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January 23, 2023
Tactical Versus Strategic  Intelligence: What's the Difference for Competitive Intelligence

Tactical Versus Strategic Intelligence: What's the Difference for Competitive Intelligence

“Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.” Take it from the oft-quoted, 6 th century Chinese military strategist and Taoist philosopher Sun Tzu, strategy and tactics go hand in hand. While General Tzu was referring to The Art of War , competitive intelligence research also benefits from a two-pronged approach. So, how does tactical competitive...

January 20, 2023
Search Like a Pro with These Nexis Search Pro Tips

Search Like a Pro with These Nexis Search Pro Tips

Imagine you’re on the Nexis ® home page. Your cursor is on the search bar, and you know that typing in a single word or phrase will execute a search across a vast collection of data—from news archives and company details to biographical information, legal records, and social media content. But with so much data at your fingertips, how can you be sure your search efforts are delivering the most relevant...

January 17, 2023
What is Unstructured Data? Examples of Unstructured Data and How to Use it For Key Business Insights

What is Unstructured Data? Examples of Unstructured Data and How to Use it For Key Business Insights

Futurist and data technology expert Bernard Marr notes that as much of 90% of data being generated daily is unstructured and the volume is growing at a rate of 55 to 65% a year. It represents mountains of data going largely unused, until recently. But as organizations expand data analysis, unstructured data can contribute valuable context, filling in gaps left from strictly quantitative data analysis. In this article...

January 17, 2023
Espionage Alert: How to Crack the Competitive Intelligence Code Without Breaking Ethical & Legal Boundaries

Espionage Alert: How to Crack the Competitive Intelligence Code Without Breaking Ethical & Legal Boundaries

When most people hear the word, “espionage,” they likely picture a spy from the big screen—James Bond for action junkies or perhaps Austin Powers for comedy lovers. But espionage isn’t confined to Hollywood thrillers. Companies around the world have been the victims of corporate or industrial espionage. Over a decade ago, Bloomberg published an article about infamous cases of corporate espionage...

January 16, 2023
How Non-Profits Can Do More with Research

How Non-Profits Can Do More with Research

The right research tools not only empower and improve for-profit enterprises, but non-profits as well. In fact, many non-profit organizations across education, healthcare and community services rely on Nexis® for Development Professionals to help them fulfill their missions. Here’s a snapshot of the many benefits that Nexis® can offer most organizations devoted to doing good. Build highly detailed donor...

January 11, 2023
Six Tips for Reducing PR Budgets During Lean Times

Six Tips for Reducing PR Budgets During Lean Times

With the continued economic uncertainty, many PR professionals are faced with no choice but to trim their budgets and make do with less. If you’re in such a predicament, here are some tips for doing your part to keep your company or firm as economically healthy as possible. Revisit Your Priorities Before You Cut As you consider what expenses to reduce or eliminate, remember that the best place to start is, of...

January 11, 2023
Choose the Best Due Diligence Tool for Your Business

Choose the Best Due Diligence Tool for Your Business

At the 2020 World Economic Forum, Kevin Hewitt, Chairman of the EMEA region of FTI Consulting, shared survey results of 2,200 executives from private and publicly traded companies across all G-20 countries. The topic? Risk and resilience. In what now feels like a moment of second sight, Hewitt commented , “It is not a matter of if a company will face an inflection point or crisis, but when it will happen—meaning...

January 10, 2023
Achieve These 3 Goals for Financial Services Organizations With Timely, Well-Researched Business Intelligence

Achieve These 3 Goals for Financial Services Organizations With Timely, Well-Researched Business Intelligence

Like companies in other industries, financial services organizations share some critical goals—namely, saving money, fueling growth and protecting against risk. But, that’s where the sharing ends. After all, your aim is to achieve these goals more quickly than your competitors and then sustain that lead. What does it take to get ahead of the pack? Research for financial professionals can help uncover business...

December 28, 2022
4 Reasons You Need a Top Research Platform for Financial Professionals When Engaging in M&A Activity

4 Reasons You Need a Top Research Platform for Financial Professionals When Engaging in M&A Activity

The economy has been on a roller coaster the last few years—and that includes in the arena of mergers and acquisitions. But the projected economic downturn doesn’t necessarily mean M&A activity—or the research needed to support M&A deals —will come to a standstill. However, research takes time--and if you're busy negotiating the ever-changing financial environment, you may not have...

December 21, 2022
3 Helpful Tips on How To Research Newspaper Archives

3 Helpful Tips on How To Research Newspaper Archives

Billions of internet searches are made every day--but how many are made well? Even experienced researchers can find themselves wasting time on inefficient searches that yield questionable results. The problem? Open web search engines with endless answers. Using open web search engines is second nature for most people, but answering casual questions about a restaurant’s hours is a far cry from doing in-depth professional...

December 15, 2022
Turning ideas into well-conceived stories: See how intelligent research helps you move from concept to complete in less time

Turning ideas into well-conceived stories: See how intelligent research helps you move from concept to complete in less time

You’ve got your assignment. Or you’ve pitched your story. Either way, it’s time to start gathering background information, identifying interview subjects, and making connections that create a compelling story for your audience—all with a deadline looming. That means you need to do research. As Writing Commons notes, “In writing, especially in journalism, the information you use is the heart...

October 26, 2022
Four Insights for Unstoppable Media Intelligence Reports

Four Insights for Unstoppable Media Intelligence Reports

Staying on top of a brand or organization’s media coverage is one of the most challenging aspects of any PR or communication pros job. In today’s fast-paced landscape, coverage can come from anywhere in the world, 24-hours a day. On top of that, the power of social media can quickly fan the flames of any story, taking it from a blip on the radar to a full-scale crisis in a matter of hours. The sheer size of...

October 11, 2022
How Does Failing Fast in Data Analysis Help Your Projects Flourish?

How Does Failing Fast in Data Analysis Help Your Projects Flourish?

It’s no secret that finding the right datasets for your analysis creates a huge hurdle when starting new data projects. You have countless sources to choose from, yet even when you think you’ve found the perfect data, your project fails to produce the results you are looking for. This cumbersome process of searching for, importing, and testing data consumes too much time because of the constant need to switch...

September 20, 2022
2 Big Reasons Nexis Uni Content Sets the Standard for Academic Research

2 Big Reasons Nexis Uni Content Sets the Standard for Academic Research

Whenever students are assigned a research project—be it a paper, presentation, or something else—there are some basic steps to take. Your own library guide probably has some version of a checklist for kicking off research. The tips usually cover selecting a topic, conducting research, citing sources, and proofreading, to name a few. Nexis Uni® makes the entire process easier. While the intuitive search...

September 12, 2022
4 Ways to Streamline & Tailor Due Diligence Checks to Your Organization's Specific Concerns

4 Ways to Streamline & Tailor Due Diligence Checks to Your Organization's Specific Concerns

Risk is weighing heavy on the minds of CEOs this year, according to the PWC annual global survey of business leaders. While PWC anticipates that "Digitization, an important lifeline for businesses during the pandemic, will probably be the engine for a return to health growth," the survey results also highlight that CEOs expect “somewhat” or “significantly increased” risk across a widening...

August 22, 2022
New Academic Journals Coming to Nexis Uni®

New Academic Journals Coming to Nexis Uni®

We are excited to announce LexisNexis has partnered with global academic publisher Springer Nature to add a selection of its world-leading research journals to our popular student research platform, Nexis Uni ® . Over 100 of the publisher’s journals will be available on the site soon, covering a wide variety of topics such as Medicine and Public Health, Political Science and International Relations, Life Sciences...

August 16, 2022
How Virtual Learning Tools from Nexis Solutions Enable Academic Research in Today's Hybrid World

How Virtual Learning Tools from Nexis Solutions Enable Academic Research in Today's Hybrid World

The COVID-19 pandemic turned the world upside-down, moving working, learning, and socializing from physical to digital almost overnight. Like others going through this transformation, higher education institutions struggled to keep up with this sudden shift. The question of how to move tens of thousands of students from a physical campus to an online learning environment while maintaining the same high standards and classroom...

August 16, 2022
How to Make Sense of Your Media Data in Today’s Hyper Speed World

How to Make Sense of Your Media Data in Today’s Hyper Speed World

PR and communications professionals know that understanding brand performance and audience sentiment is twofold. On one hand, they must cast a wide enough net to consume the millions of news articles, social posts, television and radio broadcasts, blogs, podcasts and other types of media content seemingly created by the minute. On the other hand, they need to put this wealth of data into context; they need to uncover...

July 20, 2022
How to Make the Most of Your Nonprofit Fundraising Efforts

How to Make the Most of Your Nonprofit Fundraising Efforts

You know the old saying: “Work smarter, not harder.” And sure, it’s a pithy way to summarize how you as a nonprofit fundraising professional strive to do your work. After all, if you want to find as many donors for your fundraising campaign as possible and maximize total contributions per donor, then you can’t afford to let time-consuming donor research and ineffective outreach slow you down. ...

June 29, 2022
Top 4 Features Every Donor Research Software Needs

Top 4 Features Every Donor Research Software Needs

Do you ever feel like you’re trying to hit your nonprofit fundraising targets with one hand tied behind your back? Don’t let that feeling get you down. The reason you ‘re falling short of your campaign goals may boil down to the software you’re using. After all, experience and know-how only go so far without access to the proper tools of the trade. And just like how a master chef would never...

June 23, 2022
Top 3 Ways to Improve Donor Engagement and Boost Donations

Top 3 Ways to Improve Donor Engagement and Boost Donations

Nonprofit organizations rely on contributions from donors to meet campaign goals and ultimately thrive. Still, you’d be surprised at just how many of them lack the proper means to adequately research and engage with current and prospective donors . And the less a nonprofit knows about someone, the less likely it is to maximize that person’s donation—if the person donates at all. The reality is that...

June 17, 2022
Better Determine Risk with Our Sanctions Risk Assessment Checklist

Better Determine Risk with Our Sanctions Risk Assessment Checklist

Within the banking industry, Know Your Customer (or, simply, KYC) requirements help financial services firms assess potential customer risk, as well as to ensure compliance with laws like those around money laundering. To do so, KYC requirements dictate that banks must be able to verify and demonstrably prove their customers’ identities, account for their financial history and activities, and know what kind of risk...

June 17, 2022
Visualizing Negative News Regarding ESG Factors | Nexis Diligence™

Visualizing Negative News Regarding ESG Factors | Nexis Diligence™

The realities of ESG reporting Organizations are facing more calls for Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) accountability than possibly ever before. Investors want to know that the companies they own stock in are good stewards of the earth and responsible corporate citizens. Likewise, consumers want to know the brands they do business with share the same core principles as they do. And governments and regulatory...

June 17, 2022
The Benefits of Using Data Nexis® Data as a Service

The Benefits of Using Data Nexis® Data as a Service

What datasets are available in Nexis Data as a Service? Nexis Data as a Service lets you access a wealth of content collected and enhanced from an ever-expanding universe of data sources. From a high level, our datasets include (but aren’t limited to): News data (including newswires and press releases) Company and industry data (covering 80 million companies and including corporate hierarchy data) Legal...

June 08, 2022
Identify the Risks to Your ESG Score—Quickly and Visually with Custom Risk Scorecards

Identify the Risks to Your ESG Score—Quickly and Visually with Custom Risk Scorecards

Investors and consumers are increasingly looking to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors to determine which companies they support. While this illustrates a positive societal shift, with corporate entities and individuals alike calling on businesses to place people over profits, ESG scoring also simultaneously opens organizations up to a new risk landscape. Every vendor along your supply chain, every hiring...