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Information professionals are in a unique position within their organisation because they connect with so many different people and teams and this article looks at how to engage and manage others when developing a stakeholder strategy.
Super users can be found in every organisation but what are they and how can they help bridge the gap between the information centre and the rest of the organisation? In this article, we take a look at some of their key characteristics and how the information centre can use them for awareness, training and feedback.
The final part of our product review of LexisNexis Company Dossier offers an overview of the value of the product, highlighting its improved coverage for quoted companies, and looks at the help that is available to users from within the product. We also look at competitors, including Dow Jones' Factiva, D&B Hoovers, InsideView, and some locally focused solutions. We finish by focusing on future product plans and outlining pricing information.
Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3270
Download the deck and anonymised notes from our October Community session "Jinfo for optimising your information service". This session provides insight into Jinfo's current research and resources supporting this role.
This is the slide deck and speaker notes from the Jinfo Community...
The third part of our product review of LexisNexis Company Dossier looks at how the product has been entirely renewed since we last reviewed it and explores some of its search functionality, with a particular focus on news searching. We also look at its output options, alerts and administrative features.
Download the deck and notes from our October webinar, "How to evaluate the ROI of current awareness" led by Rebecca Gebhardt Brizi. This session examines:
Identifying what you are trying to achieve
Balancing your goals and your metrics
How can you measure success?
The second part of our newly updated product review of LexisNexis Company Dossier looks in closer detail at its content. Some of the well-known names it draws its data from include Dun & Bradstreet, Morningstar, and Refinitiv, along with content from a wide range of third-party publishers, including over 60 sources of company, industry and executive information. We also look at its news and analysis and company financials, as well as how often its content is updated.
Jinfo's model for an Information Centre of Excellence focuses on three separate but interrelated areas. Find out what they are and how it can help you develop your skills and expertise to deliver direct service relating to information and data.
By Brandy King
Jinfo last looked at LexisNexis Company Dossier a few years ago and, in the first part of our newly updated product review of the research database, which provides information about companies, executives and industries, we look at the company and product, key users, and what's changed since we last reviewed it. We also look at future plans for the product, which will include better integration of company data and news.
Our new in-depth product review of LexisNexis Company Dossier, a research database that provides information about companies, executives and industries, looks at how the product has evolved since our last full review a few years ago.
Introduces LexisNexis and Company...
Your department probably has many areas of expertise that can be clustered together to form a "pillar of service" and this model explores what they are, how to define them and some worksheets to help you develop them.
By Robin Neidorf
Having an optimised workflow involves making more efficient use of people's time and to do this you need to identify common activities by creating a "recipe" for each of them. This model looks at how you and others can achieve this with the help of our framework which enables you to make the best...
Acquisdata is a business intelligence company that provides reports on key industries, companies and executives whilst its sister company, Reportal Snd Bhd, offers a company reports database which consists of full-text reports from global quoted companies. In this mini review we take a look at both offerings along with third-party information vendors who distribute the company's data, such as Dow Jones' Factiva, FactSet, IHS Markit, EBSCO, Thomson Reuters and ProQuest. We also find out who uses the product, the range of industries covered, as well as the different ways the data is packaged.
Commercial skills are a prerequisite for information professionals within any industry. This article sets out to not only define these skills but offers some techniques and practical steps to help you develop them, and in the process think about what your company does, what information it needs, who your clients are and how to communicate effectively.
Download the deck and anonymised notes from our September Community session, "Benchmarking for your sector (finance)". This session walks through Jinfo's benchmarking data, with a focus on what we have learned about information teams in the finance sector.
This is the slide deck and speaker...
The final part of our product review of Manzama Insights, a specialised market intelligence tool that collects and analyses company and industry insights, looks at its overall value, the help and training offered, and companies offering a similar product such as Vable and LexisNexis Newsdesk.
Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3261
In this Market Landscape report, Jinfo examines 13 products offered by some of the most respected providers of company information, providing outline descriptions of the products, links, and information on typical users, geographic scope, special features, and the value offered by each product....
In the third part of our product review of Manzama Insights, a specialised market intelligence tool that collects and analyses company and industry insights, we take an in-depth look at the technology behind the product. We highlight how to monitor companies and industries and how artificial intelligence is used within the product.
Realising your value as an information professional within your organisation is key. Jinfo's model "known fors", a visioning activity that can be used as part of the strategic planning process, can help you clarify where you have the best opportunity to provide value within the organisation....
In the 10 years plus we've been researching developments in news and current awareness, we've predicted and then seen a significant shift from current awareness to intelligence systems.
However, the concept of "intelligence" can be difficult to describe let alone measure. Its purpose may be...
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