Other individuals or companies in the same or similar businesses
and who stand to gain from your loss or who can gain economic advantage by
taking advantage of you.
Complexity: Competitors are commonly percieved as an economic threat, but in
large businesses, they are often collaborators on some projects and
competitors on others. As a result, information technology is often used to
provide access for some purposes. It can be quite tempting to exploit this
access and these relationships in competitive areas.