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Jinfo Newsletter No.443

Jinfo Newsletter 443

24th March 2016

Robin NeidorfWe're transitioning from our winter Research Focus, on strategic alignment between information services and IT, to our spring Research Focus on source expertise.

Coming soon in "Source Expertise - What It Means in a Google World":

If you're fighting the pressure of "I don't have time", register today for one or more of these sessions. Each is an hour or less, at your desk. Carving out time for strategic thinking doesn't get any easier.

Meanwhile, in "Strategic Alignment of IS and IT":

  • Case studies from LORD Corporation and Cargill describe environments in which mutual respect between source expertise and technology expertise drive enhanced value

  • Our most recent webinar (recording available) emphasises how to put your research skills to work to better understand and collaborate with your IT colleagues

  • And watch for our original research on the state of IS/IT alignment, which illustrates the importance you place on aligning IS and IT expertise to achieve business goals.

The "Sources-Technology-Value" System in Action

As we transition from one Research Focus to another, I'm always struck by how important it is that Sources, Technology and Value work together as a system.

If your organisation still puts each in a silo relatively separate from the others, a Jinfo Subscription helps you demonstrate how that lack of cohesion creates risk.

You can join our webinars, explore our articles and download our reports to get the tools and perspective you need to move towards a united approach.

If you're not yet a customer, perhaps it's time to start transitioning too.

Robin Neidorf
Director of Research

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Research Focus

Strategic Alignment of IS and ITJinfo Research focuses on a different area of information strategy every calendar quarter.

  • The Research Focus Strategic Alignment of IS and IT (Jan-Mar 2016) enables content experts and technology experts to better understand, work together and achieve mutual goals around the value of information in their businesses.

  • Scott VineStructure and Process Facilitate Working with the IT Department by Scott Vine on 18th March.
    Working with the IT department or colleagues in other functions inevitably involves meetings; Scott Vine, co-producer of Jinfo's current Research Focus, "Strategic Alignment of Information Services and IT", considers recently published articles which will help to make meetings more effective.


Jinfo SubscriptionA Jinfo Subscription keeps information strategic to your organisation by providing unique and practical Content, Community and Consulting on information Sources, Technology and Value. Learn more.

  • Catherine DhanjalSubscription Update - What's New and What's Coming by Catherine Dhanjal on 16th March.
    We round up the latest content, webinars and consulting activities as we approach the end of our current Research Focus on "Strategic Alignment of IS and IT". We continue to publish articles around building better relationships, as well as product reviews and upcoming Community sessions.

Latest Product Reviews:

  • Product Review of Euromonitor Competitor AnalyticsProduct Review of Euromonitor Competitor Analytics on 23rd March.
    Our review of Euromonitor's Competitor Analytics highlights how the tool goes beyond simply providing industry data to providing a company-centric view of the FMCG universe using cross-standardised data from industries in Euromonitor's global research database, Passport. The type of interrelated industry data and many ways to filter the data makes Competitor Analytics hard to match.

  • Product Review of PatSeer PremierProduct Review of PatSeer Premier on 15th March.
    Jinfo reviews PatSeer Premier, a global patent database and research platform with integrated analytics, workflow and collaboration capabilities, from specialist IP and patent data technology company Gridlogics. It covers over 102 patent authorities around the world, including searchable full-text English translations of data from 10 countries from Japan to Russia.

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Latest Jinfo Subscription Articles and Reports:

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Forthcoming Webinars and Community sessions:


Jinfo BlogThe Jinfo Blog offers the latest commentary on trends, issues and opportunities in the information world, as well as examples of how organisations use Jinfo resources to raise the value of information.

  • Shimrit JanesMy Favourite Tipples from a Digital Workplace Consultant by Shimrit Janes on 23rd March.
    My Favourite Tipples are shared by Shimrit Janes, a freelance researcher and consultant who specialises in the use of social technology for knowledge sharing. Shimrit shares the tools and sources she's currently using to keep up-to-date with developments in her field.

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