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“Competitive Intelligence is a Mindset”

Student Shadow, Sarah Bratt, reflects on UNYSLA’s spring conference.

Janis Whritenor, Paychex, Inc.

At this year’s 2014 UNYSLA /SCIP conference, Janis Writenor proposed a fascinating paradigm shift in the way we think about the context of our business. There’s widespread agreement in the corporate world that the best approach to a business task requires a wealth of vetted information. However, this claim is belied by the recent rash of “Big Data” hype. So what now for librarians? What now for competitive intelligence professionals?

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“Business Darwinism: CI an essential adaptation for survival”

Sarah Bratt recounts parts of UNYSLA’s spring conference: “Not the CIA: Competitive Intelligence and Analysis in the Real World.” Sarah attended the conference as a student shadow and has since graduated from Syracuse University with a Master’s in Library and Information Science.

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UNYSLA Updates, Spring 2014

UNYSLA Updates, Spring 2014

Dear Upstate NY Chapter of SLA,

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Free Webinar: Billion-Dollar Surprises: How and Why Business War Games Pay Off

Thursday, April 3, 2014 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT

Register here: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/119670214

Business war games sound cool. That’s because they are. Business war games are not about war; they’re about learning. They put your knowledge of your business to better use and they lead to much better strategy decisions. In this thought-provoking webinar you will encounter case studies from real-life companies that used business war games to make tough, important decisions. You will learn:

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Buying and Selling Information: A Guide for Information Professionals and Salespeople to Build Mutual Success

Presented by: Mike Gruenberg

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT

Mike Gruenberg is the author of “Buying & Selling Information; A Guide for Information Professionals and Salespeople to Build Mutual Success” which is being published by Information Today and which will be available in March. The information contained in the book can dramatically change the way libraries buy information, negotiate more effectively with vendors and as a result save time and money for their organizations. The book deals with “real life” examples of how to work with library vendors and partners. For more information and to register click here: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/593984726

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Take Two: SLA Competitive Intelligence Division also presents…

WHAT’S THE BIG DEAL ABOUT BIG DATA?
Thursday, February 27, 2014 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST
Speaker: Peter Ozolin
The amount of data in our world has been exploding, and analyzing large data sets—so-called “Big Data”—has become a key basis of competition. Professionals in all sectors have to grapple with the implications of big data. The increasing volume and detail of information captured by enterprises, the rise of multimedia, social media, and the expansive Internet will continue to fuel exponential growth in data for the foreseeable future.
Join us  for an informative webinar regarding the use of big data, and how you can manage and leverage it to create a knowledge advantage now and in the future. Peter Ozolin, Founder and CEO of the legal industry’s leading listening platform, Manzama Inc., will be leading the discussion.
To find out more and register, click here: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/613338334

 

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Not the CIA: Competitive Intelligence and Analysis in the Real World

Join us March 28, 2014, at the Rakow Research Library, Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, NY, for a full day of presentations on competitive intelligence (CI) as it relates to businesses, law firms, and academia.

Visit our Events page for all the details and to register for this exciting event!

 

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SLA Competitive Intelligence Division presents…

APPLYING PETER DRUCKR’S PRINCIPLES TO THE FUTURE OF YOUR ORGANIZATION

Thursday, February 20, 2014 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST

Speaker: Bruce Rosenstein

Bruce Rosenstein will demonstrate how to apply the forward-focused principles of Peter Drucker, “the father of modern management,” to the success of your organization, now and in the future. Learn how to determine “the future that has already happened,” the disruptive trends and events that may have a major impact on your organization in the future.

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