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Robin Neidorf Jinfo benchmarking research (part 1 - introduction)
20th June 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Jinfo's benchmarking project has amassed three years of data submitted by 82 information teams who have provided data on everything from organisational structure to how they deliver their services and areas of strategic focus. With so much information to draw on, this article provides an overview of what we have learned through analysing this data, including the most important variables to consider when creating the right peer group against which to benchmark any given information team, as well as our findings on reporting structures, provision of services and team capacity.

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Anne Rogers Functional partnerships and information services - how about that IT/IS relationship?
19th June 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

The subject of how an information service can effectively work with IT is something Jinfo has touched on previously and is still as pertinent as ever. With the ever-increasing pace of technological change and the information department's dependence on IT, Anne Rogers of Cargill takes another look at this area and ask what makes an effective relationship and how you can establish a "functional" relationship with IT.

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Scott Vine Product review of AREUSConnect from Iconitel (value - help & training; competitors; development; pricing)
17th June 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the final part of our full product review of AREUSConnect from Iconitel, a subscription and contract management web-based solution, we look at the value offered by the product, the help and training that's available, its competitors, including Onelog, OCLC, and ResearchMonitor, the pricing options and what's in the development pipeline in relation to pricing, the onboarding process, and Lean Sigma certification.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3204

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Scott Vine Product review of AREUSConnect from Iconitel (technology - search & user interface; outputs & alerts; administration)
14th June 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the third part of our product review of AREUSConnect from Iconitel, a subscription and contract management web-based solution, we look at its five search options, including subscriptions, users, customers, documents and vendors, along with a more detailed look at some of its 13 report options and analytical reports. We also find out about its alerting options for renewals, calendar, requests and open issues.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3204

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Scott Vine Product review of AREUSConnect from Iconitel (sources - content & coverage)
13th June 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

AREUSConnect from Iconitel is a globally accessible subscription and contract management web-based solution and works with clients across a wide range of industries, including energy, pharmaceutical, technology and software, legal, financial services and consulting. In the second part of our full product review, we provide an overview of the dashboard including how to navigate this and add vendors and subscriptions and how to manage users and categories.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3204

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Scott Vine Product review of AREUSConnect from Iconitel (key advantages; introduction; contact details)
12th June 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

AREUSConnect from Iconitel is a globally accessible subscription and contract management web-based solution and works with clients across a wide range of industries, including energy, pharmaceutical, technology and software, legal, financial services and consulting. In this first part of our full product review, we provide an overview of the product and company, its key advantages, key competitors and future development plans.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3204

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Clare Painter Sharing copyright in partnerships
11th June 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Copyright ownership generally follows the creator of the material and there is no need to register it as it takes effect as soon as the work is created. But what happens when external partners are involved in the creation of a project? This article explores some of the issues involved including ownership of the content, working with partners and what opportunities there are to repurpose your content.

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Andrew Lucas Alteryx - applying technology to real world problems
31st May 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

This article looks at some of the issues explored in a recent webinar held by Alteryx, the data science and analytics software company, and presented by Nick Jewell and Sumit Paul-Choudhury. It looked at the history of computing and artificial intelligence and some of the issues that have started to emerge from its use. It also focused on the use of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and ends with a useful checklist for AI projects.

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Andrew Lucas Mini review of AnythingResearch - US industry and market data
17th May 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In this mini review we look at AnythingResearch, a provider of market research, industry trends, business reports and financial ratios on up to 1,300 US industry and market sectors. As well as looking at the company and product, we also look at its users and value, its content and competitors, who cover a range of domestic as well as international markets and include, Markets and Markets, Grand View Research, GlobalData, and IBISWorld.

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Andrew Lucas Q&A with SPi Global - technology to transform content assets
16th May 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Business process outsourcing (BPO) is playing an increasingly important role in how businesses, governments, and other organisations operate. Its growth over the last 25 years has been driven in part by the rise of the internet, which has fuelled a burgeoning BPO industry in Asia, particularly in India, China, and the Philippines. Jinfo interviewed SPi Global's chief technology officer, Jishnu Gupta, to find out about its technology-driven solutions in this area and what makes it unique.

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Andrew Lucas Q&A with Diligencia - shedding light on companies in MENA and Sub-Saharan Africa
9th May 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Diligencia's ClarifiedBy provides company information in 67 countries across MENA and Sub-Saharan Africa. It gathers public record data from a range of official sources which is cleaned, indexed, analysed and cross-referenced to build accurate and comprehensive company records. Jinfo recently spoke to Ben Hedger, regional head in Dubai, and Nameer Kanderian, the company's brand director, to find out more about the company and its ethos and future plans.

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Robin Neidorf Four things content purchasing professionals can learn from procurement
2nd May 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the last of three articles exploring the similarities between the roles of information and procurement professionals and the mutual expertise that can be exchanged as part of that, we look at what information professionals can gain by seeing the world through the perspective of procurement professionals, including the language used, the establishment of standards and frameworks, risk management and professional recognition.

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Robin Neidorf Four things procurement professionals need to understand about content purchasing
1st May 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the second article exploring the similarities between the roles of information and procurement professionals and the mutual expertise that can be exchanged as part of that, we look at how procurement professionals can develop awareness about content purchasing as well as the top four things we believe anyone involved with content licensing should know.

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Robin Neidorf Mapping priorities - procurement and content purchasing
29th April 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Information and procurement professionals' roles often overlap and their mutual expertise can bring value to their work. This article contrasts the perspectives and priorities of information and procurement teams and looks at the opportunities for collaboration between them.

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Andrew Lucas Mini review of Company Watch - UK and international company data and analytics
24th April 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In this mini review, we look at Company Watch, a UK-based credit reference agency which provides risk analysis and data modelling tools to predict the exposure of companies to financial risk. Competitors include Equifax Business Insights and Experian, as well as companies offering business credit analytics such as Graydon, Dun & Bradstreet's D&B Credit, S&P Global Credit Analytics and Bureau van Dijk's Credit Catalyst.

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Scott Vine Q&A with Deep SEARCH 9 - deep contextual search
19th April 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

We interview Klaus Kater, managing partner of Deep SEARCH 9, to find out more about their new tool where they can set up targeted search engines for specific areas and contexts. It can be used for applications from competitive intelligence to clinical trial tracking.

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Sophie Alexander Q&A with Ozmosys - a mission to disrupt and simplify news aggregation
18th April 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

We interview Eric Gross, founder and president of Ozmosys, a tool which includes curated newsletter options, search, delivery and distribution under one umbrella. We find out how they're planning to disrupt the news aggregation market through lower prices and a new model which aims to become the "Slack for news".

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Andrew Lucas Q&A with Synaptica - leading the way in taxonomy and ontology
11th April 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Synaptica is a leading provider of enterprise taxonomy and ontology management software tools. Jinfo recently caught up with Dave Clarke, co-founder of the company who also leads research and development, to find out about the company, its products and what makes them unique as well as his thoughts on the future of the industry.

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Clare Painter Coping with international copyright
9th April 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

With the advance of the internet and its global reach, using and sharing content worldwide has never been easier. However, copyright laws differ from one country to another and whilst it would be impossible to familiarise yourself with them all, this article looks at some of the key differences between the UK, US and major European regimes to help you reduce any risk of infringing the law. It looks specifically at the differences between common and civil law, fair use and fair dealing, moral rights, registration and copyright exceptions.

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Andrew Lucas Guide to value in the Jinfo Research Focus - Centre of Excellence
5th April 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Read our highlights from content and events in our Research Focus, "Creating an Information Centre of Excellence". Andrew Lucas guides us through the models, research, practitioner articles and interviews as well as webinars and Community sessions which will help you map your services and practices against those of the most successful information teams.

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