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Business Information Markets 2007-2008


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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. It contains the market intelligence needed to evaluate current trends affecting the information industry, and to get an inside track on where future growth is forecast to occur.

No other report delivers as comprehensive and all-encompassing an overview and outlook, broken out by 10 major vertical segments: general news and research, financial, brokerage, credit, legal, tax, public records, health care, marketing and other online information services.

Business Information Markets 2007-2008 also includes more than 30 detailed company 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 Global Online Services Market Size by Market Segment, 2005-2007E ($ in millions)
      • Other Online Information Services (formerly Vertical Market Services)
    • Market Size
      • Online Service Sales Reach $39.1 Billion in 2006
        • Table Online Services Market Share and Revenue by Market Segment, 2005-2007E ($ in millions)
      • Online Paid Subscriptions Climb to 15 Million in 2006
        • Table Online Subscriber Growth by Market, 2005-2007E
    • Market Trends and Analysis
      • Table Broadband vs. Dial-Up Subscriber Growth, 2005-2007E
    • New Product Launches
      • Table Key Business Information Product Launches, January 2006-October 2007
    • Merger and Acquisition Activity in the Market
      • Table Key Business Information M&A Activity, January 2006-September 2007
  • Brokerage Information
    • Introduction
      • Table Selected Online Brokerage Information Services by Market
    • Brokerage Information Segment Rides Rebounding Economy
      • Table Brokerage Information Sales of Leading Companies, 2006 vs. 2005 ($ in millions)
      • Table Market Share for the Top Three Online Brokerage Information Services vs. All Others, 2006
    • Brokerage Information Subscriptions Up 3.8% in 2006
      • Table Bloomberg Subscriber Growth, 1996-2006
      • Table Brokerage & Financial Information Services Online Subscriber Survey, 2006
    • Mergers & Acquisitions Pick Up
      • Table Brokerage Information Segment M&A Activity, February 2006-November 2007
      • Reuters Deal Caps Off Active Two Years for Thomson
    • Forecast
      • Table Online Brokerage Information Services Sales, 2002-2011P
      • Financial Forecast
  • Credit Information Services
    • Introduction
      • Table Selected Credit Information Providers
    • Credit Information Sales Climb 5.2% in 2006
      • Table Global Online Credit Information Sales, 2006 vs. 2005
    • Rivals Team Up to Challenge FICO
    • Global Trend in M&A Activity
    • Companies Enter Business Intelligence Space
    • Consumer Product Rollout Continues
    • Forecast
      • Table Online Credit Information Services Sales, 2002-2011P
      • Financial Forecast
  • Current Awareness News & Research
    • Introduction
      • Table Selected Online News & Research Services
    • Market Size and Structure
      • Table Current Awareness News & Research Online Sales Growth, 2005-2007E ($ in millions)
    • Subscriber Growth Rises 2.5% in 2006
      • Table Current Awareness News & Research Online Subscriber Growth, 2005-2007E
    • Mergers & Acquisitions
      • Table Key Current Awareness News & Research M&A Activity, January 2006-March 2007
    • Current Awareness News & Research Services: Product Development
      • Table Key Business Information Product Launches, January 2006-September 2007
      • Reputation Management Drives Product Development
      • CANR Companies Delve Into Social Networking
      • Smaller Players Expand
    • Current Awareness News & Research Services: Trends
      • CANR Advertising Sales Climb 33% in 2006
        • Table Current Awareness News & Research Advertising Sales Growth, 2006 vs. 2005
      • Press Release Distributors Consolidate
      • Thomson Dismantles Business Intelligence Operations
      • Newspapers Grapple with Online Focus
    • Forecast
      • Table Current Awareness News & Research Online Sales, 2002-2011P
      • Financial Forecast
  • Financial News & Research
    • Introduction
      • Table Selected Online Financial News & Research Services
      • Table Financial News & Research Electronic Information Sales, 2006 vs. 2005
    • Segment Sales Increase 9.2% in 2006
      • Table Financial News & Research Services Subscriber Growth, 2006 vs. 2005
    • Subscriptions Show Moderate Growth at 4.8%
    • Search Advertising Reigns; Display Advertising Falls in 2006
    • Dow Jones Reorganizes Financial Information Services
    • Newspaper Sites Toy with Free Model
    • Forecast
      • Table Financial News & Research Services Sales, 2002-2011P
      • Financial Forecast
  • Legal, Tax & Public Record Information
    • Introduction
      • Table Key Legal, Tax & Public Record Online Services
    • General Law
      • Table Market Leaders' Electronic General Law Revenue, 2006 vs. 2005 ($ in 000)
    • Tax Law
      • Table Market Leaders' Electronic Tax Law Revenue, 2006 vs. 2005 ($ in 000)
    • Public Record Information
    • Federal Gov't. and Agency Documents, State Legislature and Regulations
    • Leading Information Providers
      • Thomson
      • Wolters Kluwer
        • Table Legal, Tax & Public Record Revenue, 2006 vs. 20051 ($ in 000)
      • LexisNexis
      • ChoicePoint
      • The Bureau of National Affairs
    • Subscription Trends
      • Table Legal, Tax & Public Record Online Service Subscribers, 2004-2006
    • Sales Forecast
      • Table Online Legal, Tax & Public Record Services Sales, 2002-2011P
  • Marketing Information
    • Introduction
    • Audience Rating Services
      • Table Selected Audience Rating Services
      • Table Selected Marketing Information Providers
    • List Compilers
      • Table Selected Product Marketing Information Services
    • Product Marketing Information Services
    • Marketing Information Sales Grow 6.8% in 2006
      • Table Sales of Leading Marketing Information Companies, 2006 vs. 2005
    • infoUSA Paces M&A Activity
      • Table Marketing Information Segment M&A Activity, January 2006-October 2007
    • Acxiom and D&B Join Forces with Outsourcing Agreement
    • Arbitron Adds CBS Radio to Fold
    • Forecast
      • Table Online Marketing Information Sales, 2002-2011P
      • Sales Forecast
  • Health Care Information
    • Introduction
      • Table Key Online Health Care Services
    • Leading Health Care Information Providers
      • Elsevier Health Sciences
        • Table Leading Global Health Care Information Providers by Online Revenue, 2005-2007E ($ in 000)
      • Wolters Kluwer Health
      • Thomson Healthcare
      • WebMD
      • John Wiley & Sons
      • Epocrates
      • McGraw-Hill
      • UpToDate
    • Key Trends in Health Care Information
    • Sales Forecast
      • Table Online Health Care Information Sales, 2002-2011P
  • Conclusions and Market Forecast
    • Introduction
    • Online Services Market Projected to Reach $52.4 Billion in 2011
      • Table Total Online Business Information Sales, 2002-2011P ($ in millions)
      • Table Online Services Market Forecast, 2007-2011P ($ in millions)
  • Company Profiles
    • Acxiom Corp.
      • Table Key Statistics: Acxiom
      • Table Financial Overview: Acxiom, Fiscal 2006-2008P ($ in 000)
    • Bloomberg L.P.
      • Table Key Statistics: Bloomberg
      • Table Financial Overview: Bloomberg L.P., 2005-2007E ($ in 000)
    • The Bureau of National Affairs Inc.
      • Table Key Statistics: Bureau of National Affairs
      • Table Financial Overview: Bureau of National Affairs, 2005-2007E ($ in 000)
    • Business Wire
      • Table Key Statistics: Business Wire
      • Table Financial Overview: Business Wire, 2005-2007E ($ in 000)
    • CBCInnovis
      • Table Key Statistics: CBC
      • Table Financial Overview: CBC, 2005-2007E ($ in 000)
    • Comtex
      • Table Key Statistics: Comtex
      • Table Financial Overview: Comtex, Fiscal 2005-2007 ($ in 000)
    • CSC Credit Services
      • Table Key Statistics: CSC Credit Services
      • Table Financial Overview: CSC Credit Services, Fiscal 2006-2008P ($ in 000)
    • Dow Jones & Co.
      • Table Key Statistics: Dow Jones & Co.
      • Table Financial Overview: Dow Jones, 2005-2007E ($ in 000)
    • D&B
      • Table Key Statistics: D&B
      • Table Financial Overview: D&B, 2005-2007E ($ in 000)
    • eCredit.com Inc.
      • Table Key Statistics: eCredit.com
      • Table Financial Overview: eCredit.com, 2005-2007E ($ in 000)
    • EDGAR Online
      • Table Key Statistics: EDGAR Online
      • Table Financial Overview: EDGAR Online, 2005-2007 ($ in 000)
    • Epocrates Inc.
      • Table Key Statistics: Epocrates
      • Table Financial Overview: Epocrates Inc., 2005-2007E ($ in 000)
    • Equifax Inc.
      • Table Key Statistics: Equifax Inc.
      • Table Financial Overview: Equifax 2005-2007E ($ in 000)
    • Experian
      • Table Key Statistics: Experian
      • Table Financial Overview: Experian, Fiscal 2006-2008P ($ in 000)
    • FactSet Research Systems Inc.
      • Table Key Statistics: FactSet Research
      • Table Financial Overview: FactSet Research, Fiscal 2005-2007 ($ in 000)
    • infoUSA
      • Table Key Statistics: infoUSA
      • Table Financial Overview: infoUSA, 2005-2007 ($ in 000)
    • The McGraw-Hill Cos. Inc.
      • Table Key Statistics: McGraw-Hill
      • Table Financial Overview: McGraw-Hill, 2005-2007 ($ in 000)
    • The Nielsen Co.
      • Table Key Statistics: The Nielsen Co.
      • Table Financial Overview: The Nielsen Co., 2005-2007E ($ in 000)
    • Pearson PLC
      • Table Key Statistics: Pearson PLC
      • Table Financial Overview: Pearson, 2005-2007E ($ in 000)
    • PR Newswire
      • Table Key Statistics: PR Newswire
      • Table Financial Overview: PR Newswire 2005-2007E ($ in 000)
    • Reed Elsevier
      • Table Key Statistics: Reed Elsevier
      • Table Financial Overview: Reed Elsevier, 2005-2007E ($ in 000)
    • Reuters
      • Table Key Statistics: Reuters
      • Table Financial Overview: Reuters, 2005-2007E ($ in 000)
    • TheStreet.com
      • Table Key Statistics: TheStreet.com
      • Table Financial Overview: TheStreet.com, 2005-2007E ($ in 000)
    • The Thomson Corp.
      • Table Key Statistics: The Thomson Corp.
      • Table Financial Overview: Thomson Corp., 2005-2007 ($ in 000)
    • Track Data Corp.
      • Table Key Statistics: Track Data
      • Table Financial Overview: Track Data, 2005-2007E ($ in 000)
    • TransUnion
      • Table Key Statistics: TransUnion
      • Table Financial Overview: TransUnion, 2005-2007E ($ in 000)
    • UpToDate
      • Table Key Statistics: UpToDate
      • Table Financial Overview: UpToDate, 2005-2007E ($ in 000)
    • Value Line
      • Table Key Statistics: Value Line
      • Table Financial Overview: Value Line, Fiscal 2005-2007 ($ in 000)
    • WebMD Health Corp.
      • Table Key Statistics: WebMD Health Corp.
      • Table Financial Overview: WebMD Health, 2005-2007 ($ in 000)
    • Wolters Kluwer
      • Table Key Statistics: Wolters Kluwer
      • Table Financial Overview: Wolters Kluwer, 2005-2007E ($ in 000)

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