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Scott Attenborough Information Professionals Need to Know About Big Data
Friday, 27th May 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Big data is all around us today. Projects that use big data are often difficult to identify. This article explains how to identify big data projects, why big data is growing, and explain the issues that exist within big data projects today. This knowledge will enable information professionals to articulate how their skills bring value to those projects.

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Shimrit Janes Getting More Value from Your Query Handling Services
Thursday, 26th May 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Query handling is a core service for many information services teams but what can we learn from those who do it most successfully? Shimrit Janes reports from a recent Jinfo Community session which explored this subject and highlights Jinfo's maturity model for inbound query management and case assignment.

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Michael Levy Mini Review of CB Insights for Sales
Monday, 23rd May 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

CB Insights for Sales is designed for strategic sales teams that target fast growth companies. The firm collects company profiles, M&A activity, and funding intelligence. They also maintain profiles of investors in high-growth companies. Michael Levy explores why this could make good complement to traditional sales intelligence solutions.

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Steve Bynghall Supporting Enterprise Collaboration in a World Obsessed With Slack
Friday, 20th May 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Slack is a collaboration tool which has achieved extraordinary growth, largely bypassing central enterprise collaboration teams. What does this mean for the ways we should support users from the centre? Steve Bynghall argues that Slack has strengths and weaknesses and central support is needed to help employees explore different collaboration options. A number of support tactics are outlined.

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Carol Schwalbaum Being an Industry Specialist in a Global Management Consultancy
Tuesday, 17th May 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Leading global management consulting firm, A.T. Kearney, has offices in more than 40 countries and deals with clients in areas from beauty products to wind turbines. Carole Schwalbaum, manager of the Americas Information and Research Centre, explains what both generalist and specialist information researchers bring to the company. 

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Sophie Alexander Product Review of Northern Light SinglePoint (Value - Help & Training; Competitors; Development; Pricing)
Friday, 13th May 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Northern Light's SinglePoint provides a single point of access to all of a client's research information, both internal and from leading technology and industry research analysts. In the final part of her product review, Sophie Alexander looks at help available for both users and administrators, new developments in the pipeline and competitors including Factiva and MuseGlobal. She summarises the product's value and how the company's maturity has led to an increasingly sophisticated product.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2670

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Sophie Alexander Product Review of Northern Light SinglePoint (Technology - Search & User Interface; Outputs & Alerts; Administration)
Thursday, 12th May 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Northern Light's SinglePoint provides a single point of access for all of a client's research information, both internal and from leading technology and industry research analysts. In the third part of her product review, Sophie Alexander looks at the technology and tests the product's focused delivery of pertinent content. She looks at dashboard functionality, Northern Light's MI Analyst technology, and how collaboration and sharing of research content is encouraged.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2670

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Sophie Alexander Mini Review of Figshare
Wednesday, 11th May 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Online digital repository Figshare allows users to upload and share, for free, their research outputs, in any file format. In light of a future where researchers will increasingly have to make all of their data publicly available, reviewer Sophie Alexander outlines key advantages of using Figshare for the three user groups of researchers, publishers and institutions. She also looks at the technology and how it performs in the day-to-day management of research data.

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Sophie Alexander Product Review of Northern Light SinglePoint (Sources - Content & Coverage)
Friday, 6th May 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

If you're looking for one point of entry to high quality information from some of the world's leading technology and industry research analysts, then Northern Light's SinglePoint could be your go-to source. In the second part of our review, Sophie Alexander looks at current content partners, how clients can add their own internal research to the portal, and how a bespoke portal might also include Northern Light business news, white papers, social media and more, in 18 languages.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2670

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Michael Levy Q&A with Avention - An Update on DataVision
Thursday, 5th May 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Avention recently launched DataVision, their first product designed specifically for marketers. Michael Levy interviews Avention's Lauren Bakewell to find out more about the new product and why they've extended from sales intelligence and business research tools into marketing technology, her views on account-based marketing, and what developments are in the pipeline.

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Sophie Alexander Product Review of Northern Light SinglePoint (Introduction; Key Advantages; Contact Details)
Thursday, 5th May 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Northern Light's SinglePoint provides a single point of access for all of a client's internal and external research information. In the first part of the review, Sophie Alexander looks at what's changed since Jinfo's 2013 review, what key advantages SinglePoint brings to users in Europe and the US, and how quickly ROI might be achieved.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2670

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Shimrit Janes Taking an Entrepreneurial Approach to the Value Conversation
Wednesday, 4th May 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Can information professionals have more effective conversations around value if they think more entrepreneurially? In a recent Community session, Robin Neidorf led participants through Jinfo's skills development framework and explained how to map your value skills against it, whether for the current situation, "Known Unknown" or "Great Unknown".

Note: Full report (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2667

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Shimrit Janes Seeing Technology as an Opportunity for Skills Development
Tuesday, 3rd May 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

The practitioner's technology skill set is the area that has seen a real surge in the last five or so years. Jinfo's director of research, Robin Neidorf, recently led participants through an in-depth look at how to build, train and nurture skills in your information team. In this article we take a look at Jinfo's skills development framework and how to make use of it to identify current and future technology skills training requirements.

Note: Full report (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2667

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Shimrit Janes Evolving Your Team's Skills in Source Expertise
Monday, 2nd May 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

There is still a lag in information professionals' confidence to really embrace the ability to have strategic conversations about value. In a recent Community session Jinfo looked at how to apply its skills development framework to tackle the "Known Unknowns" and "Great Unknowns" around value questions, such as is the cost commensurate with the results.

Note: Full report (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2667

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Shimrit Janes Diagnosing Your Information Team's Skills Gap
Friday, 29th April 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

How do you plan strategically for an uncertain future? In an April Community session, Jinfo's director of research, Robin Neidorf, led participants through an in-depth look at how to assess and plan the skills your information team needs for now and heading into the future, across their sources, technology and value expertise. Here, we take a look at Jinfo's skills development framework and how to make use of it.

Note: Full report (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2667

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Scott Vine Discovering Discovery Systems
Tuesday, 26th April 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Scott Vine explains what you should consider and look for when choosing a discovery system, common concerns and customisation queries, and relevant NISO standards. He also introduces the four main commercial discovery systems: EBSCO Discovery Service, ProQuest Summon, Primo from Ex Libris, and WorldCat Discovery Services, and the main link resolver products.

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Anja Chemnitz  Thygesen Design Thinking - A Useful Way of Co-Creating
Monday, 25th April 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Information professionals should take some time to consider design thinking, say Cindy Romaine and Anja Chemnitz Thygesen, as they demonstrate how it can be a powerful tool to make changes to information consumption and delivery, overcome resistance and get everyone in the conversation aligned toward the same goals.

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Dr. Michelle Maxwell Mini Review of Intellixir
Wednesday, 20th April 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In our review of data analysis solution Intellixir, we look at how it enables information professionals, research analysts and competitive intelligence specialists to efficiently and effectively manage and analyse the ever-increasing number of patents and scientific publications they encounter.

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Scott Vine Product Review of ProQuest Summon (Value - Help & Training; Competitors; Development; Pricing)
Tuesday, 19th April 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Pricing, competitors, development and help & training offered are assessed by Scott Vine in the final part of his review of ProQuest's discovery service, Summon. He also asked ProQuest what their plans are for recently-acquired discovery service Primo.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2656

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Sophie Alexander Q&A with Reprints Desk - More Choices for Source Purchase & Consumption
Tuesday, 19th April 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

We find out about Reprints Desk's new article rental scheme and which customers are particularly keen to use it. We also ask director of marketing, Mitja-Alexander Linss, about other new developments such as in-browser article delivery and the evolution in the market towards patron-driven acquisition.

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