Research Focus: The accidental technologist - where your expertise meets the new world (Jan-Mar 2019)
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Click to view the article Louise Brookes How technology is transforming manufacturing - key challenges and transformational changes
10th December 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

This article discusses how technology is impacting information professionals who work in the manufacturing industry. It discusses the strengths and weaknesses of information centres, how they are positioned to meet the challenges of a typical manufacturing organisation in light of the changes in technology. It also suggests some follow-up actions you can take to transform your information centre and seize these opportunities.

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Click to view the article Rebecca Gebhardt Brizi Balancing agile development with a waterfall strategy
5th December 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Information and technology have always worked best together and this requires a technology-savvy workforce. This article looks at how to balance technology with service requests and how you can manage high-level strategic projects without interrupting customer services, along with some practical steps you can implement.

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Click to view the article Diane Thieke How to transform your thinking for the AI revolution
29th November 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Experts believe artificial intelligence (AI) will fundamentally alter the way we live and work. For information professionals, this has profound implications for their organisations as well as for their own roles. Unlike any of their colleagues, they are uniquely positioned to take a lead in AI initiatives and this article explores how.

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Click to view the article Arthur Weiss Open source intelligence to uncover information on companies, organisations, groups and people
27th November 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Open source intelligence (OSINT) uses publicly available sources to gather intelligence for purposes ranging from basic recruitment checks on an individual to due diligence research for M&A purposes to in-depth fraud investigations and more. Search engines are the starting point, but deep web databases and social media searches are all part of the OSINT searchers toolkit. This article discusses approaches for finding open source intelligence with a focus on free sources.

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Click to view the article Arthur Robbins Chatbot software in a pharmaceutical company
26th November 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

How can the pharmaceutical industry implement chatbots? This article looks at one company's experience of working through and implementing a chatbot to handle medical information enquiries and discusses some of the issues to consider, such as partnering, regulatory considerations, implementation and lessons learned.

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Click to view the article Steve Bynghall Why it's worth getting to know Office 365
23rd November 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Many organisations are using Office 365. Getting to know Office 365 and its constituent tools can help information and knowledge teams deliver services, as well as provide opportunities to provide expert guidance to help organisations get the most out of Office 365, including Outlook, SharePoint, MS Office, Teams and Skype for Business.

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Click to view the item Click to view the item Jinfo report on technology clusters
Wednesday, 21st November 2018

As part of Jinfo's Research Focus, "The accidental technologist - where your expertise meets the new world" , we set out to make sense of the complex technological environment and reviewed the wide range of technologies and challenges that our customers asked us to cover, in order to develop...

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Click to view the article Robin Neidorf How to use technology clusters
16th November 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In our previous two articles on technology, we looked at the wide range of technologies and challenges an information team might need to understand as well as the goals and desired outcomes of technology and how they measure up to the types of tools you can include in your overall solution. This final article provides a framework for thinking about how you can use these analyses to help your team develop the necessary skills, resources and partnerships.

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Click to view the article Robin Neidorf Technology - focus on goals and desired results
13th November 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Technology is not the only important factor in the success of a business, however, information professionals need to understand when and how to incorporate it to achieve organisational goals. We previously looked at groupings of different technologies that can be used to meet certain needs within an organisation and in this article, we look at the goals and desired outcomes of technology and how they measure up to the types of tools you can include in your overall solution.

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Click to view the article Steve Bynghall Nine ways intranets are evolving
12th November 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Intranets are a traditional part of the workplace technology landscape but have evolved considerably. This article explores some of the ways intranets have changed and continue to do so, including its move to the cloud, better integrations, and the adoption of artificial intelligence and bots.

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Click to view the article Robin Neidorf Mapping the complex technology environment
9th November 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

The ever-changing technological landscape presents new and diverse challenges for information professionals. Knowing which skills to cultivate in order to remain relevant and contribute to organisational initiatives in a meaningful way can also be confusing. A lot depends on organisational structure and priorities as well as the technology itself. This article tries to make sense of this complex environment by exploring a wide range of technologies and challenges an information team might need to understand.

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Click to view the article Brandy King Participate in Jinfo's research on technology - get a copy of the summary report
31st October 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Take part in Jinfo's survey on technology culture, readiness and priorities in corporate information centres and receive a copy of the results as a thank you.

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Click to view the item Click to view the item Jinfo model - mapping technology readiness
Wednesday, 24th October 2018

Use Jinfo's model to map how stakeholder relationships can affect the successful introduction and uptake of technology, and how organisational-wide projects can be encouraged to flourish. Produced by Robin Neidorf  

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Click to view the article Scott Vine Product review of Onelog (value - help & training; competitors; development; pricing)
17th October 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

The final part of our product review of Onelog, a PC and mobile tool for managing subscriptions, passwords, usage data and costs, explores the help and training options available, pricing options and the product development roadmap. We also look at the competitor landscape, including ResearchMonitor and HAN.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3068

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Click to view the article Scott Vine Product review of Onelog (technology - search & user interface; outputs & alerts; administration)
16th October 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

This is the third part of our product review of Onelog, an electronic resource management tool that allows an organisation to manage all its electronic resources from one interface, whether subscription, web or internal. It can manage subscriptions, logons and usage statistics and track enquiries (through sister product Volarian). We review the product's search and user interface, output options, and its mobile module.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3068

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Click to view the article Scott Vine Product review of Onelog (sources - content & coverage)
15th October 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the second part of our product review of Onelog, an electronic resource management tool that allows an organisation to manage all its electronic resources from one interface and gain usage information for each, we learn about its resources, including scripted resources where links are already set up, and how users can manage these.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3068

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Click to view the article Scott Vine Product review of Onelog (key advantages; introduction; contact details)
12th October 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Jinfo last looked at Onelog, an electronic resource management tool that allows an organisation to manage all its electronic resources from one interface, a few years ago when we carried out a mini review. In this first part of our updated and full product review, we revisit the product to find out what's changed, particularly with regard to the user interface, and provide an overview of the product and company, some of its key advantages, key competitors and future development plans.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3068

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Click to view the item Click to view the item Product review of Onelog
Friday, 12th October 2018

Onelog is a comprehensive resource management tool from ITS (Info Technology Supply Ltd) that we last visited in our mini review in 2015. It includes password management, subscription management, usage tracking and cost allocation in its modules. It competes with the likes of ResearchMonitor from...

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