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InfoDesk, Financial Times, and MayTech Capital Management Webcast examines key financial intelligence challenges to making informed investment decisions in China

 

Recording and Slides Available Now!

July 15 Webcast featured exclusive interview with Lee Zhang, CEO of iKang Healthcare Group, Inc. (KANG) by Ingrid Yin, Ph.D., Managing Partner at MayTech Capital Management

InfoDesk and the Financial Times, in conjunction with MayTech Capital Management LLC, sponsored a complimentary Global Financial Intelligence Webcast, “An Insider Look at Chinese Investment Opportunities and IPOs,” featuring an exclusive interview with Lee Zhang, iKang CEO by Ingrid Yin, Ph.D., Managing Partner at MayTech Capital Management.

The Webcast was held on Tuesday, July 15 at 10:00 am EDT.

Click here to Download Recording and Slides

This Webcast, the first in a series of Global Financial Intelligence Webcasts, is designed to help finance and information professionals make better, more informed strategic business and investment decisions.  The Webcast will explore how analysts and information professionals can effectively gather intelligence to better evaluate Chinese investment opportunities.

Ingrid Yin, Ph.D., Managing Partner at MayTech Capital Management, moderated the Webcast.  Dr. Yin discussed recent China industry and investment trends, focusing on the latest crop of Chinese IPOs. Yin is a seasoned investment professional with expertise in China related investments. Before founding MayTech Capital, she was the Managing Director and Senior Equity Analyst covering China healthcare and consumer sectors for Oppenheimer. Prior to that Dr. Yin was the Senior VP and Senior Equity Analyst for China Healthcare, Education and Agriculture sectors at Brean Capital. Before that, she was an Asian Equity Analyst at Wellington Management.

China IPO Webcast

iKang (NASDAQ:KANG), a recent Chinese IPO on Nasdaq, is a leading healthcare management company based in Beijing providing medical service, medical management and health benefits to corporate employees and the middle- and upper classes. The company went public in April, 2014 and currently has a market cap of $1.13Billion.

“In China people don’t see private doctors for physicals and checkups,” explained Yin. “Instead they usually have to spend a whole day at the hospital.” iKang, on the other hand, provides companies and individuals with routine healthcare services in convenient and modern private offices with little to no wait. As such, Yin sees iKang as “perfectly poised to benefit from China’s unique healthcare environment, rapidly growing middle class and their desire for convenience and more professional health services.”

Yin will discuss key information gaps and cultural differences that make analyzing Chinese investment opportunities more challenging—but nonetheless more rewarding. Yin’s presentation will include a case study of the recent NASDAQ IPO of iKang Healthcare Group, Inc. (KANG) and an exclusive interview with Lee Zhang, CEO of iKang.

“When we evaluate investment opportunities with Chinese companies, particularly Chinese IPO’s,” said Yin, “we need to understand how they differ from US or EU companies.” This requires knowing where to look, what to look for or benchmark and how the shifting political, social and cultural norms of China can impact the companies for better or for worse.

The Webcast will use iKang as a case study as it looks at ways in which analysts and information professionals can more effectively gather intelligence to better evaluate Chinese investment opportunities. Yin and Zhang will discuss some of the many “uniquely Chinese” issues that can make investing in Chinese companies potentially rewarding, but also risky. They will examine the importance of understanding a variety of key factors, including motivation, leadership, public/private regulations, corporate governance, cultural preferences and economic demands.

Additionally, they will talk about a range of financial intelligence resources available about Chinese companies, including public information, annual reports, the Chinese and global press, and conferences.  They will also focus on the importance of connections in the Chinese business community.

Zhang is an ideal speaker to discuss investing in China. “Not only has Zhang spent the last ten years building this company” Yin said, “he is one of the ground breaking Chinese entrepreneurs with western education and experience.” Zhang has a proven track record as a successful entrepreneur and business executive, with interests ranging from healthcare and biotech to Internet since 1997.

Zhang is currently the Chairman and CEO of iKang, a leading healthcare management company formed through the merger of iKang Healthcare and Guobin Physical Checkups Service.  iKang Healthcare Group, Inc. is based in Beijing, China.

Zhang was the founding CEO of eLong.com, which he built as a leading online travel service company in China from 1999 to 2003. eLong.com was later partly acquired by Expedia.com and filed for IPO on NASDAQ (NASDAQ: long) in October 2004. From 1998 to 1999, he served as the head of product development at Sohu.com (NASDAQ: sohu), which he built from a directory search site into a major portal in China. Prior to Sohu.com, Zhang was a Ph.D. candidate in genetics at Harvard Medical School from 1995 to 1998. During his years at Harvard, Zhang founded Harvard China Review, Inc., which produces journal publications and organizes conference series on China issues.

Zhang studied biology as an undergraduate student at Fudan University in Shanghai and worked at Columbia University Medical School. He received his B.A. in biology and chemistry from Concordia College in Minnesota in 1992 and his Masters degree in biomedical science from Harvard University in 2001.

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About InfoDesk

InfoDesk (http://www.infodesk.com) is a business intelligence platform that helps organizations manage, deliver and share all of their content resources. For more than 15 years InfoDesk has helped some of the largest multinational corporations, top government agencies and media companies maximize their information resources. InfoDesk is based in Tarrytown, NY with offices in London and Washington DC.

About the Financial Times:

The Financial Times, one of the world’s leading business news organizations, is recognized internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Providing essential news, comment, data and analysis for the global business community, the FT has a combined paid print and digital circulation of 665,000 (Deloitte assured, Q1, 2014). Mobile is an increasingly important channel for the FT, driving 60 per cent of subscriber consumption, 45 per cent of total traffic and 20 per cent of new digital subscriptions. FT education products now serve 37 of the world’s top 50 business schools.

About MayTech Capital Management LLC

MayTech (http://www.maytechcapital.com) Capital Management LLC is a research-driven asset management company with investment focus on publicly-traded companies for global investors. The firm is founded with the vision to capture the secular growth in the greater China region to generate superior absolute returns for investors. MayTech Capital headquarters in New York with investment teams based in New York and in Beijing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

InfoDesk Introduces Enterprise Content Alert Solution

 

InfoAlert puts an end to users’ content alert woes and CIOs’ nightmare

InfoDesk, a leading provider of business information solutions, has introduced a newly enhanced enterprise email alert platform that helps organizations raise current awareness, track content usage, and, most of all, better manage the glut of content alerts. Learn more.

Available immediately, InfoAlert provides centralized content alert monitoring and distribution for all types of Web and subscription content. InfoAlert greatly simplifies content alert management at both the user and enterprise levels.

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  Learn more about InfoAlert

What's the problem?

Automated news and information alerts, such as Google Alerts and publisher emails, can be a great way for individuals to monitor the Web and other content sources for relevant news and developments.

But with an ever-growing number of content alerts available from all types of information providers, trying to keep up with more than a handful of alerts can easily become an unwieldy task for most users.

For many companies and other organizations, this problem is compounded exponentially, creating what one CIO recently called “a content alert nightmare.”

“The truth is, many organizations simply don’t have a centralized way to consolidate and distribute all of their information alerts effectively,” said Lynn Epstein, InfoDesk COO. “Consequently untargeted, duplicative news alerts are inundating many of their employees.

“As a result,” added Epstein, “the companies have little to no control over, or insight into, how critical business information is being distributed or consumed internally.”

What's not working?

The problem with content alerts for information users is “usually they are left to figure it out for themselves,” said Epstein. In other words, they are responsible for finding, choosing and managing their own content alerts. Without proper support, some users will receive too many alerts, from too many providers, while others will get none at all.

Further, inexpert users who have to manage multiple alerts from multiple providers can never feel confident they are getting all the information they need.

Even organizations that try to consolidate and manage content alerts for their employees are faced with a big challenge. “Simply put,” said Epstein, “building and maintaining a centralized, automated content alert platform can be very time-consuming and costly.”

What it's costing?

Studies estimate that knowledge workers spend over 28 hours per week looking for information online and writing emails [McKinsey]. Yet more than 60% still report that they don’t feel like they have the information they need to do their jobs.

According to Epstein, organizations that don’t have a simple way for users to subscribe to and manage all their content alerts “are making them work harder and getting less done.” Not only that, it’s costing many organizations hundreds of thousands of dollars per year in wasted time and lost productivity.

In addition to wasted time, many businesses spend a considerable amount of money to license content that may not be used at all. “Without effective alerts,” said Epstein, “you can bet it’s not.”

What's the solution?

InfoAlert Enterprise addresses all of these issues with a single off-the-shelf solution that consolidates, manages and automatically distributes all of an organization’s information alerts internally. Plus, InfoAlert provides tracking reports that affords critical insight into overall content consumption and usage patterns.

For users, InfoAlert is a dream come true. InfoAlert makes it easy for users to pick and choose which alerts they want. Users can also select the frequency of the alerts and change their preferences at any time. Best of all, they can rest assured knowing that they are receiving the most up-to-date content alerts on the topics that matter to them.

For CIOs and other administrators, InfoAlert ends the content alert nightmare. They no longer need to worry about building and supporting an alert platform—InfoDesk takes care of it all. Plus, monthly usage reports help guide decision making and content purchases.

Why choose InfoAlert?

Unlike other content alert solution providers, the InfoAlert platform is “content neutral,” so it can consolidate content alerts from any publisher, source or provider.

Over the past fifteen years InfoDesk has built one of the largest, most responsive content provider networks in the industry. InfoDesk’s network allows them to integrate more content sources more quickly and more cost effectively than anyone else.

Finally, InfoDesk’s knowledgeable team of business information specialists fully supports all of its clients’ needs—from gathering requirements, alert selection and taxonomy development to launch and promotion.

To learn more about InfoAlert, please contact InfoDesk to speak with a content alert specialist at US: 1.914.332.5940 or UK: +44 (0) 20.8350.3398 or click here to download more information about InfoAlert.

What is InfoDesk

InfoDesk (http://www.infodesk.com) is a business intelligence platform that helps organizations manage, deliver and share all of their content resources. For more than 15 years InfoDesk has helped some of the largest multinational corporations, top government agencies and media companies maximize their information resources. InfoDesk is based in Tarrytown, NY with offices in London and Washington DC.

 

InfoDesk Launches New Financial Intelligence Solutions

 

InfoDesk Introduces Corporate Intelligence Solutions Tailored For Financial Services Sector

InfoDesk, a leading provider of business intelligence solutions, has introduced a powerful new suite of corporate intelligence solutions tailored to meet the needs of the financial services sector. Available immediately, the new suite greatly simplifies real-time content gathering and distribution, offering unlimited content options, more flexible technology and greater ease of use.

Free Financial Services Sample Brief

Financial Services InfoMonitor

“InfoDesk has been serving the finance sector for years,” said Lynn Epstein, InfoDesk COO. “What’s changed is the playing field—and we’ve responded with a ‘game changing’ new offering tailored specifically for this sector.”

To meet the changing market demands InfoDesk is offering a new suite of information integration and delivery options, including sleek financial intelligence dashboards, custom managed news services (with added human intelligence) and a wide variety of content display widgets, RSS and archive tools.

According to Epstein, the financial intelligence market is “in a state of flux right now” and InfoDesk’s unique, content neutral platform offers the perfect alternative for organizations seeking new financial intelligence solutions.

InfoWatch, a sleek financial intelligence dashboard, makes keeping up with financial news and competitor intelligence faster and easier than ever. InfoWatch puts all of an organization’s most-used information resources in one place. Users can find all their industry and company news, trade publications, newspapers and press releases – all filtered just for them and all in one place. InfoWatch Dashboards also feature social media, competitor news, stock quotes and industry trends.

“Our new InfoWatch Dashboard not only helps communications and information professionals do their jobs better,” said Epstein. “This dashboard helps everyone in the company keep up with the latest business news and information they need to succeed.”

Learn more—Watch one-minute video.

Also, InfoDesk has combined it’s technology with human intelligence to provide a custom edited InfoMonitor newsletter (managed news service) that scans and filters thousands of news sources—including all types of subscription-based content, web sites, and other sources—to deliver only the most relevant financial intelligence. Without redundancy. 

Many financial information users tell us “they’re being buried alive by ‘often irrelevant’ automated alerts and updates,” said Epstein. By contrast, InfoMonitor provides only hand-selected content, chosen for maximum relevancy and importance. “Our editors work around the clock to ensure that our clients don’t miss a thing,” Epstein added.

Learn more—Download a sample.

InfoDesk's other Financial Intelligence Solutions include a variety of highly flexible content display widgets, RSS and archive tools that dramatically simplify the process of content curation and distribution.

 “All in all, our new financial intelligence solutions pack a powerful punch,” said Matthew Rubin, InfoDesk Vice President of Sales, who recently joined InfoDesk. Previously, Rubin was Regional Sales Director at Dow Jones, where he led a team of sales professionals in the greater New York area. In that capacity, he oversaw corporate content and solution sales for many of the largest financial and corporate organizations in the world.

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About InfoDesk

InfoDesk (http://www.infodesk.com) specializes in cutting-edge business intelligence (BI) solutions that dramatically simplify the process of content curation and distribution. InfoDesk’s BI solutions offer unlimited content options, easy-to-use content curation tools, user-friendly dashboards, interactive newsletters, and managed news services, as well as host of other highly customizable solutions. For more than 14 years InfoDesk has helped some of the largest multinational corporations, top government agencies and media companies maximize their information resources. InfoDesk is based in Tarrytown, NY with offices in London and Washington DC.

New PipelinePlus Version Simplifies Pharmaceutical Pipeline Research

 

PipelinePlus integrates multiple sources of pipeline data, plus related drug news on a single, easyto-use platform

InfoDesk, a leading provider of pharmaceutical competitive intelligence solutions, has introduced a powerful, new version of its PipelinePlus knowledge platform. Available immediately, the enhanced product greatly simplifies drug pipeline searching by bridging (mapping) the key taxonomies of four well known databases and providing instantly federated results. PipelinePlus also enables users to integrate their internal data, annotate and share records with colleagues, create custom reports, track updates, and link to contextual news related to specific drugs—all on a single, easy-to-use platform. 

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“Analyzing drug development data to obtain an accurate view of the competitive landscape is a difficult enough task,” said veteran drug pipeline database expert Bonnie Snow, “without also having to master the complexities of different indexing and retrieval capabilities in several commercial databases, and relate their data to information already compiled in a variety of legacy internal systems.”

Snow, Director of InfoDesk Pharmaceutical Intelligence, points out that most of the leading drug companies have built and maintained their own databases to facilitate communication and sharing of findings specific to their therapeutic areas of interest. Ongoing monitoring of pipeline databases helps them identify new developments in each therapeutic area. Ideally, updated search results from these external sources should accommodate incorporation of internal data to create and share records customized to reflect the company’s own perspective and cumulative insights.

“Truth be told,” said Sterling Stites, InfoDesk CEO, “the pharmaceutical industry is now facing a series of major information technology issues. Numerous company mergers, acquisitions, and international collaborations over the past 15 years have led to critical problems in managing disparate internal databases. Ensuring that both legacy and newly-retrieved business intelligence is readily accessible to decision-makers worldwide in these multinational corporations is essential for them to remain competitive and avoid missed opportunities. That’s why InfoDesk has worked closely with top pharma companies to meet their knowledge-sharing needs.”

The new PipelinePlus is the first “content neutral” pipeline research tool that combines federated search along with current drug news, and provides sophisticated customization and collaboration capabilities. PipelinePlus makes it faster and easier to compare and consolidate results from multiple databases, as well as produce customized reports that reflect your company’s view of the R&D landscape.

About InfoDesk Pharma Intelligence

The InfoDesk Pharma Intelligence platform provides a whole new approach to integrating, filtering, analyzing and sharing critical biomedical intelligence.  Unlike other solutions, InfoDesk Pharma Intelligence is wholly, “content neutral,” allowing users to combine and analyze virtually any type of pharmaceutical information, including pipeline data, clinical trials, patent information and more. 

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Download The Modern Rules of Content Curation and Distribution

 

 

InfoDesk sponsored content curation and distribution webinar – Recording and Slides Now Available

The recording and slides from recent Webinar, “The Modern Rules of Content Curation and Distribution,” are now available for free download on the InfoDesk blog. InfoDesk’s October 1 Webinar was sponsored by InfoDesk and LexisNexis, in cooperation with the Special Libraries Association’s Pharmaceutical & Health Technology (PHT) Division.

The webinar, which was attended by more than 250 business communications professionals, focused on understanding and meeting the content curation, media monitoring and distribution challenges presented by recent changes in the content market. The webinar examined the explosion of non-traditional and alternative content. It was created specifically for corporate communications, brand management and other institutional information professionals responsible for corporate intelligence, competitive intelligence and knowledge management.

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Guest Speaker Michael Stelzer

“This was arguably the best CI (competitive intelligence) presentation I have ever attended,” said one research librarian attendee.  “The presenter was particularly knowledgeable and had an excellent manner, and the information was clear and on point.”

The Webinar featured guest speaker Michael Stelzer, a consultant and the former Director of Ernst & Young’s Center for Business Knowledge. Stelzer, who was with Ernst & Young for more than 23 years discussed the content curation and distribution challenges and opportunities that companies and other organizations face today.  He also emphasized steps they can take to best leverage their content, technology and human assets to create real competitive advantages.

During the webinar, Stelzer shared his perspective—based on his more than 30-years of high-level industry experience—on the how the rules for content curation and distribution have changed and what companies need to do to compete effectively in the new environment.

“Companies spend a ton of money of content, as well as on the technology to deliver to it,” Stelzer has said.  “Unfortunately, many companies still have not figured out how to effectively curate and deliver relevant daily intelligence in a way that actually fits with their employees’ work habits.”  This disconnect, according to Stelzer, is costing organizations “untold millions” in wasted time, decreased productivity, poor decisions and increased risk.

Stelzer focused specifically on the new rules for leveraging content assets for maximum value in this changing environment, as well on finding the right technology and creating winning results. According to Stelzer the first three modern rules for content curation and distribution are: 1) Content must be relevant and valuable to the audience. 2) Establish and follow an ethical curation process. 3) Do not reproduce a story in its entirety. To learn the rest of Stelzer’s “modern rules,” please download the webinar recording and slides.

Stelzer is currently President of Knowledge Management Services & Associates, an information consulting firm based in Ohio.

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About InfoDesk

InfoDesk specializes in cutting-edge business intelligence solutions that help organizations integrate, deliver and share content resources more quickly, cost effectively and securely. For more than twelve years InfoDesk has helped some of the largest multinational corporations, top government agencies and media companies integrate, deliver and share large volumes of information more effectively. InfoDesk is based in Tarrytown, NY with offices in London and Washington DC.

InfoDesk Introduces New Regulatory Affairs Intelligence Solution

 
New Regulatory InfoMonitor provides most-complete regulatory picture

InfoDesk has launched a new regulatory intelligence, news and information monitoring service, Regulatory InfoMonitor. Regulatory InfoMonitor is designed specifically to provide regulatory and government affairs professionals with the most-complete regulatory picture.

“Pharmaceutical and other healthcare companies are spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on subscription content and consulting services to help them monitor the global regulatory landscape,” said Lynn Epstein, InfoDesk COO. “What they lack is a single solution that combines all of this information, weeds out the information that’s not relevant to their business and is presented in an easily digestible format.”

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That single solution is the new Regulatory InfoMonitor, Epstein said, adding, “Having our Regulatory Intelligence Monitor is like having your own personal regulatory librarian.”  It combines InfoDesk's state-of-the-art technology with a professional editor's review, enabling it to scan and filter thousands of news sources—including all types of subscription-based content, regulatory web sites, and other sources--to deliver only the most relevant regulatory content. Without redundancy. 

“What regulatory affairs professionals are looking for, aside from ensuring compliance, is a leg up—they want to find the fastest path to market, track their competitors and constantly scan the horizon for new and updated regulations,” said Epstein, adding, “Our new Regulatory InfoMonitor was developed hand-in-hand with some of the top pharmaceutical companies to make sure they have just that.”

“The difference between Regulatory InfoMonitor and other services,” Epstein said, “is our editors.”  “They are,” she said, “a team of highly skilled and experienced pharmaceutical and biomedical information professionals who review, select and summarize all the content in every update.”

In addition to professionally written summaries with links to original sources, each news item includes content rating buttons that allow readers to vote on the relevancy of each article. These interactive rating buttons reinforce the relevancy of each story. Email links allow users to send articles to colleagues with one easy click.

InfoDesk has been providing news and competitive intelligence services to corporate and government clients for more 14 years and is widely recognized for its unique “content neutral” information services which allow organizations to integrate, filter and share the widest array of content quickly and easily.

Last year InfoDesk launched InfoMonitor, a custom daily news and media monitoring services designed to meet the most exacting needs of corporate clients, particularly those in the competitive pharmaceutical sector.

Similar to InfoMonitor, Regulatory InfoMonitor was developed specifically to meet complex information needs of regulatory affairs groups.

To introduce Regulatory InfoMonitor, InfoDesk will be offering online demonstrations as well as complimentary sample briefings upon request. For more information contact info@infodesk.com or call 914-798-5940 (US) or +44 (0) 20-8350-3398 (UK).

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About InfoDesk

InfoDesk specializes in cutting-edge business intelligence solutions that help organizations integrate, deliver and share content resources more quickly, cost effectively and securely.  For more than twelve years InfoDesk has helped some of the largest multinational corporations, top government agencies and media companies integrate, deliver and share large volumes of information more effectively.  InfoDesk is based in Tarrytown, NY with offices in London and Washington DC.

 

 

InfoDesk and LexisNexis Announce Complimentary Corporate Intelligence Webinar

 

InfoDesk and LexisNexis to sponsor content curation and distribution webinar October 1 - Recording Now Available!

InfoDesk and LexisNexis, in cooperation with the Special Libraries Association’s Pharmaceutical & Health Technology (PHT) Division, will sponsor a complimentary webinar, “The Modern Rules of Content Curation and Distribution” on Tuesday, October 1 at 12:00 p.m. EDT.

Modern Rules of Content Curation 

View recorded webinar online

The webinar is designed to help business communications professionals understand and meet the content curation, media monitoring and distribution challenges caused by recent changes in the content market.  It will also focus on the explosion of non-traditional and alternative content. It is created specifically for corporate communications, brand management and other institutional information professionals responsible for corporate intelligence, competitive intelligence and knowledge management.

It will feature distinguished guest speaker, Michael Stelzer, a consultant and the former Director of the Center for Business Knowledge with Ernst & Young for more than 23 years.  Stelzer will discuss the content curation and distribution challenges and opportunities that companies and other organizations face today.  He will emphasize steps they can take to best leverage their content, technology and human assets to create real competitive advantages.

“Companies spend a ton of money of content, as well as on the technology to deliver to it,” Stelzer said.  “Unfortunately, many companies still have not figured out how to effectively curate and deliver relevant daily intelligence in a way that actually fits with their employees’ work habits.”  This disconnect, Stelzer added, is costing organizations  “untold millions” in wasted time, decreased productivity, poor decisions and increased risk.

During the webinar, Stelzer will share his perspective—based on his more than 30-years of high-level industry experience—on the how the rules for content curation and distribution have changed and what companies need to do to compete effectively in the new environment.

“Even in this age of information, many companies and other large organizations struggle mightily to keep their employees informed,” said Stelzer. “They face a series of complex challenges, including the cost of quality content, the torrents of free content and getting the mix right, plus a myriad of technology,  access and licensing issues.”

In the Webinar, Stelzer will focus specifically on the new rules for leveraging content assets for maximum value in this changing environment, as well on finding the right technology and creating winning results.

“To be sure, creating and delivering valuable corporate intelligence is difficult, but it’s not impossible,” he said, adding, “New content options, new tools and new technologies are putting it within reach of companies and organizations both large and small.”

Stelzer is currently President of Knowledge Management Services & Associates, an information consulting firm based in Ohio.

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About InfoDesk

InfoDesk specializes in information management solutions that help organizations integrate, deliver and share content resources more quickly, cost effectively and securely.  For more than fourteen years InfoDesk has helped some of the largest multinational corporations, top government agencies and media companies integrate, deliver and share large volumes of information more effectively.  InfoDesk is based in Tarrytown, NY with offices in London and Washington DC.

About PHT

The Pharmaceutical and Health Technology (PHT) Division of the Special Libraries Association (SLA) provides a forum for the exchange of information and ideas among individuals interested in the collection, storage, retrieval, analysis, and dissemination of information in all aspects of the pharmaceutical, biomedical, biotechnical, cosmetic, medical device, and other health care fields. PHT is involved in all aspects of information science, as related to education, research, business and marketing in health care.


 

Bonnie Snow Joins InfoDesk Pharma Intelligence Team

 

Bonnie Snow, an industry-leading biomedical information professional, author and educator has joined InfoDesk as Director of Pharma Intelligence. Snow’s responsibilities will include taxonomy management, relationship mapping and clinical ontology development for InfoDesk’s Pharma Intelligence platform.

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“We are delighted to have Bonnie on our team,” said Sterling Stites, InfoDesk CEO, adding, “Her contributions will be invaluable.”

Snow noted that “for decades,” a lack of “consistent terminology standards” among various resources has hindered pharmaceutical companies in their research efforts, making it difficult to query and analyze data across multiple information sources, such as clinical trial and drug pipeline databases.

InfoDesk’s recently introduced InfoDesk Pharma Intelligence platform solves that problem, providing a whole new approach to integrating, filtering, analyzing and sharing critical biomedical intelligence. Unlike other solutions, InfoDesk Pharma Intelligence is wholly “content neutral,” allowing users to combine and analyze virtually any type of pharmaceutical information, including pipeline data, clinical trials, patent information and more.

In the near term, Snow will focus on finalizing the mapping for PipelinePlus, the first module of the InfoDesk Pharma Intelligence platform which was recently released in beta. PipelinePlus is the breakthrough solution from InfoDesk that makes it easy to manage multiple drug pipeline resources–including ALL licensed pipeline products and internal data sources–simultaneously.

An information industry veteran with 37-plus years of experience, Snow has been employed as advanced subject specialty trainer, seminar author, and information management consultant supporting pharmaceutical and health technology industry customers worldwide, as well as U.S. government agencies (USPTO, FDA, NIH, NLM).

In this regard, InfoDesk CEO Stites noted that Snow “has a consistent and successful track record in content analysis and competitive assessment to support development and design of new online products,” adding “She is also widely recognized as a subject specialist and expert searcher familiar with industry applications.”

Among her many positions, Snow was most recently Director, Content Analysis & Development for Thomson Reuters Life Sciences. Previously she was Research Director, Clinical Content & Applications for Thomson Scientific; Director, Pharmaceutical Market Applications with Dialog. She also worked for Caredata (formerly Citizen 1 Software, Citeline) as Director, Healthcare Client Services.

Snow is a frequently requested continuing education instructor. She has developed and presented courses accredited by SLA, MLA, the Drug Information Association, and the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education. She is the author of “Drug Information: A Guide to Current Resources” (Medical Library Association & Neal-Schuman Publishers, 3rd ed., 2008) and has published more than 70 journal articles on a variety of biomedical search topics.

Additionally, Snow has been honored with the Distinguished Member Award by SLA’s Pharmaceutical & Health Tech Division in2006. She was the winner of the UMI-DataCourier Award for Excellence in Online Published Columns and has been singled out as one of 25 experts in the book “Secrets of the Super Searchers” (1993) and its sequel, “Super Searchers in Health & Medicine” (2000).

Learn more about PipelinePlus

About InfoDeskInfoDesk specializes in cutting-edge business intelligence solutions that help organizations integrate, deliver and share content resources more quickly, cost effectively and securely. For more than fourteen years InfoDesk has helped some of the largest multinational corporations, top government agencies and media companies integrate, deliver and share large volumes of information more effectively. InfoDesk is based in Tarrytown, NY with offices in London and Washington DC.

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Michael Haymond Joins InfoDesk Business Intelligence Solutions Team

 

Former Dow Jones Strategic Account Manager Haymond will focus on expanding the North American corporate market for InfoDesk

Michael Haymond, a veteran business development executive and former strategic account manager for Dow Jones, has joined InfoDesk as Account Development Executive. Haymond will focus on developing the North American corporate market, with special emphasis on professional services, consulting, financial services and insurance. He will work directly with these organizations to help them understand InfoDesk and its suite of Business Intelligence (BI) Solutions.

 

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Haymond will focus primarily on introducing InfoDesk’s Corporate Intelligence and Competitive Intelligence Solutions in North America. Additionally, he will help InfoDesk to better understand the corporate market and how to meet their knowledge needs.  Haymond will also help develop partnerships with content providers.

In joining InfoDesk, Haymond said he was “extremely impressed by InfoDesk’s BI Solutions,” even after almost two decades in the business information sector.  “InfoDesk has a great story to tell,” he said. “They offer more content options than anyone, a better content platform that can accommodate any type of content from any source or provider, plus they offer seamless workflow integration products and services.” His job, he said, is to “help them tell that story.”

InfoDesk recently realigned its suite of BI Solutions to meet the rapidly changing information needs of corporate communications, brand management and other institutional information professionals.

Haymond, who oversaw some of Dow Jones' largest global enterprise accounts for more than fourteen years, “is the perfect complement to our Corporate Intelligence and Competitive Intelligence Solutions,” said Lynn Epstein, InfoDesk COO.

Recent changes in the content market, along with the explosion of non-traditional and alternative content, has created some “very real” media monitoring, content curation and distribution challenges for business communications professionals, Epstein said. InfoDesk's BI Solutions address these challenges by dramatically simplifying the content integration, curation and distribution process.

InfoDesk’s BI Solutions include Corporate Intelligence Solutions, Competitive Intelligence Solutions and Pharma Intelligence Solutions. All of InfoDesk’s BI Solutions offer more content options, better content curation tools, off-the shelf dashboards, interactive corporate newsletters, and outsourced managed news summaries, as well as host of other highly customizable BI solutions. Click here to read 6 Signs Your Company Needs Better Corporate Intelligence Solutions.

This year InfoDesk has seen considerable uptake among other Fortune 500 verticals, especially from top professional services, consulting and financial services companies.  In making the announcement, Epstein also noted that big pharma has long understood the need for InfoDesk, but “now the rest of the Fortune 500 companies are finally getting it—they’re realizing the time has come for a far more flexible information platform.”

 “2013 has been a huge year for InfoDesk,” said Epstein. “So far, we’ve added many more new blue chip clients, including two more of the world’s largest management consulting firms—that says something,’ she added.

To help introduce its BI Solutions InfoDesk is offering complimentary sample briefs and demos.  For more information contact InfoDesk at 914-332-5940 or info@infodesk.com.

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InfoDesk Realigns Its Business Intelligence Solutions

 

InfoDesk to Focus on Corporate Intelligence, Competitive Intelligence and Pharma Intelligence Solutions

InfoDesk has realigned its Business Intelligence (BI) Solutions to meet the rapidly changing information needs of corporate communications, brand management and other institutional information professionals. InfoDesk will refocus its development efforts in three primary areas: Corporate Intelligence Solutions, Competitive Intelligence Solutions and Pharma Intelligence Solutions.

"Right now, the world of business information is like the wild, wild west," said Lynn Epstein, InfoDesk COO. "In the last few years, the explosion of non-traditional and alternative content has created some very real media monitoring, content curation and distribution challenges for business communications professionals.”

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InfoDesk's Business Intelligence Solutions meet these challenges head on, dramatically simplifying the process of content curation and distribution, according to Epstein. All of InfoDesk’s BI Solutions offer more content options, better content curation tools, off-the shelf dashboards, interactive corporate newsletters, and outsourced managed news summaries, as well as host of other highly customizable BI solutions.

Corporate Intelligence Solutions

InfoDesk’s Corporate Intelligence Solutions are designed to meet the day-to-day business news and information gathering and dissemination needs of business communications professionals, including public relations, media relations, corporate communications and public affairs specialists.

Unlike other solutions, InfoDesk is not an information seller. Instead, InfoDesk is “content neutral,” allowing it to integrate any type of content from any source or provider all on the same platform.  Additionally, InfoDesk offers a variety of easy-to-use media monitoring, content curation and distribution tools.

“This is a huge time saver for our clients,” said Epstein. “Our customers can manage all of their content resources—free, paid, aggregated and even social media—all in one workflow.” To learn more, please read “6 Signs Your Company Needs Better Corporate Intelligence Solutions” on the InfoDesk Blog.


Competitive Intelligence Solutions

InfoDesk’s Competitive Intelligence (CI) Solutions focus on the external business environment. They are designed to effectively analyze and distribute intelligence about products, customers, competitors and any aspect of the business environment needed to support strategic decision making.

Built on the same content neutral technology, common implementations of CI Solutions include corporate intelligence dashboards, interactive email newsletters, social media monitoring options, Widgets and newsletter archives.

In addition to CI tools and technology, InfoDesk employs a staff of highly experienced information professionals and editors who gather, write and distribute Managed News Summaries (MNS). To learn more about MNS, click here to download a 6-page sample CI Brief.

Pharma Intelligence Solutions

For more than a decade, InfoDesk has been recognized leader in the pharmaceutical intelligence sector, with many of the top pharma companies as clients. “Big pharma consumes a ton of information and is extremely competitive,” said Epstein. “It’s no wonder so many pharma companies are ahead of the curve when it comes to BI solutions.”

Earlier this year InfoDesk launched its new PharmaIntelligence platform, which provides a whole new approach to integrating, filtering, analyzing and sharing critical biomedical intelligence.  Unlike other solutions, InfoDesk PharmaIntelligence allows users to combine and analyze virtually any type of pharmaceutical information, including pipeline data, clinical trials, patent information and more. 

Also introduced this year, PipelinePlus is the first module of the InfoDesk PharmaIntelligence platform. PipelinePlus is the breakthrough solution from InfoDesk that makes it easy to manage multiple drug pipeline resources–including ALL your licensed pipeline products AND internal data sources–simultaneously.

To Learn More

Contact info@infodesk.com or call 1.914.332.5940 or outside the US call +44 (0) 20.8350.3398.

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About InfoDesk

InfoDesk (www.infodesk.com) specializes in information management solutions that help organizations integrate, deliver and share content resources more quickly, cost effectively and securely.  For more than 13 years InfoDesk has helped some of the largest multinational corporations, top government agencies and media companies integrate, deliver and share large volumes of information more effectively.  InfoDesk is based in Tarrytown, NY with offices in London and Washington DC.

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