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Click to view the article Andrew Lucas Technology update - auto-summarisation and web scraping
24th September 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

This article looks at auto-summarisation and web scraping technologies, explaining what they are and how they came about, and highlights specific use-cases. We also look at some of the key players in this area, including Moreover, which forms the basis of the LexisNexis news monitoring product, Newsdesk, Ozmosys, M-Brain's Opoint, Wide Narrow, and InfoNgen, as well as a number of free tools that can be used for these tasks.

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Click to view the article Andrew Lucas The ins and outs of intelligence system APIs
12th September 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Interest in the adoption of intelligence platforms is growing, with organisations using them to manage multiple content streams and to enable workflow collaboration around the discovery and insights generated from the analysis of the combined datasets. Jinfo takes a look at the use of APIs within intelligent systems and at some of the vendors in this area, along with their offerings.

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Click to view the article Dale Moore Q&A with Inzyon - adopting an "insights-based approach"
12th September 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Inzyon is a management consulting company dedicated to supporting customers to develop and improve their capability to identify and make use of insights in all areas of their business. Jinfo recently spoke to Gabriel Anderbjörk, CEO of the company, to find out a bit more about the company and how it helps organisations uncover their real value to enable better business decisions.

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Click to view the article Andy Tattersall Shedding light on emerging technologies
12th September 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Emerging technologies such as AI, text mining and machine learning are increasingly affecting the information environment and have a huge range of potential uses, particularly for current awareness. However, definitions of these technologies aren't always clear and in this article we attempt to explain them and how they can be used to improve processes.

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Click to view the article Robin Neidorf Similarities and differences - current awareness and intelligence platforms
4th September 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

As part of its 2018 research, Jinfo identified eight facets through which we can compare and contrast current awareness platforms and intelligence systems. In this article, we take a closer look at these facets to help us understand the similarities and differences between them.

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Click to view the article Scott Vine Q&A with Tim Aitken - Creating analytical tools from a discovery database
3rd September 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Inspec Analytics is the authoritative resource for accessing scientific literature across engineering, physics and computer science, serving numerous prestigious institutions and tens of thousands of users around the world. Jinfo recently spoke to Tim Aitken, senior product manager at Inspec, about Inspec Analytics, the analytics tool that the company built on top of their renowned abstract and indexing database. 

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Click to view the article Andrew Lucas Wide Narrow in action
27th August 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Jinfo wrote a full product review of Wide Narrow, workflow software designed to support the work of an intelligence team, last year. We were recently given the opportunity to talk to Anders Bretz, founding partner at the company, about how it works with clients to implement its software solution. We also take a specific look at a US financial services company and how the product was used to increase efficiency for its information resources team.

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Click to view the article Chris Porter Mini review of FT Enterprise Tools
31st July 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

The Financial Times, a leading provider of business intelligence, launched FT Enterprise Tools in early 2018. In this mini review, we take a closer look at the platform that helps administrators set up and manage users on an enterprise licence to FT.com, the digital version of the Financial Times.

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Click to view the article Rebecca Gebhardt Brizi Improving upwards communication - a model in action
22nd July 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Reporting is a key part of upward communication within an organisation, and information teams must use it to create an ongoing conversation with stakeholders and clients. This article looks at how information teams can create more effective reports that will allow them to confirm their expertise and influence an organisation’s outcomes.

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Click to view the article Sophie Alexander Why time measurement matters
5th July 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

American Financial Group's Information Research Centre explains the benefits they find of tracking time, from demonstrating value to identifying most engaged customer groups. They also highlight the tool they use and the downfall of the tools they've used in the past.

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Click to view the article Scott Vine Product review of AREUSConnect from Iconitel (value - help & training; competitors; development; pricing)
17th June 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the final part of our full product review of AREUSConnect from Iconitel, a subscription and contract management web-based solution, we look at the value offered by the product, the help and training that's available, its competitors, including Onelog, OCLC, and ResearchMonitor, the pricing options and what's in the development pipeline in relation to pricing, the onboarding process, and Lean Sigma certification.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3204

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Click to view the article Scott Vine Product review of AREUSConnect from Iconitel (technology - search & user interface; outputs & alerts; administration)
14th June 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the third part of our product review of AREUSConnect from Iconitel, a subscription and contract management web-based solution, we look at its five search options, including subscriptions, users, customers, documents and vendors, along with a more detailed look at some of its 13 report options and analytical reports. We also find out about its alerting options for renewals, calendar, requests and open issues.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3204

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Click to view the article Scott Vine Product review of AREUSConnect from Iconitel (sources - content & coverage)
13th June 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

AREUSConnect from Iconitel is a globally accessible subscription and contract management web-based solution and works with clients across a wide range of industries, including energy, pharmaceutical, technology and software, legal, financial services and consulting. In the second part of our full product review, we provide an overview of the dashboard including how to navigate this and add vendors and subscriptions and how to manage users and categories.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3204

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Click to view the article Scott Vine Product review of AREUSConnect from Iconitel (key advantages; introduction; contact details)
12th June 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

AREUSConnect from Iconitel is a globally accessible subscription and contract management web-based solution and works with clients across a wide range of industries, including energy, pharmaceutical, technology and software, legal, financial services and consulting. In this first part of our full product review, we provide an overview of the product and company, its key advantages, key competitors and future development plans.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3204

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Click to view the article Andrew Lucas Alteryx - applying technology to real world problems
31st May 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

This article looks at some of the issues explored in a recent webinar held by Alteryx, the data science and analytics software company, and presented by Nick Jewell and Sumit Paul-Choudhury. It looked at the history of computing and artificial intelligence and some of the issues that have started to emerge from its use. It also focused on the use of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and ends with a useful checklist for AI projects.

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Click to view the article Jon Bentley Opportunities and challenges in the fast-changing world of identity and access management
18th December 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Effective identity and access management play a vital role in helping information professionals provide their users with quick and easy access to relevant content while also protecting that same valuable content from misuse. It is about getting the right resources to the right people as efficiently as possible and this article looks at the results of a recent survey OpenAthens commissioned of more than 900 information professionals across a variety of sectors and countries which sought to elicit their concerns for identity and access management.

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Click to view the article Robin Neidorf Jinfo survey on technology readiness (part 2 - investigation of solutions)
17th December 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

A whole host of new technologies are available today or are set to transform the information landscape tomorrow. But working out where to invest time and resources in new technologies can present a dilemma. In the second part of our report on Jinfo's research into technology culture, readiness and priorities, Robin Neidorf reveals the technologies rated as both urgent and non-urgent by information teams.

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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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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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