The Online Information Services industry entered 2005-06 in the midst of a strong growth phase. The industry recorded a decade of mainly double-digit revenue growth. It took the dramatic collapse in the global financial markets to stunt strong industry growth, as the global financial crisis crippled the key industry market, the financial services industry.
The rapid improvement in information technology networks throughout the past five years created many growth opportunities for industry participants. The ease of access to news, corporate information and directories created an entirely new industry based on rapid communication of current data.
Firms in this industry provide information storage and retrieval services (other than library or bibliographic services). This includes, but not exclusive to, individual contact information and general news services. Recently burgeoning online information sites, most prominently Wikipedia and YouTube, are not included in this industry as the public provides the information, and the services conduct minimal, if any, data gathering services.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.