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Aberdeen: Top 25 most influential IT vendors of 2008

Research firm Aberdeen Group released its Annual State of the Market Report on Tuesday, including a new list of the 100 technology vendors that provide the most value to businesses. Here are the top 25.

Research firm Aberdeen Group released its Annual State of the Market Report on Tuesday, including a new list of the 100 technology vendors that provide the most value to businesses. The report is based on five years of research, 2.5 million interviews, and 4,645 survey respondents.

The following are the top 25 technology vendors on the list (see the full 100):

  1. Microsoft
  2. Oracle
  3. SAP
  4. IBM
  5. Cisco
  6. Hewlett Packard
  7. Dell
  8. Salesforce.com
  9. EMC
  10. Sun Microsystems
  11. Google
  12. RIM (Blackberry)
  13. Siemens
  14. Adobe
  15. AT&T
  16. Apple
  17. Sage
  18. Infor
  19. Nortel
  20. Avaya
  21. Red Hat
  22. Motorola
  23. Verizon Wireless
  24. Dassault
  25. Accenture

Aberdeen also writes:

"The Report identifies that the top two criteria organizations use when selecting a technology solution include: total cost of ownership (43%), product functionality (42%), vendor stability (24%), market specific knowledge and experience (24%), domain or industry expertise (22%), and reputation (21%). It also identifies that the priorities of organizations as it relates to technology spend vary by company size. 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."

Some of the prominent companies that didn't make the top 25 but were in the top 100 include Intel (29), Citrix (31), Nokia (32), EDS (36), Juniper (41), Sprint/Nextel (42), Fujitsu (45), Novell (48), Skype (55), NetApp (57), Symantec (58), Aruba (62), Xerox (69), Yahoo! (75), T-Mobile (92), Toshiba (93).

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