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The Cipher Competitive Strategy Blog

Derek Heiss

Derek Heiss

Derek Heiss is the Director of Cipher’s Consulting Practice and is specialized in competitive intelligence and market strategy consulting. Cipher is a consulting and technology firm, based in Annapolis, with a 20+ year track record of delivering solutions to the Fortune 500 and Global 1,000.
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Recent Posts

The 3 Pillars of a Comprehensive Competitive Strategy: Monitoring and Communication

This blog is the third in our three part Competitive Strategy Series. This series is meant to help you understand the three key parts of your competitive strategy. You can compare the three ... Read More

4 Steps for Building Your Competitive Intelligence Function

What does it take to truly compete in today’s market? Read More

Turn Your Competitive Research into an Action Plan

Understanding and then reacting to a changing competitive landscape is required of any business, but not everyone gets it right. It is understandable that many leadership teams prioritize the ... Read More

Top Client Questions for 2020

“What are we focusing on and working towards with our clients as we head into 2020?”  Read More

5 Steps to Competitive Intelligence Success

A framework for internal competitive intelligence professionals to demonstrate and expand the value they deliver. Read More

The 5 Biggest Takeaways from Our Competitive Intelligence State of Play Report

We partnered with James Madison University to analyze the current trends in ... Read More

3 CI Techniques & Tactics to Outmaneuver Your Competitors in 2019

When a ship leaves port, there needs to be a destination mapped out, a voyage plan in place and contingencies to handle unforeseen obstacles along the way. As your company prepares to embark on a ... Read More

How to Develop an Agile Strategy to Match an Accelerated Industry

In every industry, it is necessary to create an agile strategy to the changing current of market trends, warnings and indicators. However, in certain industries, the pace of change is much ... Read More

Stay Ahead of the Pack by using Dynamic Strategic Planning

A ship at sea needs to be well maintained and ready for action. If the ship's internal radar picks up on an incoming threat, the crew needs to be able to spring into action to deliver the ship to ... Read More

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