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Newsletter 599

1st December 2022

2022: the more things change, the more they stay the same

Stephen Phillips2022 started optimistically for most. Coming out of the pandemic, markets were riding high, work pipelines were looking good and business leaders and commentators were sounding confident.

Eleven months on, much has changed, although many things remain the same:

  • The appetite to reduce costs remains, despite inflationary pressures. In our recent Community session we explored the complex combination of successful cost reduction strategies of "Stakeholder engagement", "Demand management", "Knowing the market" and "Proactive vendor management" – read the follow-up Jinfo Article

  • An organisation’s information spend with 3rd party providers is often many multiples of the cost of the information management team itself. It is vital that the team focuses "on the money" to drive more value from critical vendors. Register for our December Community session to learn about "Holding Vendors to Account" (15th December 2022)

  • Competitor Intelligence (CI) is more important than ever in driving corporate revenues. Many already have a CI component to their team, but recognise the importance and value of evolving CI from a tactical to a strategic capability. Analyst Denise Carter is helping Jinfo clients build on their existing CI services to become CI Leaders. Contact me to discuss

  • The war for talent remains a significant challenge. This will only intensify, with many people preferring to stay in roles to ride out the storm. Our January Community session will feature a leading recruitment expert to discuss these issues and explore successful recruitment strategies. Register here

Whilst the countdown to the end of the year has well and truly begun, it feels like we will all be living with the legacies of 2022 for some time to come.  

There is still time to act. If you have budget left for 2022, use it on a Jinfo Subscription. It will pay for itself many times over in 2023, I guarantee it.

Stephen Phillips
Lead Analyst

Read on the Blog

Holding vendors to account

15th December 2022
Jinfo Community

During this session we invite you to join with your peers to share, discuss and explore practical steps you can take to proactively manage your suppliers.

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Let's talk talent

10th January 2023
Jinfo Community

In this Community session, share stories from the field with other information managers who have recently hired, are trying to hire, or anticipate hiring in the coming months.

Learn more and register

Key takeaways from the 'Cost Reduction Strategies' Community session

Jinfo Article

Reducing costs as a tactical, "knee-jerk" reaction to unfavourable economic indicators risks significant business disruption and can, in the long run, be an expensive exercise.

As the discussion with our Information Leaders revealed; successful cost reduction strategies involve a complex combination of "Stakeholder engagement", "Demand Management", "Knowing the market" and "Proactive vendor management".

Read article

The importance of Benchmarking

Jinfo Article

Benchmarking provides critical insights into the performance of your strategy and team. Read about the challenges and benefits of addressing benchmarking, from Jinfo's October Community session.

Read article

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