Monday, March 22, 2010

SydneyPLUS launches Competitive Intelligence Dashboard

SydneyPLUS attended the 2010 SCIP Conference on March 10-12, 2010 which was held at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, D.C. The Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals is an organization for everyone involved in creating and managing business knowledge. This was a milestone event for SydneyPLUS as we had the opportunity to launch our competitive intelligence product and solution offering, SydneyPLUS CI.

SydneyPLUS CI was met with a great deal of interest by myriad firms represented at the conference. SydneyPLUS' capabilities in enterprise class data aggregation, integration to both in-house and external content stores and research databases (public domain and subscribed), and our ability to deliver relevant information dynamically and instantaneously to those that need it set us apart from many solutions on the market.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

SydneyPLUS Listens to Library Directors

SydneyPLUS staff recently attended the Ark Group / Managing Partner Magazine's 4th Annual "Best Practice & Management Strategies for Law Firm Library & Information Service Centers" on February 25 held in New York.

The seminar was attended by more than 50 directors and managers of law firm libraries. Notably, 6 out of the 11 speakers were SydneyPLUS clients; it is always admirable to see our clients share with their peers! If you were not able to attend in person, then you may want to read the posting by Greg Lambert, Library & Records Manager, King & Spalding.

There were a number of KM initiatives discussed as means for the library to serve the business interests of the firm, including expertise management, which is the practice of providing a means of collecting the skills and experience of staff for the purpose of helping identify the right person for a given project. SydneyPLUS offers an expertise management system.

SydneyPLUS published an article in LibraryWorks describing such an expertise management system, which uses SydneyPLUS kmBuilder, our user interface for creating relational databases (SQL or Oracle), and SydneyPLUS Information Manager, our user interface for building a KM portal. The result is a flexible system for storing any data about a person's experience.