2. Electronic Manufacturing Services & Design Manufacturing
3. Internet Media & Services
5. Software & IT Services
6. Telecommunication Services
Range of Technology & Communications Risks
1. Product Security
2. Employee Inclusion
3. Product Lifecycle Management
4. Water & Waste Management in Manufacturing
5. Fair Labour Practices
6. Supply Chain Management & Material Sourcing
7. Intellectual Property Projection & Competitive Behaviour
This industry will experience growth in the coming years because of the continued expansion of technology and consumer demand for hardware.
Electronic Manufacturing Services & Design Manufacturing
This industry works closely with the hardware industry, most specifically companies that design personal computers, storage devices, and personal consumer electronics.
Internet Media & Services
The Internet Media and Services industry is made up of companies that provide search engines and companies that offer online advertising, online gaming, online social networks, as well as medical, sports, and news content. The internet services component of the industry mostly makes sales through selling services through the internet. The main revenue for this industry comes from online advertising, subscription fees, and sales of user information to third parties. One slight risk within this industry is that there has been recent push back from the public on the sale of user information.
Software & IT Services
The IT Services sector of the industry focuses on providing outsourced services to other companies. Many companies use software such as cloud computing, machine-to-machine communication, virtualization, and big data analysis. This industry is particularly influenced by brand value and the network effect; wide adoption of a company’s software results in a self-perpetuated sales growth.