Norma Beavers

Norma Beavers is a freelance writer and editor with more than 15 years' experience of producing content for magazines, newspapers and websites. Norma also has academic publishing experience and edits books, journals and reports.

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Jinfo Blog Fuelling scientific innovation with Springer for R&D
Monday, 3rd April 2017

Springer for R&D offers access to over 10 million scientific documents which are constantly being updated to keep pace with change. Jinfo's new "Product review of Springer for R&D" gives you a complete overview of Springer Nature's online service which has been designed to deliver quality STM research with an intuitive user experience.


Jinfo Blog Read Jinfo's research into the information-savvy workforce
Wednesday, 29th March 2017

What progress are organisations making in maximising the skills and expertise of information professionals to improve the information literacy of their staff? Jinfo has put this very issue to the test with the "Jinfo survey on developing an information-savvy workforce - 2017"


Jinfo Blog CID - precision and performance in data analytics
Monday, 27th March 2017

CID is a 150-person company based close to Frankfurt; it may be relatively small but it has the clout to compete against IBM and other information and technology giants. In "Q&A with CID - from analysis to action", we speak to Alexander Stumpfegger, CID's managing director, to uncover the company's secrets to success.


Jinfo Blog Driving pharma research with AdisInsight
Monday, 20th March 2017

Is there a database that can provide information across the whole drug lifecycle, from profiles of drugs in development, insights into clinical trials and how these advance drugs through to regulatory pathways, to safety reports associated with a drug, and current deals with the organisations involved? We see how AdisInsight stacks up.


Jinfo Blog Catch up on Jinfo for your role today
Thursday, 2nd March 2017

Jinfo has had a busy quarter producing a full range of articles, blogs, reports and webinars about content purchasing, knowledge management, information strategy and managing a research team. Take a look back at our highlights, to take stock of where your organisation stands while contemplating your next steps.


Jinfo Blog Getting to grips with engineering sources
Thursday, 16th February 2017

Our market landscapes on engineering portals and ebook sources for engineering will help you to get up to speed with all you need to know about engineering information resources and the main information providers.


Jinfo Blog Embrace analytics for a bright future
Tuesday, 14th February 2017

For information professionals the time has never been better to make the move from the "librarian profile" to become an information engineer. In "The emerging role of the information engineer" Marc Vollenweider explains why.


Jinfo Blog Testing out Russian company information from Credinform Globas-i
Tuesday, 7th February 2017

So you don't speak Russian but getting access to Russian business information isn't as complicated as it used to be. In "Product review of Credinform Globas-i", we show you how you can access all the Russian company information you may ever need.


Jinfo Blog Exploring risk & compliance with LexisNexis and Dun & Bradstreet
Tuesday, 31st January 2017

A growing armoury of risk and compliance products from LexisNexis Risk Solutions and Dun & Bradstreet look sure to make choices in this sector ever more competitive.


Jinfo Blog Bolster your meeting prep and sales intelligence with Artesian
Monday, 30th January 2017

Artesian made the jump into the North American market in 2015 and a look at its UK business shows why the move has been a success. In "Product review of Artesian" Andrew Grave puts this sales intelligence tool under the spotlight and focuses on how it works, what it has to offer and why it might just be right for you.


Jinfo Blog Who owns the copyright of redrawn or altered graphics?
Thursday, 19th January 2017

The internet has made so much information available that it's easy for some to think it's all free and up for grabs. But is it ok to include certain graphics in your own reports, blogs or documents, especially if you've made some changes or even redrawn them? Clare Painter's article: "How does copyright apply to tables, charts and other figures?" will give you essential tips on avoiding copyright infringements.


Jinfo Blog Exploring risk & compliance with Ideagen and Thomson Reuters
Monday, 16th January 2017

Managing risk and compliance is a must-do across industries and there's a wide range of products to choose from. In our latest postings, Jinfo contributors take a look at what Ideagen and Thomson Reuters have to offer.


Jinfo Blog FirstRain for personalised and curated business content
Tuesday, 10th January 2017

Nobody can deny that FirstRain has a lot to offer business professionals who want to view and share intelligence in real-time. Our "Product review of FirstRain" takes a look at its main advantages and asks whether FirstRain stands up to close scrutiny.


Jinfo Blog Knowledge360 - not your normal CI tool
Thursday, 29th December 2016

Knowledge360 was launched just a year ago by Cipher Systems and it's already making a name for itself globally. In fact, Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP), a global business community, has awarded Knowledge360 the SCIP-Gold certified product endorsement. Here's why.


Jinfo Blog Catch up on Jinfo for your role today
Wednesday, 28th December 2016

Information managers will be challenged in 2017 on several fronts. Whatever your role - be it information strategy, managing a research team, content purchasing or knowledge management - you'll need to stay ahead on all fronts to move information forwards and build value within your business. Jinfo can help to support the decisions you make, so be sure you check out our summaries, written by director of research, Robin Neidorf, to get the latest views on all the areas that are most relevant to you and your business.


Jinfo Blog Insights into the future of data analytics with Evalueserve
Monday, 19th December 2016

To keep pace with data analytics, information professionals will need to upskill to become "information engineers" - that's the key message of Jinfo's "Q&A with Evalueserve - harnessing insights through mind and machine". Find out which other skills are considered particularly important in this blog.


Jinfo Blog BMI Research can guide analytical decision-making
Wednesday, 14th December 2016

BMI Research, an independent research firm that provides macroeconomic, industry and financial market analysis, has an impressive list of high-powered companies who use its services to gain insights for their businesses and investments. Our in-depth "Product review of BMI Research" considers just why this is so.


Jinfo Blog Be bold to get ahead now on data analytics
Tuesday, 13th December 2016

Our "Jinfo survey on data analytics - 2016" is a must-read for getting ahead on data analytics in 2017. The take-home message from this survey is that information professionals will need to be bolder to make inroads into a field that's full of "unknowns". In a nutshell - don't allow yourself to be pushed out!


Jinfo Blog Use Jinfo's model to define the elusive concept of value
Friday, 18th November 2016

Value can be elusive and means different things to different organisations but you can achieve it by using the tried and tested "Jinfo model for developing an approach to understanding and measuring value". Norma Beavers investigates.


Jinfo Blog EMIS Professional is a step ahead on emerging markets
Tuesday, 15th November 2016

Originally launched more than 20 years ago under the name ISI Emerging Markets, EMIS continues to evolve and EMIS Professional is a leader for those interested in researching emerging markets, as Andrew Lucas explains in our recent in-depth review.


Jinfo Blog Exclusive content and peer-reviewed articles in ScienceDirect Reference Modules - Materials Science
Friday, 11th November 2016

Researchers who want to quickly access up-to-date information in science and technology should check out ScienceDirect's Reference Module in Materials Science and Materials Engineering, an online information service from Elsevier. For a snapshot of its benefits start by reading our "Mini review puts ScienceDirect Reference Modules - Materials Science to the test".


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