Research Focus: The Information Centre of Excellence - commercial, consultative, collaborative (Jan-Mar 2020)
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Click to view the item Click to view the item Alignment with the Information Centre of Excellence model
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 item Click to view the item Market landscape - idea management platforms
9th December 2019

In this market landscape, we look at eight of the most popular idea-management software products. These platforms enable organisations to gather, manage, develop, analyse and implement new ideas. A brief description and key features of each are outlined, with additional information on typical...

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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 item Click to view the item Market landscape - chatbots
6th December 2019

Information managers are starting to think about whether they should incorporate chatbot technology into their information strategy to help boost both the productivity of their teams and to improve response times for users. There are a multitude of chatbot providers on the market, with most of...

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14th January 2020
(Announced 4th December 2019)

Our popular State of the industry sessions are back for 2020. Join our webinar about Jinfo's research-based perspectives on the key industry trends of 2020, and get a preview of our research agenda for the year. It's an ideal way to reinvigorate your strategy and team at the start of the calendar...

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Click to view the item Click to view the item State of the industry, 2020
21st January 2020
(Announced 4th December 2019)

Our popular State of the industry sessions are back for 2020. Join the discussion in a Community session about Jinfo's research-based perspectives on the key industry trends of 2020, and get a preview of our research agenda for the year. It's an ideal way to reinvigorate your strategy and team at...

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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 Scott Vine How applying Centre of Excellence concepts can help product evaluation
27th November 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

A Jinfo product review isn't there to take the place of hands-on testing within an organisation, but it should help establish whether a product is worth an in-house review. Scott Vine looks at how the Centre of Excellence approach can be used as an integral part of that in-house evaluation.

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Click to view the article Scott Vine Product review of RefTracker (value - competitors, development & pricing)
26th November 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

The final part of our product review of RefTracker, a browser-based solution for managing reference and information requests, looks at the overall value offered by the new and improved product, the help features and training available, its competitors, including Priory Solution's Quest, Lucidea's Sydney Enterprise, Inmagic Presto, and Softlink's illumin. We also look more closely at future enhancements which will be led by client feedback and pricing options.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3292

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Click to view the article Scott Vine Product review of RefTracker (technology - search & user interface; APIs; outputs & alerts; administration)
25th November 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

The third part of our product review of RefTracker, a browser-based solution for managing reference and information requests, provides a comprehensive overview of what's changed since we last looked at the product, how enquiries are dealt with, how clients use its API and how you can search the system. We also look at the wide range of reports that are available.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3292

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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 article Scott Vine Product review of RefTracker (sources - content and coverage)
22nd November 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the second part of our product review of Altarama's RefTracker, a browser-based solution for managing reference and information requests, we look at how content is added to the system and the languages that can be supported.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3292

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Click to view the article Andrew Lucas Emerging technology for centres of excellence: chatbots & digital adoption platforms
22nd November 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Technology plays an increasingly key role in enabling information professionals to work with optimal efficiency and productivity. In this article, Andrew Lucas looks at how two emerging technologies - chatbots and Digital Adoption Platforms - could be used to improve things, if deployed smartly.

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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 item Click to view the item Product review of RefTracker
21st November 2019

Altarama's RefTracker is a browser-based solution for managing reference and information requests. It focuses on request management operations and can easily customise forms and workflows to align with its clients' needs and challenges. Its clients are based all over the world but are primarily...

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Click to view the article Scott Vine Product review of RefTracker (key advantages; introduction; contact details)
21st November 2019 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

RefTracker is a browser-based solution for managing reference and information requests. In the first part of our updated product review, we look at the product and company behind it as well as some of the major ways it has changed since we reviewed it last year. We also look at its key competitor, Quest from Priory Solutions, and find out how you can benefit from using it.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3292

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