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Jinfo Newsletter No.445

Jinfo Newsletter 445

21st April 2016

Robin NeidorfPredicting the future always entails risk. But here's one prediction with no risk involved:

The future of information work requires deep collaboration between information services and IT experts.

This perspective was tested and validated in our recently completed Research Focus, "Strategic Alignment of IS and IT".

Depending on the state of your relationship with your IT department today, this view of the future may feel challenging... or even impossible. But our research findings demonstrate the practical, immediate and specific actions you can take to move that relationship in the right direction.

You have access to our Insights and Actions report which covers these actions:

  • Day-to-day interactions you have with the helpdesk
  • Improved project definition and implementation
  • Development of closer connections at the strategic level.

You may not be able to tackle all three levels, but you can start somewhere to improve the collaborative future.

What's at stake?

  • Your own team's resilience and relevance as information experts with valuable insight to support your organisation's objectives
  • Improved and even optimised workflow for any interactions with the IT department (can you believe it?)
  • Your influence on shaping the future of information, bringing together sources, technology and value in ways that make the most of opportunities while recognising and reducing the not-insubstantial risks.

Start building that future with the insights developed in "Strategic Alignment of IS and IT".

Access the Insights and Actions Report today to create your plan, supported with an indexed guide to all content published during the Research Focus.

Robin Neidorf
Director of Research

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Research Focus

Source Expertise - What It Means in a Google WorldJinfo Research focuses on a different area of information strategy every calendar quarter.

  • The Research Focus Source Expertise - What It Means in a Google World (Apr-Sep 2016) brings together expert opinions on how to cultivate team awareness and skills to support source expertise, and insight into specialist segments of the information industry, such as niche, visualisation, and data mining tools, that highlight the unique nature of source expertise.

  • Going Beyond Search, into Strategy by Anja Chemnitz Thygesen on 13th April.
    How can information experts take on a role that's more strategic than "search" within their organisations? Co-producer of the Research Focus "Source Expertise - What It Means in a Google World", Anja Chemnitz Thygesen introduces the articles and product reviews published so far and gives a taste of what's to come.


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  • Catherine DhanjalSubscription Update - What's New and What's Coming by Catherine Dhanjal on 13th April.
    As well as articles about improving relationships with IT we have also published the results of Jinfo's research into relationships between IS and IT and product reviews for Web of Science and Zotero. There are also plenty of webinars and Community sessions scheduled for the next few months so be sure to register ahead for those.

Latest Product Reviews:

  • Mini Review of IntellixirMini Review of Intellixir on 20th April.
    In our review of data analysis solution Intellixir, we look at how it enables information professionals, research analysts and competitive intelligence specialists to efficiently and effectively manage and analyse the ever-increasing number of patents and scientific publications they encounter.

  • Product Review of Web of ScienceProduct Review of Web of Science on 12th April.
    Our review of Web of Science from Thomson Reuters explains why this citation index database has only a very small number of true competitors. We examine it from evaluation and selection of content through to search and analysis options, including citation mapping.

All Product Reviews »

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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.

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