The following are multi-client reports, covering emerging market and product trends in
areas of shared client interest, conducted by
State of the Art -- Intelligent Vehicle/Highway Systems
An overview of the technologies, history, advocacy, and policies supporting
this unique merger of transportation, hardware, software and networks.
A Low-Tech Introduction to Today's High Tech World
Self-defense tactics for businesses trying to cope with the high tech hype of
information industry marketing around the "national information
infrastructure" or super-highway.
Santa Monica PEN -- After the Trumpets Blare
An evaluation of PEN, the Public Electronic Network of the City of Santa Monica,
with lessons and recommendations for other cities considering online
electronic information services.
Online Legislative Services
Product review of two online database services for search and retrieval of
current and archived legislative bill text and committee activity information.
Online Constituent Services
A review of a Sacramento, California-based online communication service,
Capitol Connection, which provided local information on State Assembly
Subcommittee hearings, schedules, and agendas.
Distance Learning Online
Overview of the U.S. Distance Learning Association's online video
information database, USDLA Clearinghouse, listing contacts and terms of
availability of videos available for distance learning or corporate training
A review of special purpose or "affinity" online database information services
which have emerged after prophets proclaimed "videotext was dead".
FAX: How Do I Love Thee?
A survey of business and educational organizations to identify their rationale
for selecting facsimile over online communications alternatives.
A survey of computer mapping software, including vendors, products, prices,
and features, on behalf of a firm diversifying from market research and
economic analysis into geographic information systems.
Artificial Intelligence Resources
Management overview of the artificial intelligence industry, identifying
publications, associations, consultant organizations, and software firms
considered leaders in expert systems development and shell products for
Graphic Transmission Alternatives
An assessment of magnetic, optical, and communication tools for
architect/design firms with multi-national sites and the need to transmit
graphic information in digital formats.
CD ROM -- Compact Disc, Read-Only Memory
The steps necessary to establish an internal CD ROM production capability,
together with a prototype budgetary control system.
EDI -- Electronic Data Interchange
Review of the industry leaders and the issues relating to businesses
interested in establishing Electronic DAta Interchange systems for
procurement, accounts payable, and accounts receivable with large,
An evaluation of Ashton-Tate Corporations' business graphing, charting, and
drawing software product.
An evaluation of Xerox Corporation's desktop publishing software product.