Jinfo BlogResearch update - what's your superpower in our tech-enriched world?

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By Robin Neidorf

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New technologies like visualisation, customisation and analytics are powerful and exciting; applying them effectively requires attention to the fundamentals that information professionals know how to address. Learn how to leverage your superpower as an information professional in this research update.


Your core information skills are more important - not less - in a technology-enriched environment. In fact, they are your superpower.  

That's the primary insight of our current Research Focus, "The accidental technologist - where your expertise meets the new world"

As exciting and powerful as new technologies like visualisation, customisation and analytics are, applying them effectively requires attention to the fundamentals that information professionals know how to address:

  • What is the specific business question or problem we're trying to solve?
  • What are the right resources that will enable us to do so?

Without your expertise, technology falls short of its potential:

In my work with information teams, I encounter both excitement and anxiety about the technology-driven demands on our work. We can help you ride the excitement whilst managing the anxiety. 

If you have a Jinfo Subscription, you already have access to all resources in this Research Focus. Simply sign in with your MyJinfo credentials.  

And if you don't yet have a Subscription, start your year with your first investment in the value you deliver to your organisation. Learn about the benefits today.  

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