Business Information Survey 2016

2016 survey places soft skills in the spotlight for twenty-first century business information professionals.

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Business Information Review has published its 26th annual Business Information Survey.

The survey found that commercial organisations want information professionals who can adapt to internal consultant style roles. The most valued attributes include forward thinking, horizon planning and strategic thinking. The survey also highlighted the value of interpersonal negotiation and networking skills, and data visualisation and packaging.

However, the value of 'core' information skills including taxonomy and classification, is declining.

Also highlighted by the survey was a desire for more personalised and focused services from information vendors in relation t their innovation, customer relationships, and pricing.

The 2016 Business Information Survey was published in the March issue of Business Information Review (Volume 33, Issue 1).