Start-up company indexes article summaries from 12 business magazines and sells the information on disks.
Most people use a guide to periodicals or a computerized on-line system to track down magazine articles. Insight Datasystems, in Newton, Mass., has come up with a third way. Its computerized database contains article summaries from 12 business magazines. The pitch: the database, updated monthly, is easy to skim and gives users more information than an index, at a lower cost than an on-line system.