Northern Light also can crawl SharePoint sites to index their content in SinglePoint, alerting researchers across an enterprise to locally-stored documents
CAMBRIDGE, MA, May 10, 2011 – Northern Light (www.northernlight.com) today introduced new capabilities for coordinating content between its SinglePoint™ enterprise strategic research portals and Microsoft SharePoint sites on a company’s intranet, dramatically expanding an organization’s ability to leverage market research, competitive intelligence and other strategic documents for better decision-making.
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Dashboard presents business insights to key audiences at-a-glance
CAMBRIDGE, MA, March 7, 2011 – Northern Light (www.northernlight.com) today announced the availability of a “dashboard” tool for its SinglePointTM strategic research portals, which lets organizations immediately publish specific content on time-sensitive strategic topics for audiences whose focus needs to be on tasks other than research.
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Continuing the theme of books that have implications for meaning extraction, this post comments upon On Being Certain by Robert Burton, M.D. Burton is the associate chief of the Department of Neurosciences at Mt. Zion- University of California Hospital. (His website is rburton.com.) Continue reading On Being Certain
Some enterprise computing applications, such as manufacturing systems, financial reporting, and email, will always be the responsibility of a centralized IT organization. But some applications are ideal for other IT delivery models. Continue reading Software as a Service to the Rescue: Part 3 – Make the IT Department the Hero, Not the Goat
Over the years, I’ve spoken and written frequently about the challenges of managing and extracting maximum value from licensed market research across an enterprise. It’s a complicated (and potentially risky) endeavor — especially when content from multiple third-party publishers is involved, which is typically the case at global, research-driven organizations. My latest on this topic is posted at AIIM president John Mancini’s “Digital Landfill” blog — http://aiim.typepad.com/aiim_blog/2010/06/index.html. Check it out and let me know what you think.
Corporate IT groups are no strangers to designing and enforcing enterprise data security regimens – but the type of security required for a strategic research portal incorporating licensed content from third-party publishers is a whole different ballgame. It’s one of the reasons a Software as a Service-based portal solution is so appealing to many large organizations. Continue reading Software as a Service to the Rescue – Part 2: Complexities of Document Level Security
Corporate IT groups are very good at a lot of things, but developing and managing systems that deal with external content repositories – especially valuable research content licensed from third-party providers on anything less than an enterprise-wide basis – isn’t one of them. That’s why a SaaS-based “portal” solution for “strategic research” such as market research, competitive intelligence, product development, and technology research makes good sense, resulting in some of the world’s largest research-driven companies choosing to go that route. Continue reading SaaS to the Rescue – Part 1: Interfacing to Third-Party Publishers
Search is the enterprise application that suffers the most from reinvention of the wheel. While you are researching a business opportunity, competitive development, or market event using a search engine, other people in your company are probably repeating the same search. They may be in an office near you, on another floor of the building, across the corporate campus, or in a business unit on another continent. There is no greater loss productivity from any enterprise application than in the search process when many times each day employees in different locations, divisions, and product groups of the same company, unbeknownst to each other, search their enterprise repositories and licensed market intelligence information for the same (or closely related) pieces of information. The search engine industry has even institutionalized this problem, making it a “feature not a bug,” by popularizing notions such as “most popular queries.” Think about it, most popular queries? How again is it good that same query is repeated over and over? Continue reading Why Search Is the Wrong Answer To the Wrong Problem
In April, my old employer, the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), and BusinessWeek released a study indentifying the most innovative global companies. The report is based on a survey by BCG of 2,700 senior executives “representing all major markets and industries.” Of even more interest is the research report published by BCG detaling the survey’s complete findings . (I will provide links to both the BusinessWeek article and the BCG research report at end of the this blog post.) The research report gives considerable more depth on questions like why a company would want to be an innovator, what degree of importance enterprises ascribe to innovation, what the actual contributions are to operating performance of innovation, and what factors facilitate innovation? Continue reading Innovation and Customer Insight
Woody Allen is famously reported to have said, “80% of success is showing up.” Well, there is something about the ROI for a strategic research portal that is analogous. By simply concentrating all of a company’s market research in one repository that is available to everyone involved in strategic business or product research, huge benefits can be realized without a lot of fuss. Continue reading How To Save $50 million