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Click to view the item Click to view the item Jinfo model - real-world ROI of external data
16th January 2020

To some, it may seem as if the ongoing value of the external data sources your organisation invests in is hard to quantify. Jinfo's model will guide you in developing your own approach, and show how your business goals should set the context on how to gauge return on investment. By Robin...

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Click to view the article Robin Neidorf Principles of determining ROI of external data
9th January 2020 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Information professionals are constantly asking how value can be measured but when it comes to licensing external data, this can become an even more arduous task. This article looks at how you can develop data-driven approaches to measuring value and return on investment.

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Click to view the article Claire Laybats Is it time to break up with a key supplier? Jinfo for content purchasing
8th January 2020 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

If you need a strategy for working with that troublesome supplier, you're not alone. Jinfo for content purchasing provides guidance, real-world tips and peer group support for coping with difficult supplier relationships and creating a more strategic foundation for portfolio management.

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Click to view the article Steve Bynghall Continuous improvement - what does it mean and how do you measure it?
16th December 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

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.

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12th December 2019

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...

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Click to view the article Robin Neidorf Operations of an Information Centre of Excellence
12th December 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

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.

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Click to view the article Robin Neidorf Commercial awareness - the toughest characteristic
11th December 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

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.

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Click to view the article Robin Neidorf Six characteristics of the Information Centre of Excellence - where we excel, where we need to grow
10th December 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

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.

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Click to view the article Robin Neidorf Alignment with the Information Centre of Excellence model
9th December 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

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.

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Click to view the article Robin Neidorf Four things business leaders need to understand about information risk
3rd December 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

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.

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Click to view the article Andrew Lucas Activating global teams
2nd December 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

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.

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Click to view the article Chrissy Street Benefits of adding Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) to your licensing approach
25th November 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

If you are liaising with suppliers on a regular basis then you need to read our article on using Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) techniques. We look at how it's defined and outline five key benefits of adding SRM to your licensing approach when dealing with high-value relationships.

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Click to view the item Click to view the item Improving success through project piloting
21st November 2019

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...

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Click to view the article Robin Neidorf Improving success through project piloting - how to identify an appropriate pilot project and steps to put it in place
20th November 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

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.

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Click to view the article Robin Neidorf Improving success through project piloting - what is piloting and why do it?
19th November 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

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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Click to view the article Andrew Lucas The importance of communicating strategy to your team
18th November 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Jinfo has consistently highlighted the importance of setting a strategy to support the organisation and manage risks and opportunities but if it isn't implemented in the right way it will be ineffective. This article looks at the important role of information centre staff in communicating and developing a strategic plan and what practical steps you can take within your own organisation to bring this about.

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Click to view the article Keane Angle Visual communication - pictures speak louder than words
13th November 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

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.

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Click to view the article Tara Murray Introverts as consultants
12th November 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

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. 

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Click to view the article Robin Neidorf Overcoming the inertia... of motion - Jinfo for information strategy
5th November 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

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.

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Click to view the article Armand Brevig The enterprise model and how to make it work for you
4th November 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

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.

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