Competitive Intelligence

Tactical, Operational & Strategic Analysis of Markets, Competitors & Industries

March 2012 Blog Posts (5)

Are you harming your company by giving your boss (only) what he wants?

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…


Added by Varsha Chitale on March 30, 2012 at 5:13am — No Comments

Competitive intelligence and confirmatory intelligence

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.....

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Added by Varsha Chitale on March 23, 2012 at 4:13am — 2 Comments

Hiring Outlook for Entry-Level Competitive Intelligence Analysts

Mercyhurst University, Department of Intelligence Studies, is conducting a survey related to the hiring of entry-level intelligence analysts in the competitive intelligence sector. This is part 3 of a 3 part report; the first and second parts of the report target the same information from the national security and law enforcement intelligence sectors, respectively. The purpose of the survey is to gather data on the expected hiring of entry-level intelligence analysts within the law…


Added by W.B. Berg on March 20, 2012 at 6:01pm — No Comments

Value-for-money comparison of research techniques

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…


Added by Varsha Chitale on March 20, 2012 at 12:10pm — No Comments

Products Research Center site updates Viktor Voksanaeva for March - April 2012

Products Research Center site updates Viktor Voksanaeva for March - April 2012

Dear Colleagues, I suggest read the informational materials that are available March 3, 2012 on the  site  of the Research Center Viktor Voksanaeva  . I hope that the material will be useful to all analysts. Sincerely, B. Voksanaev

Under the heading: Analytical materials on OSINT (English):

Bulletin of the Military…


Added by Viktor Voksanaev on March 5, 2012 at 3:30am — No Comments

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