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The Cipher Competitive Strategy Blog

5 Stages of CI Maturity: Competitive Intelligence Information Gathering [Stage 2]

Competitive Intelligence efforts require organization and a clear process to ensure useful and accurate results. In our 5 stages of CI series we will be expanding on each stage of a CI workflow to ... Read More

5 Stages of CI Maturity: Creating a Competitive Intelligence Plan [Stage 1]

Competitive intelligence and data management require organization and a clear process to ensure useful and accurate results. In our 5 stages of CI series we will be expanding on each stage of a CI ... Read More

What Do You Do When Competitor Information is Private?

When you have high ethical standards, gaining competitor information and creating thorough analyses can be an increased challenge. There are several ways to approach the problem, and several clear ... Read More

Solving One of Your Biggest Market Intelligence Challenges

Have you ever noticed how big gaps create shrinking spaces? Read More

How Does Competitive Intelligence Technology Help Your CI Team?

More and more technology is moving into our daily lives. We use technology like Amazon’s Alexa or Google’s Assistant to order take out or schedule events. We have a Roomba clean our floors ... Read More

How Should You React to Unexpected Competitor Developments?

Whether your competitor rolled out a new product that has you reeling, or  Read More

How to Improve CI/MI the Easy Way

While competitive intelligence is important to remain ahead of the curve and keep your company out of hot water, it can often feel like a burden of a task. You need the right resources to make it ... Read More

Centralize CI To Increase Effectiveness

There are generally three models to organize a competitive intelligence function: Centralized model: In centralized CI units, actions such as the collection, interpretation, analysis ... Read More

Today's Competitive Intelligence Function is Collaborative

Traditional Competitive Intelligence The traditional methods of competitive intelligence (CI) in the 70s, 80s and 90s involved designating an inside ... Read More

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