| New Guidebook,
Choosing and Using a News Alert Service, Offers First Complete
Round Up of News Alert Services
September 8, 2004, Medford, NJ—Information
Today, Inc., in conjunction with FIND/SVP
Inc., announces the publication of a new
guidebook, Choosing and Using a News Alert Service, written by Information
Advisor editor Robert Berkman, with contributions by Marie Kotas.
"It seems that on an almost daily basis a new service or technology becomes
available," writes Gary Price, of ResourceShelf.com and news editor of SearchEngine
Watch, in the book's foreword. "The good news is that Bob Berkman has assembled
a comprehensive, fact-filled, and easy-to-read guide to the many types of news
alert services available today."
This guidebook outlines how to effectively use news tracking services and
electronic research tools to monitor corporate information and business-focused
news. The guidebook is written to assist industry professionals and businesses
in understanding the tools used to monitor trends, products, competitors, markets,
and occupation related developments.
Berkman's guidebook offers overviews for more than a dozen free and fee Web-based
news tracking and monitoring services. Some of the services evaluated in the
guidebook are Google News Alerts, CBS MarketWatch, CyberAlert, Hoovers, Dialog
NewsEdge and Factiva. He also introduces readers to Complementary Alertlike
Services, new and innovative technologies that are either free or inexpensive
and are designed to help researchers monitor news more efficiently and effectively.
It also provides the only comprehensive chart of news alert services and the
publications that are contained in each.
"With so many choices, finding the one that best fits your tracking needs
can be quite a challenge," stated Berkman. "My goal in writing this guide book
was to help eliminate those challenges."
Berkman's guidebook also includes a list of the top rated news alert services
in a variety of price categories. These include:
FREE Google News Alerts
CHEAP AND INEXPENSIVE – NetContent: IntelliSearch
PREMIUM, FEE-BASED – Dialog: NewsEdge and PRNewswire: eWatch
TRADITIONAL ONLINE NEWS VENDOR – Factiva: Track and LexisNexis:
Also included is an extensive appendix that lists 100 key print-based business
news sources as well as key Web-based business news sources, and an extensive
compilation of vendor source comparison tables. An accompanying table identifies
which of those news sources is included by the news alert services covered
in the guidebook.
Choosing and Using a News Alert Service (127 pp/softbound/$79.95/ISBN: 1-57387-224-5)
is published by Information Today, Inc. For more information or to order, contact
the publisher directly at (800) 300-9868 [outside the U.S. call (609) 654-6266];
fax (609) 654-4309; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org;
or log on to the ITI Web site at www.infotoday.com.
About Information Today, Inc.
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About FIND/SVP, Inc.
FIND/SVP, Inc. (http://www.findsvp.com) is
a knowledge services company that offers a full suite of custom business intelligence,
advisory, research, and consulting solutions to address clients' critical business
issues. FIND/SVP (OTCBB: FSVP) helps executives enhance their business performance
and profit from their opportunities through targeted research and advisory
work, providing its over 1,500 member clients with a competitive business advantage.
Founded in 1969, FIND/SVP is the second largest member of the global SVP Group,
which serves more than 75,000 executives in 11,000 companies worldwide.