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Robin Neidorf Components of a business (part 2 - partners, evaluation and continuous improvement)
Friday, 15th February 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Here we look at how partnership management, evaluation and continuous improvement and future planning fit into running a successful information centre. Jinfo's director of research, Robin Neidorf, also examines the importance of future planning and why this is essential element of how you manage your department on behalf of the interests of your larger organisation.

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Robin Neidorf Components of a business (part 1 - design, delivery and customer relations)
Thursday, 14th February 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the first of a two-part article, we look at what it takes to run a thriving information centre, focusing in particular on service design, service delivery and customer relations. Part two will focus on partnership management, evaluation and continuous improvement and future planning.

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Andy Tattersall Mini review of Dimensions - discovery and analytics
Tuesday, 12th February 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

We review Dimensions, developed by Digital Science as part of a larger portfolio of research support applications. The current version was launched in 2018 and we explore its functionality as a multi-faceted discovery tool, database and analytics platform.

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Anja Chemnitz  Thygesen Product review of CEIC CDMNext (value - help & training; competitors; development; pricing)
Monday, 11th February 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

The final part of our product review of CEIC's CDMNext, a platform that delivers economic and investment research to economists, analysts, investors, corporations, and universities around the world. We also look at some of its competitors, such as Haver, Macrobond and The Economist Intelligence Unit (The EIU), what plans the company has to expand its range of data further and its compelling range of subscription options.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3120

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Anja Chemnitz  Thygesen Product review of CEIC CDMNext (technology - search & user interface; outputs & alerts; administration)
Friday, 8th February 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the third part of our product review of CEIC's CDMNext, a platform that delivers economic and investment research to economists, analysts, investors, corporations, and universities around the world, we take a look at its search features, in particular, the use of insights, which are datasets based on a selection of time-series. We also look at its output options and how data can easily be downloaded in Excel, PDF, PNG or JPG.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3120

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Anja Chemnitz  Thygesen Product review of CEIC CDMNext (sources - content & coverage)
Thursday, 7th February 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the second part of our product review of CEIC's CDMNext, a platform that delivers economic and investment research to economists, analysts, investors, corporations, and universities around the world, we explore the wealth of data and variety of sources on offer. With main indicators including business & economic surveys, government & public finance, bank statistics and more. It also looks at its three main database offerings which include the Global Databases, the Premium Databases and World Trend Plus.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3120

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Anja Chemnitz  Thygesen Product review of CEIC CDMNext (key advantages; introduction; contact details)
Wednesday, 6th February 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

CEIC offers macro and microeconomic data from global primary sources, particularly emerging economies. We last looked at the product in 2011 and decided to revisit it to find out how it's evolved. In this first part of our full product review, we look at the company and its platform, CDMNext, that delivers economic and investment research to economists, analysts, investors, corporations, and universities around the world. We also find out how the product has changed since then with the introduction of its new datasets and databases as well as some of the key advantages of the product.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3120

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Eileen Steer Product review of D&B Hoovers (value - help & training; competitors; development; pricing)
Thursday, 31st January 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the final part of her review, Eileen Steer looks at the value that D&B Hoovers delivers to customers and assesses the help and training available, as well as competitor products such as DiscoverOrg, LinkedIn Sales Navigator, Hubspot Sales, Pipedrive and Scoro and what the pricing options are.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3108

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Eileen Steer Product review of D&B Hoovers (technology - search & user interface; outputs & alerts; administration)
Wednesday, 30th January 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the third part of this review, we focus on the technology aspects of D&B Hoovers, a sales and marketing intelligence tool. Of particular note is its clear user interface, the wide range of output options, the vendor's support, and the options for site administrators that allow them to have a higher-level view of who, when and what is being used.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3108

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Eileen Steer Product review of D&B Hoovers (sources - content & coverage)
Tuesday, 29th January 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the second part of this review of D&B Hoovers, we look at this sales intelligence solution's sources, paying particular attention to how it validates its content, company coverage of the 190 countries covered, detailed company information, news coverage, as well as its people and industry data.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3108

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Eileen Steer Product review of D&B Hoovers (key advantages; introduction; contact details)
Monday, 28th January 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

We last reviewed D&B Hoovers, a sales acceleration tool aimed at B2B sales and marketing professionals, in 2015 and in this first section of a new four-part review, Eileen Steer revisits the company and product. In particular, she explores how the product has changed over the past few years, its key advantages, and how it can add value to the sales and marketing professional.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3108

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Sarah Bicknell How technology is transforming professional services
Wednesday, 23rd January 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

This article looks at some of the challenges of technology developments on information workers in professional services. It examines the "lifecycle" of information in this environment and examines examples of technology that have impacted each aspect. What we see is that technology brings enormous potential but also added dangers.

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Sophie Alexander Product review of TBRC's Global Market Model (value - help & training; competitors; development; pricing)
Monday, 21st January 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Our in-depth product review of The Business Research Company's Global Market Model concludes with part 4. where we give the Jinfo verdict on the value it offers, as well as looking at the help provided by the company, competitor products, pricing for different types of users, and planned changes for 2019. This database provides integrated market information across 60 geographies and 2,400 market sectors. Competitors include Euromonitor's Passport, MarketLine's Advantage, IBISWorld, BMI Research.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3108

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Sophie Alexander Product review of TBRC's Global Market Model (technology - search & user interface; outputs & alerts; administration)
Thursday, 17th January 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Continuing our in-depth product review of The Business Research Company's Global Market Model, part 3 covers the tool's technology, search function and interface. We look at the practical side of drilling down into market data and competitor intelligence, its administrative and sharing functions, and what goes into its detailed reports.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3108

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Steve Bynghall How a competency framework can help define and articulate your areas of expertise
Thursday, 17th January 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Information services, knowledge management and digital workplace roles often require multi-disciplinary skills. This article looks at how a competency and skills framework can help individuals and teams consider their own career and development needs, while also articulating conversations with others about what they do.

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Sophie Alexander Product review of TBRC's Global Market Model (sources - content & coverage)
Wednesday, 16th January 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Part 2 of our in-depth review of The Business Research Company's Global Market Model examines the quantity and scope of its research sources, what it will tell you about your chosen market, 50+ geographies and 150,000 datasets, and how the data is checked. Plus, we drill down into industry sectors and the tool's analytics function.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3108

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Sophie Alexander Product review of TBRC's Global Market Model (key advantages; introduction; contact details)
Tuesday, 15th January 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In part 1 of our review of Global Market Model, we look at the organisations and business roles that would benefit most from using the tool, how it can save users' time, how frequently it's updated and what makes it stand out from other market research tools. We also outline the other services provided by The Business Research Company (TBRC).

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3108

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Scott Vine Pros and cons of being a leader vs a follower in tech adoption
Monday, 14th January 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

When it comes to information technology, are you a leader or a follower? This article looks at how we define a leader and a follower and identifies the pros and cons of both. It goes on to suggest that this year is an ideal time to be an information professional as organisations start to look beyond the latest buzzwords and technological hype to embrace the changes and improvements technology can bring, and how information professionals are perfectly positioned to be at the forefront of this change.

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Andrew Lucas Guide to value in the Jinfo Research Focus - the accidental technologist
Wednesday, 9th January 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

This article reports on some of the articles and reports published as part of our Research Focus, "The accidental technologist - where your expertise meets the new world". It covers the pervading influence of technology on the information profession, in particular, the impact of artificial intelligence and its implications for information professionals and the organisations they work for. Also covered are the evolution of intranets and the increasing use of chatbots.

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Barbara Hirsh Tackling the challenge of keeping up to date with technology
Wednesday, 9th January 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Technology is constantly evolving and information professionals have to keep up with new developments and end-users want reliable information without having to understand the technology behind it. This article uses mini case studies to explore how information professionals can keep up to date with technology and implement the best solution in areas from single sign-on (SSO) to tender information and extracting citations.

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