In the Information Age, knowledge is power. And reliable, accurate, timely information is an invaluable asset and a marketable commodity.
A company with “new information” has an advantage over its competition. That’s why competitors are increasingly trying to level the playing field by obtaining this vital data by any means. Care must be taken to obtain useful information by legal means and not to engage in illegal or unethical techniques that can cause damage a company’s reputation or subject it to criminal or civil penalties.
Useful intelligence on competitors can be obtained from the adept exploitation of open source material held by commercial and government sources. Knowledgeable sources can be located and interviewed, and patterns of information can be developed for further analysis. Collecting data in this manner is just part of the craft of competitive intelligence. Data must undergo analysis and testing to evolve into a product from which useful decisions can be made.
USSC, Inc. specializes in using investigative collection and analytical skills to create intelligence from which sound business decisions can be made. This expertise becomes critical for clients who are subject to takeover attempts. In these situations, USSC, Inc. can assist with expert investigations designed to determine the backgrounds, intentions and capabilities of those engaged in the transaction as part of an overall defensive strategy.