Technology and know-how
Scan4news consist of creative developers, but we are so much more than just a technology business! In addition to developing our own technology, we have also substantial experience in journalism and information analytics. It is in the fascinating crossroads between technology, journalism and information analysis that we are challenging ourselves to go further, think the unthinkable and stretch our imagination so we can make the impossible possible. That is what we thrive on.
Who are we?
We offer software and access to collecting information online, and our two main products are:
Dr Tide is a software program built on robot technology (OSINT) which will transform how to search for information.
Tilskuddsportalen is a web based product for customers (Norway only) to collect information about available funding for charities, organisations and local councils.
Do you require relevant knowledge before anyone else?
Your business might require the latest information about updates in technology, what competitors are doing or access to new research and studies, and it is of increased importance to locate relevant and accurate information. Popular search engines like Google and Bing might give you 100,000 hits on your search, but it can be time consuming and difficult to assess what information is relevant to you and the quality of the sources.
After spending more than ten years researching and developing the technology, we are very proud to present Dr.Tide (Digital Research Tailor Information Detector), which is a personal information search robot. With Dr.Tide, you have the flexibility and control of which sources you’d like to use, search methods, sorting of located information and how you want the search result delivered. This can be managed from a control panel from any computer online.
You can use Dr.Tide to specify your online information requirements for what you feel is relevant and important information, and you can get this knowledge delivered within minutes. The type of information you want to receive is completely up to you and you can choose your own sources. In Dr.Tide you define what is critically important and relevant to know for you and your work. All you do is to decide the search criteria, sources and index words, and Dr Tide will do the rest and deliver the first results in minutes. What you do with the content and information is up to you!
Dr.Tide might be a highly advanced information search provider, but we have worked hard to make the product user friendly. We will support you throughout the process for training and support, from deciding on your first search words and develop routines to more advanced training to utilize the full potential of the robot technology.
Dr Tide: Information searches adapted to your needs
Why use a robot to collect information?
With the advanced robot technology, Dr.Tide can perform specific searches for information which results in you being equipped to make decisions.
Simple tasks that need to be repeated over and over can often be transferred to a robot. This is also the case with information robots, which are perfectly suited to monitor the same information sources over a period. They have larger capacity than humans to work with repeated tasks, they can monitor several sources simultaneously, have capacity to rapidly read through all new published materials and can analyse content promptly and accurate. Robots can also process the information according to the rules that you define.
We can help to solve your requirements for collecting complex information
We can give you advice and recommendations on how you an solve simple or more complex requirements for collecting information relevant to you. We have developed our own advanced methodology to analyse the customers’ needs and requirements, and this analysis is the base for offering tailormade solutions and adaptions for each customer. The robot Dr.Tide has a user-friendly interface and can be easily used by customers with no technical knowledge. However, we do emphasize that to explore the strategic potential and optimal use of Dr Tide, it is important to know how to create good search routines. Our expertise is just that – optimizing search for information and then analyse the results. This means that we can create bespoke solutions for each customer’s individual needs.
We have twice been recognized to lead and manage research projects funded by Eurostars, which confirm our position as one of the best research SME’s in Europe. The experience from managing the European wide projects is an advantage that our customers benefit from.
If you are interested in more information about Dr.Tide, please get in touch! We can offer consultations to analyse your requirements for collecting information online, and create bespoke solutions and quotes depending on the complexity of your needs.
Please get in touch with us via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or phone +47 62 52 13 00.
We look forward to helping you!