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Data analytics platforms may be becoming crucial for competitive advantage as companies strive to make better business decisions faster. Martin Murtland offers advice on selecting a data analytics platform. He looks at changes in buyer behaviour driving what vendors provide and takes a practical look at the benefits and challenges of such platforms.
Our "Jinfo survey on data analytics - 2016" is a must-read for getting ahead on data analytics in 2017. The take-home message from this survey is that information professionals will need to be bolder to make inroads into a field that's full of "unknowns". In a nutshell - don't allow yourself to be pushed out!
In our final analysis of Jinfo's survey on data analytics, Robin Neidorf discovers respondents' biggest concerns. What can you do with these concerns to help establish data analytics as a successful area of information practice for the information profession?
Reporting on the second part of our data analytics survey and how analytics is showing up in organisations, Robin Neidorf finds out what activities are carried out by information managers. How well are they and their organisations prepared for data analytics?
Information professionals often find out too late about their organisation's data analytics projects, and are having to swoop in after finding out that the project is misusing data and licences. To try and address this risk, Jinfo has developed a three-step approach to help information teams spot, join, and influence data analytics project teams.
As part of Jinfo's current Research Focus "Data analytics - ready your information service", we surveyed how analytics is showing up in organisations. Robin Neidorf analyses the results and finds intriguing evidence into how information staff are positioning themselves and their expertise within this emerging area. Is the way forward clear, or is data analytics yet to find its firm home within organisations?
As part of Jinfo's current Research Focus "Data analytics - ready your information service", we surveyed how analytics is showing up in organisations. Robin Neidorf analyses the results and:
Highlights intriguing evidence as to the way that information staff are positioning themselves and...
This report complements recent articles on Natural Language Generation tools and key vendors:
Natural Language Generation tools - focus on Automated Insights
Generating textual narratives from structured data - key vendors (covers Arria, Narrative Science and...
We profile three vendors in the Natural Language Generation (NLG) space: Narrative Science, Yseop, and Arria, following on from Chris Porter's previous article which introduced the concept of creating narrative text automatically from structured data and profiled Automated Insights.
The inclusion of information professionals within data analytics projects brings their unique skill set to the table: deep source and consulting expertise. Conversely, the exclusion of information professionals from data analytics projects risks wasted time, wasted money, siloed working, and ill-defined business requirements. Jinfo held two Community sessions to explore precisely what's at stake, and how information services can be a valuable partner within this emergent area.
Business information consultant Colin Smith shares his knowledge on the standards and ethics which users of big data and data analytics need to be aware of. He focuses on company, business and economic topics and highlights key sources of information published in English.
What impact is big data, data analytics and visualisation having on the pharmaceutical industry? How can big data be used to reduce silos and advance research? Michelle Maxwell outlines the challenges and the role of big data, and introduces some of the tools which can help whether at R&D or clinical trials stage.
This report covers eight products with particularly impressive products in visualisation and data analytics for organisations operating in the pharmaceutical field:
Cortellis Life Sciences Solutions from Clarivate Analytics*
KeyLines from Cambridge Intelligence
The Jinfo Webinar " Identify - and overcome - the most common data analytics risks ", part of Jinfo's current Research Focus "Data analytics - ready your information service", presented a framework and methodology for researching and planning to identify and mitigate common data analytics risks....
A recent Jinfo Webinar addressed how to "Identify - and overcome - the most common data analytics risks". Andrew Grave reports - and highlights which areas the risks impact on and how to address risks and how to identify which you can address... and which you should prioritise.
Andrew Lucas talks to William Ashworth, general manager, and Matthew Donahue, market specialist director, of Dow Jones's Knowledge and Insight division, about how Factiva is embracing data analytics as part of its initiative to "unlock the power of Factiva".
As part of the Jinfo Research Focus on data analytics, Chris Porter looks at tools for generating textual narratives automatically out of structured data. He also asks what role information professionals can play in implementing these tools and gets insights from NLG specialist Automated Insights.
Shimrit Janes reports on how Jinfo Community sessions brought together data suppliers and data purchasers to share their concerns, their lessons learned, and to start to forge a way forward in areas such as data analytics, data resources and licensing terms.
Business intelligence now comes in many flavours, with some products having a notable edge in areas such as visualisation.
This report covers eight companies to watch in different areas of the data analytics field:
Alteryx - data analysis, integration with Qlik and Tableau
The skills required to work in data science are not dissimilar to those required of information professionals. Are librarians being replaced by data scientists? Or, are librarians actually working as data scientists? Is it possible for the two to work side-by-side in complementary and mutually beneficial roles? Amy Affelt investigates.
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Document the value chain, and transform the way you think about, manage and report on your product portfolio and your information service contributions to your organisation goals.
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Risk assessment is a required process for a healthy information department. It gauges the ability of your services, team, portfolio and overall value to withstand stress.
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