Customized vs. syndicated intelligence

More ideas from the SCIP09 conference in Chicago…

I’ve worked a lot during my career with business-to-business publishing and information services clients—and consider myself in that business as well.  There are basically two business models for this kind of information—customized and syndicated.

Customized information is that which is developed—often at great effort and expense—and which is highly tailored to the needs of a very small audience or number of “users”.  A consultant’s report is a good example.

Syndicated information is that which is developed—again often at great effort and expense—but that is intended to meet the needs of a much wider audience.  A magazine or a mass-appeal web site are good examples. Read the rest of this entry »