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Chris Porter Generating textual narratives from structured data - key vendors
Friday, 2nd December 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

We profile three vendors in the Natural Language Generation (NLG) space: Narrative Science, Yseop, and Arria, following on from Chris Porter's previous article which introduced the concept of creating narrative text automatically from structured data and profiled Automated Insights.

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Shimrit Janes What's at stake if information services are excluded from data analytics projects?
Friday, 2nd December 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

The inclusion of information professionals within data analytics projects brings their unique skill set to the table: deep source and consulting expertise. Conversely, the exclusion of information professionals from data analytics projects risks wasted time, wasted money, siloed working, and ill-defined business requirements. Jinfo held two Community sessions to explore precisely what's at stake, and how information services can be a valuable partner within this emergent area.

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Colin Smith Standards and ethics in the use of big data
Wednesday, 30th November 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Business information consultant Colin Smith shares his knowledge on the standards and ethics which users of big data and data analytics need to be aware of. He focuses on company, business and economic topics and highlights key sources of information published in English.

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Dr. Michelle Maxwell Revolutionising big pharma with big data, visualisation and analytics
Friday, 25th November 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

What impact is big data, data analytics and visualisation having on the pharmaceutical industry? How can big data be used to reduce silos and advance research? Michelle Maxwell outlines the challenges and the role of big data, and introduces some of the tools which can help whether at R&D or clinical trials stage.

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Andrew Grave Overcoming common data analytics risks
Wednesday, 23rd November 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

A recent Jinfo Webinar addressed how to "Identify - and overcome - the most common data analytics risks". Andrew Grave reports - and highlights which areas the risks impact on and how to address risks and how to identify which you can address... and which you should prioritise.

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Andrew Lucas Factiva - unleashing the power of data
Friday, 18th November 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Andrew Lucas talks to William Ashworth, general manager, and Matthew Donahue, market specialist director, of Dow Jones's Knowledge and Insight division, about how Factiva is embracing data analytics as part of its initiative to "unlock the power of Factiva".

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Chris Porter Natural Language Generation tools - focus on Automated Insights
Friday, 18th November 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

As part of the Jinfo Research Focus on data analytics, Chris Porter looks at tools for generating textual narratives automatically out of structured data. He also asks what role information professionals can play in implementing these tools and gets insights from NLG specialist Automated Insights.

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Shimrit Janes Buyers and sellers collaborate on the data analytics challenge
Thursday, 17th November 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Shimrit Janes reports on how Jinfo Community sessions brought together data suppliers and data purchasers to share their concerns, their lessons learned, and to start to forge a way forward in areas such as data analytics, data resources and licensing terms.

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Amy Affelt Librarians and data scientists - rivals, replacements, or reciprocal relationship?
Tuesday, 15th November 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

The skills required to work in data science are not dissimilar to those required of information professionals. Are librarians being replaced by data scientists? Or, are librarians actually working as data scientists?  Is it possible for the two to work side-by-side in complementary and mutually beneficial roles? Amy Affelt investigates.

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Robin Neidorf Strategic planning - setting strategic objectives
Monday, 14th November 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Use our "checklist for reframing value approach and measurement" to help you work through the components of value, and budget staff time every year to work on reviewing and revising your methods of measuring value, to respond to changing priorities.

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Robin Neidorf Strategic planning - understanding stakeholders and what they value
Friday, 11th November 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Not all measurements are equal; Jinfo's director of research, Robin Neidorf explains how to achieve "best measurements" for your organisation and your business objectives, and where the data to feed into those measurements could come from. She also presents an activity that will allow you to develop the right metrics to validate the impact of information products and services in your organisation.

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Robin Neidorf Strategic planning - aligning information strategy with the business
Thursday, 10th November 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

It's important to research and understand what different stakeholders think about value and the different perspectives they bring through viewpoints, business objectives, engagement and influence. This article includes a stakeholder mapping exercise.

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Dr. Michelle Maxwell Mini review puts ScienceDirect Reference Modules - Materials Science to the test
Wednesday, 9th November 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

ScienceDirect's Reference Module in Materials Science and Materials Engineering is a one-stop research solution of continually updated information. Our reviewer looks at the system's key strengths, how the external editorial board functions, pricing, exporting content, and competitors including Springer, Wiley and CRC.

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Robin Neidorf Strategic planning - value depends on context
Wednesday, 9th November 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Before measuring value you need to understand the organisation's goals, which can be measured through six categories, explains Jinfo's director of research Robin Neidorf. She then introduces a table to map the objectives against characteristics of information products and services and how using this in your business can generate more meaningful discussions about return on investment.

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Sue Jenkins Data analytics - challenges of combining internal data with open data
Monday, 7th November 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

The advent of "big data" blurs the distinction between internal and external information. Sensitive and confidential issues notwithstanding, the knowledge that can be obtained from breadth, depth and sheer volume of data, can be immeasurably more powerful than traditional, more linear methods. Sue Jenkins explains why information professionals continue to offer unmatched skills in this new era.

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Andrew Lucas Product review of EMIS Professional (value - help & training; competitors; development; pricing)
Thursday, 3rd November 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the concluding part of the product review of EMIS Professional, the emerging markets business intelligence information service, Andrew Lucas looks at competitors, such as Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters Eikon, S&P Global Market Intelligence and the big content aggregators, but can any of them compete with the EMIS focus on emerging markets? He covers help functions, which are available throughout the product, likely future developments and pricing strategy.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2736

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Andrew Lucas Product review of EMIS Professional (technology - search & user interface; outputs & alerts; administration)
Wednesday, 2nd November 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the third part of our product review of EMIS Professional, the business intelligence information service for emerging markets, researcher Andrew Lucas looks at some of the recent improvements to the structure of the product around Companies, Industries and Countries, which has improved the navigation. He also puts the new user interface design to the test; reviews languages and outputs; and takes a detailed look at company, industry and country analysis.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2736

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Andrew Lucas Product review of EMIS Professional (sources - content & coverage)
Tuesday, 1st November 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In part 2 of our product review of EMIS Professional, the emerging market business intelligence information service, Andrew Lucas looks at the wide range of emerging market content available in the product, which includes news, industry reports, economic and country data as well as an extensive collection of company data. He looks at reorganisation of the content following its redesign, and how company data, industry coverage and news coverage is collected and added to its own research and data collection.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2736

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Robin Neidorf UK legal research 2016 (overall relationship and partnership with primary vendors)
Monday, 31st October 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Jinfo's director of research, Robin Neidorf, reports on this year's research into purchasing trends and preferences in the UK legal market. She provides in-depth analysis of responses to questions around partnerships and relationships with the two key vendors: LexisNexis and Thomson Reuters, finds out what those questioned value most about working with vendors, and reports on the 5 key facets of an ideal vendor relationship.

Note: Full report (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2733

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Andrew Lucas Product review of EMIS Professional (key advantages; introduction; contact details)
Monday, 31st October 2016 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

We introduce EMIS Professional, the emerging market business intelligence information service, which has evolved through significant redesign with a new user interface and improvements to navigation and functionality, and a recent rebranding. Researcher Andrew Lucas describes the jobs and segments it is targeted at and how it provides value to both users seeking information on developed markets as well as emerging markets.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2736

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