How information skills make a difference to data analytics
14th December 2017
Whether or not your organisation currently has big data initiatives in place, you should care about the data analysis process. If you are able to find high quality data, ensure that it is uncorrupted and applicable to research projects, review it to understand its implications, and communicate its meaning and impact to stakeholders, then you will be taking several concrete steps toward becoming an integral part of data teams in your organisation.
Ensure your information team is essential to data analytics projects
1st December 2017
Robin Neidorf outlines early results from our survey on data analytics needs and concerns and highlights which essential skills will enable an information team to become a must-have resource in an organisation's data strategy, and which are the skills with the biggest gaps between need and ability.
Data analytics as the domain of the information professional
1st December 2017
Organisations are starting to see that knowledge, information and data are the new competitive advantage. Internal departments collaborate to improve products and enhance deliverables, but with different content and datasets, outcomes are often ill-defined. Information professionals are perfectly positioned to solve this problem, and with their unique skill set they can understand the multiple uses of data and find business solutions. This article looks at some of the ways information professionals can make their role and work essential to their organisations and ensure they are invited to the table for future projects.
Q&A with Evalueserve - straight talking on data analytics
27th November 2017
We interview Marc Vollenweider, co-founder of Evalueserve, about use-cases for data analytics and artificial intelligence, including the gaps between potential and reality, putting the needs of the business at the heart of analytics projects and how to help people start thinking and working with analytics in a practical way.
What's the point of data analytics?
22nd November 2017
Data analytics helps organisations make appropriate business decisions. Data is stored and analysed to study a range of commercial and operational subjects, which can help with targeted advertising and alignment of content and layout. However, many businesses, particularly smaller companies, have no data analytics strategy. In this article, John Orosa looks at the five phases of data development an organisation will typically go through, gives some practical examples of the application of data analytics, and offers some tips on developing a data analytics strategy within your organisation.
Businesses and organisations are constantly looking for the next thing that can give them a competitive edge, whether financially or operationally, and most are now turning to data analytics to give them that edge. Information professionals have been helping their users find and make sense of information for centuries and clearly have the skills needed for these types of projects. This article looks at what skills information professionals can contribute to data analytics projects, where these skills can be used and, more importantly, how to showcase them to others.
Tracking trends in data analytics
10th November 2017
Andrew Lucas looks at how to keep on top of research and trends in the field of AI, data analytics, big data and business intelligence (BI), which industries are driving growth, key benefits of data analytics, the impact of AI on GDP and employment trends. He also highlights Jinfo's picks as leaders in big data analytics as well as those Gartner places in its magic quadrant for BI and analytics.
Consistent & emerging themes in data analytics
2nd November 2017
Jinfo has been tracking the impact of data analytics on the information world for five years. Director of research, Robin Neidorf, highlights the top four issues which need to be addressed in order to make a data analytics project a success, as well as identifying the skills and knowledge information professionals can bring to those projects.
Jinfo for information strategy
26th October 2017
Key pointers from Jinfo's current awareness research to help you make your service truly strategic.
How to help your team cope and embrace continuous change
16th October 2017
Information centre teams know that their services will need to change if they are to continue to be relevant and add value to their organisations. A recent Jinfo Community session explored this topic and provided some specific steps you can take to actively engage in continuous improvement. Robin Neidorf, Jinfo's director of research, also presented specific actions that can be taken to improve your understanding of the elements of process improvement and the psychological barriers to change.
This Research Focus provides analysis, expert articles and product reviews on the state of play for current awareness services. (October - December 2017).
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