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Remote working requires good communication. The tools matter, but do not automatically provide a solution. Communication standards and practices must first be determined and implemented. Through research and our own experience, Jinfo has identified three key components of successful remote...
When organising remote work, many managers want to start by addressing communication channels. But unless department operations are organised to support remote teamwork, communication will always plug a leak rather than fix a problem.
In this webinar we will:
Outline the four...
The most important part of remote work is not the tools, but rather the people using those tools. Managing at a distance requires setting the correct expectations for everybody on the team and maintaining project visibility, without trying to micro-manage each individual activity.
In this market landscape, we look at eight of the most relevant machine translation tools available:
SDL Trados Studio - Gengo
Memsource Translate - Memsource
GlobalLink Connect - Translations.com
Microsoft Language Portal - Microsoft...
In this market landscape, we looked at six of the most relevant data analytics programmes and courses available online.
Data Analytics Bootcamp - Springboard
Data Analyst Certificate - eCornell
Certified Analytics Professional - LinkedIn Learning
Online Data Analytics...
Download the deck and notes from our February Community session, "Maturity models for remote teams" led by Rebecca Brizi.
This Community session shows you how to:
Identify the key stages and challenges for your organisation in managing remote teams
Identify areas to be aware of...
The impact of the FAIR Data Principles is spreading beyond the world of scientific research with many other organisations, including commercial companies, looking at how they can incorporate the principles into their research and data policies and practices. Jinfo interviewed Dr Dumontier, a leading Canadian biomedical researcher, to find out what inspired his interest in FAIR data, how the principles can be used within an organisation and the benefits of doing so, and how applicable the FAIR Data Principles are beyond medical and scientific research.
This model looks at the results of Jinfo's research on the professional landscape for information teams in the data-driven world, including how confident they feel in a number of data-related areas such as information sourcing and licensing. It also offers a framework for evaluating your own...
Download the deck and anonymised notes from our January "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 session " Jinfo for...
This article looks at how to apply continuous improvement in the context of managing an information service and covers some of the foundations that need to be in place to deliver sustained improvement as well as some considerations to make it all happen.
Jinfo recently spoke to the heads of seven information services in order to better understand what contributes to an Information Centre of Excellence with our model as an example. We asked them to map their current services to the model and self-assess their departments with regard to the key...
In the final part of our series of articles on the characteristics of the Information Centre of Excellence and how information managers manifest these characteristics, we take a look at operations and how it needs to be grounded in continuous improvement.
In the third of a series of articles on the characteristics of the Information Centre of Excellence and how information managers manifest these characteristics, we look at how teams cultivate commercial awareness.
In the first part of a series of articles on the characteristics of the Information Centre of Excellence, we interviewed seven information managers to better understand how they and their teams manifest these characteristics. This second article looks at the six characteristics needed to hire, develop and cultivate in an Information Centre of Excellence.
Jinfo recently spoke to the heads of seven information services in order to better understand what contributes to an Information Centre of Excellence, using our model as an example. We asked them to map their current services to the model and self-assess their departments with regard to the key characteristics of a successful Information Centre of Excellence. In this first part of our four-part article, we look at some of the results of this, including the several themes that emerged in relation to how the teams set information strategy.
Information professionals are in a unique position to be able to identify and manage business risks within an organisation and this article looks at the top four information-related risks that business leaders are not always aware of and shows how proper management of them can maximise the business opportunity.
Globalisation has produced a more interconnected world but this has also meant information teams are often having to work longer hours with fewer resources. Jinfo has spoken to senior information managers at a range of organisations about how they are navigating these challenges to create a more collaborative and motivated work environment. In this article, we focus on the variables needed to create a successful global team, what tools can be used and how to improve over time.
In a series of articles on project piloting, we look at what it is, why it's important and how you can successfully implement projects with the use of carefully crafted purpose statements and a pilot plan. We'll also explore what you need to do at the end of every pilot project to increase its...
Pilot projects sometimes follow an unpredictable path but they can also highlight challenges and opportunities along the way. This article looks at what you need to do at the end of every pilot project to increase its value, including determining the next steps, communicating with stakeholders and capturing knowledge.
In the first of a series of articles, we look at the concept of piloting, why it's important and how you can more effectively implement pilots of projects and initiatives you may be involved in.
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If you're newly remote, you may feel like you've been thrown into a mysterious culture where you sort of speak the language but sort of not. Use Jinfo's "Focus on Remote Teams" to become fluent: