Hello Academic Ninjas: I am including Vernon Prior's updated list of terms used in CI since it seemed to me that this may be helpful in reducing some of the frustration we often have in speaking with students (or other interested stakeholders) about topics in our field. Vernon has been doing versions of this for years -- some of which have previously made it into SCIP publications, but with the recent loss of the JCIM, this may not occur on a regular basis in the present or future.
Is this helpful to anyone? What other items should we be bringing to this site that can be useful for educational or instructional purposes??
I am hoping this may be of help to our community, but would, as always, caution you that this is Vernon's work (this was acquired today from the web at www.adler-ls.com/documents/Intelligence%20Glossary%20
(US).doc) and any questions you have about the definitions you find herein should be directed to him.
This is a bio about Vernon FYI:
About Vernon Prior
Operating as Prior Knowledge, Vernon Prior is a leading practitioner in competitive intelligence (CI) and knowledge management (KM). Over the past 18 years he has presented training programmes in Australia, Brazil, Brunei, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and the United Arab Emirates.
Vernon has worked with Bond, Deakin, Monash, and RMIT Universities; the Singapore, Malaysian and Australian Institutes of Management, the College of International Business; the Institute for International Research; the International Quality and Productivity Centre; the CEO Institute; International Enterprise Singapore; the Australian Trade Commission; the Sarawak Economic Development Corporation; the ASEAN-EC Management Centre (Brunei); the Singapore Ministry of Defence; Etisalat Academy (Dubai); the Victorian Department of Industry, Technology and Resources, the Queensland Department of State Development & Innovation; and with many major companies (who prefer not to be identified).
A prolific author, his book, ‘Smart company: finding and managing business intelligence’ (published in 1991 but currently out of print), describes how to manage intelligence for competitive advantage. He wrote ‘Your guide to writing reports’, which was adopted by the Public Service, both Commonwealth and State, as well as by several Australian universities. Vernon also compiled two highly acclaimed directories: ‘Victorian Industry Support Organisations Register’ (VISOR) and the ‘Directory of Research in Victoria’ (DRiV). He has had more than 200 articles published internationally, in newspapers, journals, magazines, and on the Internet.
Vernon has a post-graduate Diploma in Librarianship and Information Science (DipLib), is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of the Arts, manufactures and commerce (FRSA), a Fellow of the Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals (FSCIP), and Founder of the Society of Knowledge and Competitive Intelligence Professionals Australia (SCIPAust).