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In this age of information explosion, traditional sources of intelligence gathering will just not be good enough. Competitive intelligence professionals need to find creative avenues to provide interesting and impactful insights that set them apart from their peers. Madhu Subramanian highlights creative free CI sources available online, including Google Trends and job boards.
Reviewer Libby Trudell introduces Comintelli and Knowledge XChanger, the company's flagship Competitive Intelligence product, plus its SaaS-based product, intelligence2day.
Start-up biotechs and small pharma companies may not be able to afford access to expensive resources for competitive intelligence. Yulia Aspinall examines how to provide an essential CI service on a low budget.
Avention is a B2B information service providing information about companies, executives and industries, and is the successor to the OneSource Business Browser and iSell products. Chris Porter muses on how the new Avention product shows one company riding the waves of ownership changes in the information market.
Mary Ellen Bercik highlights key articles from the recently launched FreePint Topic Series: Next-Generation Competitive Intelligence. Recent articles have focused on use of competitive intelligence techniques in the pharma and life sciences industry as well as future trends in CI and how the discipline is evolving to become increasingly strategic.
Yulia Aspinall explores the field of Competitive Intelligence as it relates to the pharmaceutical industry. She highlights key trends for CI professionals, paid and free sources, as well as identifying steps to best answer Key Intelligence Questions and to pinpoint Key Intelligence Topics.
A B2B information service, Avention offers data on companies, executives and industries and is the successor to the OneSource Business Browser and iSell products. The service is aimed in particular at sales and marketing professionals and researchers. Around 25 million companies are covered and...
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Author Chris Porter assesses how the Avention service presents itself in relation to other offerings and where it fits in the range of other company information services, from news-focused aggregators to financial market data specialists.
Marc Limacher takes a look at the importance of having a systematic competitive intelligence process in place, with a particular focus on companies in the biotech, life sciences and IT industries.
Marc Limacher explores the importance of a systematic Competitive Intelligence capability for the biotech and life sciences industry - in order to support future-oriented decisions, to out-think the competition, or allocate R&D resources appropriately. He also highlights how important CI is in the IT industry with its short product lifecycles. The need to adhere to a code of ethics and ways to ethically and legally collect CI data are also discussed.
The third part of Chris Porter's review looks at the searching, filtering and monitoring capabilities within Avention, the successor to the OneSource Business Browser and iSell products, looking in particular at four new technology capabilities which the vendor has announced.
Chris Porter looks at company, executive, news and industry content coverage in Avention, the B2B company information service which is the successor to the OneSource Business Browser and iSell products.
Sophie Alexander highlights key articles from the recently launched FreePint Topic Series: Next-Generation Competitive Intelligence. From data collection and analysis to communicating your insights, these insightful articles highlight practical tips and online tools to make you a more effective competitive intelligence professional, regardless of your industry.
Chris Porter looks at the new Avention product, a B2B information service providing information about companies, executives and industries which is the successor to the OneSource Business Browser and iSell products. The service is aimed in particular at sales and marketing professionals and researchers.
Competitive intelligence by its nature requires the presentation of new and complex ideas to audiences that are not necessarily predisposed to hear them. Wayne Jones explains how the latest visualisation tools and techniques can help your ideas get through to your audience.
Competitive intelligence professionals face an uphill battle communicating their insights to internal stakeholders and inspiring action. New tools and techniques for effective communication can help ensure that your message is heard and acted upon. Wayne Jones highlights some of the best new tools, including Perspective, Prezi and Tableau as well as highlighting new visualisation features in well-known tools such as Excel.
Knowledge.Works from Cipher Systems acts as a single information repository for all content related to competitive or business intelligence collection and analysis. It supports all phases of the intelligence cycle from data collection, aggregation, indexing, searching, analysis, reporting and collaboration. With much of its functionality updated since the last FreePint review in 2010, this product could help save an organisation time and money by automating the more time-consuming efforts of research analysts.
Knowledge.Works offers competitive and business intelligence professionals a single point of search across all data sources of their choice, allowing more time for analysis and dissemination. Sophie Alexander's review of the award-winning product from Cipher Systems looks at the new features as...
A reliable primary source network is an essential component of the competitive intelligence process but is all too often overlooked solely in favour of secondary sources. Sophie Alexander picks out some key points from Marc Limacher's subscription article where he reminds us that a company's employees often hold valuable information and shows why it's important for professionals to take the time to cultivate a give-and-take relationship with them.
In the final section of this review, Sophie Alexander looks at some of the reasons why a company might benefit from having Knowledge.Works for competitive intelligence, the costs involved as well as some of the alternatives on the market.
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