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The Growing Value of Mobile-Friendly Intelligence

by Kari Walgran on October 11, 2018

With mobile-responsive content in high demand, the format of Targeted Intelligence is crucial to its success. Part 5 of 5 in a series.


Forward-thinking organizations must find ways to provide effective information solutions to users in the face of a rapidly changing information landscape, the proliferation of mobile devices, new patterns of information use and changing workplace behavior.

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Topics: targeted intelligence, Competitive Intelligence, content curation, mobile workforce

Defining the Audience for Your Curated Content

by Kari Walgran on October 4, 2018

Discovering the Target for Your Intelligence Adds Value to the Content Curation Process. Part 4 of 5 in a Series.


Before you can transform your curated content into targeted intelligence, you need to decide whom you want to target. Will your audience be everyone at your organization, or will you create content for a specific group, team, level, position or discipline? Alternatively, will you create targeted intelligence around a topic, subject area, product or market? 

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Topics: targeted intelligence, Competitive Intelligence, content curation

What Makes Content Engaging to a Business Audience?

by Kari Walgran on September 27, 2018

Practical Tactics to Ensure Your Intelligence Hits Its Target. Part 3 of 5 in a Series.


Information overload is a challenge for all organizations. Information users are inundated by an overwhelming volume of headlines, emails, tweets and other content. For any content curation plan to be successful, it must first cut through the background noise of unfiltered content. Targeted Intelligence is an approach to accomplish just that.

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Topics: targeted intelligence, Competitive Intelligence, content curation

6 Tips to Improve Content Curation and Delivery

by Kari Walgran on September 20, 2018

Strategies to Transform Online Content into a Valuable Intelligence Resource. Part 2 of 5 in a Series.

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Along with the growing volume and availability of information, an increasing reliance on data and analytics has raised the profile of information itself. Information management has become a crucial part of management in general, as data and information are now central to decision-making. Keeping up with the latest news, information and analysis on key topics can seem impossible, especially as organizations become geographically dispersed and more employees work remotely. For example, over 2 million articles are published every day - just on blogs. Targeted Intelligence offers solutions to these challenges, but implementing an intelligence plan may seem daunting.

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Topics: targeted intelligence, Competitive Intelligence, content curation

What is Targeted Intelligence?

by Kari Walgran on September 13, 2018

With Businesses Under Pressure to Deliver Timely Information, Targeting Intelligence is More Critical than Ever. Part 1 of 5 in a Series.


Every day, organizations must balance complex, competing demands: making sense of overwhelming volumes of information, investing in content and technology, using data and analytics to support business decisions and delivering critical information to users when and where they need it.

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Topics: targeted intelligence, Competitive Intelligence, content curation

Why "Augmented Intelligence" is Trending

by Phoebe Allen on July 6, 2018

What is Augmented Intelligence and why has it become a business buzzword?


2018 finds many sectors making a vernacular shift away from Artificial Intelligence (AI), but not merely to allay people’s growing trepidation surrounding the term. Humans remain necessary for AI to be effective. Unsupervised machine learning is still prohibitively complex and expensive, and supervised machine learning can only go so far. AI has other limitations; Natural Language Generation (NLG) technologies are not being employed to write novels or legislation, but rather to summarize complex data sets or churn-out rote descriptions for websites. At present, AI largely revolves around its capacity to assist human intelligence rather than replace it. As such, the spreading prevalence of the term “Augmented Intelligence” makes sense.

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Topics: augmented intelligence, Natural Language Processing, Natural Language Generation, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence

Intuition and the Limits of Natural Language Generation

by Phoebe Allen on June 8, 2018

Natural Language Generation lacks the insight that participation provides


Natural Language Generation (NLG) is a software process that converts complex systems (data) into text (prose) that is comprehensible to humans. NLG is a relatively new use for Artificial Intelligence (AI) that, since its advent, has helped accelerate operations across multiple sectors by quickly translating and summarizing datasets that would otherwise take thousands of working hours to interpret.

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Topics: augmented intelligence, Natural Language Processing, Natural Language Generation, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence

3 Things Executives Should Know About Data Breaches

by Leonard Hancock on October 3, 2017

When the next data breach occurs, executives who know the facts will have an advantage.


1) Data Breaches Will Continue to Escalate

After the Equifax data breach, companies now fear that the question is when, not if, their data will be compromised. U.S. companies and government agencies experienced a record 1,093 data breaches in 2016, a 40% increase from 2015. Moreover, this may be the tip of the iceberg; a significant portion of cybercrime goes unreported.

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Topics: Cybersecurity

Understanding Semantic Search

by Leonard Hancock on August 17, 2017

Semantic search technology creates challenges and opportunities for businesses retrieving, optimizing and publishing content.Fotolia_136877852_XS.jpg

In today’s world, businesses have come to expect immediate, relevant answers to their queries, whether on the Internet or searching in-house repositories of data. Receiving these answers provides competitive advantage, allowing companies to leverage information for actionable intelligence. The ability to manage and share relevant data can determine business success or failure.

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Topics: semantic search

Why CEOs Should Have a Blockchain Strategy

by Leonard Hancock on July 27, 2017

Oversight from senior executives can ensure blockchain benefits entire organizations.


A company’s executives can establish its culture as one of integrity. Often, what leadership needs to accomplish their vision is an atmosphere of trust: trust between employees and leadership; trust between the company and its customers; and trust that a company’s operations are proceeding securely – especially its financial operations.

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Topics: blockchain

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