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Sophie Alexander Product Review of EBSCO Discovery Service (Sources - Content & Coverage)
Wednesday, 10th February 2016 Login to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the second part of our product review of EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS), a tool designed to search across all information centre resources in a single search, Sophie Alexander looks at implementation, search response and filtering, content provider partners and how it promotes discovery.

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Sophie Alexander Have You Identified Your Need for Commodity Content?
Tuesday, 9th February 2016 Login to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Carrying out a needs analysis with key stakeholders and user groups is necessary when deciding what commodity-like information is needed in an organisation. A recent Jinfo webinar focused on finding out how to create and execute a plan for determining what information is essential and this article highlights some practical steps you can take to achieve this.

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Sally Roberts Making Sure the Right Experts are Involved in Decision-Making
Tuesday, 9th February 2016 Login to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Decision-making within the workplace is often a complex and drawn-out process. There can be multiple moving parts, conflicting stakeholder interests to consider, and interpersonal issues as well as technical and practical considerations. Identifying the right people to be involved in decision-making can also be a challenge. It can be difficult not to listen to those who shout the loudest, but to identify those have the expertise to assess the decision in hand. Sally Roberts discusses decision-making, how identifying experts and having the right documentation in place can help support this process, and how to create a constructive meeting room environment to aid decision-making. In particular, we look at decisions about the replacement of IT systems.

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Milan Dalal Making the Most of Business Information to Win Work
Tuesday, 9th February 2016 Login to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

How can business intelligence aid business development? Milan Dalal of the Brook Intelligence Centre explains the role of business intelligence in areas from marketing to competitor awareness and new market entry.

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Sophie Alexander Product Review of EBSCO Discovery Service (Introduction; Key Advantages; Contact Details)
Monday, 8th February 2016 Login to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) is premium content supplier EBSCO's world-leading tool for searching across all an information centre's resources. In the first part of the review, our researcher, Sophie Alexander, introduces its work with partners, clients and sums up how it provides value to organisations.

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Scott Vine Working with People Who Think Fundamentally Differently to You
Friday, 29th January 2016 Login to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Collaborative intelligence can provide a useful guide to understanding how we and our colleagues handle and process information, going a long way to understanding how they "think" and to building better relationships. Scott Vine explains how this can be useful when working with peers in the IT department.

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Robin Neidorf Make It Easy for IT Colleagues to Work With You
Friday, 29th January 2016 Login to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

How can end-users better communicate IT problems such as bugs, feature requests or a need for additional training or help? Robin Neidorf reports on useful tips she learnt from Jennifer and Ben Summers of Haplo Services, and how it's changed her approach to communicating with IT colleagues.

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Sophie Alexander Product Review of Research Monitor (Value - Help & Training; Competitors; Development; Pricing)
Friday, 29th January 2016 Login to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Concluding our product review of Research Monitor, Euromonitor's entry level business reference database, Sophie Alexander looks at its competitors including MarketLine's Advantage, Key Note, Bureau van Dijk's FAME, and Euromonitor's own Passport database. She also covers planned developments and pricing.

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John DiGilio Mini Review of Bloomberg Law App
Friday, 29th January 2016 Login to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Continuing FreePint's collection of reviews of apps for legal research, John DiGilio looks at the Bloomberg Law app for iOS and Android devices. He considers elements such as ease of use, search, results presentation, standalone access and value and concludes that in designing its own mobile offering, Bloomberg BNA has taken a different route from its competitors, such as Westlaw, Nexis, HeinOnline and Fastcase.

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Tina Reynolds How Do You Ensure the Best Possible Relationship With Your IT Department?
Thursday, 28th January 2016 Login to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Building good working relationships between the information centre and IT department can be challenging. Tina Reynolds shares her tips for gaining mutual understanding, making expectations clear on both sides, and evolving a better appreciation of departmental and organisation-wide pressures and deadlines

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Sophie Alexander Product Review of Research Monitor (Technology - Search & User Interface; Outputs & Alerts; Administration)
Thursday, 28th January 2016 Login to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

We look at the technology behind Research Monitor, Euromonitor's entry level business reference database. In the third part of the review, Sophie Alexander describes how to search cross-comparable country and subject data. She details the range of countries, industries and data available to search across, languages, how to filter results, and provides examples of content available in the database.

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Sophie Alexander Product Review of Key Note (Value - Help & Training; Competitors; Development; Pricing)
Wednesday, 27th January 2016 Login to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Concluding our product review of Key Note, UK publisher of comprehensive and reputable UK market research, industry reports and company data, Sophie Alexander looks at competitors including IBISWorld, Mintel and FAME, plus Key Note product developments and pricing.

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Shaida Dorabjee Managing Difficult People
Wednesday, 27th January 2016 Login to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

People who are not adapting to a situation or do not understand what is required of them may be classed as "difficult". This is not always their fault. Shaida Dorabjee provides valuable tips for managers dealing with tricky situations or "difficult" people.

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Sophie Alexander Product Review of Research Monitor (Sources - Content & Coverage)
Wednesday, 27th January 2016 Login to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

We look at the content and sources in Research Monitor, Euromonitor’s business reference database which offers an affordable introduction to market research. Analysts based around the world conduct industry, country and consumer research. Reviewer Sophie Alexander summarises subjects covered and sources used for regions from Asia Pacific to Latin America and Western Europe.

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Sophie Alexander Product Review of Key Note (Technology - Search & User Interface; Outputs & Alerts; Administration)
Tuesday, 26th January 2016 Login to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Key Note is a UK publisher of comprehensive and reputable UK market research, industry reports and company data. In the third part of the review Sophie Alexander considers the improvements made since a substantial overhaul of the service in 2015, including improved functionality, additional tools and new features. Also covered are outputs and administration.

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Andrew Lucas Product Review of Cortera Pulse (Value - Help & Training; Competitors; Development; Pricing)
Tuesday, 26th January 2016 Login to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the concluding part of his FreePint product review, Andrew Lucas looks at the subscription and report prices for Cortera Pulse. He also reports on the future development plans for the platform and how it distinguishes itself from its competitors which include Dun & Bradstreet, Hoover's, Equifax, Experian and Avention/OneSource.

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Sophie Alexander Product Review of Research Monitor (Introduction; Key Advantages; Contact Details)
Tuesday, 26th January 2016 Login to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Euromonitor's Research Monitor is a business reference database which offers an affordable introduction to industry, country and consumer market research. In the first part of the product review Sophie Alexander summarises what makes it attractive to academic markets, libraries and smaller companies who may not need the depth of data and analysis available in other market research products.

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Andrew Lucas Product Review of Cortera Pulse (Technology - Search & User Interface; Outputs & Alerts; Administration)
Monday, 25th January 2016 Login to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the third part of his FreePint product review of Cortera Pulse, cloud-based workflow solution for credit and risk analysis, Andrew Lucas looks at the technology. He considers its sophisticated analytics and easy to use infographic style presentation, and summarises the search and user interaction in the product as well as categorisation and administration tools.

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Sophie Alexander Product Review of Key Note (Sources - Content & Coverage)
Monday, 25th January 2016 Login to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Key Note is a UK publisher of comprehensive and reputable UK market research, industry reports and company data. In the second part of the review, Sophie Alexander looks at content and coverage, in particular the enhancements made since FreePint last reviewed the product in early 2013. She details Key Note's coverage of companies and market sectors, including SWOT and PESTEL analysis, and its report methodology including the rigorous editorial process undertaken by experts.

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Andrew Lucas Product Review of Cortera Pulse (Sources - Content & Coverage)
Friday, 22nd January 2016 Login to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Cortera Pulse has built a database with coverage of 18 million active companies in the US and Canada. In the second part of his FreePint product review, Andrew Lucas looks at the sources, content and coverage in Cortera Pulse and how it approaches the challenges of collecting accurate US private company data.

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