Newsletter Archive

Newsletter No. 601

« Previous Newsletter Next Newsletter »

Newsletter 601

2nd February 2023

What a difference a year makes....

Stephen PhillipsWith the days drawing out and the festive season a distant memory, attention is turning to 2023 in earnest.

Our clients continue to express their concern at the prospect of a difficult year ahead. Many are dealing with the unsettling effects of a reporting-line change and new leadership that is trying to make a good impression.

Effective information leaders will:

  • Maintain a positive mindset: call out the things you can do, not the reasons you can’t
  • Focus on facts and be realistic
  • Stay curious; now is a great time to document how you are supporting organisational objectives.

It is vital to know and articulate the value you can offer to help the business manage costs.

Our forthcoming Community events will help you with these challenges:

  • Register for "Building competitive advantage" (9th February 2023). Competitive Intelligence is an increasingly vital discipline in helping organisations build and protect their franchise. Denise Carter will discuss the opportunities for Information Leaders in CI and answer your questions.

  • The follow up article to our January Community session "Let's talk talent" is now available. Simon Burton of CB Resourcing provided some invaluable insights into the current state of the market, and top tips on attracting, recruiting and retaining the best talent in a highly competitive market.

  • In March we will be talking about outsourcing and offshoring (9th March 2023). We know that some of you are using remote teams, whilst others are waiting for the call! Register now to learn from other leaders about the strengths, weaknesses and opportunities associated with this strategy.

We continue to strive to develop our Community sessions and Content to meet your needs. Tell us what you want to talk about and we will bake it into our 2023 plans.

If you would like to learn more about becoming a Jinfo client, please use this form to schedule a call with me.

Stephen Phillips
Lead Analyst

Read on the Blog

Building competitive advantage

9th February 2023
Jinfo Community

Join this Community session to discuss and explore the role of information leaders in competitive and business intelligence research, the opportunities for Information Leaders to develop or expand their CI capabilities and the challenges of information overload and proactive strategies to enhance CI without overwhelming the wider team.

Learn more and register

Let's talk offshoring strategies

9th March 2023
Jinfo Community

Information leaders need to demonstrate they are resourcing their teams cost-effectively to maintain and enhance services. Hiring freezes, budget constraints and the shrinking talent pool are forcing leaders to consider alternative ways to resource their teams. Join this session to discuss the potential benefits and challenges of using an offshoring solution.

Learn more and register

Findings from the 'Let's talk talent' Community session

Jinfo Article

Finding, attracting and retaining talent is critical to the success of any business. Given the current labour market and a dearth of people with the right skills, aptitude and attitudes, securing the right talent is a major challenge for many information leaders.

The January 2023 Community session was an opportunity to discuss these challenges with Simon Burton of CB Resourcing and explore ideas to address these issues.

Read article

Are you holding your vendors to account? Key takeaways from the December Community session

Jinfo Article

Vendor management is one of the most potent ways of demonstrating your value to the wider organisation, yet it is something many clients struggle to implement.

Catch up with our recent Community Session "Holding Vendors to Account" to find out how to build a solid foundation on which to create meaningful service-level agreements and performance targets for your vendors.

Read article

Jinfo Subscription

Connect your team with the practical tools, original research and expertise to build and support information strategy in your organisation:

  • Research-based insights, not available elsewhere
  • Peer to peer discussion not available elsewhere

A Jinfo Subscription gives your organisation access to Content and Community.

Learn more

Jinfo Testimonials
"It's great to learn what others are doing through the Community sessions. Not only does it give you ideas, but being able to say it's done by others in the industry is a great way to get traction with vendors."
Information Leader, financial services
More testimonials

About Jinfo Jinfo on YouTube Jinfo on LinkedIn Jinfo on Facebook Jinfo on Twitter

Please forward this email to colleagues, and encourage them to sign up for free. Follow Jinfo on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube. Send your feedback, comments and suggestions using our Contact Form, and we'd love it if you could provide a Testimonial.

The Jinfo Newsletter (ISSN 1460-7239) is published by Jinfo Limited. Whilst all reasonable care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the publication, the publishers cannot accept responsibility for any errors or omissions. Product names used in Jinfo are for identification purposes only, and may be trademarks of their respective owners. Jinfo disclaims any and all rights in those marks. All rights reserved.

Jinfo Limited is registered in England and Wales. Registered Number: 3754481. Registered Office: Lynch Farm, The Lynch, Kensworth, Beds, LU6 3QZ.

Copyright Jinfo Limited 1997-2023

Back to top ^

« Previous Newsletter Next Newsletter »

About this Newsletter