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Competitive Intelligence at Trade Shows - Planning and Preparation

Competitive Intelligence at Trade Shows – Planning and Preparation

March 17, 2013 |  by  |  No Comments

This is my second post on tips and tricks at trade shows. The key to taking advantage of the opportunities to gather intelligence —and minimize errors—is careful planning and thoughtful preparation. Because industry players – competitors, suppliers, customers, regulators, potential partners, gurus – are all gathered in one location, you can learn so…

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Tricks of the Trade Show

January 26, 2013 |  by  |  No Comments

“Knowledge has become the key economic resource and the dominant, if not the only, source of competitive advantage.” – Peter F. Drucker

Companies spend hundreds of thousands of dollars per year participating in industry conferences, trade shows, and seminars. While your company may be maximizing your sales efforts at these events,…

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Fiber Optic Buggy Whips?

August 6, 2012 |  by  |  No Comments

Over the past few months, I’ve developed market data for several network infrastructure projects. It’s made me wonder where all this is going.

The market for business broadband connectivity is very robust. In recent interviews I learned that network fiber and cabling equipment and services are a growing market despite the…

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RBSC Saves Client $200,000

September 29, 2011 |  by  |  No Comments

The approach I used was to develop a bottom-up market forecast for each of the twenty major device types aggregated into a data-driven forecast for the component’s total addressable market.

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Automotive Industry Trends, Part 2

May 8, 2010 |  by  |  No Comments

Electrification of the motor vehicle is an area of much increased R&D activity of late. The popularity of new powertrain technology will only grow. Market leaders will be those companies that have their fingers on the pulse of consumer trends and behavior.

 Strong consumer demand and the need for environmentally friendly…

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Automotive Industry Trends

April 26, 2010 |  by  |  No Comments

I’ve been following the automotive industry for several years. Recently it’s become clear to me that the growth of hybrids will drive demand for new technologies. At last week’s SCIP meeting in Milwaukee, I heard a great discussion that helped me get a better fix on some of these trends.
By 2015, the supply of…

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