Dale Moore works as a freelance content specialist in the south west of England. He has worked as an information manager since 1997 for a range of organisations, large and small, in the public and private sectors.
He is particularly interested in the creation and development of taxonomies and metadata to support content findability and how to provide low cost/high value solutions to practical content management problems using a range of tools and techniques.
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PI Private Company Data: User InterfaceThursday, 29th November 2012
Continuing his review of PI Private Company Data, Dale Moore looks into the user interface and identifies what makes it a unique and useful product. The database returns results speedily and provides detailed documents such as original filings at Companies House along with reports from Experian, which are re-keyed and analysed and supplement the other documents, thereby giving a full picture of a particular company.
PI Private Company Data: Search Options and OutputWednesday, 28th November 2012
The PI Private Company Data database provides a myriad of options for searching and obtaining information such as annual returns and articles of association as well as offering possiblities for researching international private companies; details on dissolved companies; and other areas such as Anti Money Laundering. Dale Moore provides an overview of the search options, outputs and reports available, and checks out the speed of information retrieval...
PI Private Company Data: SourcesWednesday, 28th November 2012
Continuing his review of Perfect Information's PI Private Company Data, Dale Moore scrutinises the sources of content available in the database of corporate documents and reports. Information on company and director data is available for UK and Republic of Ireland companies including details such as mortgage reports and capital structure through to shareholding companies.
PI Private Company Data: Introduction and FreePint's ViewWednesday, 28th November 2012
Dale Moore plunges deep into financial, company and director detail with his review of Perfect Information's PI Private Company Data. He puts the product through its paces to discover how effective it is at uncovering information buried deep within official company documents.
BvD's Mint: A Fresh Approach to Business IntelligenceMonday, 29th October 2012
'Business intelligence' is usually used as a collective term for a diverse group of technologies, tools and processes which help organisations make more informed strategic business decisions. Bureau van Dijk's Mint, a fresh approach to business intelligence, is one such tool. If you need access to high quality company information backed up by industry reports and news - no matter what your role in the organisation - Mint could be just what you need.
Product Review of BvD Mint: Executive SummaryTuesday, 23rd October 2012
Mint from Bureau van Dijk (BvD) is a powerful and flexible database of company information. Business intelligence profiles can quickly and easily be put together by combining company financials, directorships, news articles and industry research profiles. Marketing and prospecting lists can be created and due diligence performed. The product can be integrated into line of business applications, such as Salesforce and Microsoft Dynamics, for data cleansing and data merging. This all comes in an easy to use format with user customisation and flexible download and output options.
BvD Mint: Costs and Contact DetailsTuesday, 23rd October 2012
Dale Moore covers costs and contact information for BvD Mint.
BvD Mint: Help and Customer AccountsTuesday, 23rd October 2012
Dale Moore discusses help guides and contextual help in BvD Mint.
BvD Mint: Special Software FunctionalityTuesday, 23rd October 2012
One of the special features of BvD Mint is its 'Segmintation' functionality (not a typo). 'Segmintation' provides easy charting of company information. Mint also integrates readily into other line-of-business applications. Dale Moore provides the details.
BvD Mint: User InterfaceTuesday, 23rd October 2012
BvD Mint provides users a clear and intuitive interface, and the ability to customise user options. Dale Moore also covers some Help options.
BvD Mint: Printing, Downloading and ExportingTuesday, 23rd October 2012
Output options for BvD Mint are many. Mint also provides an 'analysis wizard' for the easy creation of charts, and a mailing wizard as well. Dale Moore provides the details.
BvD Mint: Outputs, Reports and AlertsMonday, 22nd October 2012
Dale Moore reports on output options for search results in BvD Mint.
BvD Mint: Search and Output OptionsMonday, 22nd October 2012
Users can search BvD Mint for company, director, news and industry information. Dale Moore take a close look at the searching options for each topic area.
BvD Mint: Sources, Content and CoverageMonday, 22nd October 2012
Dale Moore reviews the four information modules in BvD Mint (Companies, Directors, News and Research) and discusses sources for each.
BvD Mint: Introduction and FreePint's ViewMonday, 22nd October 2012
Mint, from Bureau van Dijk (BvD), is a database of business information which provides data on companies, directors, news stories and industry research. BvD has clearly invested a great deal into creating Mint, and it shows. Reviewer Dale Moore discusses his view of BvD Mint.
Findability: a taxing issueTuesday, 18th September 2012
Taxonomies connect people and content. They enable us to find what we're looking for by grouping related things together and help capture the key vocabulary of our knowledge domains. So why do so few organisations seem to make use of them? Why do we hear so much about big data, the cloud, social media and mobile computing, but relatively little about taxonomies? Is this an area we should be focussing on in our organisations?
The SharePoint puzzleFriday, 7th September 2012
In a recently published report from AIIM (the content management specialists), it's stated that SharePoint 2010 seems to be the Swiss army knife of Enterprise Content Management systems and, as such, seeks to be a lot of things to a lot of people. Is this a strength or a weakness? The report offers some very interesting and surprising insights into current practices and attitudes, and some clear opportunities for information professionals to make their mark.
Big content meets big dataMonday, 6th August 2012
What happens when big data meets big content? or vice versa? Is your organisation happily and successfully extracting meaningful insights from your analysis of data or are you still struggling to manage your content effectively and efficiently? A recently published report examines these subjects and suggests that structured data and unstructured content are inextricably linked and should be introduced to each other.
Take AIIM: Roadshow ReportMonday, 16th July 2012
Contributing editor Dale Moore attended the AIIM Roadshow in London. The key themes of the event dovetail with common themes FreePint readers will be familiar with: cloud computing, mobile content, social connections and big data.
Studying the Financial Times' MBA NewslinesWednesday, 30th May 2012
The Financial Times (FT) recently introduced a new service called MBA Newslines as a bolt-on to the FT website content. Newslines provides the ability to annotate any article and any number of articles from the FT's entire content offering. That’s a lot of content and opens up a potentially unlimited resource for commentary, debate and analysis of current business issues.
VIP Mini Review: MBA NewslinesWednesday, 30th May 2012
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