SFU Library blog, BUEC Buzz, with colourful banner showing students

A current awareness resource for students & faculty members in Business & Economics


AI, 5G, IoT, SaaS, VR and beyond: more Plunkett Industry Almanacs online for SFU researchers!

Published by Mark Bodnar

A bit of good news as we wind down the last couple weeks of classes and start to prepare for final exams: we've recently added 21 new industry almanacs to our Plunkett Research Online collection, with one more title (on FinTech) coming in the near future.

Screen capture of the logo of Plunkett Research Online

Each of these almanacs devotes hundreds of pages to...

  • major trends that are creating rapid changes in their target industry,  
  • in-depth statistics on sales, manufacturing, employment and more,
  • key contacts (associations, government agencies, and internet sites), and a
  • detailed directory of major firms, complete with high-level financial data and growth plans.

Plunkett industry almanacs are a useful supplement to our other industry reports, such as those in our IBISWorld database.  They don't generally contain much analysis, but they may provide the information you need to start analyzing potential markets yourself. 

Anyway... enough talking... here are the new almanacs available to all SFU researchers... Enjoy!

Aerospace, Aircraft, Satellites & Drones Industry Almanac 2024
Avionics, Rockets, Space Vehicles...

Cover image of the 2024 edition of Plunkett's Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Industry AlmanacArtificial Intelligence & Machine Learning Almanac 2024
Predictive Analytics, Neural Networks, Deep Learning... 

Banking, Mortgages & Credit Industry Almanac 2024
Peer-to-Peer Lending, Mobile Banking, Payment Processing...

Biotech, Pharmaceuticals & Genetics Industry Almanac 2024
Genomics, Personalized Medicine, Generic Drugs & Biosimilars...

Computers, Hardware & Software Industry Almanac 2024
The Cloud, Open Source, SaaS... 

Cybersecurity, Digital ID & Online Fraud Industry Almanac 2024
Identity-as-a-Service, Biometrics, Mobile Access Authorization...

E-Commerce & Internet Business Almanac 2024
Mobile Apps, Fiber-To-The-Home, Security...

Energy & Utilities Industry Almanac 2024
Alternative Energy, Deregulation, Energy Trading...

Entertainment, Movie, Publishing & Media Industry Almanac 2024
Gaming, Mobile Entertainment, Magazines & Books...  

Cover image of the 2024 edition of Plunkett's Games, Apps, and Social Media Industry AlmanacGames, Apps & Social Media Industry Almanac 2024
Virtual Reality, Game Consoles, Online Gaming...

Green Technology Industry Almanac 2024
Renewable Energy, Green Apparel, Sustainability...

Health Care Industry Almanac 2024
Electronic Health Records, Telemedicine, Health Insurance...

Insurance Industry Almanac 2024
Risk Management, Reinsurance, Financial Technology...

Internet of Things (IoT) & Data Analytics Industry Almanac 2024 
Big Data, Machine-to-Machine Communications, Remote Wireless Sensors...

Investment & Securities Industry Almanac 2024
Financial Planning & Consulting, Online Brokers, FinTech...

Manufacturing, Automation & Robotics Industry Almanac 2024
Factory Automation, Supply Chain, Contract Manufacturing

Sharing & Gig Economy, Freelance Workers & On-Demand Delivery Industry Almanac 2024
Meal Delivery, Airbnb, Car & Driver Services, Contingent Workforce...

Cover image of the 2024 edition of Plunkett's Solar Power, Wind Power, and Renewable Energy Industry AlmanacSolar Power, Wind Power, & Renewable Energy Industry Almanac 2024
Fuel Cells, Hydroelectric, Cogeneration, Biomass Energy...

Telecommunications Industry Almanac 2024
Cord Cutting, Videoconferencing, Satellites, M&A...

Transportation, Supply Chain & Logistics Industry Almanac 2024
Outsourcing, Intermodal Systems, Warehousing... 

Wireless, Wi-Fi, RFID & Cellular Industry Almanac 2024
5G, Internet of Things (IoT), Wearable Sensors, Mobile Entertainment...

And the following title should be published and available later this summer: 

  • FinTech, Cryptocurrency & Electronic Payments Industry Almanac 2024 (June)

We'll be adding links to these new industry almanacs on relevant SFU Library pages (e.g., our Industry Surveys and Biotechnology Industry research guides) over the next few weeks. 

Questions?  Send them my way!

-- Mark 
------------------
Mark Bodnar
mbodnar@sfu.ca
Business & Economics Librarian