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In the final part of our product review of M-Brain Intelligence Plaza, reviewer Jan Knight reveals the areas in which the product provides value, and where it falls short. She considers how it stacks up against competitors like Comintelli's Intelligence2day, Digimind, Wide Narrow, and Cipher's Knowledge360 and looks at M-Brain's plans for future functionality. The company's training, help and support options are also discussed.
Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3100
Newsletters, alerts, dashboards and administration are just a few of the areas covered in part 3 of our product review of M-Brain Intelligence Plaza. Reviewer Jan Knight reveals in detail how the dashboard works and how it can be customised, as well as how the search system works and the usefulness of its filters for drilling down into content.
We last reviewed M-Brain Intelligence Plaza, a market and competitive intelligence platform, in 2015. This easy-to-use tool, which collates data from both internal and external sources, has since been enhanced with more personalisation options, customisable views and news reader apps for both Android and iOS. Read part one of our latest product review to find out about Intelligence Plaza, the value it provides for users and administrators, and the company's future plans.
M-Brain Intelligence Plaza is a market intelligence tool designed to help executives make speedier decisions. Since we last reviewed it three years ago, Intelligence Plaza has had a change of ownership and much effort has gone into improving the user experience. In particular, there are new ways...
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Our research into current awareness and intelligence platforms shows that the majority of respondents (around two-thirds) want to do more to streamline or automate their current awareness delivery.
The dominant subscription platforms such as Factiva and Nexis are no longer the default choice...
Is your team at the forefront in terms of exploring the improved options for collaboration and automation that today's intelligence systems offer?
If not, you'll find this session an enlightening introduction to how you might make the transition from "traditional" current awareness system...
Stepping back from the day to day and reviewing workflow around current awareness and intelligence gathering requires a significant investment of time and mental resilience to make changes to established systems.
However, the best information teams regularly review their processes in order...
Current awareness provision is no longer a simple question of which product offers the most comprehensive or most pertinent set of sources. Technology elements play an increasingly important role in keeping professionals informed and updated, as well as ensuring that the information team is not...
What are some of the myths around AI, and should you be using smart technology or cutting-edge technology in your current awareness service or use of intelligence systems?
Compelling prompts from Robin Neidorf, Jinfo's Director of Research, around taking steps to future-proof your current awareness service.
Current awareness is an information service that continues to grow in importance. From the early days, library service delivery has included collection, curation and distribution of competitive intelligence derived from the news of the day. Recently, a Jinfo Community session explored the role of premium content in current awareness and this article examines how current awareness service is delivered now and how it is evolving.
Find out what the final insight from our Research Focus, "Intelligence systems - beyond awareness to action", means for the future of current awareness.
Our research shows that artificial intelligence, machine learning and data analytics are core elements of intelligence systems - the centrality of these advanced features differentiates intelligence systems from current awareness platforms. In a current awareness platform they may be included;...
Watch a short video clip of Jinfo's Director of Research, Robin Neidorf, in which she discusses the changing market pressures affecting how information teams create, deliver and measure their current awareness services.
Find out what the second insight from our Research Focus, "Intelligence systems - beyond awareness to action", means for you if you purchase or specify premium news content.
In this lively and interactive session we discuss the changing role for and relative importance of premium content in meeting the current awareness needs of today's organisations and users.
As this year's Jinfo current awareness research demonstrates, premium sources face increasing...
Find out why we reviewed the web- and news-monitoring tool Digimind Intelligence and how it helps you stay one step ahead of your competitors.
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.
Read the first insight from our Research Focus "Intelligence systems - beyond awareness to action" and find out what the best information teams are doing to stay ahead with current awareness provision.
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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This Research Focus defines the characteristics shared by successful information centres who we define as "Information Centres of Excellence". (April - June 2019).
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