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Tools

Started Mar 23, 2011 0 Replies

I came here because one of our tools were being used by CI professionals (I got that from the job titles of their profile), Research Librarians and other researchers. I was curious to find what CI…Continue

Notes from SCIP10: Use of Social Media for CI

Started Jun 9, 2010 0 Replies

Notes from SCIP10: Use Social Media for CIWhy should you do social media:• Faster than print media• Insights• Cheap• Instant feedback• Your competitors are listening to social mediaYou can follow…Continue

Tools for CI Professionals

Started this discussion. Last reply by Vishwanath Machiraju Jun 8, 2010. 11 Replies

We have a few services built for tracking web, aggregating/filtering RSS feed and custom tools extracting information from text. Will these be of any use to CI Professionals? What do you currently…Continue

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Dorai Thodla replied to Scott Swigart's discussion Silicon Valley SCIP Chapter Launching - Inaugural Event
"Any blogs or notes from the event?"
May 3, 2012
Dorai Thodla might attend Rainer Michaeli's event
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Webinar: A scientific journal for the study of Competitive Intelligence at Webinar - GMT+1

April 7, 2011 from 1pm to 2pm
Expert Talk at the International Competitive Intelligence Conference - Live broadcast!Questions posed include: Why does the Competitive Intelligence Community need a dedicated, scientific Journal? How do we continue the process already started? Who is willing to get involved and to what extent? The last academic CI Journal, the Journal of Competitive Intelligence and Management (JCIM) was cancelled in 2008. Since then various attempts have been made to initiate a new journal. This expert talk…See More
Mar 25, 2011
Dorai Thodla posted a discussion

Tools

I came here because one of our tools were being used by CI professionals (I got that from the job titles of their profile), Research Librarians and other researchers. I was curious to find what CI professionals do and what tools they use. I have an intuitive feeling for some needs and read up some literature but I do not perform a CI function for any one.  When I looked at  it, I felt among many hats CI professionals wear - data collection and analysis seem to be two important components. It is…See More
Mar 23, 2011
Dorai Thodla commented on Arik Johnson's event 20100723 Intelligence Collaborative Teleconference
"Sure. Will do."
Jul 21, 2010
Dorai Thodla commented on Arik Johnson's event 20100723 Intelligence Collaborative Teleconference
"Sure. Will do. Do you want me to create a comments page on the wiki and post them there?"
Jul 20, 2010
Dorai Thodla commented on Arik Johnson's event 20100723 Intelligence Collaborative Teleconference
"Are there things we can do before the telecon to move the effort forward through email or using this network or the wiki itself?"
Jul 16, 2010
Dorai Thodla is attending Arik Johnson's event

20100723 Intelligence Collaborative Teleconference at Online & via Teleconference

July 23, 2010 from 9:30am to 10:30am
The next Intel Collab telecon will be held at 10:30 AM Eastern time on Friday July 23rd - please register here:https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/696693027We'll be discussing the next iteration of the intelligence wiki and looking at a Traction TeamPage server setup for testing. If you'd like a login, please let me know. All are welcome.See More
Jul 16, 2010
Dorai Thodla replied to Henrik Sköld's discussion Staying updated about analysis methods for CI?
"Henrik, Thanks for the reply. I thought I was answering the meta question " how do you make sure that you stay updated about the latest developments in analysis?" Apologize if that did not come through well in my reply. Dorai"
Jul 1, 2010
Dorai Thodla replied to Henrik Sköld's discussion Staying updated about analysis methods for CI?
"I am setting up a tool for tracking CI info. Will post a link here in a couple of weeks. It is based on a Freemium model (tracking one topic will be free). This is how it works. 1. You choose a topic 2. We look up the topic in dmoz (an open…"
Jun 30, 2010
Dorai Thodla is attending Arik Johnson's event

20100618 Intelligence Collaborative Teleconference at Online & Teleconference

June 18, 2010 from 9:30am to 10:30am
Topics include an update on the CI Wiki project and a few side notes from SLA in New Orleans. Kick off one hour of CI discussion at 10:30 eastern (listed as 9:30 here due to the Ning's home time zone being central).
Jun 18, 2010
Dorai Thodla posted a discussion

Notes from SCIP10: Use of Social Media for CI

Notes from SCIP10: Use Social Media for CIWhy should you do social media:• Faster than print media• Insights• Cheap• Instant feedback• Your competitors are listening to social mediaYou can follow selected people on LinkedIn and follow the same people on Twitter.You  may know all that. But it is nice to hear it from a CI professional in a big company. http://bit.ly/a7mn0oSo here are some questions to ponder:How do you track this river of news and sentiments…See More
Jun 9, 2010
Vishwanath Machiraju replied to Dorai Thodla's discussion Tools for CI Professionals
"Sure. Great. I rely heavily on RSS feeds and public domain research for necessary inputs. Would be wonderful if you could share the free service to get a glimpse of your expertise. I can be reached at vishwanath.mraju@gmail.com"
Jun 8, 2010
Vishwanath Machiraju replied to Dorai Thodla's discussion Tools for CI Professionals
"@Chris: Thanks for your note..I am a CI enthusiast however, unaware of the tools avbl for automation.(will be helpful if you could suggest a few) Currently, we are using a share point portal to feed in messages from sales managers. Also, we are…"
Jun 8, 2010
Dorai Thodla replied to Dorai Thodla's discussion Tools for CI Professionals
"Viswanath, Thanks for sharing that. We do use web pages and RSS feeds for extracting information and entities. When we have some thing that you can try, will send you a message. We are planning to provide a free service for some basic research of…"
Jun 8, 2010
Chris Hote replied to Dorai Thodla's discussion Tools for CI Professionals
"Many software solutions exist to partly automate some aspects of the intelligence workflows, more specifically, collation and analytics. What impede you using them?"
Jun 8, 2010
Vishwanath Machiraju replied to Dorai Thodla's discussion Tools for CI Professionals
"I hail from professional services marketing space where B2B channel gives very little scope for public domain transliteration. We rely heavily on sales managers inputs. RSS helps in case our competitors are listed companies and have placed…"
Jun 8, 2010

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Serial Entrepreneur. Founder of imorph inc, usa. iMorph builds tools for information intelligence.
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At 9:36am on March 27, 2010, Arik Johnson said…
Thanks for joining us Dorai - looking forward to your insights!

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