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Information Technology and Telecom Industry Research
Ross databases, industry and government websites from which you can read market and industry research reports, news and articles related to your industry and companies, and find and download relevant market, consumer and related census demographic and business data. Many of the resources use government-assigned industry classification systems to index relevant company and industry data. Here are some of the codes that will be useful for searching data sources for your project:
NAICS (North American Industrial Classification) Codes:
517312 - Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
519130 - Internet Publishing and Broadcasting and Web Search Portals
SIC (Standard Industrial Classification) Codes:
4812 - Telephone communications, except radio
4899 - Communication services
Kresge has several databases that cover the telecom industry and related information technology and media distribution industries.
Below is a list of the best databases that cover these industries with technology and market reports on these industries.Try searching terms like "telecommunication", "telecoms", "mobile phones", and "media."
Frost & Sullivan is a research and consulting firm that tracks trends across a wide variety of industries. Media and telecoms are among the topics covered. Notes: Only librarians can download full-text reports. Please contact ask a librarian to request a report. Include the full title of the report in your request.
Use policy: When using material from this database in reports and presentations, vendor contract requirements dictate that you must include the phrase, "Used with permission of Frost & Sullivan."
Forrester produces reports on technology trends across a variety of industries including information technology and telecoms. The Forrester Wave™ shows major players in and industry and Playbooks assist executives with implementing business processes. Note: You need to do a one-time registration using your umich.edu email to access this database.
International Data Corporation (IDC) is a market intelligence firm that produces reports on information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. These include reports on trends, technology updates, forecasts, major players, vendors, markets and market shares, use cases, and other IT related topics.
eMarketer covers the digital marketplace with reports and charts on advertising spending by media, brand marketing, digital advertising, mobile apps, mobile devices, consumer behavior and experience, Ecommerce, social media usage and other topics.
Coverage includes consumer products, markets, and services. Statistics include product market size, company market share, and brand shares. Consumer behavior and economic factors are analyzed to identify future trends.