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Robin Neidorf Adopting technology for discovery 2019 (Fresh insights through smart technology)
21st August 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the final part of our report on Jinfo's research on discovery tools and priorities and the adoption of technology for finding content, we focus more specifically on the application of smart technologies to surface insights. We highlight some of the more popular databases used by respondents and how well they meet their needs.

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Robin Neidorf Adopting technology for discovery 2019 (Single point of entry/back-end integration)
20th August 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In this fourth part of our report on Jinfo's research on discovery tools and priorities and the adoption of technology for finding content, we explore the importance of discovery through a single point of entry or back-end integration and which groups of users benefit most from this. We also find out which products or platforms respondents were using for this purpose.

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Robin Neidorf Adopting technology for discovery 2019 (Keeping up with technology)
16th August 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Jinfo's research on discovery tools and priorities looks at the adoption of technology for content discovery by information professionals across a range of industries. The third part of our report looks at how survey respondents keep abreast of technology developments, whether it be training and workshops, updates from technology vendors, or professional associations. Also included are links to conferences and training workshops of value to those in information professional roles.

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Andrew Lucas Product review of Factiva (purchasing, development and competitor landscape)
15th August 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the final part of Jinfo's new product review of premium global news database Factiva, we take a look at its value, the help and training available, key future product development plans and pricing. We also examine the competitor landscape, which includes Nexis, Naviga's NewsEdge, and ISI Emerging Markets in the traditional business news and information market, along with Meltwater, Cision, D&B's Hoovers, Alacra, Manzama Insights, and InfoDesk in the media monitoring space.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3233

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Robin Neidorf Adopting technology for discovery 2019 (Foundation - definitions and desires)
15th August 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Jinfo's research on discovery tools and priorities looks at the adoption of technology for content discovery by information professionals across a range of industries. This second part of our report continues to look at how information professionals are engaging with new technologies and, in particular, at definitions of "discovery" and topics of interest within technology.

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Andrew Lucas Product review of Factiva (technology - search & user interface; outputs & alerts; administration)
14th August 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the third part of our new product review of Factiva, global news aggregator, we explore some of its latest enhancements, particularly in relation to its search performance and interface. We also take a closer look at Dow Jones Intelligent Indexing and its migration to a full machine learning model, its API and wide range of uses, as well as the various reports that are available to administrators.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3233

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Robin Neidorf Adopting technology for discovery 2019 (Introduction)
14th August 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Now in its third year and building on research from the past couple of years, Jinfo's research on discovery tools and priorities looks at the adoption of technology for content discovery by information professionals across a range of industries. This first part of our report looks at the types of industries that respondents work in, as well as their target markets.

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Andrew Lucas Product review of Factiva (sources - content & coverage)
13th August 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the second part of our updated product review of Factiva, global news aggregator, we look at some of the content that has been added since our last review, as well as user feedback from Factiva's annual content survey.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3233

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Andrew Lucas Product review of Factiva (key advantages, introduction and contact details)
12th August 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the first part of our new in-depth product review of Factiva, Dow Jones' premium news aggregation service, we highlight its key advantages and provide an overview of the company and product. In addition, we outline some of the main changes that have been incorporated since our last review and take a look at likely future developments.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3233

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Chris Porter Product review of Orbis from Bureau van Dijk (competitors; development; pricing)
9th August 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

The final part of our product review of Orbis, a global company database from Bureau van Dijk, concludes with an overall verdict on the value it offers. We also look at the help provided within the product, pricing options, future development plans and its competitors, who include Hoover's from Dun & Bradstreet and DueDil.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3229

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Chris Porter Product review of Orbis from Bureau van Dijk (technology - search & user interface; outputs & alerts; administration)
8th August 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the third part of our full product review of Orbis, the global company database from Bureau van Dijk, we focus on the technology, in particular, the significant overhaul of its most popular features and functions and more modern, intuitive interface. We also provide a comprehensive overview of the search functionality for news and companies as well as a detailed look at its customisable output options and alerts.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3229

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Chris Porter Product review of Orbis from Bureau van Dijk (sources - content & coverage)
7th August 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the second part of this review of Orbis from Bureau van Dijk, we look at the breadth and depth of this global company database, paying particular attention to how it collects and validates its content, with a specific focus on its financial data, news and specialist content sets.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3229

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Chris Porter Product review of Orbis from Bureau van Dijk (key advantages; introduction; contact details)
6th August 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Orbis from Bureau van Dijk is a global company database that's used by a wide range of organisations for compliance, marketing and sales, and credit risk analysis, as well as general financial research. The first part of our full product review of Orbis looks at the company and highlights some of the key advantages of its product as well as giving a brief overview of future developments.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3229

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Chris Porter Mini review of FT Enterprise Tools
31st July 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

The Financial Times, a leading provider of business intelligence, launched FT Enterprise Tools in early 2018. In this mini review, we take a closer look at the platform that helps administrators set up and manage users on an enterprise licence to FT.com, the digital version of the Financial Times.

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Andrew Lucas Coping with reorganisation - working with a new reporting line
29th July 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

The information centre may be subject to sudden changes in reporting lines and often does not get a say in this. But when they do have advance notice, they need to make a good case for themselves to ensure they have a preferred position in any reorganisation. This article highlights some of the challenges faced by information groups who have encountered a shift in reporting line and the importance of creating or updating a strategic plan to ensure it's in alignment with the requirements of the new organisation.

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Rebecca Gebhardt Brizi Improving upwards communication - a model in action
22nd July 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Reporting is a key part of upward communication within an organisation, and information teams must use it to create an ongoing conversation with stakeholders and clients. This article looks at how information teams can create more effective reports that will allow them to confirm their expertise and influence an organisation’s outcomes.

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Scott Vine Product review of PatSeer Pro from Gridlogics (value - help & training; competitors; development; pricing)
22nd July 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the final part of our full product review of PatSeer Pro from Gridlogics, a web-based patent analytics and landscaping platform, we look at the product's value, the help and training available, competitors, such as Clarivate's Derwent Innovation, LexisNexis TotalPatent One, Questel's Orbit Intelligence, Innography, Clarivate Analytics, and Minesoft's PatBase. We find out what development plans its considering as well as its pricing options.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3224

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Scott Vine Product review of PatSeer Pro from Gridlogics (technology - analytics; matching; visualisation)
19th July 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the fourth part of our full product review of PatSeer Pro from Gridlogics, a web-based patent analytics and landscaping platform, we take a more detailed look at its technology, in particular, the analytics, matching options, clustering and citations. We also explore VizMAP, its visualisation tool.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3224

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Scott Vine Product review of PatSeer Pro from Gridlogics (technology - search & user interface; outputs & alerts)
18th July 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the third part of our full product review of PatSeer Pro from Gridlogics, a web-based patent analytics and landscaping platform, we take a more detailed look at its technology. In particular, we take an in-depth look at the user interface and broad range of search functionality, such as command-line search, number and semantic search, and how results can be viewed and data shared.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3224

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Scott Vine Product review of PatSeer Pro from Gridlogics (sources - content & coverage)
17th July 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the second part of our full product review of PatSeer Pro from Gridlogics, a web-based patent analytics and landscaping platform, we look at its coverage, including full-text collections and how the content is organised, as well as the range of languages available.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3224

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