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Subject:Re: Documentation as a competiton analysis tool From:Ryan Pollack <ryan -at- clicksecurity -dot- com> To:Stuart Burnfield <slb -at- westnet -dot- com -dot- au> Date:Mon, 18 Mar 2013 09:59:20 -0500
Kind of in the reverse ... I have been instructed by executives to
password-protect online documentation so as to prevent access by
competitors before we are ready.
On Sun, Mar 17, 2013 at 8:19 PM, Stuart Burnfield <slb -at- westnet -dot- com -dot- au>wrote:
> Simon said:
> > I am very curious if any of you or your company is analysing
> > your competition's documentation for competition purpose?
> > If so, what items are you specifically looking at?
> Not now, but in the past I've checked competitors' manuals for terminology.
> - Is there an industry standard term for something we're having trouble
> - If a customer switches to our product, will they struggle to find our
> feature X because in the competitor's product it's called feature Y? (In
> this case I might add an entry to the index such as 'BLOCK, see select'.
> In theory you could check competitors' user manuals to see if their
> product ha s features yours doesn't, but it would probably be easier to go
> to their marketing material for that.
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