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Jinfo Newsletter No.494

Jinfo Newsletter 494

10th May 2018

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Robin NeidorfBe "CEO" of your information service, and lead your team through continuous improvement to meet the future - or invent it.

That's the second insight from our current Research Focus, "The information team with the right stuff".

Dig further into this insight and how it might apply in your world: request a free copy of our Insights and Actions report (or, if you have a Jinfo Subscription, download your copy here). We share the four tips to shape your thinking as the leader (not just manager) of your information team:

  1. Expect reengineering (and yes, Jinfo resources can help)
  2. Be ready to act radically
  3. Get inspired whilst staying practical
  4. Get support.

That fourth tip presents particular challenges - how do you make time to get (and give) support, with countless demands and tasks coming at you every week?

Peer support - online and in-person

The need for peer support, for someone who can say, "I know exactly what you're dealing with," is a primary reason mid-career is a critical time to prioritise participation in events.

I'm looking forward to these conversations this month and next:

But conferences demand time away from the office and are not always practical. That's why Jinfo has increased our investment in our Community offering - confidential, facilitated peer-group teleconference discussions. 

If you've never attended one of our sessions, I encourage you to try it - check out the upcoming calendar. You'll experience for yourself the value, as one of our customers recently explained:

"By attending Jinfo Community sessions, I don't need to fly to another city for a conference... I can fit these focused sessions into my calendar, and it's very valuable to have the slides delivered after - the notes on them are usually comprehensive."

Ready for the future? No one really is. But cultivating the team with "the right stuff" is one critical thing you can do to prepare for it. And sharing the experience, insights and challenges with your peers can keep you from getting too lonely at the top.

Robin Neidorf
Director of Research

Exciting range of enhancements to the Jinfo Subscription

Over the last year we've made a host of improvements to the Jinfo Subscription based on your feedback. And now we're pleased to announce what is truly a bumper crop of enhancements.

A Jinfo Subscription now brings you over double the number of Community sessions, webinars with industry luminaries as speakers, triple the number of market landscapes, spotlights on information professionals at leading organisations such as EY and UCB Pharma... and much more.

Read about the enhancements on the Blog or book onto a walkthrough with our Head of Content and Community to run through them.


A Jinfo Subscription connects your team with the practical tools, original research and expertise to build and support information strategy in your organisation. Learn more.

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An unmatched forum for frank, confidential discussions with your peers, based on our original insights and proprietary tools.

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Jinfo TipSubscription Tip: We now make decks and session notes available for our Community sessions - check out those from January 2018 onwards


Who benefits from a Jinfo Subscription?

Our all-original research is for you and your team if you are responsible for content purchasing, information strategy and optimising your research service.

Jinfo SubscriptionA Jinfo Subscription has these benefits:

  • Saves time by using our original research and practical resources
  • Define, communicate and measure information value
  • Reinvent information services through insight into what the best companies do.

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Bring our insights in-house. We'll work with you to make strategic changes in operations, enhance stakeholder relationships and future-proof your information service. Learn more

"The information team with the right stuff"
Our Research Focus for April to June 2018

Read about the Research Focus: The information team with the right stuffAdapting and evolving to meet new challenges is essential for your information team.

New skills and attitudes can ensure you're at the centre of strategic business challenges and decisions.

Our Research Focus, "The information team with the right stuff", will equip you with our original research, insights and experience to meet this challenge.

Learn more and request a free copy of the Insights and Actions report »

Jinfo Blog


  • My Favourite Tipples from a European intelligence expert
    on 9th May
    My Favourite Tipples are shared by Irene Koren, a competitive and business intelligence expert based in Belgium. Irene shares her favourite online tools for international trade, strategic consulting and keeping up with news.

  • Jinfo for information strategy on 3rd May
    Finding the time to focus on the future isn't easy for any leader, but it is an essential element of strategic thinking. Jinfo's director of research, Robin Neidorf, provides some tips and links to Jinfo resources that can help.

  • GDPR - what it means for information professionals on 3rd May
    Are you up to speed with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), an EU initiative impacting on data privacy across Europe and coming into force on 25th May?

  • Insight 3 from Research Focus - strategise, streamline or stop on 1st May
    Moving away from day-to-day, transactional tasks, is an effort for us all. Find out how Jinfo's latest Insights and Actions report can help you to focus on the future and push back on tasks which don't aid strategy or streamlining.

  • RefTracker - for efficient enquiry management on 1st May
    What could a browser-based reference and enquiry management system like Altarama's RefTracker do for your organisation?

  • Research update - is your team fit for the future? on 27th April
    Does your team have the consultancy and influencing skills needed to be a true strategic partner to the business? Find out how our latest Research Focus can help.

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Jinfo Testimonials
"We're pleased with the whole Jinfo offering, in particular the Community sessions are great for ROI and strategic thinking."
Research library manager, global biotech organisation
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