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Being able to visualise ideas has become increasingly important in today's world and to the decision-making process within an organsation. This article explores some of the rules and best practices that apply to concept visualisation as well as practical ways to implement them.
There are many so-called "introverts" working within the information world and their specific skill set is valuable but, being a people profession, skills in extroversion are just as important. This article looks at some practical strategies you can adopt to help you become more extrovert and step outside of your comfort zone.
Strategy and optimisation are two sides of the same problem: the traps of culture and habit. Jinfo's director of research, Robin Neidorf, highlights resources that help you overcome inertia and make progress on strategy.
The enterprise subscription model will be familiar to anyone responsible for negotiating subscription agreements with vendors of digital content. Whilst it may be convenient, it can also become very costly. This article looks at why vendors are so keen on the enterprise model and how you can make it work for you, particularly if you work in a mid-sized organisation.
It can be difficult to determine the monetary value of content as many factors come into play, including the objectives of the user, and the wider organisation and usage statistics only tell part of the story. This article looks at how to create a balanced and value-focused content portfolio with a particular focus on organisational objectives and provides practical next steps to help you focus your thinking on portfolio management.
In the final part of our report on managing the content portfolio as part of your strategy, we look at the importance of communication with stakeholders, including the different types of stakeholders and how to develop good relationships with them so you can help them understand the importance of a strategically managed content portfolio.
In part one of our report on managing your portfolio as part of your strategy, we looked at the importance of aligning your content portfolio to the goals of your organisation. In part two we look more closely at the challenges involved, including how to segment the portfolio and highlight key performance indicators, document resources to support value, demonstrate the impact of the content portfolio and create an innovative environment, as well as practical next steps.
Managing the content portfolio is an important part of the overall information management strategy. How best to do this is the subject of the first part of our report where we look at how to align your content portfolio with the business goals of the organisation. Whilst these goals will differ for every organisation, in part one we focus on efficiency, innovation and revenue growth and highlight some practical next steps you can take to move forward.
A key priority for the information centre is managing the content portfolio as part of the overall information management strategy. This involves managing stakeholders as well as the portfolio itself and knowing how to engage them as effective partners. In this report, we look at how best to do...
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Information professionals are in a unique position within their organisation because they connect with so many different people and teams and this article looks at how to engage and manage others when developing a stakeholder strategy.
Super users can be found in every organisation but what are they and how can they help bridge the gap between the information centre and the rest of the organisation? In this article, we take a look at some of their key characteristics and how the information centre can use them for awareness, training and feedback.
Jinfo's model for an Information Centre of Excellence focuses on three separate but interrelated areas. Find out what they are and how it can help you develop your skills and expertise to deliver direct service relating to information and data.
By Brandy King
Your department probably has many areas of expertise that can be clustered together to form a "pillar of service" and this model explores what they are, how to define them and some worksheets to help you develop them.
By Robin Neidorf
Make 2020 your year for strategic portfolio planning with Jinfo's unique impact-based approach to managing your portfolio where you'll learn new approaches to maximising value, communicating with stakeholders and negotiating with suppliers.
Commercial skills are a prerequisite for information professionals within any industry. This article sets out to not only define these skills but offers some techniques and practical steps to help you develop them, and in the process think about what your company does, what information it needs, who your clients are and how to communicate effectively.
Factiva from Dow Jones and Nexis from LexisNexis are the dominant players in the current awareness and intelligence markets, positions they have held for a long time. In this special survey, Jinfo seeks to establish what each product's users like and don't like about the services provided.
With benchmarking, the context of data is just as important as the numbers and with Jinfo's valuable benchmarking data we can help you communicate more effectively with stakeholders and customers or find out how our Consulting workshops can help you tailor our insights to your unique situation.
Are you confident that you've got the right metrics in place to demonstrate the value of your information service? Read our blog to doublecheck and find how you can move your metrics to the next level.
In this fourth part of our report on Jinfo's research on discovery tools and priorities and the adoption of technology for finding content, we explore the importance of discovery through a single point of entry or back-end integration and which groups of users benefit most from this. We also find out which products or platforms respondents were using for this purpose.
Jinfo's research on discovery tools and priorities looks at the adoption of technology for content discovery by information professionals across a range of industries. The third part of our report looks at how survey respondents keep abreast of technology developments, whether it be training and workshops, updates from technology vendors, or professional associations. Also included are links to conferences and training workshops of value to those in information professional roles.
"Intelligence systems - intelligence 2020"
In the 10 years plus we've been researching developments in news and current awareness, we've predicted and then seen a significant shift from current awareness to intelligence systems. (October - December 2019).
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