North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). The NAICS system is a cooperative effort between Canada, Mexico, and the
United States. The system allows for comparisons of business statistics and
related activities across all of North America. This web site will allow
students to lookup the NAICS code and know its SIC equivalent.
Information Systems Specific
Argus Clearinghouse . This Clearinghouse, (formerly known as the Clearinghouse for Subject-Oriented Internet Resource Guides), has appeared on a number of "best of the Net" lists. The resources most relevant to information systems research are found under "Engineering."
Business Researcher's Interests. The purpose of this meta-site is "to serve as the WWW resource for researchers, academics and practitioners with interest in Information Processes, Information Systems, and Information Technologies that are relevant to Contemporary Organizational Issues." Or, as the author of this site also puts it: "Issues at the intersection of business and technology." There are hundreds of links to other sites, many of which should be of interest not only to IS and other Business users of the Internet but also to a much broader audience.
Free On-Line Dictionary of Computing. A searchable dictionary of almost anything to do with computing, including acronyms, jargon, programming languages, tools, architecture, operating systems, networking, theory, conventions, standards, mathematics, institutions, companies, projects, products, and history. Entries include references to related resources elsewhere on the Internet.
ISWorld Net. This is another meta-site, with the purposes of providing "information management scholars and practitioners a single entry point to resources related to information systems technology" and promoting "the development of an international information infrastructure for creating, disseminating and applying knowledge." Major divisions include Research and Scholarship; Teaching and Learning; Professional Activities; and Infosys Junction. Also included are a list of electronic discussion groups and the experimental electronic journal MISQ Discovery.
UC-Santa Cruz Technology Lab This is the web address for the UC-Santa Cruz Technology Lab and their lists of recommended web sites, many of which are especially helpful for business and economics related research. Please remember that GIS software applications for business analysis of data cost about $500 and include BusinessMap 3.5, MapPoint 2004, and Maptitude 4.7.
For additional information, please visit these highly regarded business libraries. Many are associated with academic institutions and their
Colleges of Business while others are public libraries or highly specialized libraries.