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November 5, 2009 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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AIIP Technology Award Goes to Attaain, Inc.

The Association of Independent Information Professionals (AIIP; announced that Attaain, Inc. ( has been honored as the recipient of the 10th annual AIIP Technology Award, presented on Oct. 27, 2009, at the Internet Librarian conference in Monterey, Calif. Attaain was recognized for AttaainCI, its competitive intelligence and market intelligence tool, which provides information through a full-featured, well-thought-out, and easy-to-use web-based system, according to the association's panel of judges. Every year, the AIIP Technology Award is presented to a company whose product, in the opinion of the panel, best assists independent information professionals with their day-to-day operations in locating, analyzing, organizing, and delivering information.

AttaainCI uniquely aggregates web data by pulling together results from dozens of sources and building comprehensive reports on-the-fly. The product provides real-time business intelligence using a variety of data sources, including company websites, user-supplied information, news, social media mentions, reports, white papers, documents, and patents.

"AIIP believes that Attaain Inc.'s product not only enables information professionals to provide competitive intelligence to their clients, but also can help them to track companies to target for marketing," says AIIP president Marcy Phelps.

AttaainCI was nominated for the award by AIIP member Ellen Naylor, owner of Business Intelligence Source ( Naylor describes AttaainCI as "a fabulous, cost-effective monitoring and searching tool, which is constantly being enhanced."

In addition to the award to Attaain, Inc., the AIIP awards committee gave honorable mention to (, which the committee feels offers fast and easy-to-use, yet powerful, search capabilities; the site offers free access to published patents and patent applications.

Source: AIIP

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