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Click to view the article Andy Tattersall Impact of social media and Web 2.0 on current awareness
13th September 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Systems for curating and delivering current awareness have come a long way with the advent of social media. Whilst RSS and more traditional methods of searching still have their place, curation platforms that use the "wisdom of the crowd" are a valuable addition in extracting and aggregating fresh information whatever the topic. This article looks at emerging sources of information for current awareness, how social media aggregators bring value to your current awareness service, and how sustainable and reliable the technology is.

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Click to view the article Kate Lomax Why pay for an intelligence platform?
10th September 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Just as the amount of information available to us increases, the number of tools to manage and navigate this information has also rapidly increased. More and more people are turning to free web-based tools such as Google Scholar for research discovery or Google Alerts for current awareness. Open source and commercial tools have also continued to evolve. Many now offer varying degrees of automation and machine learning that helps us make sense of the masses of information and data now available to us at work and this article explores some of these issues.

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Click to view the article Jan Knight Product review of NewsEdge (sources - content & coverage)
1st June 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Part 2 of Jinfo's new product review of Acquire Media's NewsEdge looks at its wide range of sources, including premium licensed titles as well as open sources and some of the leading news sources in the world, such as The New York Times and the Financial Times. We also review the impressive array of languages available.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3006

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Click to view the article Scott Vine Product review of M-360 (value - help & training; competitors; development; pricing)
27th February 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the final part of Jinfo's product review of Opoint Technology's M-360, a web-based news monitoring tool from M-Brain Norway, we look at the overall value offered by the product, including the help and training available, its mobile phone app and pricing. We also take a look at its competitors, including Retriever, Meltwater and Moreover and find out what plans it has to develop the product.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2947

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Click to view the article Scott Vine Product review of M-360 (technology - search & user interface; outputs & alerts; administration)
26th February 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the third part of Jinfo's product review of Opoint Technology's M-360, a web-based news monitoring tool from M-Brain Norway, we look at its technology. Specifically, the user interface and search functionality and how it collates its many sources. We also look at alerts, feeds, reports and statistics available as well as the administrator's role within the product.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2947

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Click to view the article Scott Vine Product review of M-360 (sources - content & coverage)
23rd February 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

The second part of Jinfo's review of M-360, a web-based news monitoring tool from M-Brain Norway, looks at the product's content sources, including major newspapers, journals, radio and magazines, as well as country coverage, languages and media channels.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2947

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Click to view the article Scott Vine Product review of M-360 (key advantages; introduction; contact details)
22nd February 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

M-360 is a web-based tool from M-Brain Norway that lets users search across a wide variety of sources. It can be used to monitor and analyse topics, organisations, and people in real-time and it's used by those working in public relations, information, business development and journalism. In the first part of our product review, we look at the company and product, value, who it competes with, and future development plans.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2947

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Thursday, 22nd February 2018

Opoint Technology's M-360 is a web-based tool from M-Brain, a Finnish information services, technology and advisory company. It is one of the world's leading media monitoring products and allows subscribers to search across a wide variety of sources by crawling and indexing over four billion...

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Click to view the article Chris Porter Product review of Nexis (technology - search & user interface; outputs & alerts; administration)
15th December 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In part 3 of our product review of Nexis, provider of premium curated business, industry and news information, Chris Porter looks at the technology, particularly enhancements to the search and user interface and the quick search and power search features. He also looks at the wide range of post-processing and output options and possible future improvements to the system.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2925

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Click to view the article Chris Porter Product review of Nexis (sources - content & coverage)
14th December 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In part 2 of Jinfo's product review of Nexis, a provider of premium curated business, industry and news information from across the world, Chris Porter looks at recent content enhancements as well as additional languages, the expansion of web news coverage as well as the newly-enriched indexing.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2925

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Click to view the item Click to view the item Product review of Nexis
Wednesday, 13th December 2017

Our in-depth product review of Nexis, a provider of premium curated business, industry and news information, looks at how this global premium news database and research platform has evolved since our last full review over two years ago. This review: Introduces Nexis and highlights...

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Click to view the article Sophie Alexander Product review of Factiva (technology - search & user interface; outputs & alerts; administration)
30th November 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the third part of the new Factiva product review, we take a look at news aggregator Factiva's functionality. The review covers the wide range of tools available to process content. We also cover new features such as secure single sign-on, languages available, search features such as search builder and the newly developed expert searches which allow you to track author content.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2917

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Click to view the article Victoria Alford Enhanced analysis and user interface for Newsdesk
16th October 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Read our new mini review of award-winning global media monitoring and analysis platform LexisNexis Newsdesk. In this review, Jan Knight investigates what developments have been made since our last review in 2016.

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Click to view the article Jan Knight What is the value of social media in current awareness?
28th September 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

With the advent of 24-hour news and social media, it's become even more important for businesses to stay current. There are now more outlets and channels to satisfy our desire for real-time information. Social media platforms that allow us to distribute and share content easily and speedily, also allow for commentary and engagement. Allowing this engagement and even fostering it, must be balanced with the challenges that are inherent with viewing news or information through a social lens.

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Click to view the article Rebecca Gebhardt Brizi The secret to self-service success
15th August 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

As our use of technology has increased, so too have our expectations. We expect more autonomy with our tools, both in the personal and work sphere. This article looks at self-sufficiency, and explores customisation, source selection and immediacy and offers some tips on how to work better with vendors to incorporate self-service tools into the organisation.

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Click to view the article Colin Smith News literacy - are we battling an age of misinformation?
21st July 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

How can organisations educate their staff so that they can distinguish between facts and social media speculation, identify a reliable source and whether there is a trade-off between the currency of news and its accuracy? Business information consultant, Colin Smith, discusses the importance of news literacy in the age of misinformation and what the various news aggregation platforms are doing to help identify inaccurate news.

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Click to view the item Click to view the item Market landscape - social media monitoring tools
Wednesday, 15th March 2017

This market landscape gives an overview of nine social media monitoring products: Agility Plus and Agility Enterprise Brandwatch Analytics Cision Communication Cloud Digimind Social Engage121 iSentia Mediaportal Social Listening from Kantar Media Media Intelligence...

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Click to view the article Andrew Grave Product review of Artesian (sources - content & coverage)
23rd January 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In part 2 of our review of Artesian, we consider the reach of its content and coverage including subscription publications, Companies House filings, extensive social media sources, Experian credit information and news archive. Artesian has substantive coverage for the UK, USA and Canada; plus employee records; a taxonomy of more than 1,500 business topics and Market Sector News supplemented by Sector performance data in the UK. This review covers the UK version.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2769

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Click to view the article Norma Beavers FirstRain for personalised and curated business content
10th January 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Nobody can deny that FirstRain has a lot to offer business professionals who want to view and share intelligence in real-time. Our "Product review of FirstRain" takes a look at its main advantages and asks whether FirstRain stands up to close scrutiny.

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Click to view the article Andrew Grave Product review of FirstRain (value - help & training; competitors; development; pricing)
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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