Primary Data Collection (HUMINT)

Primary Data Collection (HUMINT)

Think twice if you believe all valuable information is available in digital form.

In the age of web scraping and Big Data, we tend to forget where the real gems are located. Although Open source information (OSINT) is considerably important to the intelligence collection process, Humans have, time and again, proven to be invaluable in providing quality mission critical information.

Primary data collection (HUMINT) is done by everyone on a daily basis. The value comes however through a directed, structured and timed approach to this method of intelligence collection. Well conducted, it will provide you with unparalleled competitive intelligence. Done sloppily, it will put you into trouble. At Unex, we provide 4 benefits to your organization when it comes to HUMINT operations:

  • Exposure reduction
  • Broader network of informants
  • Know-how in human elicitation collection techniques
  • Enhanced analytics capabilities to cross-reference HUMINT collection


Inspired partly by the Japanese Keiretsu, UNEX is a Canadian Competitive Intelligence (CI) and Development Firm (IDF). With a full range of intelligence¹, analytics and business development services to facilitate its clients network globally, UNEX is here to assist you in maximizing your commercial options both at a strategic and tactical levels. Whatever market you chose to compete on, we are here to provide a full commercial arsenal at your disposal to maximize your competitive advantage.

From the executive room to the trenches

Our services are designed to assist both strategy and operations. Our strategic services are geared to serve decision makers at the board or executive room while our tactical services are specifically tailored for marketing, sales and business development functions.