Benchmark Survey for Analytics Professionals
US-based competitive and market intelligence firm Aurora WDC is launching an ‘analytical fitness diagnostic survey’, to enable competitive intelligence, business analytics and market research professionals to compare their practices with one another annually.
Founded in 1995, Aurora WDC offers primary research, competitive and market analysis, and a network of third-party solution partners to intelligence teams and their clients worldwide. The firm’s new benchmarking study will provide participating companies with a scorecard of their capacity for intelligence performance in meeting the needs of internal clients.
The project will also produce generalized data sets and develop industry-weighted indices of ‘analytical fitness’ indicators. Participation is by invitation-only, and the study will commence on 10 August 2011.
CEO Derek Johnson comments: ‘The real skill of the modern intelligence officer is in adapting day-by-day and over time to the changing priorities of the executive clients they serve, and that kind of portfolio management cannot be done without a properly-researched and validated diagnostic instrument to help them align with those changing needs. Aurora is making it possible for any intelligence manager to do that confidentially with their peers on an annual basis.’
Web site: www.aurorawdc.com .