Jinfo Research focuses on a different area of information strategy every calendar quarter.
Now in its third year, Jinfo's benchmarking Research Focus remains a unique resource specific to information professionals and essential for information centres around the world.
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Next Research Focus
Intelligence systems - intelligence 2020October - December 2019
In the 10 years plus we've been researching developments in news and current awareness, we've predicted and then seen a significant shift from current awareness to intelligence systems.
Upcoming Research Focus
TBD(January - March 2020)
Creating an Information Centre of ExcellenceApril - June 2019
Identified the characteristics shared by successful information centres who we define as "Information Centres of Excellence".
The accidental technologist - where your expertise meets the new worldJanuary - March 2019
Provided the insights and tools you need to be a technology-savvy partner and advisor on information technology-related projects.
Intelligence systems - beyond awareness to actionOctober - December 2018
Provided tools, research and the original data you need to evaluate your current awareness provision and plot where you are in the movement towards intelligence systems.
Benchmark information roles - Jinfo models of excellenceJuly - September 2018
Provided tools, research and the original data you need in order to benchmark your information service against peers.
The information team with the right stuffApril - June 2018
Investigated how information teams can adapt and evolve to meet the new skills required in today's dynamic environment.
Stake your claim in the success of data analyticsJanuary - March 2018
Provided analysis, expert articles and product reviews on what information professionals bring to data analytics projects and how to ensure you're involved.
Define and manage value for current awarenessOctober - December 2017
Provided analysis, expert articles and product reviews on the state of play for current awareness services.
Benchmark information roles - optimise your structureJuly - September 2017
Provided in-depth research, benchmarking and expert articles on the many configurations of information expertise.
Developing an information-savvy workforce through strategic alignmentsApril - June 2017
Designed to help you place information skills firmly on the strategic agenda for workforce development.
Data analytics - ready your information serviceOctober 2016 - March 2017
Looked at how information staff position themselves and their expertise within the evolving world of data analytics to best offer strategic and practical support to their organisations.
Content and technology for current awarenessJuly - September 2016
Looked at how to recognise, and act on, emerging best practices for evaluation of content and technology to support and enhance current awareness in your organisation.
Source Expertise - What It Means in a Google WorldApril - June 2016
Looked at how we can consult with project teams and departments about sources, stay informed about what's changing in the world of sources and understand specialist sources in detail.
Strategic Alignment of IS and ITJanuary - March 2016
Enabled content experts and technology experts to better understand, work together and achieve mutual goals around the value of information in their businesses.
In January 2016 we renamed the "Topic Series" as "Research Focus".Read on the Blog about the reasons behind the name change »
News, and Other CommoditiesOctober - December 2015
Examined the tricky question of "value" when applied to news, basic company information, basic "people" information and the like: These categories behave much like commodities -- there are lots of sources, including plenty where the direct cost is negligible.
All About UsageJuly - September 2015
Looked broadly at what "usage" means to today's users and their organisations. We start from the desktop: what do users want to be able to do with information?
Best Practices in Information Skills DevelopmentApril - June 2015
Examined skills development from the perspective of information managers who need to train their centre staff and users in other departments.
Making Information VisibleJanuary - March 2015
Examined "discovery" from the perspective of technologies that enable it, content required and user behaviours driving success.
News, and BeyondOctober - December 2014
Dived into issues to support information managers with needs analysis, product reviews, source monitoring, and reporting on value.
What You Need to Know Your Customer (KYC)July - September 2014
Took a deeper, more focused look at one element of compliance: the many tools, approaches and critical elements to KYC regulations.
Next-Generation Competitive IntelligenceMay - June 2014
Updated you on the latest tools and techniques, whilst providing valuable refreshers on core knowledge and skills. Given the pace of change in our industry, no one with CI skills can afford to let up on perpetual professional development.
The Social EnterpriseJanuary - March 2014
Explored success stories as well as challenge points for making organisations socially adept. We take into account technology, tools, enterprise opportunities and barriers around making organisations more social.
Beyond AggregationOctober - November 2013
Combined our history of research and product reviews with a higher-level look at what organisations are trying to accomplish - not bringing news into the organisation for its own sake but to support decision-making, strategic planning, competitive intelligence and other goals.
Compliance in ContextSeptember - October 2013
Broke down the many elements of regulatory compliance and the products that support it. With articles, product reviews, comparisons, checklists and webinars, your engagement with this series will be rewarded with up-to-date knowledge of how you can best support the information components of your organisation's regulatory requirements.
Big Data in ActionApril - June 2013
There's plenty of talk and even hype about Big Data, but very little in the way of practical suggestions or guidelines for information managers who want to create a sensible, prioritised plan for incorporating the concepts and tools into their operations. This topic series closed the gap with articles, reports, webinars and discussion opportunities closely focused on practical business value.
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