Simba reports on the information industry
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Simba Information has recently published a number of reports on the business information market. Simba specialises in market intelligence in the media and publishing business and these recent reports can be bought from the company itself or accessed via Its Business Information Markets 2008-2009 covers a wide range of topics of interest to the sector: mergers and acquisitions, subscriber growth estimates, and technology trends, for example. The report claims to cover Ďall business information services that provide content, delivered through proprietary online networks, the Internet and handheld wireless devicesí. Content is divided into ten major categories, reflecting in the main a US categorisation: general news and research, financial, brokerage, credit, legal, tax, public records, health care, marketing and other online information services. The report provides in-depth profiles of the major content companies. Registered users of the Simba web site can find out more about the report here: Otherwise MarketResearch.comís site provides exactly the same information from this link: Other recent reports from Simba include: Global Professional Publishing 2008-2009, Global Legal & Business Publishing 2008-2009, and the Information Markets Hotlist 2008. As the name of this last publication suggests, it looks a current issues that are considered likely to have an impact on the information industry. Despite its US focus the topics are bound to be of interest to anyone who researches or analyses the information industry. These include: net neutrality; intellectual property and copyright; Internet security, privacy and the protection of sensitive data; mergers and industry consolidation; shifting world economic trends; and business ethics and China.

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