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The Cipher Competitive Strategy Blog

Fred Hoffman, D.Sc.

Fred Hoffman, D.Sc.

Following a 30-year career as an intelligence collector and information operations practitioner in the US Army and multiple civilian intelligence organizations, Fred now draws upon his broad experience in worldwide intelligence collection, information operations, corporate personnel and intellectual property protection to support both government and commercial clients.
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Recent Posts

Make Better Decisions with an Integrated Intelligence Model

The following is an excerpt from the article: The A2E Integrated Intelligence Model: Integrating Five Types of Intelligence to Improve Organizational Performance. Authored by Chaojie Wang, ... Read More

Market Trend Monitoring: How to Avoid Competitor Surprises

The ability for a company to stand the test of time relies on their agility. Large cultural and technological changes are occurring faster now than ever before in history. Developers alter the ... Read More

How To Use Primary Resources for Competitor Research

In the world of competitive intelligence, nothing cuts straight to the source quite like primary competitor research. By gathering information directly from individuals in the know, such as ... Read More

The Complete Guide to Competitive Intelligence

You can't keep your ship on course if you don't have a clear view of the ocean. Read More

Business Intelligence, Competitive Intelligence, Knowledge Management: What's the Difference?

The Information Age has spurred a whole new set of challenges for businesses. With competitor and industry data accessible at the click of a button, companies are now suffering ... Read More

Connect the Dots of Your Competitive Market Landscape

Multiple competitor reports can paint disparate pictures that don't give insight into the full mural of where your market is headed and what next steps would be most beneficial to your ... Read More

Understanding Knowledge Management to Gain a Competitive Advantage

To maximize your competitive edge, your company needs a firm understanding of the core differentiators that separate you from competitors. Read More

5 Stages of CI Maturity: Competitive Intelligence Production and Dissemination [Stage 5]

In this the final stage of our series: The Five Stages of CI Maturity we will talk about how to best produce and present your CI ... Read More

5 Stages of CI Maturity: Information Analysis [Stage 4]

In Stage 4 of the 5 Stages of CI Maturity, we will talk about the information analysis process as the backbone and pivot point ... Read More

Smarter, Faster Decisions With Intelligence Software

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