Use of Products

Thank you for taking the time to complete the FreePint Survey: News Needs and Preferences for 2011. Please note that your responses will remain *FULLY* anonymous -- neither our editorial team nor any vendors will have the ability to connect responses with individuals/companies.

The questions on this page gather information about your preferences for news content at work.

* How important are each of the following to users at your organisation for their news content?

  1 - not important 2 3 4 - extremely important
News indexed by internal taxonomy
Abstracted news items
Deep archive
Newsletter features
Near real-time
24/7 live customer service
Native language, other than English
Translated news
Sentiment or other meta-analysis
Video content
Alerts
Coverage of non-traditional sources (e.g., social media)
General financial news
Company news
Availability in mobile format
Consumer-oriented news
Effective online customer service/help
Audio content
Industry news
Text-based content

* How frequently do you do any of the following at work?

  Rarely or never Monthly Weekly Daily Multiple times per day
Search for archived news text
Advise colleagues on news resources
Other interaction with news content (indicate below)
Search for news in video or audio format
Receive a 'news alert' from a news resource based on custom criteria (e.g. search terms)
Search for current news text
Deliver news search results to colleagues
Access news on a smart phone or other mobile device
Test a new resource for news gathering (free or fee)

* When you consider a news resource for your organisation, how important are the following factors in a selection?

  1 - not important 2 3 4 - extremely important
Ease of use for end users
Interactive features (e.g., tagging, rating, etc.)
Integration with internal tools and workflow
Advanced searching capabilities
Customisation options
Integrated sharing/internal publication features
Availability in mobile format
Ability to monitor usage
Delivery formats
Indexing
Direct cost
Ability to bill usage to accounts

* Do you integrate any news sources or content into your organisation's intranet?

* Does your organisation subscribe to any premium (paid for) resources for any content?

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