Topic Series: Beyond Aggregation

Topic Series: Beyond Aggregation
October - November 2013

News feeds nearly every aspect of a business. Any reportable change, new analysis or fresh fact has the potential to trigger a sale, influence strategic planning, highlight a risk or provide insight into a competitor.

Over the past five years, Jinfo has researched needs and preferences for bringing news content into an organisation. We began by studying market-leading products for news aggregation, then soon added niche products that captured a specific content set or were designed for particular user needs.

Andrew Grave
Series Producer
Andrew Grave

Soon after we added the increasingly influential non-cost resources, such as blogs and social media to the research effort. In the past two years, we've looked more closely at delivery format, as mobile content has become more important within organisations.

The Topic Series: Beyond Aggregation combines our history of research and product reviews with a higher-level look at what organisations are trying to accomplish - not bringing news into the organisation for its own sake but to support decision-making, strategic planning, competitive intelligence and other goals.

Series producer Andrew Grave, researcher for the 2012 edition of the annual Product Review of Factiva, directs a research and commissioning effort that looks at:

  • Products and tools: Niche, generalist, purchased or do-it-yourself?
  • User needs and trends: From easy-to-use search to workflow awareness
  • Infrastructure resources: Delivering your choice of news stream, where you want it
  • The Big Data opportunity: Opportunities to become your own aggregation service, with the whole web as your data pool.

The series includes articles (Q&A with vendors, case studies, market analyses); reports (product reviews, comparisons); webinars and Community of Practice discussions. The results will enable you to take a thoroughly fresh look at a category of content essential to all businesses.


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Series Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor - Northern Light

Northern LightNorthern Light Business News is a business intelligence tool: a comprehensive source of online industry and technology news, business newswires, and industry authority blogs. Designed for enterprise-wide intranet and SharePoint use, Northern Light Business News features text analytics optimized for strategic business analysis by information professionals across industries.

Organizations uncertain about the future state of their incumbent news supplier will find Northern Light Business News to be a high quality alternative at a very attractive cost.

Platinum Sponsor - Attensa

AttensaThe Attensa StreamServer aggregates and filters information creating topic-based streams of information that enable users to collaborate more effectively, innovate more quickly and make better decisions.

Attensa is building a new generation of information and knowledge management tools built from the ground-up for an information abundant world. Our customers range from global pharmaceutical companies to small, knowledge-based organizations that are leveraging information and knowledge to spark ideas, drive revenue and create business value. For more information,

Gold Sponsor -

NewsEdge.comNewsEdge Enterprise brings a business relevant content catalog, comprehensive proprietary taxonomies, graduated search tools and information sharing capabilities right to your fingertips.

Whether you need an enterprise wide deployment or integrated information services for workgroups in your organization, NewsEdge Enterprise offers simple solutions for information professionals to perform their job more efficiently and to reach their users where they work: at their desk, in the field or on the road.

Silver Sponsor - Comintelli

ComintelliComintelli is a leading provider of Information Access Software with solutions for Knowledge Management and Competitive Intelligence. Comintelli's mission is to create order in information chaos by filtering information according to users' specific needs. With our solutions, the knowledge that you base your decisions on will not only be accessible faster, but also be of higher quality.

Comintelli's award-winning software Knowledge XChanger automates the task of:

  • Aggregating content from multiple sources
  • Classifying content using topic maps (taxonomies)
  • Searching full text documents
  • Analyzing trends and patterns
  • Delivering content in a relevant format to authorized users.

Comintelli was founded in 1999 and is represented globally through an extensive partner network. Customers include successful companies in a variety of industries and installations scale all the way from ten up to many thousands of users.