Articles that help raise the value of information in your organisation, available through a Jinfo Subscription.
The impact of (generative) artificial intelligence
30th May 2023
Top tips for managing up
26th April 2023
Let's talk offshoring – key takeaways from the March Community session
14th March 2023
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.
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.
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.
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".
The importance of Benchmarking
28th October 2022
Benchmarking provides critical insights into the performance of your strategy and team. Yet information leaders struggle to find reliable and consistent mechanisms to compare themselves to their peers.
Read about the challenges and benefits of addressing benchmarking, from Jinfo’s October Community session.
Three takeaways from the "Let's talk suppliers" Community session
11th October 2022
When it comes to supplier engagement, good preparation is vital, proving the adage “fail to prepare, prepare to fail”. Knowing your business, understanding the perception of value and broad market knowledge enables a productive dialogue supported by multiple scenarios for a negotiation.
September’s Community Session provided an opportunity to discuss the key preparations you need to successfully work with your supplier partners to deliver successful outcomes. Whilst we discussed a range of techniques and challenges, one thing was clear: you should always start these conversations with the end in mind.
Map your stakeholders
9th February 2022
Strategic stakeholder engagement is far more than "communicating with stakeholders". It requires that you understand your landscape of stakeholders, their current beliefs and attitudes, and their unique goals... and then devise a strategy for engaging with them to both influence and partner with them. The starting point for this process is a Stakeholder Map. The activity in this article guides you through this simple and powerful process.
View the recorded webinar "Stakeholder mapping", where we walk through the parts of this activity and provide more examples of how clients have used their Stakeholder Maps.
[New] Contribute to the news and current awareness survey 2023
Community session – Initial findings from the News and Current Awareness Survey
20th June 2023
"Vendor management template, news and current awareness survey, AI"
3rd May 2023
Check out our new vendor management template and contribute to our latest survey on the provision of news and current awareness services. Come along to our next Community session to discuss the impact of AI and get some great tips for managing up from our April session.Read on the Blog
- Vendor management template, news and current awareness survey, AI
3rd May 2023
- Contribute to the news and current awareness survey 2023
2nd May 2023
- More effective vendor negotiations
3rd April 2023
- Community session (TBD) (Community) 18th July 2023
- Initial findings from the News and Current Awareness Survey (Community) 20th June 2023
- Impact of artificial intelligence (Community) 23rd May 2023