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[ISN] The Scariest Company In Tech
By Rob Enderle
October 20, 2010
A rather controversial presentation came to light this week (it was done
back in 2001) from an Oracle market intelligence executive. It suggests
that Oracle has a CIA-like competitive intelligence unit that would be
the envy of some countries and sleeper agents in most of Oracleâs
competitors. While this last is troubling, particularly if you are an
Oracle competitor, this may explain how Oracle has been so effective at
anticipating competitor strategies, preventing executive departures, and
monitoring HPâs own board.
This presentation was apparently given at SCIP, an organization I used
to belong to myself, which is made up of active practitioners of
corporate intelligence. SCIP stands for Strategic and Corporate
Intelligence Professionals. It is a far more benign name than LIEP or
League of Industrial Espionage Practitioners. Alright, Iâm poking fun
here because SCIP has a massive focus on ethical behavior, but in
looking at the Oracle presentation, it is clear they are on the bleeding
edge of practices that SCIP thinks are appropriate.
Letâs look at why Oracle may be the scariest company in tech, at least
to its competitors.
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