What is Intelligence? There are several definitions. Here are a couple of them.
Intelligence is the ability to comprehend; to understand and profit from experience.
Intelligence is effectively perceiving, interpreting and responding to the environment.
I would suggest a slight modification to the first definition. Change "experience" to "information and experience".
- Represents the ability to perform novel tasks well or take order, well-established skills and use them to solve a new problem
- The part of intelligence which involves the use, as opposed to the acquisition, of information.
- A term for the Horn-Cattell theory of intellectual processing. Fluid intelligence is the ability to inter relationships and correlations; it is best measured by novel tests, particularly when adaptation and flexibility are involved. …
The first step is gathering intelligence. There are several ways to do this. Fuld & Company defines an Index for Internet Intelligence. In addition, they list a variety of sources to obtain the Information needed.
The next step is to tag, categorize and map the information. You can do this, using a variety of tools. You can use Google Bookmarks or del.icio.us to keep track of web resources and tag them. You can use a variety of mind mapping tools to map the relationships between different items of information.
The final step is to correlate the information and derive the intelligence you need. The best tool for this is the human mind.
Once you have identified your sources of information, mapped the relationships obtained the intelligence you need, you can use simple tools to keep track of the information. The speed with which information changes and the type of changes may provide additional clues. This in turn may provide additional intelligence.