Wednesday, 2nd December 2015
Find out what's new and upcoming in FreePint's Content, Community and Consulting as we move into the final month of our current Topic Series "News, and Other Commodities". Subscription information services are in the spotlight along with an overview of the media monitoring landscape and the results of our research into private company information.
Content (Articles, Reports, Webinars)
FreePint's current Topic Series, "News, and Other Commodities" continues its exploration of "value" and since the last Subscription Update we've published:
We also published a recent report in which we report on the analysis and findings of FreePint's research into private company information, including details on those suppliers which respondents use as their primary and secondary sources, and which niche sources information managers prefer. Vendors and products mentioned include Alacra, BvD, Capital IQ, Dow Jones Companies & Executives, Hoover's, LexisNexis Dossier, Mergermarket and OneSource.
FreePint Webinars have also been scheduled as part of the series "News, and Other Commodities":
You can also read a write-up of a previous FreePint Webinar in "Options for Authentication - Which Approach Does What?", outlining the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches to authentication, including single sign-on, IP authentication as well as other popular tools such as EZproxy. The article extracts some practical next steps in relation to user authentication and FreePint Subscribers can log in to view the recording.
Other articles and Q&As recently published include:
As part of the Topic Series, "News, & Other Commodities", we have a teleconference Communities of Practice session for buyers: "The End of an Era for News Databases?" scheduled for December. If you've been wondering about the viability of news databases and what continuing change in the sector might mean for your organisation, don't forget to register for this teleconference on the 1st or 3rd December.
We'll be publishing details of events for January - March shortly - watch for announcements on our Community page.
With the new calendar year right around the corner, several Consulting-level customers have turned to FreePint for assistance setting goals, articulating value and making strategy more tangible for the coming year.
If you'd like assistance, support or feedback for your 2016 plans, please contact our director of research, Robin Neidorf on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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