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Click to view the report Click to view the report Market Landscape - IT Industry Analysts
Friday, 12th February 2016

This report covers four key industry analysts: Forrester, Gartner, IDC and Ovum. Some of these firms are considered "indispensable", others a "must-have", all are influential - we look at their unique strengths and ask our customers for feedback on their experiences of working with these...



Click to view the article Sophie Alexander Product Review of EBSCO Discovery Service (Value - Help & Training; Competitors; Development; Pricing)
Friday, 12th February 2016 Login to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Concluding the product review of EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS), customisable single search discovery tool, Sophie Alexander summarises the support available and describes its main competitors, ProQuest's Summon and Primo (Ex Libris). She rounds up with plans for future developments and pricing structure.



Click to view the article Scott Vine Product Review of Questel ORBIT IP (Introduction; Key Advantages; Contact Details)
Friday, 12th February 2016 Login to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Questel ORBIT IP is the company's key patent search product that integrates Questel's global patent family database with powerful search and review tools. Jinfo's reviewer Scott Vine summarises how it sits with Questel's other online tools, the consequences of a recent acquisition, the product's audience and its best advantages.



Click to view the article Sophie Alexander Product Review of EBSCO Discovery Service (Technology - Search & User Interface; Outputs & Alerts; Administration)
Thursday, 11th February 2016 Login to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the third part of our product review of EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS), a tool for single search across all information resources, Sophie Alexander looks at the technology. She covers ways of targeting results, customisation options, search strategy and output options, help and support and mobile offering.



Click to view the article Sophie Alexander Product Review of EBSCO Discovery Service (Sources - Content & Coverage)
Wednesday, 10th February 2016 Login to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the second part of our product review of EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS), a tool designed to search across all information centre resources in a single search, Sophie Alexander looks at implementation, search response and filtering, content provider partners and how it promotes discovery.



Click to view the report Click to view the report Needs Analysis Model for Commodity Content
Tuesday, 9th February 2016

A needs analysis is an often-essential step for developing solutions to complex challenges. When you need to take into consideration the needs of diverse stakeholders or users, select from a number of different not-quite-comparable systems, and collaborate with many parts of your business, a...



Click to view the article Sophie Alexander Have You Identified Your Need for Commodity Content?
Tuesday, 9th February 2016 Login to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Carrying out a needs analysis with key stakeholders and user groups is necessary when deciding what commodity-like information is needed in an organisation. A recent Jinfo webinar focused on finding out how to create and execute a plan for determining what information is essential and this article highlights some practical steps you can take to achieve this.



Click to view the article Sally Roberts Making Sure the Right Experts are Involved in Decision-Making
Tuesday, 9th February 2016 Login to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Decision-making within the workplace is often a complex and drawn-out process. There can be multiple moving parts, conflicting stakeholder interests to consider, and interpersonal issues as well as technical and practical considerations. Identifying the right people to be involved in decision-making can also be a challenge. It can be difficult not to listen to those who shout the loudest, but to identify those have the expertise to assess the decision in hand. Sally Roberts discusses decision-making, how identifying experts and having the right documentation in place can help support this process, and how to create a constructive meeting room environment to aid decision-making. In particular, we look at decisions about the replacement of IT systems.



Click to view the article Milan Dalal Making the Most of Business Information to Win Work
Tuesday, 9th February 2016 Login to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

How can business intelligence aid business development? Milan Dalal of the Brook Intelligence Centre explains the role of business intelligence in areas from marketing to competitor awareness and new market entry.



Click to view the article Sophie Alexander Product Review of EBSCO Discovery Service (Introduction; Key Advantages; Contact Details)
Monday, 8th February 2016 Login to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) is premium content supplier EBSCO's world-leading tool for searching across all an information centre's resources. In the first part of the review, our researcher, Sophie Alexander, introduces its work with partners, clients and sums up how it provides value to organisations.



Click to view the report Click to view the report Product Review of Research Monitor
Monday, 1st February 2016

Euromonitor's Research Monitor is a business reference database which offers an affordable introduction to industry, country and consumer market research. FreePint's reviewer, Sophie Alexander, summarises what makes it attractive to academic markets, libraries and smaller companies who may not...



Click to view the article Scott Vine Working with People Who Think Fundamentally Differently to You
Friday, 29th January 2016 Login to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Collaborative intelligence can provide a useful guide to understanding how we and our colleagues handle and process information, going a long way to understanding how they "think" and to building better relationships. Scott Vine explains how this can be useful when working with peers in the IT department.



Click to view the report Click to view the report Product Review of Key Note
Friday, 29th January 2016

Key Note is a UK publisher of comprehensive and reputable UK market research, industry reports and company data. In our in-depth product review, researcher Sophie Alexander introduces the privately-owned company and explains how it has evolved over the past few years into a more dynamic tool. She...



Click to view the article Robin Neidorf Make It Easy for IT Colleagues to Work With You
Friday, 29th January 2016 Login to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

How can end-users better communicate IT problems such as bugs, feature requests or a need for additional training or help? Robin Neidorf reports on useful tips she learnt from Jennifer and Ben Summers of Haplo Services, and how it's changed her approach to communicating with IT colleagues.



Click to view the article Sophie Alexander Product Review of Research Monitor (Value - Help & Training; Competitors; Development; Pricing)
Friday, 29th January 2016 Login to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Concluding our product review of Research Monitor, Euromonitor's entry level business reference database, Sophie Alexander looks at its competitors including MarketLine's Advantage, Key Note, Bureau van Dijk's FAME, and Euromonitor's own Passport database. She also covers planned developments and pricing.



Click to view the article John DiGilio Mini Review of Bloomberg Law App
Friday, 29th January 2016 Login to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Continuing FreePint's collection of reviews of apps for legal research, John DiGilio looks at the Bloomberg Law app for iOS and Android devices. He considers elements such as ease of use, search, results presentation, standalone access and value and concludes that in designing its own mobile offering, Bloomberg BNA has taken a different route from its competitors, such as Westlaw, Nexis, HeinOnline and Fastcase.



Click to view the article Tina Reynolds How Do You Ensure the Best Possible Relationship With Your IT Department?
Thursday, 28th January 2016 Login to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Building good working relationships between the information centre and IT department can be challenging. Tina Reynolds shares her tips for gaining mutual understanding, making expectations clear on both sides, and evolving a better appreciation of departmental and organisation-wide pressures and deadlines



Click to view the article Sophie Alexander Product Review of Research Monitor (Technology - Search & User Interface; Outputs & Alerts; Administration)
Thursday, 28th January 2016 Login to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

We look at the technology behind Research Monitor, Euromonitor's entry level business reference database. In the third part of the review, Sophie Alexander describes how to search cross-comparable country and subject data. She details the range of countries, industries and data available to search across, languages, how to filter results, and provides examples of content available in the database.



Click to view the report Click to view the report Product Review of Cortera Pulse
Wednesday, 27th January 2016

Cortera Pulse is a business credit risk monitoring and intelligence database. It's under FreePint's product review spotlight as our analyst Andrew Lucas reveals how it has shaken up the analysis of business-to-business risk assessment and distinguished itself from other B2B players. He also...



Click to view the article Sophie Alexander Product Review of Key Note (Value - Help & Training; Competitors; Development; Pricing)
Wednesday, 27th January 2016 Login to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Concluding our product review of Key Note, UK publisher of comprehensive and reputable UK market research, industry reports and company data, Sophie Alexander looks at competitors including IBISWorld, Mintel and FAME, plus Key Note product developments and pricing.



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