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Chris Porter Product review of Nexis (value - help & training; competitors; development; pricing)
Monday, 18th March 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

We conclude the final part of our latest product review of Nexis, a provider of premium global curated business, industry and news information with a look at the help and support options available, the value the service offers, its main competitor, Factiva, as well as its pricing model, and future development plans for the product.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3143

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Chris Porter Product review of Nexis (technology - search & user interface; outputs & alerts; administration)
Friday, 15th March 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Part three of Jinfo's new product review of Nexis, a provider of premium curated global business, industry and news information, we look at the technology, particularly its newly revamped product platform with its improved natural-language search, "as-it-happens" alerting, improved collaboration tools, and "timeline" feature as well as its new range of post-processing options.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3143

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Steve Bynghall Representing a Centre of Excellence online
Friday, 15th March 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Information services teams who create a Centre of Excellence need to consider how they represent themselves to their users and stakeholders throughout their organisation. This article explores a few ideas and suggestions to help you do this, including building an effective online presence and how you can do this.

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Chris Porter Product review of Nexis (sources - content & coverage)
Thursday, 14th March 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the second part of Jinfo's latest product review of Nexis, a provider of premium curated global business, industry and news information, Chris Porter looks at recent content enhancements, including greater web news coverage, additional languages, and an enriched index.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3143

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Sophie Alexander Mini review of Comintelli Intelligence2day - CI in the cloud
Thursday, 14th March 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

We explore the latest features of Intelligence2day from Comintelli. A cloud-based competitive intelligence platform, Intelligence2day provides a single point of access to multiple and automates aggregation, classification, search and more. Competitors include Northern Light SinglePoint and M-Brain Intelligence Plaza.

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Chris Porter Product review of Nexis (key advantages; introduction; contact details)
Wednesday, 13th March 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the first part of Jinfo's new product review of Nexis, the global news and business information aggregator, we look at what's changed since our last review in 2017. We also look at where Nexis is headed, as well as its key audience and the value it provides.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3143

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Steve Bynghall Amplifying the strategic contribution of the information team
Tuesday, 12th March 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Information professionals have a unique set of skills that organisations really need but tend to overlook and underuse. Even when there are priority projects where information management is important, sometimes external consultants are the first point of call. You know you make a strategic contribution to your organisation and so does your boss but do your senior stakeholders and users know? This article looks at some ways you can highlight the strategic contribution you make and start to break down some of the outdated stereotypes and perceptions.

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Robin Neidorf Practical tips on evolving to a Centre of Excellence
Monday, 11th March 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

One of the biggest challenges facing information teams is balancing the time they invest in the urgency of the inbox against the bigger picture of where they know they need to go. The centrepiece of Jinfo's Information Centre of Excellence model is a focus on information strategy - you can't maintain that focus if your attention is constantly being pulled in a dozen directions. The best information teams use strategy on an ongoing basis and this article looks at how you can better optimise the time you have to do this.

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Chrissy Street Balancing your information strategy to meet end-user needs and business strategy needs
Friday, 8th March 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

When designing an information strategy, it's important to achieve a balance between meeting end-user needs and the overall business strategy of the organisation. This presents a challenge to the information professional who must consider other competing demands. Chrissy Street highlights what to think about when designing your information strategy whilst keeping in mind a balance between meeting end-user needs and strategic business needs.

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Robin Neidorf What are your variables in evolving to a Centre of Excellence?
Tuesday, 5th March 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Over the past few years, Jinfo has increasingly heard from information teams who want to increase the visibility of their resources, better support end-users in their work, both new and advanced, improve their approach to user training, and find ways to embed third-party information directly into the users' workflow. This article looks at ways information teams can address these challenges and highlights specific use-cases in the areas of technology, pharmaceuticals, and manufacturing.

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Robin Neidorf Work ON the business not IN the business
Monday, 4th March 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Creating the time and space to focus on information strategy is of paramount importance to an information team but this can often feel like a luxury with so many other things competing for our time. This article looks at how you can go about creating the space to work on the business and not just in it. In particular, it expands on direction, management, and legwork enabling you to think clearly about your strategic goals and how they flow down into project plans and actual activities.

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Andrew Lucas Product walkthrough - Screen INFOmatch
Friday, 1st March 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

This product walkthrough looks at TRG Screen's INFOmatch, a database application for market and reference data contracts designed to assist market data business professionals to manage their market data costs, processes, and workflows more efficiently. We take a look at the company's background, the product's development and how it benefits market and reference data stakeholders, procurement, IT, finance and business users, as well as information departments. Sectors most likely to benefit from using INFOmatch include asset management, banks, and brokers through to corporates and data vendors.

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Robin Neidorf Jinfo model of an Information Centre of Excellence
Friday, 1st March 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

An Information Centre of Excellence is a forward-looking model designed by Jinfo that can be used to help an organisation mitigate risk and make use of the opportunities of information and data resources. This article explores the central elements of this model and how it can be used to help end-users and deliver value within your organisation. Adopting this model will help you envision and plan your future as an Information Centre of Excellence.

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Rebecca Gebhardt Brizi Finding a balance between expert service and self-service
Wednesday, 27th February 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Jinfo's popular "State of the industry" Community sessions were back for another year tackling some key challenges for 2019. Two key areas were given prominence, including the tension between higher value expert work and self-service offerings as well comprehensive skills development in new areas. This article looks in more detail at some of the findings and gives some helpful practical tips on how an information team can set itself on the road to continuous improvement.

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Andrew Lucas Q&A with Steve Bynghall - the evolution of the digital workplace
Monday, 25th February 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

The digital workplace means different things to different people but the evolution of its associated technologies means workers now expect an always-connected environment where they can access everything they need. Andrew Lucas recently spoke to Steve Bynghall, one of Jinfo's regular contributors, to find out about his experiences as a consultant and writer on the digital workplace, how organisations can most effectively use the tools they have, and what role he foresees for the information professional within this environment.

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Andrew Lucas Q&A with Andy Tattersall - a hybrid role for the future information professional
Tuesday, 19th February 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Andrew Lucas recently interviewed Andy Tattersall, an information specialist and long-time contributor to Jinfo, to find out how he uses technology in his work at The School of Health and Related Research at the University of Sheffield (ScHARR) and how his skills have helped to shape the university's approach to information. He also had some interesting things to say about where he thinks the information profession is headed.

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Robin Neidorf Components of a business (part 2 - partners, evaluation and continuous improvement)
Friday, 15th February 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Here we look at how partnership management, evaluation and continuous improvement and future planning fit into running a successful information centre. Jinfo's director of research, Robin Neidorf, also examines the importance of future planning and why this is essential element of how you manage your department on behalf of the interests of your larger organisation.

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Robin Neidorf Components of a business (part 1 - design, delivery and customer relations)
Thursday, 14th February 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the first of a two-part article, we look at what it takes to run a thriving information centre, focusing in particular on service design, service delivery and customer relations. Part two will focus on partnership management, evaluation and continuous improvement and future planning.

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Andy Tattersall Mini review of Dimensions - discovery and analytics
Tuesday, 12th February 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

We review Dimensions, developed by Digital Science as part of a larger portfolio of research support applications. The current version was launched in 2018 and we explore its functionality as a multi-faceted discovery tool, database and analytics platform.

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Anja Chemnitz  Thygesen Product review of CEIC CDMNext (value - help & training; competitors; development; pricing)
Monday, 11th February 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

The final part of our product review of CEIC's CDMNext, a platform that delivers economic and investment research to economists, analysts, investors, corporations, and universities around the world. We also look at some of its competitors, such as Haver, Macrobond and The Economist Intelligence Unit (The EIU), what plans the company has to expand its range of data further and its compelling range of subscription options.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3120

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