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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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15 comments
BALTHOR
BALTHOR

---in the baseball,golf,and sailing programs I think that the Physics section in the program had to be altered.The golf ball would develop a spin and never go straight,and sail boats would always tip over.

The Scummy One
The Scummy One

aim properly for them to work right. sailing while getting broadsided by the waves is a bad thing, and will likely tip you boat. It is all in the positioning of the craft.

boxfiddler
boxfiddler

here I was thinking in terms of 'The Dancing Wu Li Masters'. :(

mattohare
mattohare

We have software producers that tell users how software should be, rather than develop to needs. Laptop Makers that cater lightweight desktop users instead of mobile users. Too bad we can't see ratings based on how companies solve users problems, and keep them solved.

bfpower
bfpower

Hard to say because so much of our infrastructure depends on so many different vendors. Probably I would say Microsoft, Dell, and Avaya. We are also dependent on Citrix, Cisco, RIM, Verizon, IBM, and Qwest. I am personally very dependent on Google. I use their search engine many times in a week, often to find solutions to tech issues we are facing.

jasonhiner
jasonhiner

Original post: http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/hiner/?p=698 Which IT vendors are at the top of your list?

Mr Stumper
Mr Stumper

...I'm surprised. The growth of this company is incredible. We have implemented their VM infrastructure with over 100 VMs currently (with more literally every day)on 6 clustered physical servers and have been very happy. Just dealing with some "server sprawl", but that will probably change once the customers actually get the bill. No, not a VMware employee...just saying... Don't get started on Vizioncore, who develops management and backup applications for VMware though. Their apps will probably mature, but currently, the apps that we use take quite a bit of babysitting. Also in the arena of "Don't get me started", just seeing RIM on the list irks me. Dang they are a thorn in my side, as are those dang crackberries.

nmgauna
nmgauna

These three combined fulfill almost 100% of my software and hardware requirements. Technically Dell resells the Microsoft to us but we're currently a MS only IT shop.

mattr
mattr

Microsoft Dell HP

nmgauna
nmgauna

I'm just curious how/why your company uses both of these vendors.

pparks_2000
pparks_2000

That Top 3 mirros my former employer's. The reason it was this way for them is that because HP provides the print solutions and Dell the desktops/laptops/servers.

ron
ron

cisco microsoft riverbed