Research Focus

Information strategy requires your focus.

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Previous Focus

Focus on Benchmarking

Successfully balancing demand for information whilst optimising costs is vital to the success of Jinfo Clients. Accurate market intelligence enables Jinfo Clients to evaluate and understand the effectiveness of their information strategy.

Focus on Competitive Intelligence

Competitive Intelligence (CI) is an increasingly important facet of work within many information management teams.

Risk assessmentFocus on Risk Assessment
April - July 2020

Every information team faces disruptions. Risk assessment to gauge the ability of your services, team, portfolio and overall value to withstand stress is a required process for a healthy department.

Remote Information TeamsRemote Information Teams
April - July 2020

Tap into Jinfo's Focus on Remote Information Teams to adopt and adapt best practice for remote teams.

The Information Centre of Excellence - commercial, consultative, collaborativeThe Information Centre of Excellence - commercial, consultative, collaborative
January - March 2020

Jinfo's flexible model of the Information Centre of Excellence provides a framework for any information team - any size, industry, or range of services - to operate nimbly in our changing world.

Intelligence systems - intelligence 2020Intelligence systems - intelligence 2020
October - December 2019

Provided analysis into the shift from current awareness to intelligence systems.

Benchmark information services - progressing towards transformationBenchmark information services - progressing towards transformation
July - September 2019

Provided the tools, analysis and the original data you need in order to benchmark your information service against peers.

Creating an Information Centre of ExcellenceCreating an Information Centre of Excellence
April - June 2019

Identified the characteristics shared by successful information centres who we define as "Information Centres of Excellence".

The accidental technologist - where your expertise meets the new worldThe accidental technologist - where your expertise meets the new world
January - March 2019

Provided the insights and tools you need to be a technology-savvy partner and advisor on information technology-related projects.

Intelligence systems - beyond awareness to actionIntelligence systems - beyond awareness to action
October - December 2018

Provided tools, research and the original data you need to evaluate your current awareness provision and plot where you are in the movement towards intelligence systems.

Benchmark information roles - Jinfo models of excellenceBenchmark information roles - Jinfo models of excellence
July - September 2018

Provided tools, research and the original data you need in order to benchmark your information service against peers.

The information team with the right stuffThe information team with the right stuff
April - June 2018

Investigated how information teams can adapt and evolve to meet the new skills required in today's dynamic environment.

Stake your claim in the success of data analyticsStake your claim in the success of data analytics
January - March 2018

Provided analysis, expert articles and product reviews on what information professionals bring to data analytics projects and how to ensure you're involved.

Define and manage value for current awarenessDefine and manage value for current awareness
October - December 2017

Provided analysis, expert articles and product reviews on the state of play for current awareness services.

Benchmark information roles - optimise your structureBenchmark information roles - optimise your structure
July - September 2017

Provided in-depth research, benchmarking and expert articles on the many configurations of information expertise.

Developing an information-savvy workforce through strategic alignmentsDeveloping an information-savvy workforce through strategic alignments
April - June 2017

Designed to help you place information skills firmly on the strategic agenda for workforce development.

Data analytics - ready your information serviceData analytics - ready your information service
October 2016 - March 2017

Looked at how information staff position themselves and their expertise within the evolving world of data analytics to best offer strategic and practical support to their organisations.

Content and technology for current awarenessContent and technology for current awareness
July - September 2016

Looked at how to recognise, and act on, emerging best practices for evaluation of content and technology to support and enhance current awareness in your organisation.

Source Expertise - What It Means in a Google WorldSource Expertise - What It Means in a Google World
April - June 2016

Looked at how we can consult with project teams and departments about sources, stay informed about what's changing in the world of sources and understand specialist sources in detail.

Strategic Alignment of IS and ITStrategic Alignment of IS and IT
January - March 2016

Enabled content experts and technology experts to better understand, work together and achieve mutual goals around the value of information in their businesses.

In January 2016 we renamed the "Topic Series" as "Research Focus".
Read on the Blog about the reasons behind the name change »

News, and Other CommoditiesNews, and Other Commodities
October - December 2015

Examined the tricky question of "value" when applied to news, basic company information, basic "people" information and the like: These categories behave much like commodities -- there are lots of sources, including plenty where the direct cost is negligible.

All About UsageAll About Usage
July - September 2015

Looked broadly at what "usage" means to today's users and their organisations. We start from the desktop: what do users want to be able to do with information?

Best Practices in Information Skills DevelopmentBest Practices in Information Skills Development
April - June 2015

Examined skills development from the perspective of information managers who need to train their centre staff and users in other departments.

Making Information VisibleMaking Information Visible
January - March 2015

Examined "discovery" from the perspective of technologies that enable it, content required and user behaviours driving success.

News, and BeyondNews, and Beyond
October - December 2014

Dived into issues to support information managers with needs analysis, product reviews, source monitoring, and reporting on value.

What You Need to Know Your Customer (KYC)What You Need to Know Your Customer (KYC)
July - September 2014

Took a deeper, more focused look at one element of compliance: the many tools, approaches and critical elements to KYC regulations.

Next-Generation Competitive IntelligenceNext-Generation Competitive Intelligence
May - June 2014

Updated you on the latest tools and techniques, whilst providing valuable refreshers on core knowledge and skills. Given the pace of change in our industry, no one with CI skills can afford to let up on perpetual professional development.

The Social EnterpriseThe Social Enterprise
January - March 2014

Explored success stories as well as challenge points for making organisations socially adept. We take into account technology, tools, enterprise opportunities and barriers around making organisations more social.

Beyond AggregationBeyond Aggregation
October - November 2013

Combined our history of research and product reviews with a higher-level look at what organisations are trying to accomplish - not bringing news into the organisation for its own sake but to support decision-making, strategic planning, competitive intelligence and other goals.

Compliance in ContextCompliance in Context
September - October 2013

Broke down the many elements of regulatory compliance and the products that support it. With articles, product reviews, comparisons, checklists and webinars, your engagement with this series will be rewarded with up-to-date knowledge of how you can best support the information components of your organisation's regulatory requirements.

Big Data in ActionBig Data in Action
April - June 2013

There's plenty of talk and even hype about Big Data, but very little in the way of practical suggestions or guidelines for information managers who want to create a sensible, prioritised plan for incorporating the concepts and tools into their operations. This topic series closed the gap with articles, reports, webinars and discussion opportunities closely focused on practical business value.