Posts Tagged ‘competitive_intelligence’

Company Intelligence (Part 2 of 2)

November 4, 2007

Alright, here are some of my bookmarked sites I use to find out rumors and ramblings within companies:

(in no particular order)

http://www.wurkpal.com

http://overhear.us

http://www.jobvent.com

http://criticat.com

http://valleywag.com

http://www.socialmoth.com

http://www.bossbitching.com

http://www.anonymousemployee.com

http://www.internalmemos.com

Ok, I know some of us in the past have used f***edcompany.com before and we all saw stuff going on and enjoyed reading about some of the going-ons and potential happenings, but that site went away so I’ve been using some of the above to find out more when I’m researching into companies. Also to note, I believe the job boards can be a great way to find out more by checking sites like indeed, jobster, simplyhired. Knowing whats going on in their market or knowing about their company culture to what they are trying to hire can give you the competitive advantage when reaching out/recruiting/doing ci. A couple other tools to wrap up this company intelligence post is to use google alerts and google trends as these tools can be very, very helpful also.

Until next time…All The Best!!!

-Dan

Personal Disclaimer: These expressed views/opinions/comments are of my own and not of VeriSign.

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Company Intelligence (Part 1 of 2)

October 21, 2007

Here is a great informational website that I find can help you research information on companies, technology, people and more:

www.competitivereviews.com/library.html

Explore some of the links as they may give you more insight into targeting of company, technologies, people, or even the direction that a company might be focusing on through reading articles and reports.

My next post I will include links of websites that cover company internal rumors and employee insights & perspectives  into what is going on within their respective companies.

Until next Time…Take Care and truly wishing all my readers the very best in everything you accomplish and do!!!!!

-Dan Harris

650.426.5475

dharris {at} verisign -dot-com

http://www.linkedin.com/in/dandharris

Having the inside track

October 8, 2007

www.linksv.com
I like this linksv site just as much as hoovers as it gives good stuff on Silicon Valley based companies. Type in Symantec (one of our competitors, for example) and you can see its partners, customers, investors, even companies its acquired!! Additionally, you can see rounds of financing, its mgmt, its financials, its news/press releases and more. It even has a link to find people within the company on linkedin (http://www.linkedin.com) ,on jigsaw (www.jigsaw.com), and check out the visual groupscope map. I’ve liked this site since its been in beta way back in early 2005. I think its very cool- check it out!

Speaking of checking things out in beta….A quick extra bonus I would like to share on getting beta invites to those new web 2.0 startup websites (from search engines to those cool new social networking sites? One of my secrets has been using inviteshare (www.inviteshare.com)

Until Next Time…Wishing all my readers the very best in everything you accomplish and do!!!!!

-Dan

650.426.5475

dharris at verisign dot com

Bookmark this for Competitive Intelligence to Company Targeting & Researching

September 25, 2007

www.spyfu.com

Classify this under Competitive Intelligence and Company Targeting & Research.

I like the easy layout and particularly the subdomains listed.¬† Other experienced Sourcers will know what to do (or should I say we can do) with this information…

Type in your public company….and see what results you get!

Already midnight and I was able to only spent 5 minutes playing Halo 3 with my roommate.¬† I’m tired and wish everyone a Good Night!

All The BEST!!!

-Dan