Insight service users: assess yourselves!

InformationSpan helps enterprises develop and deliver value from their investment in analyst/research/advisory services (you can see why we coined the phrase “insight services”).

Our new online self-assessment enables you to see how far along the road you are. Visit us at and click the link in the news item, or on the Enterprise page; or visit

Have you seen … Toolbox for IT

A brief one, this, but worthwhile.

In the course of research for my new report on coverage of Emerging Technology, I’ve explored in more depth the IT Toolbox offering. For a major insight service firm (its ultimate parent is the Corporate Executive Board) this is a highly innovative offering.

Under its roof you find a wide variety of topics, as general as Knowledge Management or Windows, as specific as Java, Siebel or SAP, and as focussed as Architecure or the CIO. And in each of these sections there are a group of blogs, a community forum, a wiki (did I once say I’d not seen any major using a wiki to create research? I was wrong!) and a collection of articles from industry, academia, and more.

Since I’m concerned right now with researching emerging tech, I looked at the coverage in this area. The topics are useful ones, the comment is worth having, and (on a quick look at least) the input from staff keeps the discussion focussed and on track. I’ll be looking into it more.

OK, it’s a community. But it has the organisation and vision of a major insight provider behind it. And the best thing is: signing up is free.

See it at (no other links today)