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Business Information Markets 2006-2007


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Since 1979, professionals tracking the online content industry have relied on Business Information Markets for an accurate and unbiased inside look at the industry -- from the latest mergers and acquisitions, to subscriber growth estimates, to the technology trends that are constantly reshaping the dynamic market for creating and distributing content to business professionals.

This report covers all business information services that provide content, delivered through proprietary online networks, the Internet and handheld wireless devices. Here is the market intelligence you need to evaluate the trends affecting the information industry today, and get an inside track on where to place your bets for future growth. No other report delivers such a comprehensive, all-encompassing overview and outlook, broken out by segment: general news and research, financial, brokerage, credit, legal, tax, public records, health care, marketing and other online information services.

The report also includes detailed profiles of leading business/professional online content providers, such as Reed Elsevier, Dow Jones, Hoover’s, Reuters, WebMD and more.


  • Methodology
  • Executive Summary
  • Market Overview
    • Introduction
      • Table Online Services Definitions
    • Market Structure
    • Brokerage Information Services
    • Credit Information Services
    • Current Awareness News & Research Services
    • Financial News & Research Services
    • Legal, Tax & Public Record Services
    • Marketing Information Services
    • Health Care Information Services
      • Table Online Services Market Size by Market Segment, 2004-2006P ($ in millions)
    • Other Online Information Services (formerly Vertical Market Services)
    • Market Size
      • Online Service Sales Reach $36.5 Billion in 2005
        • Table Online Services Market Share and Revenue by Market Segment, 2004-2006P ($ in millions)
        • Table Online Subscriber Growth by Market, 2004-2006P
    • Online Paid Subscriptions Climb to 19.5 Million in 2005
    • Market Trends and Analysis
      • Table Broadband vs. Dial-Up Subscriber Growth 2004-2006P
    • New Product Launches
      • Table Key Business Information Product Launches, January 2005-June 2006
    • Merger and Acquisition Activity in the Market
      • Table Key Business Information M&A Activity, January 2005-June 2006
  • Brokerage Information
    • Introduction
    • Brokerage Information Segment Rides Rebounding Economy
      • Table Selected Online Brokerage Information Services, by Market
      • Table Brokerage Information Sales, 2005 vs. 2004
      • Table Market Share1 for the Top 3 Online Brokerage Information Services vs. All Others, 2005
    • Brokerage Information Subscriptions Up 4.5% in 2005
      • Table Bloomberg Subscriber Growth, 1995-2005
      • Table Leading Electronic Brokerage Information Services by Subscribers, 2005 vs. 2004
    • Mergers and Acquisitions Pick Up
      • Table Brokerage Information Segment, Mergers & Acquisitions
    • Thomson Gets Active Again
    • Reuters Posts Solid Q1; Claims It Has Caught Bloomberg
    • Forecast Assumptions
    • Financial Forecast
      • Table Online Brokerage Information Services Sales Forecast, 2001-2010
  • Credit Information Services
    • Introduction
      • Table Selected Credit Information Providers
    • Credit Information Sales Climb 5.5% in 2005
      • Table Credit Information Sales, 2005 vs. 2004
    • Rivals Team Up to Challenge FICO
    • Experian Leads M&A Activity
    • Companies Enter Business Intelligence Space
    • Consumer Product Rollout Continues
    • Credit Information: Forecast
      • Forecast Assumptions
    • Sales Forecast
      • Table Credit Information Services Sales Forecast, 2001-2010
  • Current Awareness News & Research
    • Introduction
      • Table Selected Online News & Research Services
    • Market Size and Structure
      • Table Current Awareness News & Research Online Sales Growth, 2004-2006P ($ in millions)
    • Subscriber Growth Rises 2.1% in 2005
      • Table Current Awareness News & Research Online Subscriber Growth, 2004-2006P
    • Search Upgrades Abound in 2006
      • Table Key Business Information Product Launches, January 2005-June 2006
    • CANR Advertising Sales Climb 13.5% in 2005
      • Table Current Awareness News & Research Advertising Sales Growth, 2005 vs. 2004
    • Traditional Media Invest in Web-based Products
    • Reputation Management Drives Product Development
    • Mergers & Acquisitions
      • Table Key Current Awareness News & Research M&A Activity, January 2005-June 2006
    • Current Awareness News & Research Services: Forecast
      • Forecast Assumptions
    • Sales Growth Forecast
      • Table Online Current Awareness News & Research Sales Forecast, 2001-2010
  • Financial News & Research
    • Introduction
      • Table Selected Online Financial News & Research Services
      • Table Financial News & Research Information Sales, 2005 vs. 2004
    • Segment Sales Increase by 8.8% in 2005; Consistent with 2004 Data
    • Subscriptions Climb 6%; Show Growth After Stagnant 2004
      • Table Subscriber Growth, Financial News & Research Services, 2005 vs. 2004
    • Search Advertising Reigns; Display Advertising Falls in 2005
    • Dow Jones to Reassess Its News Delivery Operations
    • Pearson's FT.com Woos New Users with Open House
    • IDC's eSignal Launches Financial Information Portal MarketCenter.com
    • Financial News & Research Services: Forecast
      • Forecast Assumptions
    • Sales Forecast
      • Table Financial News & Research Services Sales Forecast, 2001-2010
  • Legal, Tax and Public Record Information
    • Introduction
      • Table Key Legal, Tax and Public Record Online Services
    • General Law
    • Tax Law
    • Public Record Information
    • Federal Gov't and Agency Documents, State Legislature and Regulations
    • Leading Information Providers
      • Thomson Legal & Regulatory
        • Table Global Legal, Tax & Public Record Revenue, 2005 vs. 2004 ($ 000)
    • Thomson West
    • LexisNexis
    • Wolters Kluwer Tax, Accounting & Legal (TAL)
    • Legal, Tax & Regulatory Europe (LTRE)
    • CCH, Aspen (Wolters Kluwer)
    • ChoicePoint
    • The Bureau of National Affairs
      • Table Legal, Tax & Public Record Online Service Subscribers, 2003-2005
    • Market Share Trends
    • Sales Forecast
      • Table U.S. Legal, Tax & Public Record Online Sales Forecast 2001-2010
  • Marketing Information
    • Introduction
    • Audience Rating Services
      • Table Selected Audience Rating Services
    • List Compilers
      • Table Selected Marketing Information Providers
      • Table Selected Product Marketing Information Services
    • Product Marketing Information Services
    • Marketing Information Sales Grow 5.4% in 2005
      • Table Sales of Leading Marketing Information Companies, 2005 vs. 2004
    • infoUSA Paces M&A Activity
      • Table Marketing Information Segment, Mergers & Acquisitions
    • Acxiom and D&B Join Forces with Outsourcing Agreement
    • Arbitron Adds CBS Radio to Fold
    • Online Marketing Information: Forecast
      • Forecast Assumptions
    • Sales Forecast
      • Table Online Marketing Information Sales Forecast, 2000-2010
  • Health Care Information
    • Introduction
      • Table Key Online Health Care Services
    • Leading Health Care Information Providers
      • Epocrates
        • Table Top Global Health Care Information Providers by Online Revenue, 2004-2006P ($ in 000)
    • Reed Elsevier
    • WebMD
    • Wolters Kluwer
    • Thomson
    • John Wiley & Sons
    • McGraw-Hill
    • Key Trends in Health Care Information
    • Sales Forecast
      • Table U.S. Online Health Care Information Sales Forecast, 2001-2010
  • Other Information Services
    • Introduction
      • Table Key Other Online Information Services
    • Key Trends
      • McGraw-Hill Builds Out Construction Vertical
    • Italian Firm Tabs Excelergy for Trading Solutions
    • Platts Launches New Online Resource for Energy Market Analysis
    • SciQuest Teams Up with Elsevier
    • Other Information Services: Forecast
      • Forecast Assumptions
        • Table U.S. Other Online Information Sales Forecast, 2001-2010
  • Conclusions and Market Forecast
    • Introduction
    • Online Services Market Projected to Reach $45.6 Billion in 2010
      • Table Total Online Business Information Sales Forecast, 2003-2010 ($ in millions)
      • Table Online Services Market Forecast, 2006-2010 ($ in millions)
  • Company Profiles
    • Acxiom Corp.
      • Table Key Statistics: Acxiom
      • Table Financial Overview: Acxiom, 2004-2006 ($ in 000)
    • Associated Press
      • Table Key Statistics: Associated Press
      • Table Financial Overview: Associated Press, 2004-2006 ($ in 000)
    • Bloomberg L.P.
      • Table Key Statistics: Bloomberg
      • Table Financial Overview: Bloomberg L.P., 2004-2006 ($ in 000)
    • Bureau of National Affairs Inc.
      • Table Key Statistics: Bureau of National Affairs
      • Table Financial Overview: Bureau of National Affairs, 2004-2006 ($ in 000)
    • Business Wire
      • Table Key Statistics: Business Wire
      • Table Financial Overview: Business Wire, 2004-2006 ($ in 000)
    • CBC
      • Table Key Statistics: CBC
      • Table Financial Overview: CBC, 2004-2006 ($ in 000)
    • Comtex
      • Table Key Statistics: Comtex
      • Table Financial Overview: Comtex, 2004-2006 ($ in 000)
    • CSC Credit Services
      • Table Key Statistics: CSC
      • Table Financial Overview: CSC, 2005-2007 ($ in 000)
    • D&B
      • Table Key Statistics: D&B
      • Table Financial Overview: D&B, 2004-2006 ($ in 000)
    • Dow Jones
      • Table Key Statistics: Dow Jones
      • Table Financial Overview: Dow Jones, 2004-2006 ($ in 000)
    • eCredit.com
      • Table Key Statistics: eCredit.com
      • Table Financial Overview: eCredit.com, 2004-2006 ($ in 000)
    • EDGAR Online
      • Table Key Statistics: EDGAR Online
      • Table Financial Overview: EDGAR Online, 2004-2006 ($ in 000)
    • Epocrates Inc.
      • Table Key Statistics: Epocrates Inc.
      • Table Financial Overview: Epocrates Inc., 2004-2006 ($ in 000)
    • Equifax Inc.
      • Table Key Statistics: Equifax Inc.
      • Table Financial Overview: Equifax, 2004-2006 ($ in 000)
    • Experian
      • Table Key Statistics: Experian
      • Table Financial Overview: Experian, 2004-2006 ($ in 000)
    • FactSet Research Systems Inc.
      • Table Key Statistics: FactSet Research
      • Table Financial Overview: FactSet Research, 2004-2006 ($ in 000)
    • Hoover's Inc.
      • Table Key Statistics: Hoover's Inc.
      • Table Financial Overview: Hoover's, 2004-2006 ($ in 000)
    • Information Handling Services Inc. (IHS)
      • Table Key Statistics: IHS Inc.
      • Table Financial Overview: IHS Group, 2004-2006 ($ in 000)
    • infoUSA
      • Table Key Statistics: infoUSA
      • Table Financial Overview: infoUSA, 2004-2006 ($ in 000)
    • Interactive Data Corp.
      • Table Key Statistics: Interactive Data Corp.
      • Table Financial Overview: Interactive Data Corp., 2004-2006 ($ in 000)
    • The McGraw-Hill Companies Inc.
      • Table Key Statistics: McGraw-Hill
      • Table Financial Overview: McGraw-Hill Cos. Inc., 2004-2006 ($ in 000)
    • Pearson PLC
      • Table Key Statistics: Pearson PLC
      • Table Financial Overview: Pearson, 2004-2006 ($ in 000)
    • PR Newswire
      • Table Key Statistics: PR Newswire
      • Table Financial Overview: PR Newswire, 2004-2006 ($ in 000)
    • Reed Elsevier
      • Table Key Statistics: Reed Elsevier
      • Table Financial Overview: Reed Elsevier, 2004-2006 ($ in 000)
    • Reuters
      • Table Key Statistics: Reuters
      • Table Financial Overview: Reuters, 2004-2006 ($ in 000)
    • The Thomson Corp.
      • Table Key Statistics: The Thomson Corp.
      • Table Financial Overview: Thomson Corp., 2004-2006 ($ in 000)
    • Track Data Corp.
      • Table Key Statistics: Track Data
      • Table Financial Overview: Track Data, 2004-2006 ($ in 000)
    • TransUnion
      • Table Key Statistics: TransUnion
      • Table Financial Overview: TransUnion, 2004-2006 ($ in 000)
    • UpToDate Inc.
      • Table Key Statistics: UpToDate
      • Table Financial Overview: UpToDate, 2004-2006 ($ in 000)
    • Value Line
      • Table Key Statistics: Value Line
      • Table Financial Overview: Value Line, 2005-2007 ($ in 000)
    • VNU Group B.V.
      • Table Key Statistics: VNU
      • Table Financial Overview: VNU Group B.V., 2004-2006 ($ in 000)
    • WebMD Health Corp.
      • Table Key Statistics: WebMD Health Corp.
      • Table Financial Overview: WebMD Health, 2004-2006 ($ in 000)
    • Wolters Kluwer
      • Table Key Statistics: Wolters Kluwer
      • Table Financial Overview: Wolters Kluwer, 2004-2006 ($ in 000)

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