ions service the entire technology value chain, including components and devices, telecom analytics, and end market intelligence. The company delivers insight and tools for managing technology parts, leveraging its component database of approximately 450 million parts. Economics and Country Risk: The company provides strategic and commercial professionals with information, research, and tools that support a range of commercial decisions and processes, including capital investments, country-entry strategies, acquisitions, annual strategic planning processes, and monthly/quarterly production and sales forecasts. The company’s Economics and Country Risk capabilities translate high-level macroeconomic, political, and security drivers into industry-level demand forecasts and risk factors. Strategy The company’s strategy is to bring together information, research, and analytics; and to deliver integrated solutions to customers in separate but interconnected industries. Intellectual Property The company has obtained patents and applied for patents in the United States, primarily related to its software portfolio, including its IHS Kingdom and IHS Goldfire products. Seasonality The company’s business has seasonal aspects. Its fourth quarter (year ended November 2015) typically generates the company’s highest quarterly levels of revenue and profit. Conversely, its first quarter generally has the company’s lowest quarterly levels of revenue and profit. The company also experiences event-driven seasonality in its business, for instance, IHS Energy CERAWeek, an annual energy executive gathering, was held during its second quarter in 2015 and would be held during its first quarter in 2016. Another example is the biennial release of the Boiler Pressure Vessel Code (BPVC) engineering standard, which generates revenue for the company primarily in the third quarter of every other year. The most recent BPVC release was in the third quarter of 2015. Competition Resources: The company’s Energy and Chemical offerings compete primarily with offerings from Verisk, Drilling Information, GeoScout, PIRA Energy Group, Reed Elsevier, and Nexant. Transportation: In the Automotive market, the company primarily competes with offerings from LMC Automotive, Urban Science, and Experian. In Maritime & Trade markets, the company primarily competes with offerings from Informa plc. In Aerospace, Defense & Security markets, the company primarily competes with offerings from Forecast International and TEGNA. Consolidated Markets & Solutions: The company’s Product Design offerings primarily compete with offerings of SAI Global, Thomson Reuters Corporation, Thomas Publishing, and others. The company’s electronics design offerings primarily compete with offerings from Arrow Electronics. The company’s Technology, Media & Telecom offerings compete principally with offerings from Gartner, Inc. Its Economics and Country Risk offerings compete primarily with offerings from the Economist Group and Oxford Economics. History IHS Inc. was founded in 1959.
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