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Wednesday, 10th January 2018

A monthly report is an underused tool for effectively communicating the information centre's value. Use our model for improving upwards communication to see how you can report hard data and qualitative results in a more meaningful and influential way to your line managers; and complete our...



Click to view the article Graham Southorn Technology drivers in current awareness
1st November 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

A recent Jinfo webinar addressed the issue of how technological improvements are providing new ways of supporting information teams in providing current awareness services, including all-in-one platforms, content-agnostic platforms and ad-hoc solutions. In this article, Graham Southorn reports on some of the webinar's highlights, including the vendor landscape around current awareness and relevant findings from our research, to help you consider how you might effectively incorporate technology into your solutions.



Click to view the article Andrew Lucas Untangling the terminology of content aggregation
18th July 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

The development of news aggregation in recent years has led to blurring in the use of the term and confusion with other technology applications, such as content and knowledge platforms, competitive intelligence and business intelligence. In this article, Andrew Lucas seeks to clarify the differences between these terms.



Click to view the article Andrew Grave Are content aggregation platforms meeting your needs?
23rd June 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Jinfo recently ran a Community session in which the most popular aggregation platforms were scrutinised. Prior to the session, a short survey was sent out to registrants and this article outlines some of the perceived strengths and weaknesses of the most used platforms, including Acquire Media's NewsEdge, LexisNexis Newsdesk, InfoDesk, Vable, Manzama, EditorEye, Attensa, Alacra and Northern Light. It also offers some tips on choosing your aggregation platform.



Click to view the article Norma Beavers Knowledge360 - not your normal CI tool
29th December 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Knowledge360 was launched just a year ago by Cipher Systems and it's already making a name for itself globally. In fact, Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP), a global business community, has awarded Knowledge360 the SCIP-Gold certified product endorsement. Here's why.



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Friday, 23rd December 2016

Knowledge360 is a recently-launched award-winning knowledge management (KM), competitive intelligence (CI) and workflow solution from competitive strategy consultancy Cipher Systems. It draws on Natural Language Processing (NLP) and advanced machine learning technologies to semantically analyse...



Click to view the article Sophie Alexander Product review of Cipher Systems Knowledge360 (value - help & training; competitors; development; pricing)
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



Click to view the article Sophie Alexander Product review of Cipher Systems Knowledge360 (technology - search & user interface; outputs & alerts; administration)
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



Click to view the article Sophie Alexander Product review of Cipher Systems Knowledge360 (sources - content & coverage)
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



Click to view the article Sophie Alexander Product review of Cipher Systems Knowledge360 (key advantages; introduction; contact details)
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



Click to view the article Norma Beavers Review shows Springshare LibInsight aids collaboration and multitasking
26th October 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

"Analysing Springshare LibInsight - a mini review" gives a complete overview of this brand new big data tool for libraries. The mini review is part of Jinfo's  Research Focus "Data analytics - ready your information service".



Click to view the article Catherine Dhanjal Review shows Springshare's LibGuides delivers easy signposting
14th October 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Jinfo's "Product review of Springshare's LibGuides" looks at the value of this cloud-based content management platform designed to help information centres curate knowledge and share information.



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Thursday, 13th October 2016

Springshare LibGuides is a content management platform which allows librarians to curate knowledge and share information by creating online Guides on any topic, subject, or course. This review: Introduces the company and its related products Explains the value to its users of...



Click to view the article Sophie Alexander Product review of Springshare LibGuides (technology - search & user interface; outputs & alerts; administration)
10th October 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Springshare LibGuides lets librarians curate knowledge and share information by creating online Guides on any topic, subject, or course. In part 3 of the review, Sophie Alexander gives a detailed description of the function and types of Guides that can be used and how to create Guides and organise content. She also shows how librarians may use Guides to improve interaction with their user communities and help showcase library resources.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2726



Click to view the article Sophie Alexander Product review of Springshare LibGuides (sources - content & coverage)
6th October 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

We continue our review of the Springshare LibGuides platform which lets librarians curate knowledge and share information by creating online guides on any topic, subject, or course. Sophie Alexander looks at coverage including the development of different types of content over time, and how content can be customised easily to match institutional branding. She also touches on the different types of product from Springshare, including the two versions of the LibGuides, one with added functionality.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2726



Click to view the article Sophie Alexander Product review of Springshare LibGuides (key advantages; introduction; contact details)
4th October 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

We review the Springshare LibGuides platform which allows librarians to curate knowledge and share information by creating online Guides on any topic, subject, or course. Reviewer Sophie Alexander introduces the company and its related products, and explains the value to its users of the LibGuides. Contact details are also provided.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2726



Click to view the article Norma Beavers MarketScape - unifying and personalising information streams
20th September 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

MarketScape has been designed to give both information specialists and market intelligence managers the "optimal tool" for searching, managing and accessing external open access and licensed information. Find out what our reviewer thought of the product.



Click to view the article Andrew Lucas Product review of MarketScape (value - help & training; competitors; development; pricing)
16th September 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Concluding the product review of MarketScape MS4, Andrew Lucas examines the value of the product for both information managers and end users. He looks at the help and training available to users, including the Knowledge Centre, pricing, and includes a look at a number of the competitors in a crowded market, including Comintelli, Digimind, InfoDesk and M-Brain.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2715



Click to view the article Andrew Lucas Product review of MarketScape (technology - search & user interface; outputs & alerts; administration)
15th September 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the third part of Jinfo's in-depth product review of MarketScape MS4, Andrew Lucas assesses the usability of the tool for managing access to multiple content sets. He evaluates the technology, the design of the interface and its output functions, including the newsletter setup capabilities. He also looks at the array of administration tools in the platform.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2715



Click to view the article Andrew Lucas Product review of MarketScape (sources - content & coverage)
14th September 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the second part of Jinfo's product review of MarketScape MS4, Andrew Lucas looks at the multiple information sources available to bring into the platform and monitor. These include science, regulatory information, patents, business news and market research; licensed content from a number of the major information providers; as well as individual web sources and the capability to add single news articles.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2715



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