Hong Kong, Hong Kong (PressExposure) March 09, 2011 -- Global Intelligence Alliance (GIA), a global strategic market intelligence and advisory group, has officially launched a premium online knowledge resource and networking platform on intelligence best practices.
"The materials on GIA's Intelligence Best Practices Online represent a culmination of almost a decade's worth of research and advisory work by GIA with leading international companies on their market intelligence operations. For instance, we feature cases or videos from ABB, Cisco Systems, GE, IBM, P&G and Shell - just to name a few. We also plan to include excerpts from our upcoming book on Market Intelligence so that they are available to subscribers," said Mr. Markko Vaarnas, CEO at Global Intelligence Alliance.
"From our experience, knowledge sharing is especially needed in the area of market intelligence, as there are few specialist business schools dedicated to the topic and not that many peers inside your own company with whom to share best practices. We are happy to be able to facilitate that due to our broad view on all aspects of market intelligence; from research tools and strategic analysis techniques to creating high-impact intelligence programs in companies. We are very pleased that initial feedback has been very positive and we hope that this online platform will become the LinkedIn equivalent for market intelligence professionals!" Vaarnas continued.
Accessible through any browser, the subscription-based service is called Intelligence Best Practices Online and offers four main highlights. These are an expert exchange, GIA Conference materials, a Knowledgebase, as well as Intelligence Mentoring.
The Expert Exchange function allows users to network and share best practices with other market intelligence professionals. Subscribers can:
Share ideas with other market intelligence professionals in the discussion forum
Read contributions by GIA Experts and ask questions
Network with other subscribers from around the world
The GIA Conference function allows users to download exclusive presentations and videos from GIA's annual Conferences that are held in various cities around the world. These Conferences focus on strictly on delivering best-in-class educational programs. Subscribers can:
Download GIA Conference presentations featuring company cases and best practices in leading companies
Watch videos from keynote presentations and panel discussions.
Get access to summaries of key discussion points from GIA Conference roundtable
The Knowledgebase found on GIA's Intelligence Best Practices Online gives users access to a comprehensive and continuously updated library of GIA White Papers, Cases and Articles on Market Intelligence. Subscribers can also review past GIA Conference and GIA Webinar presentations and recordings.
Intelligence Mentoring allow users to join a unique online community and receive one-to-one mentoring by senior GIA advisors on how to set up world class intelligence projects.
Interested parties can subscribe through GIA's website. The basic price starts at 480 EUR for a six-month subscription and is discounted for group subscriptions.