To use business intelligence tools and techniques for competitive business research, you likely want to join forces with a competitive intelligence solution provider that offers web-based business content and at least some basic business intelligence software. Look around and you'll find web providers who offer business content from a variety of providers and publicly accessible databases to anyone who pays a monthly fee. Many of these providers also offer some access to business intelligence tools. It's advisable to look around to find a provider who will also offer XML downloads of specific content for transfer into your own computer system for further analysis.
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