Competitive Intelligence is a
too often, the competitive efforts of many companies are
Many businesses seek to develop better products and services
without knowing enough about their competition.
To truly hone your competitive edge, you need to constantly
ask one simple question: "What are they up to now?" And the
best way to get answers is through the practice of competitive
and ethical data gathering
In the information age, companies have a strategic imperative
to analyze every bit of data they can on what the competition
is doing at all times. Of course, "at all times" doesn't mean
"at any cost." Competitive intelligence is the process of
legally and ethically gathering data on competitors. And your
purpose isn't to undercut what they're doing but to anticipate
trends, compare best practices and target opportunities.
you need to track
Specifically, you need to stay apprised of your competitors'
product and service lines, financial standing, and market
position. You should also track whether the competition is
expanding or contracting. Mergers, acquisitions or strategic
alliances could mean you need to play defense, while closures
or bankruptcy may mean it's time to go on the offensive.
Before you dive into competitive intelligence, it's important
to establish a formal policy governing your efforts. Please
contact our firm for assistance. We can help you craft a
policy, in consultation with your attorney, that enables you
to gather the right information while minimizing the inherent
risks involved. Call us at
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