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Industry Intelligence's 'connected collaboration' solution helps companies manage market information, apply intelligence directly to bottom line

LOS ANGELES, July 9, 2009 (press release) – The ability to collaborate and share market information, as a strategic business tool, is a simple concept not often practiced by companies today.

According to Rami Ghandour, CEO of Industry Intelligence Inc. companies need to leverage the most important corporate asset they already own -- information -- to remain responsive to industry and economic challenges.

Information, market specific or not, explains Ghandour, is most valuable when it is shared and discussed among colleagues. The significance of his “connected collaboration” process is that when everyone in an organization knows what information is available, how to access that information, and how to use it, information quickly becomes a competitive advantage. As more people use information, the value of that information rapidly increases.

Connected collaboration, exemplified through Ghandour’s belief, helps companies manage their information more effectively. It quickly and easily addresses such concerns as 1) information overload, 2) data without context, and 3) the proverbial “black hole,” where information simply disappears.

His involvement with Fortune 100 clients to small and medium-sized organizations, and direct interaction with everyone from CEOs to manufacturing personnel, led to the concept of “connected collaboration” and the realization that different business stakeholders require different types of information.

Companies such as Georgia-Pacific, U.S. Steel, Bank of America, Boise Cascade, Weyerhaeuser, and others have embraced Ghandour’s “connected collaboration” solution to managing their market information and applied that intelligence directly to their bottom line. Presently, the CEOs of 84 publicly traded companies that use Ghandour’s proprietary formula generate a combined $126 billion in annual revenue.

Ghandour has drawn on more than 10 years of research and development as the founder of Industry Intelligence Inc. and Forestweb, leading independent providers of market intelligence, to transform how companies gather and manage information, internally and externally. In simple terms, his product application technology strips away the forest so the business user can see the trees, delivering only relevant and actionable intelligence.

To explore in more detail Ghandour’s vision of an effective solution to managing a company’s market information assets – a white paper presented in a Q&A format -- visit www.industryintel.com.

About Rami Ghandour

In 1999, Rami Ghandour founded Forestweb to deliver market intelligence in forest products, forestry, paper products and paperboard packaging sectors. In 2007, his patent for Network Resource Categorization and Tracking Apparatus was approved. This information-mapping tool is marketed as “connect-the-dots technology” and has since been applied to other vertical industries. In 2008, Ghandour launched Industry Intelligence Inc. to serve such markets as builders and developers, plastics and agribusiness.

Collectively, Industry Intelligence Inc and Forestweb have worked with more than 600 companies worldwide to deliver real-time market intelligence through a highly scalable and sophisticated business formula that integrates all business news, market data, analysis and opinion. The company’s patented information and technology business model can be applied across every business sector that expects information to be 100% relevant, collaborative and actionable.

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