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Arthur Robbins Top hacks for gaining greater visibility for information skills
Friday, 24th February 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Libraries offer great resources but they are only useful if users are aware of them. Furthermore, it can be difficult to promote resources to non-library users. The library and information centre at Roche Products Limited sought to resolve this problem with The Library Channel, which hosts a series of short videos. Read how these videos positively impacted their online presence as well as increasing library visits and face-to-face enquiries.

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Andrew Lucas Picking the best partners to drive information skills development
Thursday, 23rd February 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Engaging with staff to improve information literacy can sometimes be difficult. The most effective approach is to create strategic partnerships with other groups in the organisation to make use of their different skills. Andrew Lucas reports on a Jinfo webinar which discussed how to identify the right partnerships.

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Colin Smith Insider knowledge - researching Russia
Tuesday, 14th February 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Business information consultant Colin Smith shares his knowledge of researching the Russian Federation. He focuses on business, economic and trade topics and highlights key English-language sources of information.

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Andrew Lucas The decline of complex search
Friday, 10th February 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

As data analytics becomes the value-add for information providers, is the use of complex search by both end-users and information professionals in decline and is there resistance to training in this area? Andrew Lucas talks to industry leaders, academics and professional associations to find out their views on this and see how their organisations are responding. Commentary includes comments from Charlie Inskip of UCL and Nick Poole of CILIP, plus representatives from Dow Jones, InfoDesk and LexisNexis.

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Sam Luton Changing information sources in investment banks - impact of MiFID II
Thursday, 9th February 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

The forthcoming Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) regulation will have a significant impact on the research landscape in the finance industry and information professionals working in the sector need to prepare themselves now for the changes coming into force in January 2018.

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Marc Vollenweider The emerging role of the information engineer
Wednesday, 8th February 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

The information world is changing dramatically, and with it the job of information professionals. Data analytics and the mind+machine model are leading to a new world where millions of analytics use-cases need to be designed and implemented each year. While the emerging role of the information engineer represents a huge opportunity for industry professionals globally, it also necessitates a significant upgrade of their skills to remain competitive in today's market.

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Andrew Lucas Product review of Credinform Globas-i (value - help & training; competitors; development; pricing)
Monday, 6th February 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

The final part of the product review of Credinform Globas-i looks at some of the competitor offerings for Russian company data, including its business partner Bureau van Dijk's Ruslana service; Dun & Bradstreet's joint venture with the Russian news agency Interfax; Interfax's own service, SPARK; Euromoney's EMIS; and other major content aggregators. Andrew Lucas also considers the English-language help and training available, the pricing model, and some new features in development.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2776

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Andrew Lucas Product review of Credinform Globas-i (technology - search & user interface; outputs & alerts; administration)
Friday, 3rd February 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In part three of the Jinfo product review of Credinform Globas-i, the Russian company information service, Andrew Lucas reviews the English-language user interface and the search capabilities of the product. He considers how well it works for non-Russian speakers, including having to cope with Russian official industry classifications. He also looks at the outputs, including company reports, alerting functionality and the product administration.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2776

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Andrew Lucas Product review of Credinform Globas-i (sources - content & coverage)
Thursday, 2nd February 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the second part of the Jinfo product review of Credinform Globas-i, Andrew Lucas looks at the extensive Russian company data collection in the product, giving a breakdown of the number of companies by region and the frequency of updates. He also covers sources and how the data is normalised.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2776

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Andrew Lucas Product review of Credinform Globas-i (key advantages; introduction; contact details)
Wednesday, 1st February 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the first part of Jinfo's product review of Credinform Globas-i, Andrew Lucas gives an overview of the Russian company information service and considers the key advantages it provides, which includes its extensive provision of business data and analytics from Russia, the Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan. He assesses how the online service, updated this year, addresses the challenges in accessing data on Russian companies for international organisations.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2776

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Andrew Lucas How good is your organisation's information literacy?
Monday, 30th January 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Assessing the information literacy of an organisation can be challenging. At Jinfo we have developed a methodology and template to make the process of identifying information skills levels easier; Andrew Lucas presents highlights from a recent Jinfo webinar on the subject.

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Andrew Grave Product review of Artesian (value - help & training; competitors; development; pricing)
Wednesday, 25th January 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the final part of our product review of Artesian, we look at training, product developments, pricing and how this customer engagement and business intelligence tool shapes up to its competitors including Avention's OneSource iSell and Bureau van Dijk's Mint UK.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2769

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Andrew Grave Product review of Artesian (technology - search & user interface; outputs & alerts; administration)
Tuesday, 24th January 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In part 3 of the product review of Artesian, the UK- and US-based customer engagement and business intelligence tool, we drill into the technology behind the product's contextual insight into organisations & markets. Prospect lists can be filtered by factors such as credit risk and daily alerts set up. We include a look at how the mobile app, Artesian Ready, provides detailed information on the company and people in your meetings.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2769

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Andrew Grave Product review of Artesian (sources - content & coverage)
Monday, 23rd January 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In part 2 of our review of Artesian, we consider the reach of its content and coverage including subscription publications, Companies House filings, extensive social media sources, Experian credit information and news archive. Artesian has substantive coverage for the UK, USA and Canada; plus employee records; a taxonomy of more than 1,500 business topics and Market Sector News supplemented by Sector performance data in the UK. This review covers the UK version.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2769

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Virginia Henry The hidden benefits of collaborating well with colleagues
Friday, 20th January 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Collaboration is an essential contributor to organisational success but many workplaces can, inadvertently, impede rather than encourage it. The rich experience of working with colleagues within or across departments is also important to our personal and professional development. In this article, Virginia Henry outlines some of the hidden benefits of teamwork and how to identify them.

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Andrew Grave Product review of Artesian (key advantages; introduction; contact details)
Friday, 20th January 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Artesian is a UK-based customer engagement and business intelligence tool which entered the North American market in 2015. It provides contextual, relevant insight into organisations and markets in real-time, compiling tailored news feeds and daily email alerts. Part 1 of the review summarises how customers obtain value from Artesian, helping them improve business development, efficiency and knowledge sharing.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2769

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Clare Painter How does copyright apply to tables, charts and other figures?
Monday, 16th January 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

You've seen a photograph, chart, map or diagram and would like to make some small or significant alterations or even to redraw it to use it in your own publications. Where do you stand from a copyright perspective? Expert Clare Painter explains the legal stance.

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Chris Porter Q&A with LexisNexis Risk Solutions - detecting & managing relationship risk
Friday, 13th January 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

We catch up with recent developments in risk and compliance in an interview with UK-based LexisNexis Risk Solutions director, Steve Arnison. Jinfo contributing editor, Chris Porter, finds out what's driving growth and more about use-cases for tools including the WorldCompliance Data solution, LexisNexis Bridger Insight and LexisNexis TraceIQ. 

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Sophie Alexander Q&A with Information Builders - leading the field in business intelligence?
Thursday, 12th January 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Information Builders operates at the leading edge of business intelligence and data analytics. We interview chief innovation officer, Dr Rado Kotorov, to find out more about the company and the book he co-authored, "Organisational Intelligence – how smart companies use information to become more competitive and profitable".

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Andrew Lucas Q&A with Ideagen - new frontiers for risk & compliance
Tuesday, 10th January 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Ideagen is a rapidly expanding supplier of compliance, safety, risk and information management software to a wide range of industrial sectors, including healthcare, transport, manufacturing, life science and banking and finance. Andrew Lucas has interviewed Ideagen's public relations and marketing spokesman, Joseph O'Brien, about the company and its approach to the risk and compliance markets.

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