...your port in the storm.
just about every book that includes anything on the subject differs, I
am using one of the most generic, most established definitions.
Secondary Information is that information that one can get quickly,
easily, cheaply and through obvious means. ....It would include
newspaper articles, TV news, a library review, and Google searches.
It can absolutely be the best investment that
a company can make, it requires mostly the assets that are already in
place and a modicum of imagination. With it, you can answer
more) of a companies questions using just 10% of the intel
budget. [Yep, you're company has an intel budget - whether you
realize it or not.]
It is the natural, obvious first stop for small to midsized businesses
that need to know what's going on, but don't have the budget for a full
blown intel initiative. It's a necessity for the large companies
who have to balance and confirm any other sources that they may have
Secondary Information is the handiest way to develop a database on
general subjects ...like a city, or a company's strategic history, or a
CEO's comments on different items. In point of fact, in order to
understand new intelligence questions and develop solution approaches
one needs to have a broad understanding of business, industry,
government , and business sectors.
I've been in the intel business for over 15 years, and Secondary
Information is always the first objective on the first dive of every
...drop in on this page every now and then, it will be expanded as time