Jinfo Research focuses on a different area of information strategy every calendar quarter.
Current Research Focus
Data analytics - ready your information service
October 2016 - March 2017
We're in a changing world. We're moving from the information age to the data age. Every organisation is responding to this change at a different pace.
The Research Focus: Data analytics - ready your information service looks 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.
Previous Research Focus areas:
Content and technology for current awareness
July - September 2016
The Research Focus: Content and technology for current awareness 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 World
April - June 2016
The Research Focus: Source Expertise - What It Means in a Google World 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 IT
January - March 2016
The Research Focus: Strategic Alignment of IS and IT enables 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 Commodities
October - December 2015
The Topic Series: News, and Other Commodities examines 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 Usage
July - September 2015
The Topic Series: All About Usage looks 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 Development
April - June 2015
The Topic Series: Best Practices in Information Skills Development examines skills development from the perspective of information managers who need to train their centre staff and users in other departments.
Making Information Visible
January - March 2015
The Topic Series: Making Information Visible examines "discovery" from the perspective of technologies that enable it, content required and user behaviours driving success.
News, and Beyond
October - December 2014
The Topic Series: News, and Beyond dives 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
The Topic Series: What You Need to Know Your Customer (KYC) takes a deeper, more focused look at one element of compliance: the many tools, approaches and critical elements to KYC regulations.
Next-Generation Competitive Intelligence
May - June 2014
The Topic Series: Next-Generation Competitive Intelligence updates 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 Enterprise
January - March 2014
The Topic Series: The Social Enterprise explores 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.
October - November 2013
The Topic Series: Beyond Aggregation combines 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 Context
September - October 2013
The Topic Series: Compliance in Context breaks 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 Action
April - 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. The Topic Series: Big Data in Action closes the gap with articles, reports, webinars and discussion opportunities closely focused on practical business value.