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50 Competitive Intelligence analysis techniques

50 Competitive Intelligence analysis techniques | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it

Analysis is often where the ball drops as far as competitive intelligence analysts are concerned. Yet this is the only way the team can truly extract insights from the data and the intelligence gathered, and have a chance to play a role in the company’s strategic planning process.


You will find below 50 analysis techniques you should master. This is not a complete list, and it should be adapted depending on the strategic needs of your company, as well as the nature of your business.


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Just in case you don't have this list 

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Emeric Nectoux's curator insight, May 9, 1:31 AM

A fantastic library of analysis technics, including links and insights. 


A must read and bookmark!

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High-performance architecture: Key to enterprise transformation

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Today's complex business process management (BPM) initiatives often rely on integration with enterprise architecture (EA). Find resources on BPM, architecture and integration topics.

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Emeric Nectoux's curator insight, February 2, 12:35 AM

The key to achieving integration, mobility and high performance: Understanding your user requirements and building a flexible, scalable architecture to meet them, says Adam Bari, managing director of IPM, an IT consulting firm. “If you don’t provide that architecture in your enterprise, users will take out their credit cards and buy it from someone else, regardless of security mandates,” he warns.



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Separation of Concerns

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The most important principle in Software Engineering is the Separation of Concerns (SoC): The idea that a software system must be decomposed into parts that overlap in functionality as little as po...

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In addition to be one of the most important principle in design, the "Separation of concerns" principle can be applied to many others areas such as: processesmecanichal systems, even the design of social systems such as companies' organizations...


The most important idea (when it comes to SoC) is thatanyone who is designing a system must make sure to not mix different dimensions, concepts together while designing the system. e.g. process and organization are 2 different concepts. If you start to mix both, blurring the frontier between both, you expose yourself to inconsistencies and high risks of generating problems in a short/mid-term future.

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Emeric Nectoux's curator insight, January 23, 4:19 PM

In addition to be one of the most important principle in design, the "Separation of concerns" principle can be applied to many others areas such as: processes, mecanichal systems, even the design of social systems such as companies' organizations...


The most important idea (when it comes to SoC) is that anyone who is designing a system must make sure to not mix different dimensions, concepts together while designing the system. e.g. process and organization are 2 different concepts. If you start to mix both, blurring the frontier between both, you expose yourself to inconsistencies and high risks of generating problems in a short/mid-term future.

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5 Enterprise Architecture Myths Busted — CIO Dashboard

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“Enterprise architecture often fails to reach its potential because so much emphasis is put on “EA” itself and not on its outcomes.”


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Emeric Nectoux's curator insight, February 16, 5:38 AM
Fundamentals that each and every CIO and IT manager should read. To not say know by hearth!!
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State of the CIO Survey Results - CIO.com

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What does 2014 hold for CIOs? According to our research results, CIOs expect to continue to control the IT budget, see shadow IT as a looming concern are closely aligned with other business executives.


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Emeric Nectoux's curator insight, January 29, 1:29 AM

Highlights on the State of the CIO Survey Results:


Top 5 Technology InitiativesCritical or High Priority

  • Improve the use of data and analytics to improve business decisions and outcomes 72%
  • Identify new ways IT can better support business/marketing objectives 66%
  • Improve IT project delivery performance 56%
  • Develop new skills to better support emerging technologies and business innovation 52%
  • Reorganize or retrain IT to better align with business outcomes and drive innovation 50%

For the complete report: Download the 2014 State of the CIO Survey results (PDF)