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Click to view the item Click to view the item Jinfo report on technology clusters
Wednesday, 21st November 2018

As part of Jinfo's Research Focus, "The accidental technologist - where your expertise meets the new world" , we set out to make sense of the complex technological environment and reviewed the wide range of technologies and challenges that our customers asked us to cover, in order to develop...

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Click to view the article Sophie Alexander Onelog - track resources, costs and usage
22nd October 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

If you subscribe to multiple resources and need to track usage and costs, an electronic resource management tool like Onelog could be the solution. Find out why we undertook a full product review and see whether you can seamlessly integrate this tool into your existing workflow.

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Click to view the article Sophie Alexander Vable Inbox - filtering out the clutter
16th October 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

We recently reviewed Vable Inbox, an email management tool. Find out why we reviewed this tool which aims to help you filter and focus on most important incoming information.

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Click to view the article Sophie Alexander Knowledge360 from Cipher Systems - CI with advanced machine learning
10th October 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Find out why we reviewed Knowledge360 from Cipher Systems, the SCIP-certified end-to-end competitive intelligence platform solution designed to support market analysis, and what makes it so popular.

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Click to view the article Scott Vine Product review of Knowledge360 from Cipher Systems (technology - search & user interface; outputs & alerts; administration)
2nd October 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

The third part of our product review of Knowledge360 from Cipher Systems LLC, an end-to-end competitive intelligence platform designed to support market analysis, looks at the technological side of the product including customisation features, search and save content and how users can create projects to collaborate. We also focus on its visualisation options, in the form of dashboard widgets, and look at its Web Watch feature and use of machine learning and NLP.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3062

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Click to view the article Jan Knight Mini review of Vable Inbox
2nd October 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

This mini review looks at Vable Inbox, an email management and forwarding tool for information managers and librarians in sectors from Vable's traditional stronghold of legal to its growing customer base in other areas, such as insurance, healthcare and pharmaceutical. We review how Vable Inbox can save time and create efficiencies, better surface and direct information, and we look at plans for future development.

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Thursday, 27th September 2018

We last looked at Knowledge360, a competitive intelligence (CI) and workflow solution from competitive strategy consultancy Cipher Systems back in December 2016 when the product was still in its infancy. In this review we return to the product and find out what the product offers today....

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Click to view the article Catherine Dhanjal Wide Narrow - deceptively simple workflow software
25th September 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Find out why we reviewed workflow and competitive intelligence tool Wide Narrow and whether it can help increase productivity or speed to insight.

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Click to view the article Martin Murtland Disaggregation between software and content
21st September 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

"Content is king" used to be the adage but with the easy availability of free content, this is no longer the case. This article looks at the changing consumption patterns of content and particularly the pros and cons of consuming content via software only vendors, such as Comintelli and InfoDesk, as opposed to vendors that provide both software and content, such as Factiva, NewsEdge and Nexis. It also considers user needs and pricing as factors in the decision-making process.

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Click to view the article Scott Vine Product review of Wide Narrow (value - help & training; competitors; development; pricing)
17th September 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the final part of Jinfo's product review of Wide Narrow, workflow software designed to support the work of an intelligence team, we take a look at the value of the product, including the customisation of reports, and what help and training are available to users. We also highlight some of the key competitors in the field and pricing information.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3055

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Click to view the article Sophie Alexander Where to begin when implementing automation in your workplace
14th September 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Moving away from spreadsheets, emails and to-do lists can be difficult, but there are tried-and-tested tools available to help you manage subscriptions, project management and enquiries. A recent webinar discussed the challenges that automation can solve, surveyed the tools that can improve workflow, and presented the next steps towards making your centre more strategic.

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Click to view the article Scott Vine Product review of Wide Narrow (technology - search & user interface; outputs & alerts; administration)
14th September 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the third part of our review of Wide Narrow, workflow software designed to support the work of an intelligence team, Scott Vine looks at its collaboration and customisation features, including a full overview of the product's use of clusters which help you refine content. He also looks at its search and output features as well as its visualisation options.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3055

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Click to view the article Scott Vine Product review of Wide Narrow (sources - content & coverage)
13th September 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the second part of our product review of Wide Narrow, workflow software designed to support the work of an intelligence team, we look at where its content comes from, the inbox, which is the product's content hub as well as how it ensures the quality of this content.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3055

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Click to view the article Scott Vine Product review of Wide Narrow (key advantages; introduction; contact details)
12th September 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Wide Narrow is workflow software designed to support the work of an intelligence team. The first part of Jinfo's review introduces the company and product which is used by both small and large companies alike and supports both continuous and ad-hoc intelligence workflows and is highly flexible.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3055

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Wednesday, 12th September 2018

Wide Narrow is workflow software designed to support the work of an intelligence team. Jinfo's full product review gives a detailed overview of the product which is used by both small and large companies alike and supports both continuous and ad-hoc intelligence workflows and is highly flexible....

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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 Robin Neidorf State of the industry - overview of current awareness suppliers
3rd September 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the second of a two-part article looking at the differences between current awareness and intelligence platforms and how information professionals interact with the workflow of both systems, Robin Neidorf looks at some of the key suppliers in this area, their product offerings as well as some of the key differences between them.

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Click to view the item Click to view the item Jinfo model - automation and optimisation
Tuesday, 28th August 2018

Use Jinfo's model to see what the common pitfalls and less than optimal practices are in automation and optimisation, and how to move towards best practice in your own information centre and organisation. Produced by Robin Neidorf

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Click to view the article Rebecca Gebhardt Brizi What problem does your information centre solve?
20th August 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

How can an information department develop its work processes so that it's constantly providing value to the larger organisation? This is something Jinfo set out to explore in a recent Community session and this article looks at some of the issues raised including how to define value, how to incorporate it into the work you do and some practical tips on future-proofing your work and aligning with corporate goals.

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Click to view the article Robin Neidorf State of the industry - current awareness or intelligence platform?
1st August 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

This article looks at the differences between current awareness and intelligence platforms and gives an overview of how information professionals interact with the workflow of both systems. It also looks at some of the products in this space such as Newsdesk, Attensa, Northern Light SinglePoint, Knowledge360, along with features, what to look for in a system, and explores elements such as newsletters and machine learning.

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