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FreePint No. 38919th December 2013
News and beyond aggregation are under scrutiny in December with the Buyer's Guide on News Content published earlier this month and the results of our Annual Survey on News Needs & Preferences published this week. Along with the reports, there's also the opportunity to read the 50+ articles, Q&As, reviews and case studies published as part of the FreePint Topic Series: Beyond Aggregation.
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FreePint No. 3885th December 2013
FreePint's Community of Practice sessions will next year be available in-person, with events upcoming in London and New York in January and Chicago and Minneapolis in February. Sessions allow FreePint Subscribers to connect in real time with peers around critical topics like changes in news aggregation, mobile content security, and the value of content investments.
FreePint No. 38721st November 2013
As user requirements change and news aggregation vendors introduce product enhancements, Robin Neidorf asks: what is the real need for delivering news content into the organisation, now and into the future? Is it better to treat corporate users as one group or to separate them into those who're happy with "light, summary-type news" and those for whom "deep, multilingual, probably premium-priced" options are essential? FreePint's Community of Practice calls present an ideal arena in which to discuss such issues with peers across the industry.
FreePint No. 3867th November 2013
For many organisations it's budget planning season. Researching, evaluating and selecting which products and technologies to include and deciding when to make the leap to the next generation technology make this a challenging time. FreePint's product reviews, vendor commentary, technology analysis and Communities of Practice help support budget planning and return on investment decisions throughout the year.
FreePint No. 38524th October 2013
Robin Neidorf picks article and review highlights from the two FreePint Topic Series running this month: Compliance in Context and Beyond Aggregation and introduces the Series planned for 2014 which include The Social Enterprise, Next-Generation Competitive Intelligence, Copyright Symposium, and Licensing and Pricing.
FreePint No. 38410th October 2013
FreePint offers many opportunities to get engaged with peers through Communities of Practice or webinars in areas from mobile deployment to international copyright.
FreePint No. 38319th September 2013
After a relatively quiet summer, fans of FreePint Webinars have plenty to look forward to in the coming months.
FreePint No. 3825th September 2013
The FreePint Topic Series: Compliance in Context is launched, and the Topic Series: Beyond Aggregation is underway. Learn more about these series and how you can benefit from registering for them. Other new content in FreePint is highlighted, including product reviews, industry commentary, source updates and more.
FreePint No. 38121st August 2013
FreePint's Director of Research, Robin Neidorf, presents a round-up of current and upcoming FreePint Research in areas from news needs and preferences to compliance. FreePint's monthly updates on news sources are always popular and the annual FreePint Survey: News Needs and Preferences is now in it sixth year with the research focus evolving to reflect the changing marketplace.
FreePint No. 3808th August 2013
Analysis of FreePint usage logs shows the popularity of recent articles in the FreePint Topic: Sources. Keeping updated on new sources and source changes is frequently cited by new FreePint Subscribers as a key reason behind their purchase.
FreePint No. 37918th July 2013
Since the recent introduction of FreePint Topics, it's become easier to explain and demonstrate the value of FreePint. The Topics are "must-have" for any business to be efficient and competitive, and the FreePint approach is to focus on articles that provide unique, practical and actionable insight.
FreePint No. 3784th July 2013
Recent changes in suppliers, questions from senior leadership and reactive response to popular technology have all prompted FreePint customers to turn to us... and here's how we've helped.
FreePint No. 37720th June 2013
Live events enable us to sit down face to face to build and cement professional relationships. The past month has offered a bonanza of in-person opportunities.
FreePint No. 3766th June 2013
Keeping skills and expertise current, and even ahead of the curve, is essential to ensure that information professionals continue to play a strategic role within organisations and contribute to key areas such as business development.
FreePint No. 37523rd May 2013
FreePint introduces four key topics which are consistently on the "must have" list for FreePint Subscribers. Robin Neidorf explains how to get free Topic Updates by email and introduces the wealth of information available in the premium offering: the FreePint Subscription.
FreePint No. 3749th May 2013
FreePint's new Series approach tackles essential topics through articles, reports, case studies and webinars. The current Series is "Big Data in Action" with a series on mobile security coming in the summer and an autumn series on regulatory compliance planned.
FreePint No. 37318th April 2013
Keeping on top of additions and deletions in databases, new articles, reports and information nuggets published, and tracking new sources and developments in source functionality is a tough call. FreePint's focus on "source awareness" aims to address this need.
FreePint No. 3724th April 2013
As information professionals we spend considerable time and resources evaluating and selecting the best sources to support business research and to allow us to provide high-quality information, insight and analysis to other parts of the business.
FreePint No. 37121st March 2013
Are we battling technology or leveraging it? Far from solving our problems, technologies such as intranets often seem designed to frustrate. And as for big data, that's the latest and, some would argue, "biggest" challenge to date.
FreePint No. 3707th March 2013
Robin Neidorf considers the role of teams within and between departments and explores how a FreePint Team Subscription can support learning, increase collaboration, and aid the organisation's overall understanding of critical information-related challenges and opportunities. And don't miss out on the special offer!
FreePint No. 36921st February 2013
Two recent FreePint feature articles focus on topics heard around many a conference table: my "Big Data, FreePint Style" announces a publication series we'll be producing in April and May, exploring real-world applications of this somewhat fuzzy concept of "big data".
FreePint No. 3687th February 2013
An emphasis on sharing and openness often seems hardwired into the psyche of librarians and information professionals but not every organisation's culture is as receptive.
FreePint No. 36724th January 2013
A flurry of mini reviews on a number of new products provides FreePint Subscribers with a glimpse into what the information publishing world considers "product excellence". These articles, being published now through early February, share quick insights from our researchers on sources, content, favourite features, outputs and usability.
FreePint No. 36610th January 2013
The final two reports published in 2012 provide original insight into both buyer needs and market players for news content. New FreePint Articles highlight significant M&A activity, tips on data discovery and unique value of unexpected tools.
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