Aberdeen Group Announces Top 100 Most Influential Technology Vendors for 2008

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<strong>Boston &mdash; May 13</strong><br />The annual &ldquo;State of the Market Report&rdquo; out from the Aberdeen Group showcases the results of five years of research and up to date insight from 4,645 snapshot survey respondents. New to the report this year is a compilation of the top 100 organizations that excelled at providing value to the business community. The list included software, hardware and service providers with Microsoft, Oracle and SAP rounding out the top three spots. <br /><br />Technology household names including IBM, Dell, HP, Cisco, Salesforce.com, EMC and Sun closed out the top 10. Other well-established brands including Google (No. 11), RIM/Blackberry (No. 12), Apple (No. 16), Motorola (No. 22), Intel (No. 29) and Intuit (No. 46) were notably present.<br /><br />Mobility, identified in last year&#39;s Aberdeen Report as the No. 1 technology growth area, was well-represented in the top 100 by AT&T (No. 15), Verizon (No. 23), Sony Ericsson (No. 26), Sprint/Nextel (No. 42) and T-Mobile (No. 92). This year, the results from the 2008 Aberdeen Report indicate that mobility will take a back seat to business intelligence and analytics as the technology capabilities having the greatest impact over the next three to five years. <br /><br />Representing best-of-breed vendors in this category were SAS (No. 30), Microstrategy (No. 61), QlikView (No. 67) and SPSS (No. 89), as well the broader enterprise-suite solutions including Microsoft (No. 1), Oracle (No. 2), SAP (No. 3), Hewlett Packard (No. 6), Infor (No. 18), Lawson (No. 34), QAD (No. 37) and IFS (No. 60). Also making a strong appearance on the service side were Accenture (No. 25), EDS (No. 36), Tata Consulting (No. 43), Infosys (No. 56) and Capgemini (No. 79). <br /><br />One interesting omission was the lack of human-capital-management solutions&rsquo; representation in the top 100, with only Kronos weighing in at No. 98, despite the fact that 31 percent of survey respondents identify a "shortage of talent" as being the second greatest challenge facing their organizations this year.<br /><br />The report identifies that the top two criteria organizations use when selecting a technology solution include: total cost of ownership (43 percent), product functionality (42 percent), vendor stability (24 percent), market-specific knowledge and experience (24 percent), domain or industry expertise (22 percent) and reputation (21 percent). It also identifies that the priorities of organizations as it relates to technology spend vary by company size.<br /><br />Survey respondents were given an open-text opportunity to identify the top three technology companies that had the most influence on their business performance over the course of the past year. The compete list of the top 100 most influential technology companies from the Aberdeen Report are:<br /><br />1. Microsoft<br />2. Oracle<br />3. SAP<br />4. IBM<br />5. Cisco<br />6. Hewlett Packard<br />7. Dell<br />8. Salesforce.com<br />9. EMC<br />10. Sun Microsystems<br />11. Google<br />12. RIM (Blackberry)<br />13. Siemens<br />14. Adobe<br />15. AT&T<br />16. Apple<br />17. Sage<br />18. Infor<br />19. Nortel<br />20. Avaya<br />21. Red Hat<br />22. Motorola<br />23. Verizon Wireless<br />24. Dassault<br />25. Accenture<br />26. Sony Ericsson<br />27. Alcatel – Lucent<br />28. AutoDesk<br />29. Intel<br />30. SAS<br />31. Citrix<br />32. Nokia<br />33. PTC<br />34. Lawson<br />35. i2<br />36. EDS<br />37. QAD<br />38. Ariba<br />39. CA<br />40. Epicor<br />41. Juniper<br />42. Sprint/Nextel<br />43. Tata Consulting<br />44. ADP<br />45. Fujitsu<br />46. Intuit<br />47. Manhattan Associates<br />48. Novell<br />49. Red Prairie<br />50. SunGard<br />51. Telstra<br />52. BMC<br />53. BT<br />54. CSC<br />55. Skype<br />56. Infosys<br />57. NetApp<br />58. Symantec<br />59. Huawei<br />60. IFS<br />61. Microstrategy<br />62. Aruba<br />63. CDW<br />64. Concur<br />65. Exact<br />66. Hitachi<br />67. QlikView<br />68. Vonage<br />69. Xerox<br />70. Front Range<br />71. Internec<br />72. Manugistics<br />73. Palm<br />74. Unisys<br />75. Yahoo!<br />76. 3com<br />77. ABB<br />78. CANON<br />79. Capgemini<br />80. Informatica<br />81. Interwoven<br />82. McKesson<br />83. Mincom<br />84. Mitel<br />85. Netsuite<br />86. Omniture<br />87. Progress<br />88. Rackspace<br />89. SPSS<br />90. Syntel<br />91. Teradata<br />92. T-Mobile<br />93. Toshiba<br />94. Websense<br />95. Servigistics<br />96. Genesys<br />97. Logility<br />98. Kronos<br />99. Rockwell Automation<br />100. Checkpoint Systems <br />

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