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September 30, 2020
Tracking the Biggest Stories: Understanding 2020 Political Campaigns & Issues through the Lens of Media Monitoring & Analytics

Tracking the Biggest Stories: Understanding 2020 Political Campaigns & Issues through the Lens of Media Monitoring & Analytics

How do you keep up with 24/7 news cycles amidst what promises to be a pivotal political campaign season? Media monitoring and analytics help you follow the ebb and flow of topics at the core of American politics. Our U.S. Political Tracker , powered by Nexis Newsdesk™ , features visualizations covering: Hot Topics with Presidential Candidates Democratic & Republican Candidate Locations Top Poll News...

September 24, 2020
What does the recent boom in AI & ML technologies amidst a global pandemic mean for the future?

What does the recent boom in AI & ML technologies amidst a global pandemic mean for the future?

More than six months after the World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared a worldwide pandemic, COVID-19 continues to dramatically affect our society. The latest economic projection published by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) estimates that the global GDP will decline by as much as 4.9 percent in 2020. Nevertheless, ongoing evaluations have shown that the current pandemic has had an immense impact on the...

September 16, 2020
From Basic to Boss: How to Take Your Media Monitoring to the Next Level

From Basic to Boss: How to Take Your Media Monitoring to the Next Level

As the saying goes, “Knowledge is power.” Knowledge gained from monitoring what’s being said about a company, its brands, and competitors helps you develop effective strategies for PR or marketing success. But with so many media outlets and media angles to consider, how can you elevate your media monitoring beyond basic without over-extending your resources? Our on-demand webinar, “From Basic to...

September 04, 2020
Preparing for the New Normal: Use Expert Techniques for Upskilling Your Competitive Intelligence to Map Out a Winning Strategy

Preparing for the New Normal: Use Expert Techniques for Upskilling Your Competitive Intelligence to Map Out a Winning Strategy

Earlier this year, Forbes wrote, “Building a strategy without competitive intelligence is like planning a road trip without a map. You might eventually reach the destination, but it will be much more difficult.” Then, the coronavirus pandemic took hold. Now, as companies navigate a business landscape that has been indelibly altered, the visibility you gain from solid competitive intelligence research will...

August 14, 2020
Academic Data Science Funding Sees Major Leap in Investments in a Coronavirus World

Academic Data Science Funding Sees Major Leap in Investments in a Coronavirus World

Universities, research institutions, governments, and companies have taken significant steps to upgrade their use of data science to boost research and innovation in recent months. Some of these new projects aim to use data science to provide insights into possible causes of and solutions to the COVID-19 pandemic. Take a closer look at the value of big data and AI for uncovering critical insights. Organizations collaborate...

August 10, 2020
Manufacturing Success in the Wake of Disruption: How Market Intelligence Research Can Help

Manufacturing Success in the Wake of Disruption: How Market Intelligence Research Can Help

The current disruption in manufacturing may be exceptional, but it’s not unusual. Trade wars, natural disasters, supplier instability—manufacturers frequently face disruption. McKinsey notes that “Today’s modern times have brought unprecedented demands, and not only for the perennial goal of more product for less money. They have increased customer and regulatory scrutiny, in the name of friction...

August 03, 2020
Finding Potential Donors and Influencers for Political Campaigns

Finding Potential Donors and Influencers for Political Campaigns

Later this year, tens of millions of people around the world will be casting their votes. Which candidates and issues win will often come down to which campaigns raise the most funds and garner word of mouth from influencers. Building a healthy campaign requires a continual effort to identify prospective new donors. It can be a demanding task, but Nexis® makes the process easier and more productive. Here’s a...

July 10, 2020
What Big Data from Previous Virus Outbreaks Tells Us About Our Future Living with COVID-19

What Big Data from Previous Virus Outbreaks Tells Us About Our Future Living with COVID-19

One of the most used terms around the coronavirus pandemic is ‘unprecedented’. Yet the last 100 years has seen three viral pandemics. Many news articles have referenced the Spanish Flu in 1918, but there was also an Asian Flu outbreak in 1957 and Hong Kong Flu in 1968-69, the latter of which is estimated to have killed more than one million people. It is difficult to gauge much insight from these pandemics...

July 10, 2020
How can data analytics help you uncover the valuable business intelligence needed to surpass your Financial Services competitors?

How can data analytics help you uncover the valuable business intelligence needed to surpass your Financial Services competitors?

Along with Retail, the Banking and Finance industry has earned a reputation as a leader when it comes to using big data and data analytics to its advantage. According to an EY study in 2016, more than half (57%) of Financial Services organizations were already investing in building skills in predictive and prescriptive analytics. But Financial Services organizations can’t afford to relax their efforts, particularly...

July 02, 2020
3 Big Research Challenges Financial Professionals Must Tackle to Earn Trust & Meet Strategic Goals

3 Big Research Challenges Financial Professionals Must Tackle to Earn Trust & Meet Strategic Goals

With both the economy and consumer confidence in tatters because of the global coronavirus pandemic, professionals across the Financial Services industry face an uphill battle in 2020. Relevant business intelligence enables data-driven decision making, a crucial advantage for navigating the uncertainty ahead. But in order to get maximum value from research for financial professionals , you’ll need to address three...

June 30, 2020
AI in Academia: How the Need for Future Data Scientists & the Availability of Big Data is Transforming Universities

AI in Academia: How the Need for Future Data Scientists & the Availability of Big Data is Transforming Universities

Today, the world of academia and education is undergoing one of its most substantial transformations. Undoubtingly, COVID-19 can be identified as a major catalyst for a technological shift at universities around the world. Millions of students, tutors and professors have had to adapt to online tutoring and collaboration to continue their research and studies. Nevertheless, recent research and developments suggest technological...

June 23, 2020
Trend Check-up: Are 2020 Journalism & Media Trends Changing in the Wake of the Global COVID-19 Pandemic

Trend Check-up: Are 2020 Journalism & Media Trends Changing in the Wake of the Global COVID-19 Pandemic

With 2020 well under way, now is a good time to revisit the predicted trends for this year—and those that are emerging. While it didn’t make many lists at the beginning of the year, there’s no doubt that one of the defining trends of this year will be the coronavirus pandemic and the new normal to come. But some of the emerging and continuing trends identified early in 2020 remain relevant—from...

June 23, 2020
Campaign Coverage in the Crosshairs: Why Combating Fake News is a Top Priority as Voters Consider Political Candidates

Campaign Coverage in the Crosshairs: Why Combating Fake News is a Top Priority as Voters Consider Political Candidates

In the month before the 2016 U.S. election, fake and conspiracy news publishers unleashed more than 6.6 million tweets on potential voters, according to research conducted by the Knight Foundation . And that wasn’t the only source of disinformation at the time. After investigating Russia-backed activity during and after the 2016 election, Facebook’s prepared testimony to the Senate judiciary committee revealed...

June 05, 2020
Bright Spots in Dark Times (Edition #1)

Bright Spots in Dark Times (Edition #1)

As countries around the globe struggle with COVID-19, the are a myriad of ways in which humanity’s empathy, fortitude and creativity are managing to rise above fear, worry and pain. To highlight and celebrate some of the good to be found in these troubling times, we are curating a recurring series of positive news. Some of these stories will be global, some local, some will involve big names, some will involve “no...

June 04, 2020
Competitive Intelligence Boom: What's Driving Demand & How Can CI Professionals Accelerate the Time to Insight?

Competitive Intelligence Boom: What's Driving Demand & How Can CI Professionals Accelerate the Time to Insight?

According to a recent study , 90% of companies say their industry has become ‘somewhat’ or ‘much more’ competitive in the past year. Is it any wonder that 94% of companies currently conduct competitive intelligence (CI) research ? While the reasons for this increased competition vary from one industry to the next, one common factor is the digital transformation underway across the business landscape...

May 29, 2020
Revisiting Real Estate Trends in the Wake of the Global Coronavirus Pandemic

Revisiting Real Estate Trends in the Wake of the Global Coronavirus Pandemic

At the end of each year, experts make predictions about trends set to impact the real estate industry, and we put together a quick-read real estate industry report highlighting a few of the most-talked about trends. Then the novel coronavirus arrived. While this doesn't mean "all bets are off," it's clear that priorities have changed for both residential and commercial real estate professionals . Let's...

May 29, 2020
Why data protection and privacy rights have become part of the fight against COVID-19

Why data protection and privacy rights have become part of the fight against COVID-19

Amid the current global COVID-19 outbreak, leaders around the world are keen to reopen their societies to relieve economic pressure. At the same time, countries remain cautious to mitigate a serious second wave of Coronavirus infections due to the retraction of social distancing measures. European decision makers have sought to keep the novel virus at bay by using mobile phone tracking technology, but not without concerns...

May 27, 2020
How Tenacity, Technology, and Real Estate Research Help You Get a Competitive Edge Over iBuyers

How Tenacity, Technology, and Real Estate Research Help You Get a Competitive Edge Over iBuyers

iBuying may be a fairly new concept, but it’s having a big impact on the real estate industry. Nearly 10% of the six million homes sales in the U.S. in 2018 were handled by iBuyers, and experts expect that percentage to increase in the coming years. While the sellers often have to accept a lower price in exchange for the convenience, more than 75% of surveyed consumers said they would be willing to do so. iBuyers...

May 27, 2020
How Millennials are Changing the Current Real Estate Marketplace and How to Stay Ahead with Research

How Millennials are Changing the Current Real Estate Marketplace and How to Stay Ahead with Research

Millennials may have been slower than previous generations to hit traditional ‘adulting’ milestones like buying a home, getting married or having children, but the tide is turning. Realtor.com predicted earlier this year that Millennials will lead the way in real estate transactions. While the current pandemic will likely impact buyer enthusiasm, real estate professionals still need to prepare for the unique...

May 26, 2020
Nexis Offers Political Candidates a Competitive Advantage

Nexis Offers Political Candidates a Competitive Advantage

2020 is a big political year. In addition to the presidential race in the United States, major elections are scheduled for countries as wide-ranging as Ethiopia, Brazil, Poland and Australia. As campaigns work hard to earn voter support, Nexis® stands ready to provide critical campaign intelligence that can mean the difference between your candidate delivering an acceptance or a concession speech. Here’s a high...

May 22, 2020
COVID-19 and global risk management: What we can see from the data

COVID-19 and global risk management: What we can see from the data

The novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, has already changed society. As governments worldwide struggle to adapt to the new reality, they are introducing measures aimed at preventing the further spread of the virus and increasing the resilience of their public healthcare systems. But with more than 2.5 billion workers and consumers on virtual lock-down, COVID-19 is also having an enormous impact on the global economy, disrupting...

May 21, 2020
4 ways the right academic research platform can help librarians, students and faculty collaborate and thrive in a digital higher ed world

4 ways the right academic research platform can help librarians, students and faculty collaborate and thrive in a digital higher ed world

Online education isn’t new, however the social distancing required by the coronavirus pandemic means digital learning is growing exponentially. Whenever the new normal returns, it is clear the landscape of digital learning will be changed moving forward. Many students may find they prefer the convenience and flexibility offered by digital courses. But to deliver fluid online learning experiences, academic institutions...

May 15, 2020
Coronavirus & the Campaign Trail: How Research for Consultants Will Help Political Hopefuls Pivot to the New Normal

Coronavirus & the Campaign Trail: How Research for Consultants Will Help Political Hopefuls Pivot to the New Normal

Does anyone remember what trends were set to impact political consulting at the start of 2020? As the novel coronavirus began its surge across the globe, January’s predictions seemed to evaporate in its wake. By April, Jean Sinzdak, Associate Director of the Center for American Women and Politics, told CBS News , “Campaigning is not what it was before, and nobody quite knows what exactly it's going to...

May 07, 2020
Academic Libraries are Responding Creatively to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Academic Libraries are Responding Creatively to the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has closed many college and university libraries around the world, but this doesn’t mean that librarians and information specialists haven’t been busy, nor helpful. If anything, the pandemic has placed them in even greater demand as they contribute in ways both expected and perhaps not-so-much. We salute all the librarians at institutions of higher learning who are stepping up to the...

April 30, 2020
Corporate Social Responsibility Boosts Need for Due Diligence Solutions for Business

Corporate Social Responsibility Boosts Need for Due Diligence Solutions for Business

In our ongoing series of Expert Q&As, we speak with Alison Taylor, Managing Director of Business for Social Responsibility ( BSR ), a nonprofit organization that works with companies and other partners on sustainable business strategies. She tells Nexis® Solutions that there is a trend of businesses prioritizing Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues and the United Nation’s Sustainable Development...