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Click to view the article Sophie Alexander Product review of TBRC's Global Market Model (value - help & training; competitors; development; pricing)
Monday, 21st January 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Our in-depth product review of The Business Research Company's Global Market Model concludes with part 4. where we give the Jinfo verdict on the value it offers, as well as looking at the help provided by the company, competitor products, pricing for different types of users, and planned changes for 2019. This database provides integrated market information across 60 geographies and 2,400 market sectors. Competitors include Euromonitor's Passport, MarketLine's Advantage, IBISWorld, BMI Research.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3108



Click to view the report Click to view the report Webinar deck - How technology evangelists help drive change
Monday, 21st January 2019

During our Research Focus, "The accidental technologist", we explore technology culture, readiness and priorities. How information teams cope with the challenge of building skills and knowledge has a significant impact on technology adoption and adoption of the most appropriate technology....



Click to view the article Sophie Alexander Product review of TBRC's Global Market Model (technology - search & user interface; outputs & alerts; administration)
Thursday, 17th January 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Continuing our in-depth product review of The Business Research Company's Global Market Model, part 3 covers the tool's technology, search function and interface. We look at the practical side of drilling down into market data and competitor intelligence, its administrative and sharing functions, and what goes into its detailed reports.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3108



Click to view the article Steve Bynghall How a competency framework can help define and articulate your areas of expertise
Thursday, 17th January 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Information services, knowledge management and digital workplace roles often require multi-disciplinary skills. This article looks at how a competency and skills framework can help individuals and teams consider their own career and development needs, while also articulating conversations with others about what they do.



Click to view the article Sophie Alexander Product review of TBRC's Global Market Model (sources - content & coverage)
Wednesday, 16th January 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Part 2 of our in-depth review of The Business Research Company's Global Market Model examines the quantity and scope of its research sources, what it will tell you about your chosen market, 50+ geographies and 150,000 datasets, and how the data is checked. Plus, we drill down into industry sectors and the tool's analytics function.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3108



Click to view the report Click to view the report Product review of TBRC's Global Market Model
Tuesday, 15th January 2019

Global Market Model by The Business Research Company is a market intelligence tool designed to help companies find new customers, understand competitors and analyse thousands of markets in 60 geographies around the world, including emerging markets. It serves large businesses with multiple...



Click to view the article Sophie Alexander Product review of TBRC's Global Market Model (key advantages; introduction; contact details)
Tuesday, 15th January 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In part 1 of our review of Global Market Model, we look at the organisations and business roles that would benefit most from using the tool, how it can save users' time, how frequently it's updated and what makes it stand out from other market research tools. We also outline the other services provided by The Business Research Company (TBRC).

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3108



Click to view the article Scott Vine Pros and cons of being a leader vs a follower in tech adoption
Monday, 14th January 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

When it comes to information technology, are you a leader or a follower? This article looks at how we define a leader and a follower and identifies the pros and cons of both. It goes on to suggest that this year is an ideal time to be an information professional as organisations start to look beyond the latest buzzwords and technological hype to embrace the changes and improvements technology can bring, and how information professionals are perfectly positioned to be at the forefront of this change.



Click to view the report Click to view the report Research Focus Insights and Actions "The accidental technologist - where your expertise meets the new world"
Thursday, 10th January 2019

Today's information professionals need tech skills to secure their place as strategic advisers to the business but keeping up with this fast-moving technology-fuelled world can seem impossible. In this Research Focus we examine how to be tech-savvy in order to be good advisers and partners...



Click to view the article Andrew Lucas Guide to value in the Jinfo Research Focus - the accidental technologist
Wednesday, 9th January 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

This article reports on some of the articles and reports published as part of our Research Focus, "The accidental technologist - where your expertise meets the new world". It covers the pervading influence of technology on the information profession, in particular, the impact of artificial intelligence and its implications for information professionals and the organisations they work for. Also covered are the evolution of intranets and the increasing use of chatbots.



Click to view the article Barbara Hirsh Tackling the challenge of keeping up to date with technology
Wednesday, 9th January 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Technology is constantly evolving and information professionals have to keep up with new developments and end-users want reliable information without having to understand the technology behind it. This article uses mini case studies to explore how information professionals can keep up to date with technology and implement the best solution in areas from single sign-on (SSO) to tender information and extracting citations.



Click to view the report Click to view the report Community deck - Jinfo for optimising a team of researchers
Tuesday, 8th January 2019

Join a quarterly confidential discussion of professionals responsible for optimising a team of researchers. You'll get insight into Jinfo's current research and resources supporting this role, along with plenty of time to talk with peers about challenges, questions, tools and best practices....



Click to view the report Click to view the report Jinfo survey on technology readiness in information centres
Friday, 4th January 2019

As part of Jinfo's Research Focus, "The accidental technologist - where your expertise meets the new world" , we surveyed 65 respondents from around the world and a variety of industries to get their views on the character and culture of technology use and adoption in customer organisations; how...



Click to view the article Clare Painter Relying on copyright or other intellectual property rights
Friday, 28th December 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Copyright is an important tool for protecting intellectual property rights but there are other ways you can protect your material more effectively and this article looks at some of these including design rights and trademarks. It also outlines what works can be protected, whether to include a copyright notice and whether to register your copyright.



Click to view the article Jan Knight Product review of M-Brain Intelligence Plaza (value - help & training; competitors; development; pricing)
Thursday, 27th December 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the final part of our product review of M-Brain Intelligence Plaza, reviewer Jan Knight reveals the areas in which the product provides value, and where it falls short. She considers how it stacks up against competitors like Comintelli's Intelligence2day, Digimind, Wide Narrow, and Cipher's Knowledge360 and looks at M-Brain's plans for future functionality. The company's training, help and support options are also discussed.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3100



Click to view the article Jan Knight Product review of M-Brain Intelligence Plaza (technology - search & user interface; outputs & alerts; administration)
Monday, 24th December 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Newsletters, alerts, dashboards and administration are just a few of the areas covered in part 3 of our product review of M-Brain Intelligence Plaza. Reviewer Jan Knight reveals in detail how the dashboard works and how it can be customised, as well as how the search system works and the usefulness of its filters for drilling down into content.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3100



Click to view the article James Mullan How technology is transforming the legal sector - key challenges and transformational changes
Monday, 24th December 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

AI, machine learning and data analytics is already transforming information work in the legal industry. James Mullan looks at use of technology in areas from contract review to due diligence, current awareness and search. He identifies key products already in use, from Signal to iManage Ravn, Kira and Brainspace.



Click to view the article Robin Neidorf Jinfo survey on technology readiness (part 3 - organisational expectations)
Monday, 24th December 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the final analysis of the survey results on on technology culture, readiness, and priorities, Jinfo's director of research, Robin Neidorf, examines questions relating to the organisational environment in which participants work and the effect this has on strategy, decision-making, technology evaluation and adoption, and discusses what impact you can have on your environment.



Click to view the article Jan Knight Product review of M-Brain Intelligence Plaza (sources - content & coverage)
Friday, 21st December 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In part 2 of our review of M-Brain Intelligence Plaza, we take a look at the market intelligence tool's workflow and how M-Brain's existing clients use its features. We summarise the ways in which users can view and share information, how M-Brain works with clients to help set up external and internal content feeds, what insights can be gained and what information can be stored.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3100



Click to view the article Jan Knight Product review of M-Brain Intelligence Plaza (key advantages; introduction; contact details)
Friday, 21st December 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

We last reviewed M-Brain Intelligence Plaza, a market and competitive intelligence platform, in 2015. This easy-to-use tool, which collates data from both internal and external sources, has since been enhanced with more personalisation options, customisable views and news reader apps for both Android and iOS. Read part one of our latest product review to find out about Intelligence Plaza, the value it provides for users and administrators, and the company's future plans.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3100



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