Time for a change? A Better Approach to Real Estate Research
Posted on 01-29-2016 by Mary Frericks

Poor Alice. She followed a white rabbit (in a waistcoat, no less) down a hole and finds herself lost. For some reason, the story reminds me of research on the open Web. It begins with a question—usually from your boss—like, “How can... Read More

How Media Monitoring & Analysis Lead to Better Competitive Intelligence (White Paper)
Posted on 01-29-2016 by Megan Burnside

In the cult classic The Princess Bride , the villainous Vizzini repeatedly says, ‘Inconceivable’ each time his nefarious but poorly devised plans fail. Eventually, his frustrated henchman replies, “You keep using that word. I do not... Read More

3 Tips for Making Data Visualization Work
Posted on 01-25-2016 by Mary Frericks

“When you're lost in information, an information map is kind of useful.” Those words, spoken by data journalist David McCandless in his TED talk , The Beauty of Data Visualization, make an important point. With a steady constant flow of... Read More

News Consumption Shifting to Mobile and Social Media
Posted on 01-25-2016 by Megan Burnside

The ability to access content anytime, anywhere and through any device has created a shift in how and where people consume news. According to Pew Research, 'Millennials' (born 1981-96) prefer to consume news directly from social media , whereas... Read More

Compliance Fines Take a Bite Out of Pharma Companies’ Bottom Lines
Posted on 01-22-2016 by Ulyana Androsova

The sharks are circling. On the heels of last fall’s announcement of a $14.7 million payment for FCPA violations in China by Bristol-Myers Squibb, compliance investigators are paying even closer attention to the Pharmaceuticals and Life Sciences... Read More

Media Monitoring Reveals Insights about Democrats’ Campaigns (and Coverage)
Posted on 01-21-2016 by Megan Burnside

Following a debate performance in which Bernie Sanders was declared the winner by those covering the final democratic debate before the Iowa caucuses, CNN offered its ‘mea culpa” for being one of the many major media outlets that have failed... Read More

Are You Still Using Free News Alerts?
Posted on 01-15-2016 by Mary Frericks

If you use social media at all, you probably saw the viral “Find the Panda” cartoon that was circulating over the holidays. Somewhere amidst a cheery collection of snowmen, Hungarian artist Gergely Dudás hid a panda, and according to... Read More

Pharma Industry Faces Rough Seas When it Comes to Compliance Risk
Posted on 01-14-2016 by Ulyana Androsova

Would you set sail with your family without reassuring yourself that the boat is well-equipped to reach your destination safely? Probably not. Yet, time and again, we see proof that companies voyage into the global business operations with a limited view... Read More

Monitoring Macro Trends: Everyone is Hot on the Environment
Posted on 01-14-2016 by Megan Burnside

The environment has consistently been a hot topic, but at the end of 2015, it dominated headlines for weeks due to unusually warm temperatures in some places and extremely cold weather conditions in other parts of the United States. From tornadoes to... Read More

3 Trends in Information Technology You Need to Watch
Posted on 01-11-2016 by Mary Frericks

Information technology pioneer Mitchell Kapor once said, “Getting information off the Internet is like taking a drink from a fire hose.” As an information consumer, you are probably nodding your head in agreement right now. Yet, your job depends... Read More

Checklists for Improving Risk Assessment and Monitoring in 2016
Posted on 01-07-2016 by Ulyana Androsova

The health and fitness industry loves January. As we ring in another new year, we are inspired to make resolutions—which often equate to new gym memberships, investments in wearable fitness trackers and self-improvement action plans. But it’s... Read More

Then and Now: What Media Analysis Reveals about Presidential Elections
Posted on 01-07-2016 by Megan Burnside

On January 7, 1789, the first U.S. presidential election took place. Presidential election cycles have changed in the 227 years since that auspicious occasion, so rather than marking the end of campaign season, January is when the rubber hits the road... Read More