Our wonderful research librarian at the Kreitzberg Library of Norwich University, Catherine Swenson, is always on the lookout for new resources that can help faculty and students. Recently she introduced me to the online reports available from Faulkner Information Services.Faulkner's Advisory on Computer and Communications Technologies,\u00a0or FACCTs, provides the equivalent of an up-to-date encyclopedia of information technology with a particular emphasis on data communications. Topics include:Enterprise Data NetworkingBroadbandSecurity StrategiesElectronic GovernmentElectronic Business StrategiesInternet StrategiesBusiness Intelligence\/Content ManagementIT Asset ManagementApplication DevelopmentWeb Site ManagementConverging CommunicationsTelecom & Global Network ServicesMobile Business StrategiesWireless CommunicationsIn addition, users can access current news on the following topics:Technology Vendor ProfilesTechnology News TrackHot New ReportsThe Security Management Practices database has a collection of short reports on the following topics:Facility SecurityElectronic & Paper Document SecuritySecurity TechnologySecurity OutsourcingLegal & Financial Security IssuesRegulations & StandardsIT & Network SecurityBusiness ContinuityE-Business SecurityHuman Resources SecurityPublic, Private Sector PartnershipsSecurity AdministrationRisk ManagementBoth databases provide an extensive list of detailed reports on hundreds of high-technology companies including product overview, contact information and investment information. These data may be useful to those selecting technology for their organization's infrastructure.On the downside, these reports are written by relatively few authors and thus present a limited view of the field, since no one can be an expert in all of these subjects; however, the authors seem to have extensive industry experience and they do write clearly and succinctly. Unfortunately, the articles have few cross-references and what few there are generally point to paper versions of the publications rather than providing URLs. However, the reports do include URLs for sites that can be helpful in additional research.Given the low cost of the licenses (according to the information I was given, less than $1,000 per database per year for all our users at the university), these are well worth the cost.