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Clare Painter How does copyright apply to tables, charts and other figures?
Monday, 16th January 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

You've seen a photograph, chart, map or diagram and would like to make some small or significant alterations or even to redraw it to use it in your own publications. Where do you stand from a copyright perspective? Expert Clare Painter explains the legal stance.

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Chris Porter Q&A with LexisNexis Risk Solutions - detecting & managing relationship risk
Friday, 13th January 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

We catch up with recent developments in risk and compliance in an interview with UK-based LexisNexis Risk Solutions director, Steve Arnison. Jinfo contributing editor, Chris Porter, finds out what's driving growth and more about use-cases for tools including the WorldCompliance Data solution, LexisNexis Bridger Insight, Tracesmart and LexisNexis TraceIQ. 

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Sophie Alexander Q&A with Information Builders - leading the field in business intelligence?
Thursday, 12th January 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Information Builders operates at the leading edge of business intelligence and data analytics. We interview chief innovation officer, Dr Rado Kotorov, to find out more about the company and the book he co-authored, "Organisational Intelligence – how smart companies use information to become more competitive and profitable".

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Andrew Lucas Q&A with Ideagen - new frontiers for risk & compliance
Tuesday, 10th January 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Ideagen is a rapidly expanding supplier of compliance, safety, risk and information management software to a wide range of industrial sectors, including healthcare, transport, manufacturing, life science and banking and finance. Andrew Lucas has interviewed Ideagen's public relations and marketing spokesman, Joseph O'Brien, about the company and its approach to the risk and compliance markets.

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Andrew Grave Product review of FirstRain (value - help & training; competitors; development; pricing)
Monday, 9th January 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Concluding our review of business analytics platform FirstRain we look at the competitors to this product which aims to enable business professionals to view and share real-time intelligence on companies and markets. Reviewer Andrew Grave describes why its help features are particularly useful, how competitors shape up including OneSource from Avention and British-based company Artesian, and development plans for the near future.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2762

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Andrew Grave Product review of FirstRain (technology - search & user interface; outputs & alerts; administration)
Friday, 6th January 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

We continue our review of business analytics platform FirstRain which aims to enable business professionals to view and share real-time intelligence on companies and markets. Andrew Grave looks at how the company's claims for its technology stand up, testing its analytics. He also analyses set up and how its "channels" help personalise what FirstRain will track for you, search by company or themes, and mobile app functionality.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2762

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Andrew Grave Product review of FirstRain (sources - content & coverage)
Thursday, 5th January 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

FirstRain is a business analytics platform allowing business professionals to view and share real-time intelligence on companies and markets. We dig into the detail of its content and coverage including English-language sources, international coverage, and its provision of subscription-based services. We assess whether FirstRain has developed special techniques for acquiring data and if its Twitter coverage is superior to those provided by many media monitoring and PR tools.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2762

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Andrew Grave Getting clarity on data analytics projects
Thursday, 5th January 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

How do data analytics projects get started, which stakeholders are typically involved, how can goals be aligned and how do such projects progress? Andrew Grave reports from a Jinfo Webinar, "How information services can best work with the many stakeholders of data analytics" and highlights five key processes recommended for best practice in collaborative projects.

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Andrew Grave Product review of FirstRain (key advantages; introduction; contact details)
Wednesday, 4th January 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

FirstRain is a business development and research tool aimed at North American-headquartered companies that have a global user base. In part one of this product review we explain the key advantages, and how customers obtain value through FirstRain's uniquely-developed web crawling method and a sophisticated personalised approach. We also cover what has changed since it was last reviewed in 2013 and give contact details.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2762

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Sophie Alexander Product review of Cipher Systems Knowledge360 (value - help & training; competitors; development; pricing)
Thursday, 22nd December 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

The final part of our product review of Knowledge360 looks at training, pricing and forthcoming developments. We also identify competitors including the M-Brain Group, Northern Light's SinglePoint and NewsEdge, however, do any of them offer this CI tool's large number of capabilities as a knowledge management, competitive intelligence and workflow solution?

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2761

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Sophie Alexander Product review of Cipher Systems Knowledge360 (technology - search & user interface; outputs & alerts; administration)
Wednesday, 21st December 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

We look in detail at the technology in Knowledge360, Cipher Systems' knowledge management, competitive intelligence and workflow solution, particularly its advanced semantic search capability that ensures more comprehensive searches and eliminates the need for a formalised taxonomy. In this third part of the review Sophie Alexander also covers use of widgets and new features that allow users to quantify the qualitative value that they are providing.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2761

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Andrew Lucas Reflecting on the Jinfo Research Focus "Data analytics - ready your information service"
Tuesday, 20th December 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

As the Jinfo Research Focus "Data analytics - ready your information service" reaches its conclusion, producer Andrew Lucas reviews the Focus and highlights some of the key articles, market landscapes and research, on subjects ranging from the perceived risks and uncertainties in analytics projects to the role of information managers in them and the standards and ethics in the use of big data.

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Sophie Alexander Product review of Cipher Systems Knowledge360 (sources - content & coverage)
Tuesday, 20th December 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In part 2 of Jinfo's product review of Knowledge360, the knowledge management, CI and workflow solution from Cipher Systems, we look at content and coverage. Reviewer Sophie Alexander analyses the advantages of its use of next-generation semantic technology over a taxonomy, the benefits of it being hosted in a secure cloud-based environment and the tools which allow users complete customisation.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2761

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Chris Porter Data analytics & licensing - the role of financial information providers
Tuesday, 20th December 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

We find out how financial and risk information giant Thomson Reuters is supporting data analytics projects by making available permanent reference identifiers (PermID) and intelligent tagging tools (such as Open Calais), making content easier to find and to link together. Jinfo's Chris Porter interviews Tim Baker, global head of innovation at Thomson Reuters' Financial and Risk Division, and Hanna Helin, director PermID and risk content for the company.

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Sophie Alexander Product review of Cipher Systems Knowledge360 (key advantages; introduction; contact details)
Monday, 19th December 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Knowledge360 is a knowledge management, competitive intelligence and workflow solution from competitive strategy consultancy Cipher Systems. Part 1 of the review introduces its key advantages and explains how it supports all phases of the intelligence process, specifically helping users in top firms stay aware of latest developments, and save time. What made it the first winner of a prestigious industry endorsement?

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2761

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Andrew Lucas Q&A with Findout & ReportLinker - using technology to find answers
Friday, 16th December 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Andrew Lucas talks to Benjamin Carpano, the CEO of ReportLinker and Findout, about how they use data analytics in the analysis of millions of unstructured documents to discover, disambiguate and normalise complex concepts resulting in new structured knowledge of industries, companies and technologies.

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Chris Porter Data analytics & licensing - the role of content aggregators
Thursday, 15th December 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

As part of the Jinfo Research Focus on data analytics, Chris Porter is finding out what information vendors are doing in this area. Here he interviews two companies with particular strengths in customised content aggregation, InfoDesk and Acquire Media, to understand their perspectives on user demands for data analysis. He discovers where the role of the information professional comes in, and what the obstacles are, to this new area of activity.

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Andrew Grave Insider knowledge - working as a text analytics manager
Thursday, 15th December 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

We interview Helen Clegg to find out what's involved in her role as a text analytics manager in the data science team in the procurement & analytics practice of international management consultancy A.T. Kearney and how her expertise as an information professional has been an asset in the role. She discusses how she's found the role, how the business uses her analytics skills and gives advice to others considering moving into data analytics.

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Chris Porter Data analytics & licensing - the role of business information aggregators
Wednesday, 14th December 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

As part of the Jinfo Research Focus on data analytics, Chris Porter is finding out what information vendors are doing in this area. Here he looks at how LexisNexis and Dow Jones Factiva, the two giants of the business news aggregation world, are supporting clients' data analytics projects. The article explores what customers want in terms of data analytics projects, where demand is coming from and what developments aggregators are seeing in the marketplace.

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Chris Porter Data analytics & licensing - the role of company data providers
Wednesday, 14th December 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Chris Porter looks at what company data providers are doing to support customer requests for help with data analytics. He interviews two companies who are known for their company information, Bureau van Dijk and Avention, provider of the OneSource family of services. How are they handling the biggest challenges for their customers and what is the involvement of information professionals?

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