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):
- Hewlett Packard
- Sun Microsystems
- RIM (Blackberry)
- Red Hat
- Verizon Wireless
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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