Published by on January 15, 2015
Growth rates in the Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) market are low, demand is constantly fluctuating across disciplines, and vendors are asking, "How do I innovate in an area that’s historically been slow to change?" Outsell can help. In this report, you’ll discover:
Outsell's definition of the HSS market and analysis of buyer profiles.
Our ranking of the top 10 HSS providers by revenue...
Published by Simon Alterman on January 14, 2015
Companies in all sectors and of all sizes are looking beyond their home borders for new markets and faster growth. Digital delivery removes one expensive barrier to expansion, yet formidable obstacles remain as executives look to understand best practices and strategies for successful geographic growth. Outsell can help. In this report, you’ll discover:
Steps to assessing whether a foreign...
Published by Ken Doctor on January 11, 2015
The New York Times Co. stands out as a pioneer for innovation in newspaper transformation. Its strategy rocketed it to digital leader status – most notably in highly sought reader revenue. Has the path been easy? Not always. But the Times’ experience in integrating tech, embracing mobile, and experimenting with analytics, paywalls, and new markets offers lessons for all media companies. In this...
Published by on December 18, 2014
Outsell’s groundbreaking research on the standards market helps you to understand engineering end-users’ current and future needs for delivery formats, devices, and value-add services to drive product development investment priorities in standards-related information. In this report, you’ll discover:
How users define "quality" for this type of information.
What engineers value about standards...
Published by Jim Hydock on December 17, 2014
Locked-down business models no longer match today’s open, mobile, free-flowing ways of working. Work now happens at any hour, any day, and anywhere. The Internet of Things, wearable technology, robotics, and AI are making significant inroads into our daily work life. Meanwhile, privacy, mobility, shifting demographics, and social attitudes influence workers’ behaviors. All of this plays a...
Published by Leonie Nicholas on December 16, 2014
Reference managers provide rich options and features — including content discovery and reading, annotating, and sharing tools — to help commercial and academic researchers boost productivity as they search, store, and write. But today’s offerings are still evolving, and no one reference manager offers the optimal enterprise solution. In such a crowded marketplace, this makes the purchasing...
Published by on December 14, 2014
Until now, Open Educational Resources (OERs) have had marginal impact on revenues for educational publishers and solutions providers. But quality, volume, and availability of these free resources are driving institutions and teachers to assess the value of OERs and share best practices as sustainable business models emerge around the open space. So will these materials present new opportunities...
Published by on December 10, 2014
As a disruptive force in the advertising industry, ad tech is changing the process of buying, selling, and measuring the effectiveness of ad placements. Investment in this space has grown significantly in the past few years, but is all the attention worth the hype? Is the wave of ad tech consolidation cresting soon or will continued investment pay dividends? This report focuses on recent...
Published by on November 18, 2014
The demand for financial, credit, legal, and GRC management solutions is rising. Complex regulation changes and political shifts continue to impact and drive the vendor market – and there’s a strong desire for tools that enhance business processes and produce optimal outcomes. Immense opportunity awaits, and Outsell can help guide you toward it. This report takes a deep look at the global...
Published by Leonie Nicholas on October 29, 2014
Deciding which altmetrics service to purchase isn’t easy, especially given the immaturity of this field. Altmetrics tools harvest a diverse, valuable – and timely – range of metrics across scholarly artefacts. But as academics and vendors debate the merits, limitations, and potential standardization of these tools, information managers need to know which service to adopt – if any at all. Outsell’...
Published by on October 27, 2014
The impact of standards on our daily lives continues to grow in strength and influence, covering an ever-increasing number of fields ranging from technology to business management and machine-to-machine communication. While standards developers and retailers have much reason to be optimistic about this sector’s growth, serious pressures continue to impact this landscape. In this report, you’ll...
Published by Deni Auclair on October 23, 2014
Professional associations, learned societies, and scholarly publishers face new challenges and exciting opportunities as technology and information blend. The success of these entities depends on a cutting-edge strategy that takes advantage of emerging business models – both in delivering desirable content and in growing membership. This report provides direction for STM associations and...
Published by Lanell James on October 22, 2014
Information management professionals have an abundance of products marketed to them – all promising to boost enterprise productivity. Stretched budgets and the need to optimize vendor portfolio management bring tough decisions about which products to purchase and employ. IM professionals must conduct strategic product evaluation to produce maximum value. This report highlights best practices for...
Published by Simon Alterman on October 16, 2014
Established players have always faced competition from new entrants. But disruption feels different, is different – and it’s all around. It’s becoming more difficult to tell whether the new kid on the block is just another wannabe or a wave that will create sweeping change. And it’s sometimes hard to tell if your own new business has invented the next big thing. CEOs must think critically about...
Published by Simon Alterman on October 15, 2014
Investors in large information companies can only buy shares of an entire organization – not individual divisions operating in different segments. Overall performance is therefore the most important indicator of a company’s relative market position – and Outsell can help. In this report, you’ll discover:
Performance rankings for the industry’s top firms across four key metrics: revenue growth,...
Published by Leonie Nicholas on October 12, 2014
In the last decade, e-book aggregation services have created unique collections of content and fine-tuned the usability of books on screens. Outsell’s directional e-book customer survey indicates that e-book purchases will rise over the next three years. But this is a competitive and crowded space, with many business model options for buyers to consider. Outsell’s product ranking can help. We...
Published by on October 09, 2014
Games and education are closely linked, and educators look for tools that generate focused attention and motivation. As the market shifts and companies like Microsoft, Sony, and EA enter the mix, vendors wonder whether this segment is worthwhile — and they consider how they should enter. This report looks at the future of gamification and discusses:
The benefits educational games provide in...
Published by Ken Doctor on October 08, 2014
Mobile news reading is skyrocketing, and Outsell forecasts that 50% of all news reading will be mobile by the end of 2015. At the same time, mobile represents a small fraction of digital ad revenue for publishers. As audiences continue to go mobile and revenues go elsewhere, publishers must adjust their go-to-market strategies. This report highlights four companies bridging the mobile gap and...
Published by on October 02, 2014
We live in a data-driven world where opportunity is all around. From the emergence of predictive analytics to the convergence of media, information, software, and technology, our industry is seeing huge advancements – and it’s time for you and your business to reap the benefits. Outsell’s Information Industry 2015 is designed to help you do just that, and it’s a must-have guide to the trends,...
Published by Deni Auclair on September 24, 2014
The Scientific, Technical & Medical Information market is one in transition. After a sharp decline in 2008, this space continues the growth trajectory it has shown in recent years. But how fast is the market growing and where are the opportunities? What trends are driving the STM space forward and which companies are leading change? This report provides an in-depth look at the STM landscape...