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Click to view the article Jinfo survey on developing an Information Centre of Excellence (part 1 - core services)
Tuesday, 19th March 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In this article, we explore the results of part one of our latest research survey which focuses on how information teams apply the elements of Jinfo's Centre of Excellence model to their work and planning. Respondents came from a wide range of industries, locations, and organisation sizes and were asked to identify how important each of the three core functions of an Information Centre of Excellence was to the work of their department.



Click to view the article 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



Click to view the article 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



Click to view the article 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.



Click to view the article 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



Click to view the article 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.



Click to view the article 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



Click to view the report Click to view the report Product review of Nexis
Wednesday, 13th March 2019

In this new product review of Nexis, a provider of premium global curated business, industry and news information, we take an in-depth look at how this global premium news database and research platform has evolved since our last full review in 2017 and plans for the future. This review:...



Click to view the article 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.



Click to view the article 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.



Click to view the article 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.



Click to view the report Click to view the report Community deck - Jinfo for information strategy
Friday, 8th March 2019

Join a quarterly confidential discussion of professionals responsible for information strategy. 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. In addition...



Click to view the report Click to view the report Market landscape - IFIS food science and health databases
Wednesday, 6th March 2019

In this market landscape we look at two products from IFIS: FSTA : sources and research, relating to the sciences of food and health Escalex : database of international, national and regional food regulations. We provide a brief description of products, a link to the...



Click to view the article 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.



Click to view the article 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.



Click to view the article 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.



Click to view the article 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.



Click to view the article 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.



Click to view the report Click to view the report Webinar deck - hone your user efficiency with workflow tools
Wednesday, 27th February 2019

As part of our Research Focus, "The accidental technologist", we mapped the complex technology environment in which information teams operate, dividing them into four key areas according to the specific challenges or problems they address. In this session, Robin Neidorf, Jinfo's director of...



Click to view the report Click to view the report Jinfo model - components of a business
Tuesday, 26th February 2019

Use Jinfo's model to help you run your information centre as a business-within-a-business. Our resources will help you map your information centre and start plotting where you want to make improvements, plus allow you to identify how you want your centre to look in two or three years, and which...



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