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Stephen Phillips Offshoring, Outsourcing or AI-Sourcing?
25th April 2024

The world of business information and research work has seen a significant shift towards outsourcing and offshoring over the past 25 years. 

This article explores the benefits of offshoring, outsourcing, and AI-sourcing for legacy processes and context-specific tasks that require bespoke processes.


Stephen Phillips How are Jinfo clients getting to grips with AI?
29th February 2024

A recent Community discussion revealed that 100% of attendees are now using AI tools but that few have a clear path for using the technology on a day-to-day basis.  

Jinfo has collated some practical things you can be doing to get involved with AI.


Stephen Phillips The impact of GenAI – the suppliers' perspective
1st August 2023

We capture the latest perspectives from data suppliers on Generative AI from our recent Jinfo Community session.


Stephen Phillips The impact of (generative) artificial intelligence
30th May 2023

We capture the key points from the recent Jinfo Community session on the impact of artificial intelligence, as well as some top resources for keeping up to speed with this fast moving technology.


Stephen Phillips Top tips for managing up
26th April 2023

We extract useful advice from the recent Jinfo Community session in which we explored the critical skill of "managing up" – how to establish and maintain a positive working relationship with your manager.


Stephen Phillips Let's talk offshoring – key takeaways from the March Community session
14th March 2023

Offshoring and outsourcing were primarily seen as a mechanism to reduce costs by displacing onshore teams. Now they are seen as a complementary resource that can augment existing capabilities and create value. Setting up an operation requires careful planning, ongoing oversight and considerable investment. Whilst offshore costs are increasing, there are still worthwhile cost opportunities associated with pursuing an offshore strategy for your business. 


Denise Carter Building competitive advantage – key takeaways from the February Community Session
14th February 2023

Most organisations today have competitive intelligence capabilities, they just aren’t necessarily formally named "competitive intelligence". Understanding the competitive environment, the opportunities, and the challenges that an organisation faces is essential for both survival and growth.

Many information leaders are either already directly involved in supporting intelligence activities within their organisation or, if not, they are exploring how they can become more involved. Our February 2023 Community session was an opportunity to discuss what competitive intelligence looks like in reality and how information leaders can have more impact.


Stephen Phillips Findings from the "Let's talk talent" Community session
18th January 2023

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.


Stephen Phillips Are you holding your vendors to account? Key takeaways from the December Community session
20th December 2022

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.


Stephen Phillips Key takeaways from the "Cost Reduction Strategies" Community session
29th November 2022

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".


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