Strategic Merger of Content, Technology, Analytic Tools

The session before lunch addressed how companies can achieve a strategic merger of content, technology, and analytic tools. Kate (“I’m not Peter”) Noerr really caught my attention with her declaration, “There’s no new technology. We just find different ways of doing same old thing.” She then said that her company, MuseGlobal, believes they’re a service company, not a software company. Roland (“I’m not Peter, either”) Dietz talked about integrating search results as done by Endeavor. Finally, Stuart Dodd showed off MicroPatent’s analysis tools, such as citation trees.

What I’m hearing this morning is how very important are clustering and visualization. But watch out for “chart junk.”

Marydee Ojala
Editor, ONLINE: The Leading Magazine for Information Professionals

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