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Jinfo Newsletter No.511

Jinfo Newsletter 511

24th January

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Robin NeidorfYour 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.

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Robin Neidorf
Director of Research and Head of Consulting

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"The accidental technologist - where your expertise meets the new world"
Our Research Focus for January to March

Read about the Research Focus: The accidental technologist - where your expertise meets the new worldWhether the challenge is around data analytics, authentication, intranet optimisation or digital rights management, today's information professionals need to be technology-savvy in order to be good advisors and partners on information-related projects.

This Research Focus provides you with the insights and tools you need to be a technology-savvy partner and advisor on information technology-related projects.

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

Jinfo Blog


  • Jinfo's most popular reports and articles from 2018 on 24th January
    Browse Jinfo's most popular reports and articles from 2018 - from original research to sector-specific market landscapes, and newsletters to service reengineering.

  • Product reviews and market landscapes published in 2018 on 23rd January
    Check out this useful list of product reviews and market landscapes from 2018 - and find out how to submit your suggestions for future coverage.

  • My Favourite Tipples from an online content developer on 23rd January
    My Favourite Tipples are shared by Kim Dority, president of Dority & Associates, Inc, a research and writing company specialising in online content development for major business-to-consumer website projects. She shares some of her top resources in fields of strategy and research.

  • Insight 2 from Research Focus on technology - core information skills are a superpower on 17th January
    Read our second insight from our Research Focus, "The accidental technologist - where your expertise meets the new world". Find out how your research and information skills can remain relevant in this brave new world and access our new report.

  • Jinfo for content purchasing on 14th January
    Do you have a strategy and vision for using data strategically and effectively? Do you feel on top of the move from purchasing information products to licensing data sources? Read our blog from Jinfo's director of research, Robin Neidorf, to find out how Jinfo resources and events can help.

  • Insight 1 from Research Focus on technology - know your context on 11th January
    Read the first insight from our Research Focus, "The accidental technologist - where your expertise meets the new world". Find out which variables you need to weigh up when making decisions on new technology purchases and access our new report.

  • Research update - ask the right questions about tech skills on 10th January
    Access our new Insights and Actions report to find out how to ensure your skills and department are tech-ready.

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