‘A decision made without information or knowledge is pure gambling’. So says Frank Ryan in Evaluating Information Services, Business Information Review, 27(2).
Frank’s expertise in the commercial information resources relevant for investment decisions in Eastern Europe and the countries of the former Soviet Union is second to none. However, in this article he distils the experience of purchasing information resources over many years to share the key aspects to probe before you buy. Share Frank’s advice on assessing value for money. And did you know that ‘feeding it to the lions’ is a hugely important precautionary step?