The rise of the digital economy has shifted the quest for competitive advantage amongst organisations towards an informational dimension where the ability to explore data, retrieve information, generate intelligence and construct knowledge determines the level of success of any given strategy. As a result, one's advantage is measured not by the amount of your assets, including information, but by the capacity to use those informational assets to make better informed decisions.
In this light the so called intelligence cycle gains momentum within organisations, private and public, no matter their mission and objetives. Even within the organisation itself this loop can and must be applied at all levels and to all kinds of business processes. However, the speed and volatility of data and information flows create new challenges that demand to be mastered, as is the ability to understand what and where data can be found and specially how to capture and structure that data as to become a meaningful tool with strategic impact. In other words how can organisations make a square out of a moving circle.
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