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IHS Announces Two Completely New Cloud Versions of IHS Goldfire Software, Providing the Easiest Access Yet to a World of Must-Have Technical Information

<p> <i>IHS Goldfire Cloud, a cloud-based version of the award-winning IHS Goldfire software, delivers streamlined user experience and no IT footprint</i> </p> <p> <i>IHS Standards Expert with Goldfire embeds world-class question-answering technology into IHS market-leading standards management solution to provide single go-to-source for critical engineering knowledge</i> </p>

Thursday, July 18, 2013

IHS Announces Two Completely New Cloud Versions of IHS Goldfire Software, Providing the Easiest Access Yet to a World of Must-Have Technical Information

11:00 EDT Thursday, July 18, 2013

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Business Wire) -- IHS (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of information and analytics, today announced the launch of two new cloud-based versions of its IHS Goldfire platform for accelerating decision making and powering innovation. Hosted on the internet, both IHS Goldfire Cloud and IHS Standards Expert with Goldfire help engineers, scientists, researchers, product management and marketing make fast, informed decisions in support of developing, producing and maintaining products. Both solutions offer advanced research and knowledge discovery tools, and access to the world's most comprehensive collection of authoritative content for technical professionals – available via any computer, tablet or smartphone.

IHS Goldfire Cloud

IHS Goldfire Cloud gives product development, management and marketing teams a single point-of-entry to the critical information they need in order to more rapidly make confident decisions. IHS Goldfire Cloud includes:

  • Patented semantic search technology providing precise access to answers in documents.
  • Access to more than 90 million scientific and technical “must have” documents curated by IHS. This aggregated, pre-indexed collection spans patents, premium IHS content sources, trusted third-party content providers, and the Deep Web.
  • The ability to semantically index and research across any desired web-accessible information such as competitive or supplier websites, social media platforms and RSS feeds – turning these into strategic knowledge assets.
  • More than 70 concept lenses that promote rapid research, browsing and filtering of related results sets thus enabling engineers to explore a concept's definitions, applications, advantages, disadvantages and more.
  • Insights into consumer sentiment giving strategy, product management and marketing teams the ability to recognize customer opinions, perceptions, attitudes, habits and expectations – relative to their own brands and to those of their partners' and competitors' – as expressed in social media and on the Web.

With IHS Goldfire Cloud, organizations can easily deploy IHS Goldfire more broadly across the enterprise. In addition, small- to medium-sized companies who may not have the operational infrastructure in place to deploy a platform in-house can now derive the same decision support and innovation-enabling benefits without the upfront infrastructure costs. To learn more about IHS Goldfire and IHS Goldfire Cloud visit http://www.ihs.com/products/design/software-methods/goldfire.aspx

IHS Standards Expert with Goldfire

For 600,000 users worldwide, IHS Standards Expert is the best-in-class standards management platform, simplifying search and access to engineering standards. However, most of these users struggle to find related information – such as reference books, handbooks, journals and research papers – needed to get their questions answered and their jobs done. IHS Standards Expert with Goldfire leverages world-class question-answering technology to provide engineers and other technical professionals with unified access to standards and related technical knowledge. This enables them to more rapidly find answers and make confident, informed decisions.

IHS Standards Expert with Goldfire includes semantic access to more than 50 million industry and technical documents across: millions of worldwide patents; more than a dozen premium IHS content sources such as IHS ESDU, IHS Chemical, IHS CyberRegs and IHS Energy; hundreds of Standards Development Organizations like ASM International, ASTM International, SAE International and IEEE; millions of publications from trusted third-party content providers like McGraw-Hill, NASA TechBriefs, MIT DSpace, ArXiv.org; and Deep Web sites and other authoritative content sources. IHS Standards Expert with Goldfire also includes advanced knowledge discovery tools including more than 70 unique concept lenses, purposefully tuned to product development.

With IHS Standards Expert with Goldfire, engineers have a single, trusted point-of-entry to the information they need in order to confidently and quickly resolve their most complex and challenging product, process, operational or market-oriented business challenges.

“We are seeing the transformation of a market focused on traditional enterprise search to a market of agile mobile, desktop and cloud-based technologies focused on extracting value, meaning and learning from unstructured information in order to improve decision making,” said David Schubmehl, research director of search and content analytics software at IDC.

“Customers are drawn to IHS Goldfire because it dramatically simplifies the task of finding the best answer to the toughest engineering problems,” said Chad Hawkinson, vice president, IHS Product Design. “Customers requested that we provide more flexible deployment options and ever-improving user experience. We delivered both with IHS Goldfire Cloud. By embedding this same Goldfire technology into IHS Standards Expert, we have now made this technology available where the world's engineers already go to get critical engineering information. This simplifies user adoption, minimizes training requirements and helps companies get the return on investment they are seeking from their content investments.”

To learn more about IHS Standards Expert with Goldfire, visit http://www.ihs.com/info/st/standards-expert-goldfire.aspx

About IHS ( www.ihs.com )

IHS (NYSE: IHS) is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in critical areas that shape today's business landscape. Businesses and governments in more than 165 countries around the globe rely on the comprehensive content, expert independent analysis and flexible delivery methods of IHS to make high-impact decisions and develop strategies with speed and confidence. IHS has been in business since 1959 and became a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange in 2005. Headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, USA, IHS is committed to sustainable, profitable growth and employs approximately 8,000 people in 31 countries around the world.

IHS is a registered trademark of IHS Inc. All other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners. © 2013 IHS Inc. All rights reserved.

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