Competitive Intelligence

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

June 2009 Blog Posts (5)

Competitive Intelligence: Check Your Sparkplugs (or 10 signs of impending failure)

I was eighteen years old, fiercely independent and ready to go to college. We were living in Wyoming at the time and the college was in Florida. The long road trip ahead of me was the first one that I had ever undertaken by myself. I would have to make all the preparations beforehand, all of the decisions along the way and, of course, I was responsible for how I performed in school.

But first my trusty VW Bug had to get me… Continue

Added by Tom Hawes on June 30, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Competitive Intelligence from a Capture Manager's viewpoint

After leading a major capture for 4 years I think I picked up a few pointers on the value of Competitive Intelligence and Competitive Analysis. Obviously, the links between developing win themes, ghosting strategies and a PTW approach are the major areas, but later when working a major proposal, I found that having good CI/CA on hand is extremely important. There is a NORAD/NORTHCOM saying "The time to exchange business cards is not at the start of a crisis". Well I would say the time to look… Continue

Added by Richard on June 25, 2009 at 7:24pm — No Comments

How to benchmark competitive and market intelligence software :Comprehensive guidelines (Free download)

Market intelligence solution: benchmarking the best intelligence software solution for your company


The Internet contains many valuable bits of intelligence offering a substantial competitive advantage for companies able to track them efficiently. For that reason, a plethora of vendors today offers intelligence solutions and it became cumbersome for companies to find the one that will better fit… Continue

Added by Christophe ASSELIN on June 12, 2009 at 8:46am — No Comments

CI news section now contains over 1,000 entries

On June 2, I entered in the 1000th entry of the “News” column on the main page of the website. This milestone presents an opportunity to review the purpose of this section – it brings discussions and comments covering all aspects of CI to the attention of as many individuals as possible. Also note that this section is open to everyone.

As the publishing world is diminishing, and people receive their news and information from internet sources, most of the entries for this… Continue

Added by Bonnie Hohhof on June 9, 2009 at 11:13am — No Comments

Competitive Intelligence, Government Acquisitions, and a Hallucinogenic Future

With the bankruptcy of General Motors, our economy has finally hopped over the plane’s wing into the Twilight Zone. Not that this event was surprising to anybody with a cursory interest in money or cars - GM bet its future on the world’s endless thirst for bloated Hummers and Yukons and left quality and disruptive innovation to Asian rivals, all while locked into being America’s largest private provider of healthcare and pensions. You can get six Jack Welches, ten Peter Druckers and those guys… Continue

Added by Eric Garland on June 5, 2009 at 10:05am — 4 Comments

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