and business systems into the workflow. It allows disparate communications systems access to product knowledge and to integrate the results of related research; contributing the enabling technology for information to serve as a central hub for collaborative design and development. Author Michael Smith also considers organisational barriers to collaboration, and how these can affect the timeliness and relevance of design decisions and their effect on deliverables and cost models.



Click to view the article Andrew Lucas Changing Compliance Culture in the Financial Sector
Thursday, 24th July 2014 Please login top-right to be able to star items

In a speech at the annual Thomson Reuters Compliance & Risk Summit Tracey McDermott of the UK Financial Conduct Authority spoke about the change in focus of the regulator towards corporate culture and the enforcement of personal liability by management. The shift from rules-based regulation to the harder to measure compliance culture may require information managers to review the compliance information in their organisation and who receives it.



Click to view the article Chris Porter Product Review of Reg-Track (Sources - Content & Coverage)
Thursday, 24th July 2014 Please login top-right to be able to star items

In the second part of his review, Chris Porter looks at content coverage in Reg-Track, a regulatory tracking service aimed at compliance professionals focused on the financial services industry. With a focus on the largest financial markets, such as those within North America, the European Union and Asia-Pacific, Reg-Track is also expanding its coverage to additional regulators.



Click to view the article Tim Buckley Owen Are We Becoming Too Scared of Security to Benefit from Big Data?
Thursday, 24th July 2014 Please login top-right to be able to star items

Information assets are in the hands of the right people to safeguard them but the wrong people to manage their exploitation concludes an influential new study. As reports continue to emerge of apparent corporate paralysis in the face of cyber security threats, Tim Buckley Owen wonders whether the emphasis hasn't swung too far in that direction, and sees opportunities for information professionals in helping to strike a balance between security in the cloud and effective data analysis for competitive advantage.



Click to view the article James Mullan Effective Collaboration Isn't Always About the Tools
Thursday, 24th July 2014 Please login top-right to be able to star items

When companies begin to take their first tentative steps with collaboration a first thought is often - what tool shall we use to facilitate collaboration within our organisation? James Mullan argues that the first step should be to think about what problems the collaboration tools are going to solve and what your ultimate goal is so that you can develop a plan and a strategy for the implementation of these types of tools.



Click to view the report Click to view the report FreePint Report: Next-Generation Competitive Intelligence
Thursday, 24th July 2014

This collection of FreePint articles on the topic of Competitive Intelligence (CI) covers those included in the FreePint Topic Series: Next-Generation Competitive Intelligence. The articles tackle topics from the core skills required by CI professionals to new visualisation and presentation...



Click to view the report Click to view the report FreePint Report: Product Review of Cortellis
Wednesday, 23rd July 2014

Cortellis draws on well-known databases such as Thomson Pharma and IDRAC to offer a wealth of information across the entire drug development cycle. Yulia Aspinall explores why life sciences professionals can use it as a one-stop-shop for different types of biopharmaceutical information and...



Click to view the article Chris Porter Product Review of Reg-Track (Introduction; Contact Details)
Tuesday, 22nd July 2014 Please login top-right to be able to star items

Reviewer Chris Porter introduces Reg-Track, worldwide regulatory tracking service for compliance professionals, from Reg-Room LLC.

 



Click to view the article Sophie Alexander It's Okay to Browse the News
Tuesday, 22nd July 2014 Please login top-right to be able to star items

This article looks at two recent European court decisions relating to online copyright and what it means for everyday internet users and media monitoring services. These cases also highlight some of the difficulties of applying copyright law to the online world.



Click to view the article Yulia Aspinall Product Review of Cortellis (Value - Competitors, Development & Pricing)
Monday, 21st July 2014 Please login top-right to be able to star items

In the final part of the review of Cortellis life sciences solutions, reviewer Yulia Aspinall looks at the value the products offer across the whole drug development cycle, plus the competitor landscape and product maturity and development plan.



Click to view the article James Mullan Big Data... a Match Made in Wimbledon
Friday, 18th July 2014 Please login top-right to be able to star items

Big data is helping many organisations and individuals help the most innocent individuals (premature babies) right up to more senior individuals, by analysing data and trends that come from collecting data. Big data, it would appear, is a big topic for many and is seemingly is being used for many different purposes by many different organisations. Now with the summer in full swing, big data is again in the spotlight with it being used to help manage the website for the tennis at Wimbledon.



Click to view the article Shimrit Janes Useful Consultancy Skills for Information Professionals
Thursday, 17th July 2014 Please login top-right to be able to star items

As the role of information professionals changes, there is an opportunity to borrow tools and skills from the playbook of consultancy in order to lay the foundation for a sustainable future. But what are the most important skills for those seeking to develop their consultancy competencies? Focusing on expertise, communication, problem-solving, project management and influencing skills are probably as good a place to start as any. 



Click to view the article James Mullan LinkedIn Acquires Newsle
Thursday, 17th July 2014 Please login top-right to be able to star items

We all know how powerful a tool LinkedIn is for individuals to connect with their peers, join groups and follow companies that they’re interested in. However increasingly LinkedIn is positioning itself as source of both business information, thought leadership pieces and news stories. In its latest move into providing news-related content LinkedIn has acquired Newsle. So what new functionality can we expect to see as part of this latest acquisition by LinkedIn?



Click to view the article Tim Buckley Owen Information Governance - Lots of Opportunities and Still Plenty To Do
Wednesday, 16th July 2014 Please login top-right to be able to star items

New global rules on company financial reporting show that regulation and compliance continue to offer one of the best opportunities for information professionals and publishers. But the general move towards improved transparency highlights the accompanying need for much better record keeping, and new evidence suggests that, when it comes to information governance, many organisations still have a long way to go.



Click to view the article Yulia Aspinall Product Review of Cortellis (Technology - Search, Outputs & Alerts, User Interface & Help)
Wednesday, 16th July 2014 Please login top-right to be able to star items

Technology, search options and usage reporting are under scrutiny in the third part of Yulia Aspinall's review of the Cortellis solutions for the life sciences industry from Thomson Reuters. She also explores areas such as ease of navigation and visualisation options.



Click to view the article James Mullan The Right to Anonymity on the Internet
Tuesday, 15th July 2014 Please login top-right to be able to star items

Recently there has been a slew of articles discussing the right of individuals to have details about themselves removed from Google search results and the internet. This follows a recent "right to be forgotten" European Court of Justice judgment which ruled that Google must amend some search results at the request of "ordinary" people. James Mullan discusses what rights we have to remain anonymous and looks at the impact for enterprises who are trying to encourage users to post content to enterprise social networks and other social tools.



Click to view the article Tim Buckley Owen Official - You Don't Need Permission to Use the Web
Monday, 14th July 2014 Please login top-right to be able to star items

Just when it is OK to make use of content without the permission of the copyright holder? As one new service launches to help end users access the content they need and - crucially - let them know exactly what they may and may not do with it, a long-standing dispute over rights to news content seems to have come to an end. It may seem pretty obvious that you don't need the permission of the copyright holder for what you view online, but a new European Court ruling seems to have established the principle once and for all.



Click to view the article Yulia Aspinall Product Review of Cortellis (Sources - Content & Coverage)
Monday, 14th July 2014 Please login top-right to be able to star items

The content and sources of the Cortellis solutions for the life sciences industry are highlighted in the second part of Yulia Aspinall's review. She also looks at how the information is presented, analysis and visualisation options and how frequently the content is updated.



Click to view the article James Mullan Legal Knowledge Management in 2014 and Beyond...
Friday, 11th July 2014 Please login top-right to be able to star items

James Mullan has been writing about knowledge management and specifically about KM in law firms for some time now. During his career the landscape within law firms has changed significantly, both in terms of technology used and the internal and external factors that are influencing how these firms operate. He now looks at what knowledge managers within law firms can expect in 2014 and beyond.



Click to view the report Click to view the report FreePint Report: Product Review of StrategyEye Digital Media
Friday, 11th July 2014

StrategyEye Digital Media is a business intelligence product offering data on technology companies across the world. Corporate clients and investors can get insights into areas such as mergers and acquisitions (M&A), venture capital (VC) funding and partnering activities. More than 25,000...



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