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 major vertical segments: general news and research, financial, brokerage, legal, tax, public records, health care and other online information services.
Business Information Markets 2009-2010 also includes 15 detailed company profiles of leading business/professional online content providers, such as Reed Elsevier, Dow Jones, Hoover’s, Reuters, WebMD and more.
Stamford, CT—March 26, 2010—The online business information markets will rebound in 2010 after witnessing its first negative year since 2003, however, recovery will occur at a more pedestrian growth rate as the U.S. economic situation remains unsteady, according to the latest report from Simba Information, a leading media industry forecast and analysis firm.
Business Information Markets 2009-2010 provides market sizing, strategic and competitive analysis, forecasts and critical insight into the markets for financial, current awareness news and research, marketing, legal, tax, public record and health information.
The business information market revenue in 2009 decreased 2.1% to $44.7 billion after years of positive growth. Total revenue in 2010 is projected to improve 2.5% to $45.8 billion.
Prior to 2009, the last market downturn was in the period between 2001 and 2003. What followed was four years of strong growth for the market as a whole and across most individual segments. Based on global GDP forecasts, Simba expects the recovery from this latest recession will be more gradual.
Simba’s forecast for the business information market in 2010 is tempered by the anticipated poor outlook for the U.S. economy. However, Simba expects higher growth will resume in 2011 and the market will post steady growth through 2013.
The financial information segment, the largest segment covered in Business Information Markets, accounted for 37.7% of the total market for online business information in 2009. However, the segment felt the brunt of the U.S. economic slowdown in 2009 and revenue declined more than 2%. The segment is projected to rebound to the 2008 levels in 2010.
The newly released Simba report provides an overview and financial outlook for business information markets based on specific research and analysis of the leading competitors and market performance in five industry verticals.
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