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Jinfo Newsletter No.512

Jinfo Newsletter 512

7th February

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Robin NeidorfIt's always in beta.

That's the philosophy of fast-moving companies. Releases of features every month or six weeks. Incremental updates. Sprint developments, with intense activity towards a short-term goal. Relatively quickly one improvement is made, one problem solved. And another. And another.

Our work as information experts needs to follow this same model.

Our current Research Focus, "The accidental technologist - where your expertise meets the new world", addresses the strain continuous improvement places on information teams.

Request our "Insights and Actions" report to learn:

  • The resilience you gain by adopting an "accidental technologist" mindset
  • How to prioritise technology in your strategic planning, without losing sight of core information skills
  • Tips on surmounting the learning curve of new technologies.

Request your free copy of the report now.

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Whilst signed in, I recommend you check out the recording and published slide deck with notes from our recent webinar, "How technology evangelists help drive change". Our speakers, Steve Bynghall and Andy Tattersall, packed a treasure chest of practical tips and professional experience into this one.

We have two more webinars - "Hone your user efficiency with workflow tools" and "Continuous development to create the optimum technology environment" - plus a Community session on "Becoming an accidental technologist" still to come. Click any title to learn more and to register.

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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.

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Jinfo Blog


  • My Favourite Tipples from a KM researcher and facilitator on 6th February
    My Favourite Tipples are shared by Steven Dale, specialist knowledge management consultant and emergent technology researcher. He shares some of his go-to sources in areas from technology innovations to the future of work.

  • Jinfo for information strategy on 31st January
    Technology offers our field exciting opportunities, but also time-consuming distractions. Cut through the hype and the pet projects that may be thrown at you by working from YOUR strategy, based on what you know is best, to build opportunities and minimise risk for your business.

  • Insight 3 from Research Focus on technology - technology never stands still on 30th January
    Access the final insight from our Research Focus, "The accidental technologist - where your expertise meets the new world". Request our Insights and Actions report for our suggestions on applying continuous improvement in a ever-changing technology environment.

  • Participate in our survey - how is your information centre planning for the future? on 29th January
    Participate in Jinfo's survey on planning for the future of corporate information centres and receive a copy of the results as a thank you.

  • Research update - what's your superpower in our tech-enriched world? on 24th January
    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.

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