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Chris Porter Dun & Bradstreet integrates Avention - what's the impact on customers?
Thursday, 27th April 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

The announcement was made in January that Dun & Bradstreet was acquiring Avention, provider of the well-known OneSource suite of services. Jinfo spoke to Dun & Bradstreet about what the acquisition means for customers of OneSource, users of D&B's previous Hoover's offering, and what it means for those who are currently using D&B data through other third-party services.

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Robin Neidorf Why isn't benchmarking more straightforward?
Wednesday, 26th April 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Benchmarking might seem straightforward but in reality, it's anything but. In an ambitious new Research Focus, Jinfo aims to identify metrics which will provide actionable insight. Jinfo's director of research, Robin Neidorf, explains the methodology and topics covered.

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Sophie Alexander Product review of Comintelli Intelligence2day (value - help & training; competitors; development; pricing)
Monday, 24th April 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

The final part of Jinfo's product review of Comintelli's Intelligence2day looks at competitors, including Northern Light's SinglePoint, Cipher Systems' Knowledge.Works and M-Brain's Intelligence Plaza. Sophie Alexander also looks at the help and training available, the pricing model and development plans.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2812

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Sophie Alexander Product review of Comintelli Intelligence2day (technology - search & user interface; outputs & alerts; administration)
Friday, 21st April 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the third part of our review of Comintelli Intelligence2day we look at the differences between the Professional and Enterprise versions, including search functionality, graphical displays and heat maps, and visual analytics. We also look at customising your own dashboards and options to integrate features such as Topic Maps and charts.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2812

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Sophie Alexander Product review of Comintelli Intelligence2day (sources - content & coverage)
Thursday, 20th April 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In part 2 of Jinfo's product review of Comintelli's Intelligence2day, a platform that provides a single point of access to information from multiple sources, we look at content and key features, including the types of internal and external content that can be aggregated. We look at two case studies, showing how Telia and AkzoNobel use the solution as a single point of access to all their market information. We also highlight the platform's classification functionality and topic navigation.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2812

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Sophie Alexander Product review of Comintelli Intelligence2day (key advantages; introduction; contact details)
Wednesday, 19th April 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Part one of Jinfo's review of Comintelli's Intelligence2day we look at how this competitive intelligence and knowledge management portal brings together internal and external sources and structures the content so that users can focus on analysis and insights. We highlight what's changed since our last review in 2014 and the value it offers.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2812

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Constance Ard Artificial intelligence and the evolving information landscape
Wednesday, 12th April 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Knowledge workers are concerned when they encounter artificial intelligence (AI). These advanced systems are creating efficiencies in research, information management, and knowledge work processes. Understanding the capabilities and maturity of these technologies, and how to leverage them to enhance information services, can open the door to new opportunities. This article highlights a few of the more advanced AI technologies used in government, finance and the legal services industry.

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Andrew Lucas Best practices in measuring the value of information professionals
Monday, 10th April 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Contributing editor, Andrew Lucas, attempts to answer a question frequently put to Jinfo - how do you measure the seemingly intangible value provided by information professionals? He looks at best practices identified in a variety of reports and books on the subject.

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Clare Painter Handling permission requests for your copyright material
Monday, 10th April 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Copyright expert Clare Painter explains how to handle requests to use your copyright material and highlights pitfalls that could arise from incorrect specification of licences or poor recordkeeping.

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Penny Crossland Mini review of RiskScreen from KYC360
Friday, 7th April 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

RiskScreen from KYC360 aggregates open web-based sources for references to adverse news on people, companies and vessels. This mini review looks at what's changed since our overview article in September 2014. 

This review:

  • Covers changes and developments since 2014
  • Discusses the platform's value and commercial benefit
  • Looks at key sources, content and coverage
  • Covers pricing and looks at whether the new Pro version is worth the outlay
  • Looks at competitors in the field, including Thomson Reuters WorldCheck, Dow Jones' Risk Database and Exiger's DDIQ.

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Steve Bynghall Chatbots - overhyped or helping hand for the information professional?
Thursday, 6th April 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Chatbots are currently receiving a lot of media attention, but what are they and what kind of opportunities do they present for information professionals? Steve Bynghall looks at the chatbot phenomena - what they are, why there's so much hype, how close they are to being deployed in the workplace and how technologies such as natural language programming, algorithms and artificial intelligence may impact information and knowledge professionals.

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Andrew Grave Guide to value in the Jinfo Research Focus "Developing an information-savvy workforce through strategic alignments"
Wednesday, 5th April 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

We highlight the research, articles, market landscapes, product reviews and webinars in the Jinfo Research Focus, "Developing an information-savvy workforce through strategic alignments" and highlight the upcoming webinars and Community sessions.

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Dr. Michelle Maxwell Product review of Springer for R&D (value - help & training; competitors; development; pricing)
Friday, 31st March 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

The final part of Jinfo's product review of Springer Nature's Springer for R&D looks at competitors, including Elsevier's ScienceDirect platform, and Wiley. Michelle Maxwell also looks at the help and training available and the pricing model.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2803

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Sophie Alexander Case study on Praxair - an information centre reporting into HR
Thursday, 30th March 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

18 months ago Fortune 300 company Praxair moved its information centre into the HR and talent development line of reporting. We interviewed Laura Garza (executive director for talent development) and Crystal Megaridis (manager, library services) to find out the strategy behind the move and the impact it's having on achieving business goals.

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Shimrit Janes How to assess your organisation's information literacy level
Thursday, 30th March 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Knowledge professionals know that information literacy is essential to an organisation, but mapping out a journey towards this can be difficult. A recent Jinfo Community session explored this topic and the resulting model, developed by Jinfo's director of research, Robin Neidorf, is explored in this article. This maturity model can help you plan your information literacy activities by working out where you currently are and prioritising what areas to focus on for improvement.

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Dr. Michelle Maxwell Product review of Springer for R&D (technology - search & user interface; outputs & alerts; administration)
Thursday, 30th March 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Part 3 of Jinfo's product review of Springer for R&D by Springer Nature, explores the platform's technology, particularly its search and user interactions as well as its product page functionality and colour-coding. This part of the review also looks at the outputs and the product administration.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2803

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Andrew Lucas Data analytics & BI business models - moving from a perpetual licensing model
Wednesday, 29th March 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Prompted by the Tableau Software announcement that it is moving away from a "perpetual licence" to a subscription model for customers, Andrew Lucas has looked at what lies behind the move and how data analytics and content vendor business models may be beginning to converge.

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Dr. Michelle Maxwell Product review of Springer for R&D (sources - content & coverage)
Wednesday, 29th March 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In part 2 of Jinfo's product review of Springer for R&D, an online platform to access quality STM research for corporate researchers, we look at content and key features. Reviewer Michelle Maxwell also looks at the different access levels available and geographic coverage.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2803

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Dr. Michelle Maxwell Product review of Springer for R&D (key advantages; introduction; contact details)
Tuesday, 28th March 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Springer for R&D, from Springer Nature, is an online platform that provides access to high-quality STM research for corporate researchers. Part 1 of this review introduces its key advantages and explains how the world's most complete online collection of STM books, journals and reference works, makes day-to-day research for corporate users more efficient.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2803

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Robin Neidorf Jinfo survey on developing an information-savvy workforce (part 2 - current activities & future plans)
Monday, 27th March 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

As part of Jinfo's Research Focus "Developing an information-savvy workforce through strategic alignments", we surveyed how information professionals can improve information literacy in their organisations. In part two of the analysis, Robin Neidorf identifies key activities to support information skills development, partnerships with other departments, how much business leaders appreciate the role of information skills, and what to include in an information literacy survey.

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