Tactical, Operational & Strategic Analysis of Markets, Competitors & Industries
Examples of competitive intelligence failures and blind spots are cited to emphasize the importance and value of CI to an organization. A recent one is the failure of Blockbuster to see opportunity to take its business online – a blunder that cost it its very existence. In India one of the oft quoted example is that of HLL and Nirma in the 1980s. There are, of course, many others…
These companies did not have incompetent senior management. They were large companies with deep…Continue
Added by Varsha Chitale on March 30, 2012 at 5:13am — No Comments
I understand that competitive intelligence is important. But why are competitive intelligence needs always urgent? Most companies that approach us for intelligence want it in a tearing hurry.
That some kinds of tactical intelligence is often required immediately is understandable. Strategic intelligence, on the other hand is associated with long term decisions.....
When you need research to answer a particular problem, how do you decide whether you will use secondary or primary research? Or, what the mix of the two will be? Do you decide on the basis of the budget you have available? Do you decide based on what your team is good at? Do you decide on the basis of the time available to you?
To ensure you get value for money (VFM) on your research, you want high quality research, with a fast turnaround time (because time is money) and at…Continue
Added by Varsha Chitale on March 20, 2012 at 12:10pm — No Comments