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Best Resources for Information Industry
Excellent resource on elements of the Internet Economy & Information technology.
Includes numerous tables, charts and brief articles
News, research, analysis, and events about technology markets and industries, with focus on technology workers, vendors, and investors.
Includes Hype Cycle Reports for social media and other developing technologies.
Please note that not all Gartner content is included in this subscription.
Research reports provide excellent coverage of consumer demographics, consumer goods and services.
Additional reports cover the U.S. and European marketplaces
Reports combines data and analysis of the competitive landscape, market-share analysis consumer profiles, and demographic issues
Includes ready-made statistical charts, graphs and tables on marketing, demographics, communication, technology, politics, health, leisure and public opinion polls
Other Recommended Industry Resources
Faulkner's Advisory for IT Studies (FAITS)
Includes some general reports on technology and information industry (as well as company briefs on the leading players in that space)
Useful for tracking technology advancements and trends, strategic planning, competitive analysis, market awareness, implementation support and product and vendor evaluation
Reports on ebusiness and Internet strategies, wireless communications, application development, IT asset management and related fields
Industry, demographic, consumer and economic data with forecasts for numerous countries and consumer brands worldwide
Full-text market analysis reports and Euromonitor International market data for hundreds of products in nearly 50 countries
Some good material on technology adoption as it relates to individual industry segments, primarily with consumer goods
IBISWorld Industry Reports
Great coverage of industries in the United States, China and globally.
You may search for keywords or company names, which help track down relevant reports.
Industry iExpert Summaries (for the United States) help identify smaller segments of the US economy.
Full-text international market research reports, with coverage back to 1994
Includes topics like business services, consumer goods, food and beverages, life sciences, demographics, heavy industry and technology/media
Many reports will touch upon information industry and techonolgy adoption as it relates to individual industry segments
Hints for Finding Industry Information
Remember that not all industry segments receive individual reports.
Many smaller industry segments are pages or paragraphs in larger reports.
You can start your search in Google, but you will very likely only find resources that are not available on campus at Michigan.
Do not skip the
executive summary, sometimes that will be the only part of a report that you can get access to.