Techdirt Announcements: Smart Dossiers And Thomson Financial Partnership
from the moving-forward dept
We’re in New York City today making a couple of exciting announcements that I wanted to share with everyone. First up, we’re launching a new offering as part of the Techdirt Insight Community called Smart Dossiers. As it stands today, it’s quite difficult for companies to get good, knowledgeable analysis of companies, both private and public. In the financial sector, you get some coverage from “professional” analysts, but 65% of companies are considered “undercovered” with 35% having no coverage at all (according to a Reuters profile). And, all of those focus solely on the financial side, rather than understanding a company as a potential customer, partner or competitor.
With that in mind, we knew that the members of the Techdirt Insight Community were uniquely qualified to help solve that wide gap in the marketplace, and we’ve set up the Smart Dossiers offering in response. Companies can now get a SWOT (strengths-weaknesses-opportunities-threats) analysis on any company they’d like, with a minimum number of guaranteed perspectives from qualified, proven experts in the Techdirt Insight Community. Those experts are competing to provide the best possible analysis, continually ensuring quality analysis. Imagine being able to get a detailed, quick, analysis from multiple different people who have experience and knowledge about a specific sector. Actually, there’s no need to imagine it, you can do it, right now. There are a variety of Smart Dossier packages available depending on what your company needs, starting as low as $995.
On top of this, we’re also thrilled to be announcing a partnership with Thomson Financial, allowing Techdirt to distribute research from the Techdirt Insight Community (including Smart Dossiers) through Thomson’s leading platform for providing research and analysis. Thomson offers deep real-time and after market research to thousands of institutional and business customers in 70 countries via professional subscription networks, including First Call and Investext, and we’re thrilled to be a part of that system. As Keith Ackerman, Thomson Financial’s Global Head of Next Generation Research, said:
“Thomson Financial views the addition of the Techdirt offering into its portfolio of research as significant. Our financial services and corporate clients have increasingly asked for and are spending more for insights, custom surveys and other kinds of research emanating from the use of expert networks and other types of social media. Accordingly, Techdirt and other high quality alternative research firms that feature these capabilities and research outputs are an important part of Thomson Financial’s product strategy.”
We’re announcing both of these at O’Reilly’s brand new Money:Tech event in New York, which looks like it will be very exciting. If you happen to be at the event, please make sure you say hello! Otherwise, if you happen to need a quick and useful detailed analysis of any company, check out Smart Dossiers today. Finally, if you think you have what it takes to provide this kind of analysis to companies around the world, please apply today!