Research Focus: Define and manage value for current awareness (Oct-Dec 2017)
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Click to view the article Robin Neidorf Jinfo current awareness survey 2017 (part 2 - commentary on content)
26th September 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Continuing the analysis of Jinfo's survey "Needs and preferences for current awareness 2017", we dig into premium products purchased, including the lesser known premium names. We look at how these preferences have changed over time, how key features rank when making purchasing decisions, and changes in content licensing.

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26th September 2017

In this market landscape we look at 10 products which we consider to fall under the definition of "current awareness platforms" as defined in our recent article " Defining content aggregators in current awareness ". The products in the "current awareness platforms" category tend to offer a...

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Click to view the article Robin Neidorf Jinfo current awareness survey 2017 (part 1 - introduction)
26th September 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

This year we surveyed 120 respondents across the world about their current awareness resources and services provided. Robin Neidorf, Jinfo's director of research, introduces the results, including team sizes and budget changes since 2016.

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Click to view the article Victoria Alford Do you need niche and non-traditional news?
22nd September 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

When trying to capture new industry insights for your current awareness services, how important is it to look further than traditional news sources and your own-language sources?

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Click to view the article Willem Noorlander Part 2 - How information services can best work with procurement
21st September 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the second of a two-part article, Bill Noorlander explores the changing market for data and content. This article focuses on changes in how data is being used, with a move away from the more traditional premium sources to a more hybrid use of data across various products. It also considers the supplier's point of view and how they are reacting to the changes.

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Click to view the article Victoria Alford InfoDesk excels in federated access to wide variety of content
21st September 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Read our new review of InfoDesk - a content integration and information management solution. This review (updated from our 2014 report) highlights InfoDesk's service value in high-end, information-hungry organisations.

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Click to view the article Willem Noorlander Part 1 - How information services can best work with procurement
20th September 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

The process for procuring data and content has gone through many changes over the past 15 years. Changes in the type of data sources available, who is using the data and how it is being used, all affect how it is sourced. In the first of a two-part article, Bill Noorlander looks at past, present and future trends for obtaining content sources and how users and suppliers will need to adapt.

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Click to view the article Chris Porter Product review of the InfoDesk product suite (value - help & training; competitors; development; pricing)
20th September 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the final part of Jinfo's review of the InfoDesk product suite, we look at the value it brings to large organisations in recognising information challenges. We also cover the competitor landscape, product development plans with InfoDesk's strong technological development capabilities, plus help options and pricing.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2881

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Click to view the article Chris Porter Product review of the InfoDesk product suite (technology - search & user interface; outputs & alerts; administration)
19th September 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the third section of Jinfo's updated four-part review of the InfoDesk product suite, the content integration and information management solution, we look at the search interface, including its semantic search capability, created using artificial intelligence and expert knowledge workers, API support, its mobile app, popular with companies that do not want information sent to email, as well as its wide variety of outputs and alerts.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2881

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Click to view the article Chris Porter Product review of the InfoDesk product suite (sources - content & coverage)
18th September 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the second part of Jinfo's review of the newly updated InfoDesk product suite, Chris Porter takes a look at the platforms wide range of content sources including commercial content providers and aggregators, video and radio, social media as well as open-web specialised news content and how its API can be used by clients.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2881

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Click to view the article Chris Porter Product review of the InfoDesk product suite (key advantages; introduction; contact details)
15th September 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

The InfoDesk product suite provides content integration and information management solutions that can be used across multiple electronic sources. In part one of Jinfo's latest review we introduce the company and platform, its client base, key advantages, value and development plans as well as the changes that have been made to the product since it was last reviewed in 2014, including its Business Insight tool, semantic search, InfoPro and InfoDirect.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2881

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Click to view the item Click to view the item Product review of the InfoDesk product suite
15th September 2017

In our updated product review of the InfoDesk product suite, the content integration and information management solution, we look at its unique ability to provide federated access to different types of content, typical use-cases, and we also highlight the value the service brings to its customers...

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Click to view the article Fiona Fogden Are niche news sources disrupting traditional news aggregators?
14th September 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

This article looks at the value provided by niche news sources that fall outside of the collections picked up by aggregators such as Nexis and Factiva. We also consider how specialist sources such as Lloyd's List, TradeWinds and Fairplay (in the shipping sphere) are identified, who makes the judgement call about the value and relevance of the content, and why they are given priority budgetary approval. We also ask if this can lead to other problems in procurement or organisation-wide content provision and how it will impact on news aggregators.

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13th September 2017

In this market landscape we look at 10 products which we consider to fall under the definition of "intelligence platforms" as defined in our recent article " Defining content aggregators in current awareness ". In order to be included as "intelligence platforms" all products must have the...

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Click to view the article Martin Murtland Using signal media and artificial intelligence in news
8th September 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

The analysis of news to identify signals and triggers is not new, but it is increasingly important and is finding application beyond the world of finance as the techniques are used to help identify misleading news items. In this article, Martin Murtland explores the technology and techniques used in news signal identification as well as highlighting providers such as Lexalytics, Clarabridge, InferLink, Sysomos and Open Calais.

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Click to view the article Victoria Alford Considerations when choosing your content provider
7th September 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

When recent Jinfo Community sessions on content aggregation platforms and premium news platforms revealed the vast range of considerations for vendors to take into account, we decided to bring those together. We asked three vendors to give their feedback on the sessions.

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Click to view the article Robin Neidorf Defining content aggregators in current awareness
5th September 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

To make better sense of the marketplace, Jinfo conducted an analysis of 19 products that address at least some of the needs around content aggregation and curation, enabling current awareness, delivering alerting newsletters and other elements broadly related to the purpose of current awareness provision. Director of research, Robin Neidorf, reports on the findings.

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Click to view the article Robin Neidorf Early current awareness results show intriguing data
1st September 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Early results of Jinfo's survey on current awareness provision show significant changes in user needs - give your input and receive a summary of the results as a thank you.

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Click to view the article Catherine Dhanjal Acquire Media instils confidence in content
29th August 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

A recent Jinfo Community session looked at how well content aggregation platforms meet user needs and we also invited a number of vendors to give their feedback on the discussion. Brad Scher, CEO of Acquire Media, explains what makes the perfect ingredients for an aggregated current awareness solution and how Acquire Media's focus is on providing content that's relevant and curated together with meeting customer needs and being a true technology partner.

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Click to view the article Kate Lomax Technology in news curation and the impact on innovation and content reliability
24th August 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Tools that help users identify and consume news content that is relevant to their interests can also limit research creativity. In this article, Kate Lomax investigates how news aggregators are using technology to help us deal with the deluge of information that is now available, including the raft of professional current awareness tools and new approaches being employed. She also looks at ways to ensure your information service uses emerging technologies in a way that is user-driven and innovation-focused.

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