Wednesday, 12th April 2017
Is there really a solid substitute for the well-known premium news platforms? How do content aggregation platforms stack up in this space?
We recently received a query from a customer: "We're considering replacing [one of the primary providers of news databases], can you give us some suggested alternatives, whether from within the information field or outside?"
This is a question we answer regularly and which organisations grapple with frequently, in fact we answered a similar query from a law firm customer just a few months ago.
The two main news providers consistently reported for news and current awareness in our annual research are Nexis and Factiva, with our 2016 research and 2015 research being no exception.
However, we are finding a definite trend and are increasingly recommending through our consulting that information services also consider aggregation platforms to build their own news solution... but of course, there are caveats and reasons why that might not work for all information departments.
When considering replacements there are some core questions to consider:
There are two upcoming Community sessions which will be of interest and where we'll be carrying out SWOT analyses on the main products in this space:
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