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This article from business consultant Stephen Shapiro's blog offers a useful matrix-based method to think strategically about your company and to allocate your time. It also guides the most valuable ways to spend your time, based on the matrix you create.
Evaluating your Web site against your competitors' can be a daunting but invaluable undertaking. In this article, an expert provides practical advice, an in-depth process, and--a real bonus--complete examples of competitive analysis reports.
Straight talk on why partnerships work or fall apart, this entry offers nine reasons with solid explanations. Did you know, for instance, that partnerships originating with two CEOs having coffee in an airport don't necessarily work very well? It's better if the idea bubbles up naturally from lower-level employees who recognize synergies because they've worked together well on joint projects.
Is your business data safe from outsiders? Fred Langa, Information Week, provides points to help prevent data theft, identity theft, and private information falling into the wrong hands. Included are links to the tools and resources outlined in the article.
Although somewhat out of date, this article provides a useful overview of the purpose and principles of competitive intelligence gathering as well as tips and techniques that still apply.
Complements are products or services that are consumed together or that enhance the consumption of one another, such as movies and popcorn. This in-depth article offers grounding in the theory of complementarity in business; practical examples, such as IBM and Linux; and questions to help you determine what role, if any, this approach can play in the growth of your company.
A market analysis helps to determine whether the marketplace needs a new product or service. This article outlines the process for developing a marketing plan and offers additional resources to help gather useful information.
Not all Web hosts are the same--far from it. Matching your host to your company is vital, and you have a lot of choices. Price, size, service offerings, type (there are four, at least), bandwidth, back-up processes, redundancy, and reputation are just a few. This article is part of a series on Web services.
Sooner or later, your company will confront a crisis that requires a public response. How much communications planning you've done can determine how well you handle that crisis and how well your company weathers it.
Tracking advertising results is not always possible, but these three strategies from the "Wizard of Ads" can help. A great copywriter does, too.
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