Inderscience Publishers

Technology Intelligence practice in UK technology-based companies

Technological information has become an increasingly important advantage for technology-based companies facing shorter technology life cycles and a more globally competitive business environment. Companies have dedicated progressively more resources to the development of Technology Intelligence (TI) systems, realising that these are important assets for business success. Reviewing eight intelligence systems implemented by UK technology-based organisations, this work aims to test the theoretical model developed by Kerr et al. (2006) and to investigate how TI systems are implemented in practice. The characteristics, strengths and weaknesses of each system were reviewed using the theoretical model as an analysis template.

Keywords: technical intelligence, T-Intel, market intelligence, competitive intelligence, intelligence systems, intelligence processes, technology scanning, information sourcing, strategic planning, decision making, technology management, UK technology-based companies, United Kingdom, technological information

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