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In our databases, technology maybe broken down into sub-sectors such as hardware, software, networking etc.

Company databases may use SIC codes or NAIC codes and in the field of finance the GICS codes may be used (or an ICB for the UK). More information.

Company research

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Learn about the Technology Industry

ACM Digital Library

Access the complete collection of the Association for Computing Machinery Library including journals, conference proceedings, magazines, newsletters and multimedia titles. 
Technavio One of our top resources for researching technology markets, from smallest components through to tech services.


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Covers all aspects of computer technology, including hardware, software, and cloud computing as well as social media. Reports are targeted at people fulfilling different professional roles; some may be suitable for CIOs, others information architects or marketing professionals etc.


Provides detailed market research reports for UK, US, China and (limited) global. Titles covered include:
US Security software publishing
IT Services in China
UK Data Processing and Hosting Services

Statista Information on spending within the industry, both globally and regionally. Additionally, the financial metrics and market share of the major players are also covered, together with data on the application and usage of technology and telecommunications services.
MarketLine  Industry and company profiles from relevant sectors including software, semi conductors and cloud computing. Industry profiles include a Five Forces Analysis.

Mergent Online

For Analysts' research on quoted companies and their markets go to the Investext tab.


Contains Market Research from a number of publishers including Fitch (good for forecasts), First Research, Plunkett, Oxford Economics and, for anyone interested in telecoms, mobile, broadband etc, reports from Buddecomm. See our Market research guide for advice on how to search for this content.

Finance Zone only

Go to > Function <BI> and selection sectors and sub-sectors.
Or use the function <RES>. 

Web sources

Global Cybersecurity Outlook
2023 report from the World Economic Forum in collaboration with Accenture

Main Science and Technology Indicators
Published twice a year by the OECD. Other reports on specific tech topics are also available. 

High Tech Essays
Series of articles on all aspects of High Tech from Accenture.

How the Metaverse will remake your strategy
Boston Consulting Group article from July 2022.

TMT Predictions 2023
Deloitte's look at the top trends in 2023.

Technology, Media and Telecommunications futures report: digitalization & technological advances
2021 long article from WTW (Willis Towers Watson).

Tech Powered Growth
2022 report commissioned by Cap Gemini (authored by Forrester) looking at Tech in financial institutions.

Technology Predictions 2023
Annual publication from GP. Bullhound. Must register an email address to download the full report. Other sectors covered by this firm include Digital Media, Digital Commerce and FinTech.

News and keeping up to date

ScienceDirect                 Covers academic titles published by Elsevier in the fields of business and sci/tech. Our subscription covers full access or partial access to a number of titles in the field of Computer Science.
Factiva Our global news database with news wires, newspapers, websites and trade and professional titles. Try limiting your search to those sources relevant to your industry (using the index fields). Registration required. NB: It is included when searching Factiva.
Economist Full personalised access to The Economist. Registration required.
Emerald ManagementXtra Our subscription provides full or partial access to a range of titles relevant to the Technology sector.