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Research professionals across law firms and corporations have seen both the expansion and consolidation of electronic information resources (EIR) in recent years. As new technologies are developed, they are often acquired by the large industry players: Bloomberg, LexisNexis and Thomson Reuters. The landscape changes quickly, and…

LAC Group recently polled a select group of law librarians, research analysts and other legal information professionals both inside and outside our organization about their thoughts on the changing nature of their role. Despite the growing emphasis placed on the technological function of their jobs…

The 2019 Web Almanac is a helpful resource and reference for anyone involved in creating and managing both content and the underlying technologies and processes on the websites that contain the content. While the Web Almanac is primarily the domain of developers and web architects,…

“Oftentimes expressing gratitude suggests that I was in need, or I am putting myself in a vulnerable situation where I didn’t have the expertise or the confidence to solve my own problem.” With the holiday season upon us, the message of gratitude and thanks is…

A couple of months ago I posted Visual Intelligence (Part 1). I explained that in my new job as of January 2019 at LAC Group, I spend more time thinking about how to present visually the results of our competitive intelligence and business research services.…

When procurement professionals are involved in a request-for-proposal (RFP) process to fulfill a specific business need, one of the most critical factors in structuring the vendor contract with vendors is the contract duration: long-term or short-term?

Most firms have implemented some form of enterprise search. However, the implementation and ongoing maintenance of these solutions has not been easy or cheap, and the actual usage and perceived benefits have not lived up to expectations. Yet the idea of allowing these first-generation enterprise…

Today’s research challenge is not a lack of information; it’s knowing where to start the search, which services provide the most reliable and current information or what represents a credible source.  So much information exists that researchers are often overwhelmed and paralyzed. The buyers of…

To drive growth and not get left behind by technology, organizations need to be diligent in how they collect and manage information and what they do with it. Businesses and law firms are left figuring out how to get the current and trending intelligence they…

It can be confusing and frustrating: you need insights and data to give you a competitive edge, so you search for good intelligence. What you find is that business intelligence, competitive intelligence and market intelligence are all vying for your attention and in some cases,…

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