Who says academics don't have a place in corporate America? IHS Global Insight employs researchers, analysts, and economists who aggregate a variety of financial, economic, industry-related data, and electronically distribute it to customers for forecasting, market-sizing, and risk assessment purposes. The firm also offers consulting services. Its data covers some 200 countries and spans more than 170 industries. It has 25 offices in about a dozen countries that serve clients in industry, finance, and government. Formerly Global Insight, the firm became IHS Global Insight in 2008 when it was acquired by
, an information provider focused on the energy, environment, security, and product lifecycle domains.