Thomson Reuters is all about data. It provides a number of products that give businesses and professionals deep data about corporations and economic trends. Powered by one of the world’s most well-known news organizations, Thomson Reuters is perhaps best known for the terminal products it supplies to trading rooms across the world. Take a visit to these otherworldly locations and you’ll see proprietary screens glowing with screens of financial information – it is companies like Thomson Reuters, and its competitor Blomberg, that sell these screens.
But for Thomson Reuters, there is another, less visible, part of its business. It has an enterprise division that delivers services for the enterprise market. This division is focused on providing data feeds which help Thomson Reuters clients build their own applications on top of the data Thomson Reuters holds. I spent time talking with Brennan Carley who runs the services division, and got an insight into the new Elektron API family that the company has just launched.