Investigations/Due-Diligence

SMI’s Investigation & Research Division

Today, even a small business can be a multinational. Yet to operate globally without the associated resources can stretch any company too thin. That is why SMI inaugurated the Investigations and Research Division (IRD). Whether you are a large corporation looking for highly specialized business intelligence, or a medium sized business looking to expand your reach, SMI has the expertise to help magnify your impact. At the IRD we maintain an elite staff of Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), practitioners and academics to meet any need at a moment’s notice.

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At SMI we use a variety of professional information services, sophisticated web-based search engines, and proprietary knowledge mining tools to deliver the highest quality intellectual material. We conduct research in a variety of languages, subjects and a range of professional disciplines with a domestic or international scope. Our undertakings span political, military, commercial, financial, technical and scientific fields. We have investigated multinational relationships, organization movements across sovereign boundaries or geographic regions, activities of individuals or organizations, and developments in particular industries or business sectors.

Without data, you’re just another person with an opinion.

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Intellectual Property Protection/Counterfeiting Investigations

Unlike other virtual CSO programs, which may provide just one sub-contracted individual with a security background, SMI delivers a team of senior subject matter experts – in a range of security disciplines – that are on-call for your business 24/7. Imagine the benefits to your organization by utilizing the knowledge of 500+ years of combined security experience in the following fields:

Cell Phones
Cell Phones
Medical Devices
Medical Devices
Dummy websites and URL addresses
“Dummy” websites and URL addresses
SIM Cards
SIM Cards
DVDs/CDs
DVDs/CDs
Pharmaceuticals
Pharmaceuticals
Luxury goods (handbags, jewelry, watches, pens, etc.)
Luxury goods (handbags, jewelry, watches, pens, etc.)
Designer clothing and accessories
Designer clothing and accessories

Unlike corporate espionage, competitive intelligence is the legal and ethical means to keep track of your business competitors. At SMI, our highly-skilled research team is able to utilize public sources to gather data on our clients’ competition, as well as monitor their market environment. This data is then transferred, via analysis, into intelligence to assist our clients’ into making business decisions.

Running a company requires constant vigilance and dedication to the tasks at hand. SMI is here to keep an eye on the competition for our clients so their focus can safely remain on doing what they love.

How Our Consulting Process Works

Our consulting process begins with indetifying the problem with a client. Together we then define the scope of work for the project. We then go through a thorough process to provide deliverables for the client. This proprietary SMI consulting process is as follows:

Due-Diligence & Intelligence

Know who you are doing business with

Country Profiles

What to know when traveling or expanding in a new country

Industry Profiles

Know who the key players are before you invest or expand

Country Profiles

What material is available to the public about a company

Social Media Profiles

See how your image is depicted on social sites

Public Figure Profiles

What to know when traveling or expanding in a new country

Fraud Investigations

Know who the key players are before you invest or expand

Financial Investigations

Determine insider theft and embezzlement