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Words with Herbs - Dwaine Smith

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Dwaine Smith

How did you get to gap?

I was lucky enough to be born and raised in beautiful San Diego. After deciding I needed to finish school and join the “Adult World,” I tried my hand at several jobs that piqued my interest. I was a special education/statistics teacher at High Tech High Chula Vista. After my time in ...

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Passion for Clients + Passion for Data = Interactive Tools on gapintelligence.com

If it wasn't blatantly obvious already, gap intelligence radiates passion. We are a company that is values-led, which means that we are passionate about each other, we are passionate about our community, and we are passionate about our clients. 

We're also passionate about data. When we combine our passion for data with our passion ...

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gapU's February Fitbit Challenge

It was announced at our annual Kickoff meeting in January that gap intelligence had generously purchased Fitbits for the entire office. Yes, we were all to receive a beautiful new Fitbit with the added incentive of a 'friendly' competition amongst the team. To the employee who 'stepped it up' more than any other, goes the ...

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7 Habits of Highly Successful gap intelligence Clients

I know… Another blog about the habits of highly successful people. A quick google search will result in hundreds of “habits of highly successful___” pieces focusing on the life/work/morning/weekend/etc. habits of highly successful people/students/professionals/leaders/etc. The fact is, publishing lists of over-simplified ...

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Burn the Ships

Over many thousands of generations, we humans have evolved a powerful survival technique: the knack to make plans for failure and then come up with strategies and euphemisms that turn these undesired scenarios into smart ideas. We call these “contingency plans,” “just-in-case plans,” or just, “plan B.” Plan ...

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5 Things to Consider When Purchasing Major Appliances

As a member of the home appliance team at gap I am often asked by friends and family about which appliance they should purchase. While we definitely have more pricing and promotion data than most people could ever hope for, there are plenty of other factors to keep in mind when selecting a major appliance.

Start with budget

The best place to ...

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Content is King Only When You’ve Aced the Delivery

All About that Data

For those that don’t know gap intelligence, we provide our clients with insights and details on placements, prices, and promotions for every product found at every major retailer, every week. This data is critical in helping our clients keep track of their competitor’s activities, but it is also a huge amount of ...

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gap intelligence is cool, just like Yellowstone

It’s vacation season! Hopefully you all have enjoyed some well deserved rest and relaxation this summer. I for one spent the 100 year anniversary of the National Park System at our nation’s oldest park — Yellowstone National Park. It had been more than 20 years since I had last visited Yellowstone, and I had almost forgotten ...

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A gapCon Like No Other

gap intelligence recently celebrated our sixth annual gapCon on July 15. Similar to previous years, the planning committee examined what the company’s needs were, with the ultimate goal of deciding what was most important for gappers to gain from the event. This year, we decided that a theme of unity would be ideal in an effort to bring ...

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Runnin’ Down a Dream (gap’s 2018 Company Vision)

Vision and strategy can be tough concepts to wrap your head around.  It’s even tougher to create, hone, articulate, test, validate, communicate, motivate, execute, and ultimately realize your vision.  Nonetheless, any organization without one is like a journey without a destination.  You might get somewhere, but it ...

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Ink Replaced with Coffee?

Well not quite, but in the arena of public opinion and criticism, the comments around ink supplies regarding their environmental impact has definitely been replaced with the story of the Keurig coffee K-cups.  Keurig has gained immense popularity over the last several years since its introduction in 1996 among consumers, businesses, and ...

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3rd Annual Drives for Rides Golf Tournament is in Full Swing

The 3rd Annual Drives for Rides Charity Golf Tournament to benefit the Emilio Nares Foundation (ENF) hosted by gap intelligence takes places on Friday, May 1, 2015 at the Riverwalk Golf Course. As a values-led company, gap intelligence believes in giving back to the community. We are passionate about ourselves, our clients, and our local ...

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Vendors Target On-the-Go Professionals with Mobile Inkjet SFPs

As a declining number of users are printing at home, inkjet manufacturers are working to grow sales of inkjet devices by focusing their efforts on other new segments. While inkjet manufacturers have found an opportunity for growth in the business inkjet AiO segment, vendors are also focusing on the mobile inkjet SFP market to target on-the-go ...
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Making a Difference One Trail at a Time

Purpose. Everyone thinks about what their purpose is whether for themselves or for their business.

I just read Roy Spence’s book It’s Not What You Sell, It’s What You Stand For and why businesses should be driven by purpose. When that purpose is strongly believed by the leader of a business and believed and supported by employees that purpose is ...
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The Power of Why: Values-led & Navigating Families

gap intelligence is a values-led company, but what does that mean? By being a values-led company, it means that we care. We care about our clients and the research that we provide them, which makes us an industry leader in market intelligence. We care deeply about each other and have built a culture-comes-first work environment that cherishes ...
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Vendors Find Growth Opportunity in A4 Business Inkjet AiOs

Amid market disruption and a continued decline in home printing, inkjet vendors are working hard to change business customers’ perceptions and increase demand for business inkjets. In the SOHO market, customers have historically associated inkjet AiOs with home and photo printing, as well high costs and slow speeds. On the other hand, these ...
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second annual Drives for Rides golf tournament!!

Drives for Rides2

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gap intelligence is a values-led company. We care. We care about our clients, about each other, and about our community. Our Time, Talent, and Treasure committee (3Ts) is driven to inspire community impact through charitable opportunities. On May 2, 2014, we will be hosting the second annual Drives for Rides golf tournament to ...
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The Sports Gap

Hello!! My name is Lisa and I'm one of the newest additions to gap intelligence. I've been with the company for almost a month and am part of the consumables group; tracking data for paper, ink and toner products. It's been quite inspiring as I learn the ins and outs of these intricate items that I now view in a whole new light. I’m very happy ...
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NFC Gains Support in Inkjet Industry

It’s no secret that mobile device usage is directly impacting the inkjet industry. Vendors are looking for new ways to differentiate their inkjet AiOs with added connectivity capabilities to complement a growing market for smartphones and tablets. Vendors are also adjusting to a shift in content consumption and productivity from PCs to mobile. ...
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Oh the places he’ll go…

Herbie is neither big nor tall.

Actually he is quite small.

He loves to travel and as you’ll see,

He’s been to more places than you or me.

From coast to coast and sea to sea,

Herbie’s like Waldo; you’ll never know where he’ll be.

He’s traveled to Uzbekistan, chilled in New York’s Central Park, and

he’s even taken pictures in Alaska’s Glacier Bay ...
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Gappy to be Here!

Hey everyone!

My name’s Valerie, but just about everyone calls me Val.I started working at gap intelligence in September 2012 and I’m super excited to be here!

To my surprise, I’m one of the few gappers that is actually from San Diego.I graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in ...
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Race for Moms

In California alone, more than 21,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year, and about 192,000 new cases of breast cancer were diagnosed in the U.S. last year.







The best part is, this is just one of hundreds of races. The event in Sacramento is but a blip on the radar – there’s a race in nearly every major city in the U.S. plus at ...
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Health Insurance Up 58%

Almost one year ago today I wrote a blog piece about gap intelligence’s new experiment on health insurance. gap intelligence, like millions of other small companies across the country, kept a very close eye on expenses as the global economy came to a grinding halt.


Health insurance was one of our biggest expenses and we were challenged to find ...
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No Eclipse for Gap DataCenter




Gap Intelligence fans should fear not. This century's longest total solar eclipse has come to a close and the sun is still shining here in San Diego. In fact, recent stats from Pingdom show that the





















has run this year at 99.99% uptime. Wow. That’s a lot of sunshine!



Call it divine intervention, call it astrophysics, call it a handshake-deal ...

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Nom nom nom

I’ve always loved baking, but since I bought my first cupcake cookbook on Amazon about two years ago I’ve been kind of cupcake-crazy. Around that time I had just moved to Colorado for school. I found myself living in a dorm (then onto an apartment) with a poor excuse for a kitchen. I was baking-starved.



Now that I’ve moved back to San Diego, ...

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But Tonight I?m Downtown?(again)



gap intelligence?s first headquarters was actually a donated cubicle from


, a friend?s company that had extra warehouse space (and original headquarters) in the East Village of downtown San Diego.




The office on 365 15th Street was a perfect start for the business ? the ...

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