Competitive Intelligence

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May 2008 Blog Posts (5)

Benchmarking with the World-Class Competitive Intelligence Model!

Do the managers that fund your competitive intelligence (CI) function ask how your company’s CI function stacks up against world class standards? Providing fact-based evidence of how your CI function compares to world-class standards has several benefits. First, you can evaluate your CI function across nine (9) dimensions that define world class standards. Second, you can isolate aspects within each dimension that can be targeted for improvement. Finally, you can develop an action plan to… Continue

Added by Alessandro Comai on May 21, 2008 at 7:06am — 4 Comments

Sad News

I just received an email this morning informing me that Cormac Ryan passed away last Friday after a battle with cancer. Cormac was a long time, active member of SCIP and I had the opportunity to speak with him several times during various events at SCIP, including SCIP08 and the 2007 European Summit in Bad Nauheim. I always enjoyed speaking with him.

A memorial service will be held this Saturday, May 17, 2008 at Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church in Dallas, Texas.

Added by jon lowder on May 14, 2008 at 9:03am — No Comments

Machines of the future. Kill Sarah Conner or kill your job?

Some scary reading from NYU interactive telecommunications Professor, Clay Shirky, who was interviewed on io9 a couple of weeks ago on the subject of his new book, “Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing without Organizations”.

The premise (and I’ll preface that I am no scholar of social web evolution) is that… Continue

Added by Dan McHugh on May 12, 2008 at 9:55pm — No Comments

Peak Email

My one-time partner in crime and fellow Oracle Collaboration Suite lover, Matthew Moore, has summarized 20 or so years of communications development in the IT industry and posted it for all to share.

I’m biased, but Matt’s bang on the money with this one. Email definitely needs to know it’s place in the whole communications scheme of things. It’s just one… Continue

Added by Dan McHugh on May 12, 2008 at 9:51pm — No Comments

Josh Bernoff on "Should you talk about your competitors?"

Josh Bernoff, a VP at Analyst firm Forrester, recently covered the topic of “Should you talk about your competitors”? You can read his post here at Forrester’s Groundswell site.

The comments covered range from the fully endorsing to the firmly against. Obviously, you never want to give your competitors a free run. This is even more the case… Continue

Added by Dan McHugh on May 12, 2008 at 9:45pm — No Comments

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