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Entrepreneurship: IT & Technology

This guide supports UCI’s innovation and entrepreneurship community by connecting users to relevant resources used to conduct research throughout the entrepreneurial process.
URL: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/entrepreneurship

IT & Technology

Forrester Research
Access: Current UCI Affiliates
Geography: US & Global (limited)

Analysis and insights across a broad range of IT areas. Research Reports include industry news, statistics, and forecasts. "Playbooks" provide guidance for business initiatives. "Waves" offer a detailed, comparative analysis of products and services. Use the "premium web interface" link to see UCI's premium subscription content. 

Gartner 
Access: Current UCI Affiliates
Geography: US & Global (limited)

An IT consulting firm that produces research applicable to all facets of technology and organization. Content includes: Magic Quadrants (i.e. a graphical competitive positioning of four types of technology providers), Hype Cycles (i.e. a graphic representation of the maturity and adoption of technologies and applications), as well as other reports on vendors and technologies.

eMarketer
Access: UCI
Geography: US & Global

Market research reports, industry data, and charts for everything digital, including: internet usage, ecommerce, B2B, online marketing and advertising, social media, and mobile device usage.

​PitchBook
Access: Current UCI Affiliates
Geography: US & Global

Especially useful for finding up-and-coming companies in emerging industries. Data and research covering the private investment market, including venture capital, private equity, and M&A transactions. Information on companies, deals, investors, and funds. Users must create an account with their UCI email address. Download limits apply.

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BCC Research
Access: UCI
Geography: US & Global

Comprehensive reports addressing very specific technological niches across most high-tech industry sectors.

Frost & Sullivan
Access: UCI
Geography: US & Global (limited)

HTML-only industry research reports that integrate seven perspectives (competitive intensity, customer dynamics, industry convergence, disruptive technologies, global mega trends, new business models, and emerging markets) into a complete, overall view of the factors that impact covered industries.

IBISWorld
Access: UCI
Geography: US

Industry research reports of 30-40 pages on over 700 U.S. industries, including: Information; Technology; and Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.

Plunkett Research Online
Access: UCI
Geography: US

Market research, industry statistics, trends, and in-depth analysis of top companies. Spans several major IT industry categories.

Mintel
Access: Current UCI Affiliates
Geography: US

U.S. market research reports on the behaviors, lifestyles, and product/brand preferences of major consumer groups. Thematic coverage includes: e-commerce, mobile, and entertainment.

Faulkner Advisory for IT Studies (FAITS)
Access: UCI
Geography: US & Global

Reports covering IT infrastructure, telecoms, data networking, wireless communications, security, enterprise systems, the Internet, and technology vendors.

MarketLine Advantage
Access: UCI
Geography: US & Global

US and global industry profiles and company profiles throughout many fields involving IT.

Pew Internet & American Life Project
Access: Public

Reports exploring the impact of the internet on families, communities, work and home, daily life, education, health care, and civic and political life.

Journal of Cases on Information Technology
Access: UCI
Peer reviewed scholarly journal of real-life teaching cases and case studies based on individual, organizational, and societal experiences related to the utilization and management of information technology.

Business Source Complete

Access: UCI
Geography: US & Global

Covers virtually all business subjects. Includes scholarly articles, industry reports, news, and trade publications like Computerworld and CIO Magazine.

Google Scholar
Access: Public

Google Scholar is a freely accessible web search engine that indexes the full-text or metadata of scholarly literature across an array of publishing formats and disciplines.

O'Reilly for Higher Education (OHE)
Access: Current UCI Affiliates
O'Reilly for Higher Education features all O'Reilly publications and thousands of  technical eBooks from 200+ global publishers.  It also offers videos, case studies, interactive tutorials, audio books, etc.  Subjects include: Business, Desktop & Web Applications, Data Science & Management, Digital Media, Engineering, IT & Software, Development & Architecture, Math & Science, and Personal & Professional Development.

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