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Information Systems for An Information-Decision World

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Statistical Abstract of the U.S.

Tabular data of social, political, economic aspects of the United States, with indicators for telecommunications, revenues, business activities, related service industries, computing industries & products, more...

Electronic Business & Economy – Government Resources

U.S. Census Bureau - Population, economy, data tools, newsroom & blogs. Stat of the Day, News, Special Topics on easy to use site

U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) - Newsroom, Blogs (consumers, business, tech), videos, feature stories

US–CERT United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team – News, Bulletins for internet use & activities. Customized alerts 

NIST National Institute of Standards and Technology – Statistics portal, publications, major programs, news, programs & projects

NITA, National Telecommunications & Information Administration. U.S. Department of Commerce, advisory to President on telecommunications and information technology issues on broadband, internet policy, public safety, IoT, digital initiatives, more

American FactFinder, U.S.Census – Data about America and territories. Economic, housing, employment surveys & census data with maps, industry codes, demographic information that can inform technological changes & planning. Download datasets

Bureau of Economic Analysis – Regional economic data by state, metropolitain area, income, employment; fact sheets, maps, interactive data, interactive maps, modelling. National, International, Regional, Industry data; publications, interactive tables, news, blogs for current data

Data-Planet Statistical Datasets

Data-Planet Statistical Datasets offers rich data from topics In the News,  Key Economic Indicators,  Browse by Subjects, Browse by Sources. 

  • Expand folders to get to data at neighborhood, gender, age, financial data. Create charts, maps, export raw data, and create a D.O.I. that's constantly updated.
  • Compare 2 topics & create a customized chart (cost of gold vs cost of gasoline over xxx years
  • New features for political Overlays: create your customized chart and use Ctrl or Command keys to select Democratic/Republican Presidents, House of Representatives, or Congress.

Excellent Help tutorials and examples in upper right corner. Interested in a topic that DataPlanet staff can create for your class? The company is willing to work on that–let me know!

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Statista – Data + Graphics

Statista – quick statistics, dossiers, studies; search creates fast graphs & you can export the data to create your own spreadsheets. Search Tablet Market US or worldwide, Consumer Survey: reasons for purchasing a tablet 2012, Global PC Revenue Forecast, more.

Top menu bar offers multi-faceted reports:

  • Topics feature popular specific topics, plus Media, Business, Society  
  • Industries display  Reports, Forecasts, Dossiers
  • Digital Markets new & expanding, provides new format of reports with text, data, graphics on electronic media, advertising, commerce, medical, FinTech, health, travel, services, and features like connected car
  • New Consumer Markets  new & expanding, provides new format of reports  for food, drink, products for  personal use

Use Keyword search

  • Display list of options
  • Select from formats like Statistics, Forecasts, Market Analytics, Studies, Dossiers, Topics, Infographics
  • Filter for similar topics, better search terms
  • Select a link and get multiple download options, citation style options, source lists, various related reports