Tag Archives: Competitive intelligence

Searching the deep web

I had the great pleasure yesterday to attend a training course at CILIP HQ on Navigating the Deep Web: Advanced Search Strategies for Researchers, run by search guru, Karen Blakeman. I always come away from Karen’s courses feeling invigorated and … Continue reading

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Correction: I exist not solely “to serve”

In reading my previous post, it has been pointed out to me by a fellow information professional that I’m wrong to say that “I exist only to serve”. In fact, says the colleague, you give strategic direction and advice, too. … Continue reading

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Google news manoeuvers with a European flavour

News is a ubiquitous free and fee-based commodity on the web. There’s always a lot of it out there, with many duplicate and similar versions of the same story doing the rounds giving the appearance of even more news than … Continue reading

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“Privacy as we’ve known it is ending”…really? Only for some

The following NY Times article floated into my in-box via CB Insights’ newsletter – CB Insights is one of the leading VC and start-up online sources, and has a very lively newsletter! I hope CB Insights’ editor won’t mind me … Continue reading

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The changing way we search for news: FreePint blog

Further to my last post on What’s happening to the way we search for news?, below is the link, as promised, to my summary FreePint blog post: Is it worth paying for premium news sources? FreePint’s blog is worth keeping an … Continue reading

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What’s happening to the way we search for news?

In short, it’s changed and still changing. The excellent and informative haven for enthusiastic information professionals, otherwise known as FreePint, is busy investigating this topic at present. I’m delighted to be involved with this and hope to have an article … Continue reading

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“Pearls” of wisdom from Phil: take a break from Google

I’ve mentioned before that there are other search engines apart from Google, which most everyone knows anyway. But that doesn’t mean that we actually bother to try them very often. Well, we should be bothering. Save time, find more of what you … Continue reading

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Useful beginner’s guide to patent searching

Patents are useful documents and there are lots of free sources out there that you can use to search them. A recent article in Sensors Magazine by a European Patent Office (EPO) patent examiner, provides a good introduction to using … Continue reading

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Yippee, it’s the company results conference season!

Many companies report their results at this time of year and one way that the public companies do this is through conferences. Two such examples are the annual CAGNY event – Consumer Analyst Group of New York and the Citi … Continue reading

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The power of sharing

In  a recent article, What executives should know about open data, McKinsey discusses how significant it could be if organisations would agree to share some of the vast quantities of data they have. It already happens in some areas. As … Continue reading

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