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Sep 13, 2012

Antrim Shale in the US - Oil and Gas Shale Market Analysis and Forecasts to 2020

This report is the latest report from GlobalData, the industry analysis specialist, to provide insight into oil and gas exploration and development potential in the Antrim shale. It also provides details of key exploration areas and major companies exploring various fields in the Antrim shale. The report also highlights the parameters for exploration and production, discusses major drilling activities of the major companies in the Antrim shale, detailing the gross production of the major companies involved in the Antrim play. It also provides a production forecast of the Antrim shale until 2020.

  • An overview of the oil and gas drilling and exploration activities in the Antrim shale
  • Details of the major companies by gross production in the Antrim shale
  • Current exploration and production statistics for the Michigan region of the Antrim shale
  • Forecasts for the Antrim shale production from 2012–2020
  • Coverage and an overview of operations in the Antrim shale
  • Information on the major mergers and acquisitions in the Antrim shale from 2007–March 2012
  • Details of major infrastructure developments in the Antrim shale
Reasons To Buy
  • Develop business strategies with the help of specific insights into the Antrim shale oil and gas market, primarily in the Michigan region of the US
  • Identify opportunities and challenges in the Antrim shale (Michigan) in the US
  • Plan your strategies based on expected developments of the Antrim shale (Michigan) in the US
  • Keep yourself informed of the key developments in this potentially game changing market 
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Middleware Messaging Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2012 to 2018

WinterGreen Research announces that it has published a new study Mission Critical Middleware Messaging: Market Shares, Strategy, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2012 to 2018. The 2012 study has 503 pages, 192 tables and figures. Worldwide markets are poised to achieve significant growth as middleware messaging becomes the foundation for cloud computing and enterprise participation in mobile markets.

According to Susan Eustis, lead author of the WinterGreen Research team that prepared the middleware messaging market research study, “Cloud and collaboration are great areas providing significant growth for middleware messaging markets. WinterGreen Research is seeing leading vendors including IBM planning emphasis in product development around mobile. IBM is building on the MQTT (Telemetry) work which portends to provide significant competitive advantage to users who buy the IBM product as they position to leverage the further evolution of modern virtualized computing systems.

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Mission critical messaging provides cross platform, cross application support for once and only once delivery of packets of information of files across the network. It is supporting enterprise response to business change. By providing a foundation base for services oriented architecture (SOA), mission critical messaging enables the distributed, globally integrated enterprise. Decoupled message transport is a significant aspect of modernized IT. It is the base for Cloud, SOA, collaboration tools, and virtualized IT.

IBM WebSphereMQ is a defacto industry mission critical messaging standard. It is used quadrillions of times per day worldwide to transport messages between applications. IBM WebSphereMQ is used as a wrapper for other HTTPS, JMS, and SOAP application messaging. It is used to achieve FTP transport.

Mission critical messaging represents a major aspect of IT as data processing moves away from a stack and into an SOA ESB services cloud computing environment that relies on transport. The value of mission critical messaging for SOA is that it leverages a services bus ESB computing environment. Cloud computing is creating new economies of scale for virtualized IT. Data centers are moving away from siloed applications and batch processing to real time systems.

As real time systems are implemented in the cloud, what were scale out distributed server farms for each separate application is giving way to virtualized systems that run simultaneously on one platform. IBM WebSphereMQ becomes a significant aspect of virtualization because it is so good at managing decoupled messages.

An application server stack is not as flexible as the decoupled mission critical message structure. As SOA and cloud take hold, the value of the robust highly evolved defacto industry standard WebSphereMQ becomes apparent.

Open systems products and competitive products do not have the market penetration of WebSphere MQ and SOAP, JMS, MSMQ, and Sonic MQ. Vendor messaging systems are among products that are managed with IBM WebSphere MQ wrappers. Messaging systems have decoupling functions evolved for application to application message transfer. Vendors and open systems are positioned to compete effectively in the mission critical messaging market by leveraging once and only once delivery using wrapper technology.

Mature transport technologies have a strong customer base that supports and funds product enhancements. FTP transport for files is a significant addition to the IBM WebSphere MQ brand. The transport technologies SOAP and JMS among others are generally utilized as modules that are wrapped in the mature IBM WebSphereMQ transport layer to achieve mission critical functionality.

This study illustrates the mission critical middleware messaging market driving forces. It describes the principal competitive factors that impact the success of mission critical messaging solutions. Market pitfalls and market opportunities are addressed in the comprehensive market study that lays out strategy considerations in considerable detail: Markets at $8.7 billion in 2011 are anticipated to reach $26.1 billion by 2018.

WinterGreen Research is an independent research organization funded by the sale of market research studies all over the world and by the implementation of ROI models that are used to calculate the total cost of ownership of equipment, services, and software. The company has 35 distributors worldwide, including Global Information Info Shop, Market, Research and Markets, Bloomberg, and Thompson Financial.

Market Leaders
  • IBM
  • Microsoft
  • Tibco
  • Fujitsu
  • Fujitsu
  • Red Hat
  • Attachmate / Novelle
  • Fiorano
  • Progress Software
  • Oracle
Market Participants
  • Middleware Messaging Company
  • BMC
  • Software AG
  • GSX
  • Hewlett Packard (HP)
  • Information Builders
  • Workday
Report Methodology

This is the 523rd report in a series of market research reports that provide forecasts in communications, telecommunications, the internet, computer, software, and telephone equipment. The project leaders take direct responsibility for writing and preparing each report. They have significant experience preparing industry studies. Forecasts are based on primary research and proprietary data bases. Forecasts reflect analysis of the market trends in the segment and related segments. Unit and dollar shipments are analyzed through consideration of dollar volume of each market participation in the segment. Market share analysis includes conversations with key customers of products, industry segment leaders, marketing directors, distributors, leading market participants, and companies seeking to develop measurable market share. Over 200 in-depth interviews are conducted for each report with a broad range of key participants and opinion leaders in the market segment.

West Africa Deep Offshore Oil & Gas Exploration and Production (E&P)- Market Analysis, Competitive Landscape and Forecasts to 2020

This new report “Deep Offshore Oil & Gas Exploration and Production (E&P) in West Africa - Market Analysis, Competitive Landscape and Forecasts to 2020” provides an overview of the deep offshore E&P in West Africa. The report provides information on the major deep offshore oil and gas projects and key companies in Nigeria, Angola, Equatorial Guinea, the Republic of Congo and Ghana. The report is compiled by using data and information sourced from proprietary databases, primary and secondary research and in-house analysis by GlobalData's team of industry experts.

  • Drivers and challenges for E&P in deep offshore West Africa.
  • The contribution from the countries in the region to West Africa's offshore oil and gas production.
  • Key companies in the E&P industry of deep offshore West Africa.
  • The E&P fiscal environment in Nigeria, Angola, Equatorial Guinea, the Republic of Congo and Ghana.
  • The competitive landscape of the companies engaged in E&P activities in Nigeria, Angola, Equatorial Guinea, the Republic of Congo and Ghana
Reasons To Buy
  • Gain insight on the deep offshore West African market.
  • Understand key drivers and challenges of the deep offshore West African market.
  • Learn about deep offshore oil and gas E&P in Nigeria, Angola, Equatorial Guinea, Republic of the Congo, and Ghana.
  • To be informed about the operations of key companies engaged in deep offshore E&P of oil and gas in the West Africa region.
GlobalData's dedicated research and analysis teams consist of experienced professionals with marketing, market research and consulting backgrounds in the energy industry, and advanced statistical expertise. GlobalData adheres to the codes of practice of the Market Research Society and the Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals.

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Oil and Gas Capital Expenditure Outlook, H1 2012

This is the latest report from industry analysis specialists, GlobalData, which provides a half-yearly review of the oil and gas sector’s capital expenditure outlook for 2012. The report provides a detailed analysis of the current and future capital expenditure position of national oil companies, as well as for integrated and independent oil and gas companies. It provides information and analyses of capital expenditure across the entire value chain of the global oil and gas industry. It also provides detailed information on oil and gas capital expenditure throughout North America, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa, Europe and South and Central America. The report covers the planned oil and gas projects in the upstream, refining, pipeline, liquefied natural gas (LNG) and petrochemicals sectors.

Key findings and analyses of capital expenditure trends in the oil and gas sector
  • Oil and gas capital expenditure information for 2008–2012 
  • Information and analysis of capital expenditure across all oil and gas segments – upstream, midstream and downstream 
  • Capital expenditure by region: North America, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa, Europe and South and Central America 
  • Information on capital expenditure by company type, such as national oil companies, integrated and independent companies 
  • Information on major planned oil and gas projects in the upstream, refining, pipeline, LNG and petrochemicals sectors 
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  • Gain an understanding of the global oil and gas sector’s spending trends in 2012 
  • Keep abreast of information and in-depth analysis of global oil and gas market capital expenditure outlook in 2012 
  • Formulate strategies based on analysis of competitors’ capital expenditure plans 
  • Devise strategies to safeguard interests based on insights on the spending of NOCs and IOCs and their anticipated impact on the global oil and gas industry.
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2012 India Glass Market

The glass market in India has been growing at a steady pace due to the huge demand it generates from the beverage sector and real estate sector which uses container glass and flat glass respectively.

The report begins with the introduction section which offers a brief insight of the glass industry that has been categorized into float, container and other. The float glass finds primary usage in real estate and automobile sectors while container glass is directed to the beverage, pharmaceutical and cosmetics industry. The other glass segment mainly includes glass used in optical and lens industry and in manufacture of cutlery, electrical insulation and various other sectors.

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The market overview section focuses on the total glass market of India and percentage segmentation in container, flat and other glass. Then the market size of the container glass along with the forecasted growth is given. The per capita consumption and growth in production over the years is also depicted. Installation base and demand for container glass is explained. Major types of container glass are identified. The concept of green potential is then focused upon.

The report then focuses on the flat glass market size in value terms along with the forecasted growth. The section also discusses the flat glass production with forecasted growth. The section further provides the sectoral snapshot providing percentage breakup of production of the major types of flat glass with average production cost breakup. The report is then followed by flat glass sectoral snapshot with respect to demand that the sector majorly faces from construction and automotive sectors. It also elaborates the forecasted per capita consumption of flat glass along with a country wise comparative study of per capita consumption of flat glass. Major types of flat glass along with its uses are also listed. The report identifies the major types of flat glass which will be in high demand in future. It further elaborates the factors that are affecting the architectural flat glass market.

Thereafter the report provides an elaborate section on the export-import overview of the overall glass market along with a detailed segmental breakup of the major types of container and flat glass. Also, the distribution channel for container and flat glass has been added.

In the next section drivers and challenges has been highlighted. The factors that are propelling the glass sector include the growth in real estate sector, increasing use of glass in automotive sector, its use in packaging industry, growing preference for processed value added glass, increase in solar energy sector where glass is used in huge quantities, the qualitative aspect of glass that makes glass a more hygienic and eco-friendly packaging material and the relative cost advantage that India has in production of glass. The challenges that the sector is facing include competition from Chinese imports, rise in price of soda ash, various other alternative packaging materials that are creeping in and the reusable nature of glass which in turn is affecting the demand for newly manufactured glass.

The report also covers the trends prevailing currently in the glass industry, which includes demand for value-added products, decorative glasses with digital print technology, and investment and capacity expansion by the various glass manufacturing companies in India. Major technology trends have been described.

The competition section highlights the major players in the industry. It includes elaborate profile of the major players in the market along with their financial analysis. Porters Five Forces Analysis has been incorporated for a brief but effective understanding of the market scenario. The strategic recommendations section focuses on some effective strategic decisions which can be taken up by companies to increase their market shares.

Sep 10, 2012

Global Natural Colors and Flavors Market by Types, Applications and Geography: Forecasts up to 2017

Natural colors and flavors are type of food additives that are added to food and beverages to make products more appealing and tasty. Its use in food and beverage industry is increasing since last decade. Rising demand for natural foods and consumer avoidance has led to strong progress for natural colors and flavors market. Hyperactivity and behavioral problems in children due to artificial colors and flavors are other driving factors for this market. Colors and flavors derived for natural products are being exempted from certification. Color and flavor degradation with change in pH, light, temperature, and oxidation with other ingredient is major restraint for global natural colors and flavors market. The global natural colors and flavors market has a tremendous growth potential. Europe is the largest market for natural flavors, while North America accounting the largest market for natural colors.

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The report provides full analysis of the world’s leading players in the natural colors and flavors industry, the key ingredients occupying the major shares, with a clear insight and commentary on the developments and trends. With the huge market potential and growth, market is likely to witness a shift in the colors and flavors market. The market is anticipated to flourish in the developed as well as the developing regions. The growth is also attributed to the growing demands and penetration of the organic and natural products. The global increase in health consciousness has demanded natural colors and flavors in food products. The segments like beverage is largely utilizing natural flavors, while confectionary items such as candies and chewing gums use natural colors at a larger rate. Beverage and confectionary segment is making the natural color and flavor market very lucrative for the key industry players. The switch to natural colors and flavors across the globe is still at low pace, but companies are exercising usage of natural colors and flavors. The artificial colors in the U.S. are labeled as FD&C colors and natural flavors as natural flavorings.

Scope of the report

The natural colors and flavors market research report categorizes the global market on the basis of types, applications, and geography; forecasting revenue and analyzing trends in each of the submarkets:

On the basis of geography (natural colors and flavors both)
North America

On the basis of types (of natural colors):

On the basis of types of applications (of natural colors):
Dairy and frozen
Meat products

On the basis of types (of natural flavors):
Natural extracts
Aroma chemicals
Essential oils

On the basis of types of applications (of natural flavors):
Savory and snacks
Bakery and confectionery
Dairy and frozen

Advances in Delivery to the Central Nervous System

The blood-brain barrier (BBB) and the blood cerebrospinal fluid barrier (BCSFB) exist to protect the brain, stringently regulating substances into and out of the brain. This report examines the ways in which these natural barriers may be overcome or circumvented to ensure that drugs can reach their intended target in the brain.

Features and benefits
  • Identify the five main strategies for maximizing the delivery of drugs to the brain.
  • Understand the scientific basis of the most promising and recent technology advances.
  • Identify the companies that are at the cutting edge of each type of delivery technology.
  • Gain insight from quotes and opinions from leaders in the field of CNS drug delivery.
  • Assess which types of delivery technology are best suited to which types of drug and therapy area. 
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Increasingly, drug delivery specialists are harnessing endogenous BBB mechanisms such as receptormediated delivery pathways with nano-enabled platform technologies to improve the uptake and targeted delivery of substances into the brain.

Improvements in intranasal delivery devices and advances in formulation technologies have enabled researchers to deliver a wide range of substances in therapeutic doses into the olfactory regions. Medical device companies Kurve Technology, Impel NeuroPharma, and OptiNose have all developed devices that are compatible with intranasal delivery.

Chemical modification (e.g. lipidation and cationization) can be used to improve passive delivery across the blood-brain barrier but is rarely used in isolation. Permeability enhancers can be used to transiently disrupt the BBB to allow the passage of drugs into the CNS, but they have yet to be fully validated in the clinic.

Your key questions answered
  • Which delivery technologies can be considered for a drug that needs to achieve high CNS penetration?
  • What types of chemical modification have been applied and how successful have these been?
  • What role can nanotechnology play in drug delivery?
  • How well validated are the delivery technologies and which have data from human trials?
  • Are there in indications in which the problems of blood-brain barrier penetration can be justifiably circumvented by direct injection or implantation?

Global Polyols Market by Product Type, Applications & Geography – Forecasts up to 2017

A polyol is an alcohol containing multiple hydroxyl groups. These can be classified as a polyether polyols and polyester polyols. Polyether polyols are manufactured by ethoxylation or propoxylation of a polyhydric alcohol in the presence of a catalyst. Polyether polyols are produced by anionic ring opening addition polymerization of ethylene oxide or propylene oxide. The evolution of the polyols industry, its expansion to new applications, and its success in matching new challenging market, and sustainability requirements is strongly related to the continuous development of polyol chemistry.

This study estimates the global market of polyols by the end of 2017. Asia-Pacific and Europe are largest manufacturer and consumer of polyols. Asia-Pacific is the fastest growing region for the polyols market both in terms of production and consumption. North America, Western Europe, and Japan mature markets are expected to advance with slower pace.

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This market research study provides detailed qualitative and quantitative analysis of the global polyols market. The report provides a comprehensive review of major market drivers, restraints, opportunities, winning imperatives, challenges, and key issues in the market. The market is further segmented and forecasted for major geographic regions, Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World that include key growth regions such as China and India. Major countries with the market volumes and revenues are covered for each of the region. Competitive scenario and market share of the top players in the market has been discussed in detail. The top players of the industry are profiled in detail with their recent developments and other strategic industry activities.

Market has also been segmented on the basis of product types where major product types such as polyether polyols and polyester polyols have been discussed in detail and a comprehensive view and forecast is provided for each category with the market volumes and revenues. Market has been further segmented on the basis of applications. The major applications for polyols include flexible polyurethane foams, rigid polyurethane foam, and CASE (coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers) have been discussed in detail in the report. Market share for major market participants has been described in detail for polyols. The global existing production capacities of the top suppliers have been provided in detail in the report.

We have used various secondary sources such as encyclopedia, directories, and databases to identify and collect information useful for this extensive commercial study of polyols. The primary sources –experts from related industries and suppliers have been interviewed to obtain and verify critical information as well as to assess the future prospects of engineering plastics.

We have also profiled leading players of this industry with their recent developments and other strategic industry activities. Key participants in the global market include BASF SE (Germany), Bayer MaterialScience (Germany), The Dow Chemical Company (U.S.), Huntsman Corporation (U.S.), Perstorp AB (Sweden), Shell Chemicals (The Netherlands), and Stepan Company (U.S.).

Scope of the report

This research report categorizes the global market for polyols on the basis of applications, product types, and geography; forecasting volumes and revenues, and analyzing trends in each of the sub markets:

On the basis of applications: Polyols market is segmented on the basis of end-user applications such as flexible polyurethane foam, rigid polyurethane foam, and CASE (coatings, adhesives, sealants, elastomers). Each application is further described in detail in the report with volumes and revenues forecasted for each application.

On the basis of type: Polyether polyols and polyester polyols

On the basis of geography: Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific, ROW, and key countries in every region.

ReportsnReports - Social Media Market in Wealth Management

This report is a detailed study that explores the potential of Web 2.0
  • Provides insight into social media practices
  • Details the demographics of current social media users
  • Examines different platforms and methods of engaging with customers
  • The report reviews case studies of banks that have employed Web 2.0 tools and identifies the best practices that have maximised their success
The increasing number of wealthy individuals from diverse backgrounds means that traditional providers of services to high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs), from luxury goods companies to private banks, must adapt if they are to succeed. Today, the majority of HNWI wealth worldwide is self-made rather than inherited and private banks and wealth managers need to target a new type of client. Although inherited wealth is set to play a smaller role, the transfer of wealth from the ‘Baby Boomers’ to Generations X and Y is a crucial factor, with these generations set to become the beneficiary of the largest global wealth transfer in history. For banks looking to capture this sector, the challenge is to adapt their communication and marketing strategies to meet the needs of the younger generation rather than provide service offerings designed for their parents and grandparents.

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This report provides an extensive analysis on the impact of social media in wealth management
  • It examines how social media tools such as networking sites, blogs, online communities, virtual worlds, and interactive online tools can be used by banks to improve areas such as product development, marketing, marketing research, customer services and customer engagement
  • It details the social media strategies adopted by various banks
  • It examines the future use of social media in financial services, as well as prospective trends
Key highlights
  • Despite the rapid growth of social media marketing, its effectiveness at promoting customer engagement is doubted
  • Despite having numerous advantages over online focus groups, online communities have not fared well in most financial institutions
  • Though blogging is an effective Web 2.0 tool, most institutions find it inconvenient to maintain
  • Financial services institutions have been somewhat slower than other industries in embracing Web 2.0
Reasons to buy
  • Ideal for understanding the potential of Web 2.0 tools and how they can be effectively employed in wealth management firms
  • Extensive case studies that detail the positives and negatives of Web 2.0 tools
  • Suggests potential tools and strategies for promoting customer engagement through Web 2.0 tools
  • Suggests contemporary methods for measuring customer engagement through Web 2.0 tools