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"Intelligence systems - beyond awareness to action"Our Research Focus for October to December
For over a decade we've researched developments in news and current awareness. This year our focus is on the shift from current awareness to intelligence systems - those which encompass features such as collaborative elements, taxonomy, dashboards and visualisations.
This Research Focus provides tools, research and the original data you need to evaluate your current awareness provision and plot where you are in the movement towards intelligence systems.
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In the 10 years plus we've been researching developments in news and current awareness, we've predicted and then seen a significant shift from current awareness to intelligence systems. (October - December 2019).
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