I’ve been busy reading and writing lately, though not in this space.  The latest topic of my efforts is Competitive Intelligence, specifically in the law firm environment.

Color me surprised to see no relevant top hits when I searched Google Blogs for LexisNexis atVantage.  A search for Thomson Reuters Monitor Suite resulted in the first hit on the first page as relevant.  And a search for the newly released Bloomberg Law had a mixture of relevant results.

A specific search on the law Firm Competitive Intelligence Blog for each of these products resulted in a consistent zero.  Now I’m not sure, perhaps the philosophy behind this particular blog is that they don’t comment on the commercial offerings that are available to help automate the CI process.  If that’s the case, good for them.  If not, then a serious gap is present.

I neither use these tools nor care that the gap exists, I was just surprised by the gap itself.

Constance Ard October 15, 2009.