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EIU Expands CD-ROM Business Information Program

Magazine article Information Today

EIU Expands CD-ROM Business Information Program

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CD-ROM is becoming a significant force in the delivery of electronic business information, Economist Group research reveals. By 1996, over 90 percent of libraries, 80 percent of government institutions and some 70 percent of large multinational companies will have CD-ROM technology in place, according to a survey of 400 customers of The Economist Group. To meet the changing needs of its customers, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), the Group's global business information arm, has introduced a number of new CD-ROM-based products that provide business intelligence on key countries and regional markets.

CD-ROM Product Launches

The company released a series of Country Forecasts on Disc, an "essential planning tool for international organizations," says the EIU. Produced in conjunction with SilverPlatter Information, the EIU's new CD-ROM collection provides "authoritative long-term economic, political and business outlooks" - containing both quantitative and qualitative analysis - for the Americas. Asia-Pacific, Eastern and Western Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. EIU's Country Forecast on Disc service is updated every other month and contains full-text information with statistical tables from January 1993 to the present. The new service is offered in DOS and Windows versions.

The launch follows the EIU's recent release of Country Reports on Disc, a CD-ROM series produced with SilverPlatter that provides archived and current analysis of economic, political, and business conditions in 196 countries. …

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