Connecting with outside the organisation

One of the things that marks out Jiglu as different to most collaboration software is the ability to monitor content from outside sources and start discussions about it.

With recent releases we’ve improved upon that capability. We’ve extended the existing ability to bring in feeds and spider web sites to now give more control over what is brought in and how to retrieve it. This includes getting content from web sites that are rendered in JavaScript. We’ve added full indexing of external documents in formats like PDF and Word and the ability to preview their text before downloading. There are also new analytics that let you get a feel for the important topics within a body of content and how they are related.

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If you’re interested in only certain topics coming from a set of external sources, you can now group together related tags in a tag covering that whole topic area. That can then be used to highlight new matching content on the home page of a monitor and in email newsletters. This makes it easy to keep up to date with things that are of interest without ploughing through large numbers of results. You can also easily download a CSV file of results if you want to manipulate that data in an external program, such as Excel.

There’s a whole lot more that Jiglu monitors do too. If you haven't tried Jiglu yet then find out how to get started. You can also drop us a line if there's anything you'd like to know more about.

Written by Stephen Hebditch. Published on .