Statistics and Forecasting Data via the Web: A Master List
Are you ready
for the ultimate look at how to find business and economic data on the
Web? Come with Barbie Keiser and take a guided tour of the best data warehouses
and forecasting group that the Web has to offer. After helping readers
to assess the types of information requirements that will be needed (i.e.,
does the data needed stay the same or vary with each project?), Barbie
is off and running. A sampling of the sites visited include Global Insight,
Inc., which is an offshoot of Data Resources and WEFA, Consensus Economics,
Oxford Analytica, Economic Intelligence Unit, PRS, and World Markets Online.
Barbie supplements her extensive review with six tables: Governments, Government
Data, and NGOs; Associations, Organizations, Research Institutions, and
Think Tanks; Economic Education and Academic Institutions, "Real" and Virtual;
Commercial and Investment Banks and Bankers; Investing Plus!; and Measuring
the New Economy.
2001 SCOUG Retreat
"Winning the Future
Together" was the theme of the 14th annual Southern California Online Users
Group (SCOUG) retreat, held July 27-29 at the La Casa de Maria conference
center in California. Long-time attendee Carol Ebbinghouse reports on how
groups (searchers, vendors, database marketers, and the like) pooled resources
to find out what skills are most needed to ensure success for all in the
forever-changed world, bq recalls her Uncle Frank, who knew how to step
up to meet responsibility head on courageously, and encourages all colleagues
to now do the same.
of the Trade
Sheri Lanza, who
has been a frequent contributor to Searcher, begins sharing this
column with Dave Rensberger. With a goal to write about tools that make
life easier for info pros, Sheri looks at two screen-capture programs:
SnagIt and QuickBrowse.
Jill Ann Hurst
pays a visit to Factiva.Com to see how the service lives up to the promises
that were made in 1999 when Dow Jones and Reuters agreed to combine their
respective interactive business offerings.
Want to save money,
thus avoiding the credit-card crisis that doesn't start the New Year off
on a good note, but still give great gifts? Irene McDermott has the answer
with a gaggle of holiday craft Web sites that will make you feel like a
regular Martha Stewart and impress the ho ho ho out of friends and family.