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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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Fun times at the Rakow Research Library!

Fun times at the Rakow Research Library!

UNYSLA wants to thank the Rakow Research Library for the awesome tour the day before our spring conference. It was neat to see all the books, slides, dvd’s, drawings, etc. related to the art and history of glass making. Super cool!

Artwork at Rakow Library

Admiring the Artwork at Rakow Library

Library staff and attendees acting goofy after an informative tour of the library.

Library staff and attendees acting goofy after an informative tour of the library.

 

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Save the Date!

Save the Date!

Save the Date for Not the CIA: Competitive Intelligence and Analysis in the Real World!

Date: Friday, 28 March
Location: Corning Museum of Glass

UNYSLA’s spring conference is fast approaching and this year it will be co-presented with the Western New York chapter of SCIP.

Please plan on joining us for a full day of presentations on competitive intelligence (CI) as it relates to

  • consulting

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