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Managing Your Intranet Search
Wednesday, 3rd September 2014
James Mullan discusses what intranet managers should be doing to improve the search within their intranet, looking at options from tailored search to one size fits all.
Product Review of Innography (Technology - Innography Explorer; FreePint's View)
Wednesday, 13th August 2014
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.
The Role of Technology in Information Retrieval - FreePint for Biopharma Professionals
Tuesday, 12th August 2014
Yulia Aspinall examines the importance of technology in assisting users in finding, storing, using & archiving information. She looks at key tools and technologies which make information retrieval more efficient for those in the biopharma sphere, including custom taxonomies, single information repositories and specialist content discovery solutions.
FreePint Report: Making Information Visible in Pharmaceutical Companies
Wednesday, 2nd July 2014
Robin Neidorf reports on FreePint research into how pharmaceutical companies approach information discovery and intranet optimisation. Research covered facets such as budget used towards resource discovery, satisfaction with approaches to discovery, and the varying definitions of "discovery"....
Areas of Focus for Information Discovery in Pharmaceutical Companies
Monday, 30th June 2014
Information discovery behaviour in pharmaceutical companies is under the spotlight in FreePint's recent research. Robin Neidorf highlights the key findings, from identifying those departments which most require discovery services, to best practice in use of social tools for discovery, and priority areas for development.
Tackling Discovery and Search - Relevant FreePint Resources
Friday, 27th June 2014
Summary of FreePint resources on discovery and search, covering: news & social media, intranets & browsers, grey literature & non-text content, and examples of specific tools.
Towards a Single Environment for News Streaming - Relevant FreePint Resources
Wednesday, 25th June 2014
As we announce the launch of the upcoming FreePint Topic Series: Making Information Visible, Robin Neidorf provides a summary of FreePint resources on news streaming, discovery and managing & aggregating alerts from both paid and free sources.
Making Information Visible in Pharmaceutical Companies
Wednesday, 25th June 2014
Robin Neidorf reports on FreePint research into how pharmaceutical companies approach information discovery and intranet optimisation. Research covered facets such as budget used towards resource discovery, satisfaction with approaches to discovery, and the varying definitions of "discovery".
Net Neutrality or a Two-Tier Internet?
Monday, 2nd June 2014
With the issue of net neutrality in the news once again, Sophie Alexander looks at the recent decisions of the European Parliament and the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and explores some of the possible implications for consumers and smaller businesses if higher fees are charged for higher speeds.
DiscoverOrg: Quality Data on IT Sales Prospects - Guaranteed
Friday, 23rd May 2014
DiscoverOrg is an award winning web-based sales and marketing intelligence tool supporting those targeting IT prospects. DiscoverOrg has a number of valuable features and reviewer Jan Knight highlights two of the best.
FreePint Report: Product Review of DiscoverOrg
Thursday, 22nd May 2014
DiscoverOrg is a web-based sales intelligence database focusing on delivering high quality information on IT departments to IT vendors and consultants. Contact information, budgets, current software and hardware plus planned projects are all available in the datasets.
Reviewed by Jan Knight...
FreePint Report: Product Review of Infotrieve's Mobile Library
Thursday, 24th April 2014
Infotrieve's Mobile Library offers a wealth of scientific, technical and medical (STM) content as well as secure access to enterprise-licensed eContent and document repositories. The cloud-based solution makes copyright-compliant content accessible anytime, anywhere.
Reviewed by Sophie...
Product Review of Infotrieve's Mobile Library: Introduction & Contact Details
Tuesday, 15th April 2014
Mobile Library is a cloud-based eContent and document management platform from Infotrieve. In the first part of her review, Sophie Alexander introduces the company and product and provides contact details. Customers are mostly from research and development within the scientific, technical and medical (STM) community who can access a large collection of STM content plus internal resources.
Dealing with Data Debris
Friday, 14th March 2014
Many companies feel that they should be doing more to tap the huge potential held within their data - but creating actionable insight isn't as easy as they once thought. A recent KPMG report finds that one of the biggest challenges for organisations was implementing the right solutions to analyse and interpret big data - could there soon be a Google of business data search to help solve this problem?
Patents for the Win! Innography Snags Two 2014 CODiE Awards
Tuesday, 4th February 2014
Expert reviewer for the CODiE Award for Best Legal Information Product 2014, John DiGilio reviewed five legal products in the category and evaluated them through demonstrations, testing and grading against specific requirements. Here he shares his thoughts on the category winner, Innography's intellectual property research platform.
Lost in Translation - Online Tools for Foreign Language Research
Tuesday, 31st December 2013
With the globalisation of information via the internet and English rapidly losing its place as the predominant online language as Chinese, Japanese and Spanish content grows, Sophie Alexander explores the increased popularity of online translation tools. She highlights some useful features of a few of these. Social media site Facebook recently acquired a translation tool and search engines such as Bing and Google have quite well developed software. However, Sophie suggests researchers also consider more specialist tools such as Linguee, Systransoft and 2lingual.
Product Review of Euromonitor Passport: Search
Thursday, 19th December 2013
The third part of Sophie Alexander's review of Euromonitor Passport examines the extensive search options available. The Passport database contains statistics, analysis, surveys and news on 27 industry sectors covering 210 countries. Sophie finds that the quality and quantity of information available is very impressive and irrespective of your chosen category or which page you’re on, the layout is reassuringly similar with search filters along the left of the page, usually with the option to change the geography, currency, date and categories. There is the possibility of going deep into the data or choosing overviews complete with visualisations.
Eikon Answers: Impressive Search Results Instantly
Thursday, 19th December 2013
Eikon is Thomson Reuters' desktop market data solution for financial markets professionals. Andrew Grave examines its powerful Eikon Answers functionality and finds it marks a real leap forward in the functionality of business information tools. Launched in January 2013, Eikon Answers is easy to use for end users and instantly produces tables and charts from straightforward or complex queries such as "Show US hospitals on New York consolidated exchange with operating margins >2% and revenue growth 5 years >1%". After the chart is produced a wealth of data can quickly be surfaced and easily exported or shared.
InfoNgen: Tailored Discovery & Distribution
Tuesday, 17th December 2013
InfoNgen can be an invaluable tool for enabling workflow automation, finds Yulia Aspinall. The discovery engine combines the ability to metasearch all or selected internal and external sources of information with flexible tagging and the ability to add or change taxonomies to meet customer-specific requirements. InfoNgen's content discovery capabilities are used by clients primarily in the corporate, legal, and financial markets and holding a wide range of job titles, including competitive intelligence and information professionals.
Product Review of InfoNgen: Executive Summary
Tuesday, 17th December 2013
A discovery engine for competitive information professionals in fields such as finance, legal, pharmaceutical and retail, InfoNgen is an invaluable tool for workflow automation, finds Yulia Aspinall in her executive summary. Acting as a news aggregator or listening platform, InfoNgen can save researchers time by aggregating and indexing internal and external information and automatically tagging it with metadata. Tools to share and re-publish content are included, with the ability to create custom newsletters as one output choice. Cutting down on tedious manual processes allows researchers more time for analysis of information.
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