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Click to view the item Click to view the item Jinfo model - reporting into procurement or finance
Thursday, 23rd May 2019

This model looks at information teams that report into procurement or finance and some of the strengths and weaknesses of this reporting structure, including some recommendations on what to invest in and how to make the most of your expertise to support your organisation's goals. Other...

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Monday, 20th May 2019

Content purchasing professionals can sometimes lock horns with their colleagues in procurement. In this report we look at how to bring together the varying priorities and perspectives - as well as how to find areas for collaboration. We explore areas including cost vs value, risk management,...

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Click to view the article Robin Neidorf Four things procurement professionals need to understand about content purchasing
1st May 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the second article exploring the similarities between the roles of information and procurement professionals and the mutual expertise that can be exchanged as part of that, we look at how procurement professionals can develop awareness about content purchasing as well as the top four things we believe anyone involved with content licensing should know.

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Click to view the article Robin Neidorf Insight 2 from Research Focus on excellence - six characteristics of team excellence
30th April 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

The most important characteristics for an Information Centre of Excellence to embody are defined here. Better yet, they're achievable with support from Jinfo's bevy of resources in this Research Focus.

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Click to view the article Robin Neidorf Mapping priorities - procurement and content purchasing
29th April 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Information and procurement professionals' roles often overlap and their mutual expertise can bring value to their work. This article contrasts the perspectives and priorities of information and procurement teams and looks at the opportunities for collaboration between them.

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Click to view the article Andrew Lucas Guide to value in the Jinfo Research Focus - Centre of Excellence
5th April 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Read our highlights from content and events in our Research Focus, "Creating an Information Centre of Excellence". Andrew Lucas guides us through the models, research, practitioner articles and interviews as well as webinars and Community sessions which will help you map your services and practices against those of the most successful information teams.

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Click to view the article Chris Porter Vendor customer relationships - improving conversations with vendors
5th April 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Chris Porter digs into recent Jinfo perceptions about how vendors treat them as customers and asks two long-established vendors - Dow Jones and LexisNexis - and one newer market entrant - Diligencia - how they capture and respond to customer needs and requests.

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Click to view the article Robin Neidorf Insight 1 from Research Focus on excellence - great teams need solid strategy
5th April 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Jinfo's Centre of Excellence model creates clarity for information teams. We provide a research-based framework for developing what teams already are working towards while offering a roadmap for further planning, decision-making and service reengineering.

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Click to view the item Click to view the item Research Focus Insights and Actions "Creating an Information Centre of Excellence"
Friday, 5th April 2019

An Information Centre of Excellence delivers information and insight throughout an organisation through two primary mechanisms. Discover our articles, reports, webinars and Community sessions which build on Jinfo's flexible model, grounded in years of research, to describe, analyse and explain...

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Click to view the item Click to view the item Jinfo survey on developing an Information Centre of Excellence
Thursday, 4th April 2019

As part of Jinfo's Research Focus, "Creating an Information Centre of Excellence" , we surveyed 54 respondents from a range of industries, locations, and organisation sizes. We asked for their comments on three key strands of service: setting strategy, delivering expert services and...

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Click to view the article Jennifer Burke How to develop and improve your presentation skills
1st April 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Information professionals inform, educate, and persuade internal and external audiences as a natural part of their jobs. You will have opportunities for public speaking and making presentations, whether to small groups for a "lunch and learn", internally to your organisation to pitch new services, or at an event in front of hundreds of your peers. Trust in your ability to deliver expert services is enhanced if your speaking and presentation skills reflect preparation, polish, and confidence. This article offers practical tips for crafting better presentations and speaking with ease.

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Click to view the item Click to view the item Jinfo model - maturity model on team characteristics
Friday, 29th March 2019

Through its research, Jinfo has consistently found that strategic planning, team optimisation, and customer communications are vitally important when it comes to evolving into Centres of Excellence, but information teams don't always exhibit these characteristics. This article looks at how to...

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Click to view the article Robin Neidorf Jinfo survey on developing an Information Centre of Excellence (part 3 - success characteristics)
27th March 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the last of our articles on Jinfo's latest survey we look at how information teams apply the elements of Jinfo's Centre of Excellence model to their work and planning. Robin Neidorf examines some of the key skill areas, temperaments and characteristics needed to run a successful Centre of Excellence, from consulting and project management to commercial and more.

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Click to view the article Willem Noorlander How info pros can develop and improve their negotiating skills
25th March 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Negotiating with information suppliers is a key skill needed by information professionals but is often faced with trepidation. This article looks at how to break down the negotiation process into more manageable parts so as to get the best outcome for everyone involved in supplier management and negotiations..

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Click to view the article Robin Neidorf Jinfo survey on developing an Information Centre of Excellence (part 2 - tools and partnerships)
21st March 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In our second article reporting on Jinfo's survey results on what makes an Information Centre of Excellence, we asked respondents about the core characteristics of an Information Centre of Excellence. We discuss the use of technology as well as the importance of stakeholders and partners. 

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Click to view the article Robin Neidorf Jinfo survey on developing an Information Centre of Excellence (part 1 - core services)
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.

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Click to view the article Steve Bynghall Representing a Centre of Excellence online
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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Click to view the article Steve Bynghall Amplifying the strategic contribution of the information team
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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Click to view the article Robin Neidorf Practical tips on evolving to a Centre of Excellence
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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Click to view the article Chrissy Street Balancing your information strategy to meet end-user needs and business strategy needs
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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