The following section contains subjective comments about the system that represent our editor's opinions, and should not be viewed as fact. Editor's opinions include positive and negative judgments about the product written in consideration of wider context, including related products and the industry at large.
Dialog was acquired in 2008 by ProQuest LLC. It was formerly owned by Thomson Reuters. ProQuest is an electronic publisher based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. ProQuest describes themselves as "a leader in the collection, organization, and publishing of information". ProQuest divides their information services into several categories:
- Higher Education/Academic
- 2 Year College
- Outside US/Canada
Many have speculated that ProQuest seeks to update Dialog and "bring the system into the 21st century". The direction taken by ProQuest with the Dialog system will be interesting to see in the years ahead. 
- ↑ ProQuest Dialog: Predictions and Reactions. Posted June 19, 2008. http://newsbreaks.infotoday.com/nbReader.asp?ArticleId=49579. Accessed on September 19, 2008.