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Robin Neidorf Jinfo survey - current awareness and intelligence 2020 (part 2 - system components)
19th September 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the second part of our survey results looking at customer preferences in relation to news aggregation services and current awareness, we look at which components are part of the provision of current awareness to an organisation and any premium products licensed for current awareness. In addition, we examine no-cost sources used, such as competitor websites and social media, as well as content aggregation platforms.

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Robin Neidorf Jinfo survey - current awareness and intelligence 2020 (part 1 - introduction)
18th September 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Jinfo has been surveying its customers about their preferences in relation to news aggregation services and current awareness since 2007 and our latest research brings a fresh perspective to this area. In this first part, we look at some of the organisations who took part in the survey, where and how current awareness and intelligence systems are managed and deployed throughout the organisation, and how much time is taken up with providing this service.

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Andrew Lucas The ins and outs of intelligence system APIs
12th September 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Interest in the adoption of intelligence platforms is growing, with organisations using them to manage multiple content streams and to enable workflow collaboration around the discovery and insights generated from the analysis of the combined datasets. Jinfo takes a look at the use of APIs within intelligent systems and at some of the vendors in this area, along with their offerings.

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Scott Vine Product review of Northern Light's SinglePoint (value - help & training; competitors; development; pricing)
12th September 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

The final part of our product review of Northern Light's SinglePoint, which provides a single point of access to all of a client's internal and external research information, offers our overall view of the product, including its potential in helping clients maximise the value they get from their internal and external content. We also highlight the help and training that's available, the competitive landscape including WideNarrow and Aurora FirstLight, and the company's product development plans and pricing.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3250

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Dale Moore Q&A with Inzyon - adopting an "insights-based approach"
12th September 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Inzyon is a management consulting company dedicated to supporting customers to develop and improve their capability to identify and make use of insights in all areas of their business. Jinfo recently spoke to Gabriel Anderbjörk, CEO of the company, to find out a bit more about the company and how it helps organisations uncover their real value to enable better business decisions.

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Andy Tattersall Shedding light on emerging technologies
12th September 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Emerging technologies such as AI, text mining and machine learning are increasingly affecting the information environment and have a huge range of potential uses, particularly for current awareness. However, definitions of these technologies aren't always clear and in this article we attempt to explain them and how they can be used to improve processes.

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Scott Vine Product review of Northern Light's SinglePoint (technology - search & user interface; outputs & alerts, APIs, administration)
11th September 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the third part of our product review of Northern Light's SinglePoint, which provides a single point of access for all of a client's research information, we look at the technology behind the product's search functionality, how users can collaborate and share their research content, and the wide range of administrative options available.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3250

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Scott Vine Product review of Northern Light's SinglePoint (sources - content & coverage)
10th September 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

The second part of our latest product review of Northern Light's SinglePoint, which provides a single point of access for all of a client's internal and external research information, looks at the wide range of content that's supported within the product. This part lists the content partners, including Informa, Clarivate Analytics, EBSCO and Mintel, as well as the languages supported.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3250

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Scott Vine Product review of Northern Light's SinglePoint (key advantages; introduction; contact details)
9th September 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Northern Light's SinglePoint provides a single point of access for all of a client's internal and external research information. In the first part of our latest product review, we provide some background information on the company and product, see what's changed since we last looked at the product in 2016, and examine the key advantages SinglePoint brings to its users.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3250

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Chris Porter Product review of FT.com (value - help & training; competitors; development; pricing)
5th September 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

The final part of our product review of FT.com, the digital version of the Financial Times, looks at the value offered by the product along with help and training, its closest competitor, The Wall Street Journal, future product development plans, and its pricing model.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3245

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Chris Porter Product review of FT.com (technology - search & user interface; outputs & alerts; administration)
4th September 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the third part of our product review of FT.com, the digital version of the Financial Times, we explore the search and user interface, including its topic tracker. We also look at its variety of alerting options and popular article-sharing feature, its API support, and support for administrators.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3245

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Robin Neidorf Similarities and differences - current awareness and intelligence platforms
4th September 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

As part of its 2018 research, Jinfo identified eight facets through which we can compare and contrast current awareness platforms and intelligence systems. In this article, we take a closer look at these facets to help us understand the similarities and differences between them.

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Andrew Lucas Mini review of Ozmosys
4th September 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Ozmosys is a content aggregation, search and alerting tool used primarily by those in the legal and financial sectors. We last spoke to the company's founder and president, Eric Gross, earlier this year and in this mini review we take a look at the latest iteration of the product, how it is used, its value and its competitors, Manzama and LexisNexis Newsdesk.

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Scott Vine Q&A with Tim Aitken - Creating analytical tools from a discovery database
3rd September 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Inspec Analytics is the authoritative resource for accessing scientific literature across engineering, physics and computer science, serving numerous prestigious institutions and tens of thousands of users around the world. Jinfo recently spoke to Tim Aitken, senior product manager at Inspec, about Inspec Analytics, the analytics tool that the company built on top of their renowned abstract and indexing database. 

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Chris Porter Product review of FT.com (sources - content & coverage)
3rd September 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

The second part of our product review of FT.com, the digital version of the Financial Times, looks at its content, with its global view of the business and political environment, as well as its premium content and news archive dating back to 2005.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3245

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Clare Painter How risky is it to reuse someone else's copyrighted material?
2nd September 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

With the global reach of the internet, using and sharing content online is something we all do at some point but it's important to make sure you're not infringing someone else's copyrighted material. In her latest article, Clare Painter, Jinfo's copyright expert, highlights the risks involved in reusing someone else's work and how you can minimise them.

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Chris Porter Product review of FT.com (key advantages; introduction; contact details)
2nd September 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

FT.com is the digital version of the Financial Times, one of the world's leading providers of business intelligence. It is used by a wide range of corporate customers, educational institutions, and governments. The first part of our full product review of FT.com looks at the company and product and highlights some of its key advantages, as well as giving a brief overview of future developments.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3245

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Andrew Lucas APIs - what are they and what do they do?
30th August 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

If you're an information manager working with content, you'll need to know about APIs. This article looks at what APIs are, how they can be used, what propelled their growth, and the benefits of using APIs from an information manager's perspective. Plus, we examine what to look out for when considering their use within the organisation, along with some useful resources to learn more about them.

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Andrew Lucas Wide Narrow in action
27th August 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Jinfo wrote a full product review of Wide Narrow, workflow software designed to support the work of an intelligence team, last year. We were recently given the opportunity to talk to Anders Bretz, founding partner at the company, about how it works with clients to implement its software solution. We also take a specific look at a US financial services company and how the product was used to increase efficiency for its information resources team.

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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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