Business Information Markets 2005-2006

Published: September 1, 2005 - 254 Pages

Table of Contents

Executive Summary	

Chapter 1: Market Overview
Scope Of The Report	
Structure And Definitions Of The Business Information Market	
Definition Of Business Information Services	
History Of The Business Information Market	
Online Service Sales Reach $35.4 Billion In 2004	
Online Paid Subscriptions Climb To 18.54 Million In 2004
Online Services Market Projected To Reach $43.1 Billion In 2009	
Forecast Assumptions	

Table 1.1: Online Service Definitions	
Table 1.2: Online Services Market Share And Revenue Growth By Market Segment, 2003-2004	
Table 1.3: Online Services Market Sales By Segment, 2004
Table 1.4: Online Subscriber Growth By Market, 2003-2004
Table 1.5: Total Online Business Information Sales Forecast, 2003-2009
Table 1.6: Total Online Business Information Growth, 2003-2009
Table 1.7: Online Business Information Revenue By Market Segment, 

Chapter 2: Brokerage Information	
Brokerage Information Segment Rides Rebounding Economy	
Brokerage Information Subscriptions Up 1.5% In 2004	
All Quiet On Acquisition Front	
Reuters Continues Trimming Operations With Divestitures	
Thomson Financial Unveils MarketWatch News Service	
Reuters Focuses On Consumer Sites	
Forecast Assumptions	
Financial Forecast	

Table 2.1: Selected Online Brokerage Information Services, By Market	
Table 2.2: Brokerage Information Sales, 2004 vs. 2003	
Table 2.3: Market Share for the Top 3 Online Brokerage Information Services vs. All Others, 2004	
Table 2.4: Bloomberg Subscriber Growth, 1995-2004	
Table 2.5: Leading Electronic Brokerage Information Services By Subscribers, 2004 vs. 2003	
Table 2.6: Brokerage Information Segment, Mergers and Acquisitions	
Table 2.7: Online Brokerage Information Services Sales Forecast, 2000-2009	
Table 2.8: Online Brokerage Information Sales Growth, 2000-2009	

Chapter 3:  Credit Information Service	
Credit Information Sales Climb 6.5% In 2004	
Credit Information: Trends	
Experian Makes Leap Into China	
M&A Deals Few For Credit Information Segment	
Companies Enter Business Intelligence Space	
Consumer Product Rollout Continues	
Credit Information: Forecast Assumptions	
Credit Information: Forecast	
Table 3.1: Selected Credit Information Providers	
Table 3.2: Credit Information Sales, 2004 vs. 2003	
Table 3.3: Credit Information Services Sales Forecast, 2000-2009	
Table 3.4: Credit Information Sales Growth, 2020-2009	

Chapter 4:  Current Awareness News & Research	
Smaller Players Emerge	
Subscription Growth Rebounds In 2004	
Current Awareness News & Research Services: Trends	
Zoom Information, SkyMinder Carve Niche In CANR Segment	
RSS Company Emerges	
Google, Yahoo! News Channels Challenge CANR Market Segment
Market Segment Vets Unveil Flurry Of New Launches	
Reputation Management Drives Product Development	
Hoover’s Inc. Unveils Major Growth Plans	
OneSource Relaunches Business Browser	
New Faces Emerge In 2004	
Current Awareness News & Research Services: Forecast	

Table 4.1: Selected Online News & Research Services	
Table 4.2: Current Awareness News & Research Online Sales Growth, 2004 vs. 2003 	
Table 4.3: Current Awareness News & Research Online Subscriber Growth, 2004 vs. 2003	
Table 4.4: Current Awareness News & Research Online Sales Forecast, 2000-2009	
Table 4.5: Online Current Awareness News & Research Sales Forecast, 2000-2009	

Chapter 5:  Financial News & Research	
Financial Information	
Advertising Sales Drive 9.7% Growth	
Subscriptions Climb 3.9% As Growth Slows	
Financial News & Research Services: Trends	
Dow Jones Wins MarketWatch Bidding War Doesn’t Sell…Yet Brings Back Wireless	
Edgar Online Expands Focus With I-Metrix	
MarketWatch Unveils Thomson Financial News	
Forecast And Conclusions	

Table 5.1: Selected Online Financial News & Research Services	
Table 5.2: Financial News & Research Information Sales, 2004 vs. 2003	
Table 5.3: Subscriber Growth, Financial News & Research Services, 2004 vs. 2003	
Table 5.4: Financial News & Research Sales Forecast, 2000-2009	
Table 5.5: Financial News & Research Growth, 2000-2009	

Chapter 6:  Legal, Tax and Public Record Information	
Leading Players By Segment	
General Law	
Tax Law	
Environmental Records	
Real Estate Information	
Public Information Records	
Federal Government And Agency Documents, State Legislation and Regulations	
Legal, Tax And Public Record Growth	
Thomson Legal & Regulatory	
Wolters Kluwer Legal, Tax & Business	
MacDonald Dettwiler Associates (MDA)	
Bureau of National Affairs (BNA)	
Market Share Trends	
LexisNexis (Reed Elsevier)	
CCH, Aspen Publishers (Wolters Kluwer)	
Forecast And Conclusions	

Table 6.1: Key Legal, Tax and Public Record Online Services
Table 6.2: Global Legal, Tax & Public Record Online Service Sales, 2003-2004	
Table 6.3: Global Legal, Tax & Public Record Online Services Market Share of Leading Players, 2003-2004	
Table 6.4: Legal, Tax & Public Record Online Service Subscribers, 2002-2004	
Table 6.5: U.S. Legal, Tax and Public Record Online Sales Forecast, 2000-2010.	
Table 6.6: Legal, Tax And Public Record Information Online Sales Growth, 2000-2010	

Chapter 7:  Marketing Information	
Audience Rating Services	
List Compilers	
Product Marketing Information Services	
Marketing Information Sales Grow 7.1% In 2004	
M&A Market Characterized By Small Deals	
ACNielsen Branches Out	
Acxiom Targeted In Takeover Attempt By ValueAct Capital	
Experian Combines Credit Information With Marketing Data
Gupta Attempts To Take InfoUSA Private	
Forecast And Conclusions	

Table 7.1: Selected Audience Rating Services
Table 7.2: Selected Marketing Information Providers
Table 7.3: Selected Product Marketing Information Services
Table 7.4: Sales of Leading Marketing Information Companies, 2004 vs. 2003
Table 7.5: Marketing Information Segment, Mergers & Acquisitions	
Table 7.6: Online Marketing Information Sales Forecast,  2000-2009	
     Table 7.7: Marketing Information Sales Growth, 1999-2008	

Chapter 8:  Healthcare Information	
Reed Elsevier	
Emdeon (WebMD)	
Wolters Kluwer	
Blackwell Publishing	
Key Trends In Health Care Information	
Immediate, Must-Have Information Key To Handheld’s Popularity	
Online Health Care Services Grow More Sophisticated	
Small, Online-Only Startups Appeal To Physicians	
Online Personalization Is The Wave Of The Future	
Shortage of Physicians Could Hurt Market, Lead To More Global Expansion	
Forecast Outlook	

Table 8.1: Key Online Healthcare Services	
Table 8.2: Top Global Online Healthcare Providers By Revenues, 2003-2005P	
Table 8.3: Increase in Total Number of U.S. Physicians, 1970-2004	
Table 8.4: U.S. Healthcare Online Information Sales Forecast, 2001-2010P	
Table 8.5: Online Healthcare Information Services Growth, 2001-2010P	

Chapter 9:  Other Information Services	
Key Trends	
McGraw Hill Builds Out Construction Vertical	
VertMarkets Takes Novel Approach, Expands Reemerges	
Forecast Assumptions	

Table 9.1: Key Other Online Information Services	
Table 9.2: U.S. Other Online Information Sales Forecast, 2000-2009	
Table 9.3: Other Online Information Services Growth, 2000-2009P	

Chapter 10:  Company Profiles	
Dow Jones	
Dun & Bradstreet	
Emdeon (WebMD)	
IHS Group	
Interactive Data Corp.	
PR Newswire	
Reed Elsevier	
VNU Inc.	
Wolters Kluwer	



Prepared by the expert analysts at Simba Information, Business Information Markets is the leading and most-trusted source of market intelligence in the highly competitive $37 billion online content industry. This report covers all business information services that provide content, delivered through proprietary online networks, the Internet and handheld wireless devices. Simba's exclusive brand of analysis covers all eight major segments driving the information industry today:

  • Brokerage information - streaming stock quotes and real-time market data tracked by institutional investors and individuals
  • Financial news and information - financial news and research, including tools used for portfolio tracking and stock analysis, that help investors make informed decisions about which equities to buy and sell
  • Credit information - information that helps businesses assess risk, from credit scoring to residency history
  • Legal, tax and public record information - information produced by the government, encompassing laws and legal decisions, legal directories and forms, corporate records and real estate transaction histories
  • Health care information - the gamut of information available to physicians, nurses, pharmacists and other medical professionals such as physical therapists, optometrists, speech therapists and more
  • General news and research information - the stream of current event, business and scientific news that shapes the world around us
  • Marketing information - from mailing lists to list enhancement services, the information available to marketers as they track the effectiveness of their advertising and sales campaigns
  • Other online information services - information that covers niche or specialized markets used by business professionals

    In addition to drawing on Simba’s substantial database of information on the online content market, this report is based on interviews with key industry executives who provide critical insight about where this market is headed, and includes detailed profiles on all of the leading online content providers who play in the U.S. market.

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