Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Competitive intelligence in support of state level or regional bus dev

According to the Cincinnati Business Courier, Ohio and Dayton area officials are surprised and disappointed by announcement in the past few hours of a major job loss to the state of Georgia...NCR is shutting down most of its operations in Dayton: See http://cincinnati.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/stories/2009/06/01/daily24.html?surround=lfn

It appears that there were mounting concerns about this coming about going back several years but still these officials are now surprised:

http://www.tradingmarkets.com/.site/news/Stock%20News/2357104/"Local concerns about NCR's shrinking Dayton presence have grown since 2006, when NCR's board allowed Nuti to continue living in New York, and December 2007, when the company announced plans to open executive offices in Manhattans World Trade Center. An expansion in Georgia announced last October only intensified concerns."

I have to wonder whether they really needed to be surprised. If it were a company worried about another competitor, good CI would likely have given early warning. Why not here in "competition" between states. All the same techniques, principles, practices apply.


Stan Dyck
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1 comment:

  1. Not only would they have been potentially forewarned of a possible move by NCR, but they could have a number of contingency plans in place in the event something like this would happen.