Competitive intelligence, also referred to as business intelligence is a traditional method and/or technique pertaining to acquiring as well as attaining information and facts regarding rival organizations and/or businesses. The easiest and effortless process is through conducted research on their websites in order to obtain and gather information, details and facts regarding human resources management and organizational strategies. This also includes future plans on what the organization may want to release. Through specific training and development methods and techniques, employees learn how to converse with source organizations regarding buying goods and/or services that rival organizations/businesses may plan on doing. Employees may even be potentially solicited into gaining inside details and facts regarding what competitor organizations/businesses may do in the future. These actions can potentially be very dangerous as it can be illegal/unethical. There are many ways, methods as well as techniques of scanning the work environment in addition to the workplace such as mirroring.