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Jinfo Newsletter No.527

Jinfo Newsletter 527

26th September

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Robin NeidorfBenchmarking is just the beginning.

As proud as we are of Jinfo's benchmarking project, we know that benchmarking data can sometimes generate a "now what?" response. What do you do with these datapoints?

Jinfo Consulting's assessment and planning workshop gives you a completely personalised interpretation of benchmarking data, along with a web-based workshop to answer that pesky "now what?"

But even on your own, there's plenty you can do to leverage our benchmarking to gain greater insight:

  • Compare with a real peer group: reporting structure is the leading variable defining who your real peer group is. Network with others to connect with information teams with similar reporting structures.

  • Improve your own data: benchmarking data makes the most sense when you can compare it to meaningful data of your own. Start (or improve) tracking of capacity, complexity and where your investments of time really go.

  • Start from value: believe it or not, it was our benchmarking project that helped us define a value-driven model to department analysis. Stop trying to translate usage statistics into value propositions; instead define what "value" means and then determine what data you need to collect to demonstrate it.

A benchmark is a snapshot in time; we care about where you go from here. A recent blog post by my colleague Claire Laybats outlines the ways we want you to succeed... and how Jinfo can help.

Robin Neidorf
Director of Research and Head of Consulting

"Use it or lose it" - end of year budget available?

As we move into the final quarter of 2019, you may be in the "use it or lose it" mode with your budget. Consider investing in Jinfo:

  • New Subscriptions start at £2400 per year
  • Add users for £400 per user per year
  • Pre-book hours with Jinfo Consulting, which can be used at any time in 2020 towards workshops or bespoke work.

All subscriptions can be prorated to your fiscal year. Contact Claire Laybats to discuss your needs, or complete the order form on our site.


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"Benchmark information services - progressing towards transformation"
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Read about the Research Focus: Benchmark information services - progressing towards transformationNow in its third year, this Research Focus gives you tools, analysis and the original data you need in order to benchmark your information service against peers.

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