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Chris Porter Product review of Nexis (technology - search & user interface; outputs & alerts; administration)
Friday, 15th December 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In part 3 of our product review of Nexis, provider of premium curated business, industry and news information, Chris Porter looks at the technology, particularly enhancements to the search and user interface and the quick search and power search features. He also looks at the wide range of post-processing and output options and possible future improvements to the system.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2925

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Amy Affelt How information skills make a difference to data analytics
Thursday, 14th December 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Whether or not your organisation currently has big data initiatives in place, you should care about the data analysis process. If you are able to find high quality data, ensure that it is uncorrupted and applicable to research projects, review it to understand its implications, and communicate its meaning and impact to stakeholders, then you will be taking several concrete steps toward becoming an integral part of data teams in your organisation.

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Chris Porter Product review of Nexis (sources - content & coverage)
Thursday, 14th December 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In part 2 of Jinfo's product review of Nexis, a provider of premium curated business, industry and news information from across the world, Chris Porter looks at recent content enhancements as well as additional languages, the expansion of web news coverage as well as the newly-enriched indexing.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2925

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Chris Porter Product review of Nexis (key advantages; introduction; contact details)
Wednesday, 13th December 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

We introduce the newly-enhanced Nexis in the first part of Jinfo's product review of the provider of premium curated business, industry and news information from across the world.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2925

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Robin Neidorf Part 2 - a closer look at Usecasehub (technology, value)
Wednesday, 13th December 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

We delve further into Usecasehub, a tool from Evalueserve to govern and evaluate the success of analytics use-cases. We examine the user interface for data analytics and heads of department, how it can aid collaboration, be customised and implemented. Competitors such as Lucidea and SharePoint are highlighted along with evaluation of the value that a purpose-built solution like Usecasehub can bring.

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Robin Neidorf Part 1 - introduction to Usecasehub (challenges to solve, key advantages, contact details)
Monday, 11th December 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Find out how Evalueserve's beta product, Usecasehub, can create a process framework for your company's portfolio of analytics projects from idea generation through to measurement to improve results, speed time-to-market and ensure effective knowledge sharing.

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Graham Southorn How will news provision look in 2020?
Wednesday, 6th December 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

What will current awareness services look like in the next few years? Jinfo's latest Community session set out to answer this question by looking at what information teams provide today, and what users can expect in the future. Technological trends may reduce some of the manual burdens, allowing information teams to focus on higher-value services. Participants discussed ways in which organisations can prepare for future technological changes and make their services more effective and cost-efficient.

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Robin Neidorf Ensure your information team is essential to data analytics projects
Friday, 1st December 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Robin Neidorf outlines early results from our survey on data analytics needs and concerns and highlights which essential skills will enable an information team to become a must-have resource in an organisation's data strategy, and which are the skills with the biggest gaps between need and ability.

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Rebecca Gebhardt Brizi Data analytics as the domain of the information professional
Friday, 1st December 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Organisations are starting to see that knowledge, information and data are the new competitive advantage. Internal departments collaborate to improve products and enhance deliverables, but with different content and datasets, outcomes are often ill-defined. Information professionals are perfectly positioned to solve this problem, and with their unique skill set they can understand the multiple uses of data and find business solutions. This article looks at some of the ways information professionals can make their role and work essential to their organisations and ensure they are invited to the table for future projects.

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Sophie Alexander Product review of Factiva (value - help & training; competitors; development; pricing)
Friday, 1st December 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the final part of Jinfo's new product review of premium global news database Factiva, Sophie Alexander looks at its value, key product developments over the past two years, help and training, pricing, the competitor landscape, including Nexis as well as similar solutions such as Vable and Avention's OneSource.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2917

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Sophie Alexander Product review of Factiva (technology - search & user interface; outputs & alerts; administration)
Thursday, 30th November 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the third part of the new Factiva product review, we take a look at news aggregator Factiva's functionality. The review covers the wide range of tools available to process content. We also cover new features such as secure single sign-on, languages available, search features such as search builder and the newly developed expert searches which allow you to track author content.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2917

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Sophie Alexander Product review of Factiva (sources - content & coverage)
Wednesday, 29th November 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the second part of the Factiva product review, Sophie Alexander looks at the full range of content available in traditional and social media through global news aggregator Factiva. She describes its exclusive content and geographical spread. New content acquisition is also covered.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2917

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Sophie Alexander Product review of Factiva (key advantages; introduction; contact details)
Tuesday, 28th November 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the first part of our new in-depth product review of Factiva, Dow Jones' premium news aggregation service, we introduce the company and product and give Jinfo's view on the value the product offers, along with changes since the product was last reviewed.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2917

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Robin Neidorf Q&A with Evalueserve - straight talking on data analytics
Monday, 27th November 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

We interview Marc Vollenweider, co-founder of Evalueserve, about use-cases for data analytics and artificial intelligence, including the gaps between potential and reality, putting the needs of the business at the heart of analytics projects and how to help people start thinking and working with analytics in a practical way.

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Andrew Lucas DLA Piper - using Kira in a legal firm project
Monday, 27th November 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

DLA Piper is one of the largest law firms in the world; we talked to Dominic Judge, senior legal innovation manager, about their use of machine learning contract analysis Kira, how it stacks up against competitors, its accuracy compared to human contract review, and how lawyers felt about the introduction of AI and machine learning.

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Graham Southorn How to balance shrinking spend with the high cost of premium databases
Friday, 24th November 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Premium databases like Factiva and Nexis continue to account for a significant proportion of organisations' spending on current awareness provision, according to research by Jinfo. With decision-makers likely to query whether or not they still represent good value, a recent Jinfo webinar looked at how you can evaluate all aspects of your service to determine whether or not premium products still meet your business objectives.

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John Orosa What's the point of data analytics?
Wednesday, 22nd November 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Data analytics helps organisations make appropriate business decisions. Data is stored and analysed to study a range of commercial and operational subjects, which can help with targeted advertising and alignment of content and layout. However, many businesses, particularly smaller companies, have no data analytics strategy. In this article, John Orosa looks at the five phases of data development an organisation will typically go through, gives some practical examples of the application of data analytics, and offers some tips on developing a data analytics strategy within your organisation.

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Andrew Lucas Data analytics - measuring the information professional's contribution
Monday, 20th November 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Information teams have valuable expertise to contribute to data analytics projects within organisations but to be recognised they need to be able to measure and demonstrate those skills. In this article, Andrew Lucas looks at the types of data that all information professionals should be able to work with and how to map their skills to organisational need using Jinfo's model and ensure that other stakeholders are aware of what the information centre can contribute.

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Graham Southorn How to make mergers and acquisitions work for you
Wednesday, 15th November 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

There have been several major mergers and acquisitions in the information services sector in recent years. In many cases, information teams have been left in the dark as to whether the capabilities of their existing products would remain unchanged, and whether prices would rise as a result. A recent Community session brought together information professionals to discuss the opportunities and challenges this presents and, in this article, Graham Southorn discusses some of the mergers along with ways to address any issues that may arise.

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Scott Vine Will information professionals help drive the data analytics train or be left on the platform?
Friday, 10th November 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Businesses and organisations are constantly looking for the next thing that can give them a competitive edge, whether financially or operationally, and most are now turning to data analytics to give them that edge. Information professionals have been helping their users find and make sense of information for centuries and clearly have the skills needed for these types of projects. This article looks at what skills information professionals can contribute to data analytics projects, where these skills can be used and, more importantly, how to showcase them to others.

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