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Click to view the report Click to view the report 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"....



Click to view the article Robin Neidorf Areas of Focus for Information Discovery in Pharmaceutical Companies
Monday, 30th June 2014 Please login top-right to be able to star items

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.



Click to view the article Robin Neidorf Tackling Discovery and Search - Relevant FreePint Resources
Friday, 27th June 2014 Please login top-right to be able to star items

Summary of FreePint resources on discovery and search, covering: news & social media, intranets & browsers, grey literature & non-text content, and examples of specific tools.



Click to view the article Robin Neidorf Towards a Single Environment for News Streaming - Relevant FreePint Resources
Wednesday, 25th June 2014 Please login top-right to be able to star items

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.



Click to view the article Robin Neidorf Making Information Visible in Pharmaceutical Companies
Wednesday, 25th June 2014 Please login top-right to be able to star items

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".



Click to view the article Sophie Alexander Net Neutrality or a Two-Tier Internet?
Monday, 2nd June 2014 Please login top-right to be able to star items

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.



Click to view the article Jan Knight DiscoverOrg: Quality Data on IT Sales Prospects - Guaranteed
Friday, 23rd May 2014 Please login top-right to be able to star items

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.



Click to view the report Click to view the report 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...



Click to view the report Click to view the report 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...



Click to view the article Sophie Alexander Product Review of Infotrieve's Mobile Library: Introduction & Contact Details
Tuesday, 15th April 2014 Please login top-right to be able to star items

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.



Click to view the article Sophie Alexander Dealing with Data Debris
Friday, 14th March 2014 Please login top-right to be able to star items

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?



Click to view the article John DiGilio Patents for the Win! Innography Snags Two 2014 CODiE Awards
Tuesday, 4th February 2014 Please login top-right to be able to star items

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.



Click to view the article Sophie Alexander Lost in Translation - Online Tools for Foreign Language Research
Tuesday, 31st December 2013 Please login top-right to be able to star items

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. 



Click to view the article Sophie Alexander Product Review of Euromonitor Passport: Search
Thursday, 19th December 2013 Please login top-right to be able to star items

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.



Click to view the article Andrew Grave Eikon Answers: Impressive Search Results Instantly
Thursday, 19th December 2013 Please login top-right to be able to star items

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.



Click to view the article Yulia Aspinall InfoNgen: Tailored Discovery & Distribution
Tuesday, 17th December 2013 Please login top-right to be able to star items

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.



Click to view the article Yulia Aspinall Product Review of InfoNgen: Executive Summary
Tuesday, 17th December 2013 Please login top-right to be able to star items

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.



Click to view the report Click to view the report FreePint Report: Product Review of InfoNgen
Tuesday, 17th December 2013

Yulia Aspinall reviews InfoNgen, a "discovery engine" which combines the ability to do metasearches of all or selected internal and external sources of information with flexible tagging and customer specific needs. The foundation of InfoNgen is an automated classification system that analyses...



Click to view the article Yulia Aspinall Product Review of InfoNgen: Special Software Functionality, Help, Pricing & Contact Details
Monday, 16th December 2013 Please login top-right to be able to star items

The InfoNgen solution appears to tick many of the boxes desired by information professionals in an ideal search engine - straightforward installation and access, fast filtering of reliable internal and external sources of information, de-duplication of results, and delivery of relevant content via email, alert, RSS or newsletter, finds Yulia Aspinall in the concluding part of her review. She also looks at the customer support and pricing options.



Click to view the article Yulia Aspinall Product Review of InfoNgen: Technology & Delivery Platform; User Interface
Thursday, 12th December 2013 Please login top-right to be able to star items

The technology which underpins discovery engine InfoNgen is discussed in the third part of Yulia Aspinall's review. InfoNgen is also known as a news aggregation system; its workflow automation can eliminate a huge amount of the "heavy lifting" of manually searching through multiple sources, reading them, cutting/pasting/emailing, aggregating them together, formatting, and publishing, and hence save researchers time and make their work more effective and productive. Export options include custom newsletters which can be delivered manually or automatically via email or RSS feed.



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