Top 100 Most Influential Technology Vendors of 2008 Named

May 13, 2008

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B2B | Technology | Telecom

The top 3 technology vendors from among software, hardware, and service providers are Microsoft, Oracle, and SAP, according to the Annual State of the Market Report from the Aberdeen Group, which for the first time includes a list of Top 100 firms.

Technology vendors that are household names – IBM, Dell, HP, Cisco,, EMC and Sun – rounded out the top 10.

Other well-established brands, including Google (#11), RIM/Blackberry (#12), Apple (#16), Motorola (#22), Intel (#29), and Intuit (#46), were notably present on the list.

Mobility, identified in last year’s Aberdeen report as the number-one technology growth area, was well represented in the Top 100 by AT&T (#15), Verizon (#23), Sony Ericsson (#26), Sprint/Nextel (#42), and T-Mobile (#92).

The report this?year identifies that the priorities of organizations, defined by technology spend, vary by company size:


This year’s results indicate that mobility will take a back seat to business intelligence and analytics as the technology capabilities having the greatest impact over the next 3-5 years.

Representing best of breed vendors in this category were SAS (#30), Microstrategy (#61), QlikView (#67), and SPSS (#89), as well the broader enterprise suite solutions, including Microsoft (#1), Oracle (#2), SAP (#3), Hewlett Packard (#6), Infor (#18), Lawson (#34), QAD (#37), and IFS (#60).

Also making a strong appearance on the service side were Accenture (#25), EDS (#36), Tata Consulting (#43), Infosys (#56) and Capgemini (#79).

One interesting omission was the lack of human capital management solutions representation in the Top 100, with only Kronos weighing in at #98, despite the fact that 31% of survey respondents identify a “shortage of talent” as being the second greatest challenge facing their organization this year.

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%).

The Top 100


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, in order:

Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, IBM, Cisco, Hewlett Packard, Dell,, EMC, Sun Microsystems, Google, RIM (Blackberry), Siemens, Adobe, AT&T, Apple, Sage, Infor, Nortel, Avaya, Red Hat, Motorola, Verizon Wireless, Dassault, Accenture, Sony Ericsson, Alcatel – Lucent, AutoDesk, Intel, SAS, Citrix, Nokia, PTC, Lawson, i2, EDS, QAD, Ariba, CA, Epicor, Juniper, Sprint/Nextel, Tata Consulting, ADP, Fujitsu, Intuit, Manhattan Associates, Novell, Red Prairie, SunGard, Telstra, BMC, BT, CSC, Skype, Infosys, NetApp, Symantec, Huawei, IFS, Microstrategy, Aruba, CDW, Concur, Exact, Hitachi, Qlikview, Vonage, Xerox, Front Range, Internec, Manugistics, Palm, Unisys, Yahoo!, 3com, ABB, CANON, Capgemini, Informatica, Interwoven, McKesson, Mincom, Mitel, Netsuite, Omniture, Progress, Rackspace, SPSS, Syntel, Teradata, T-Mobile, Toshiba, Websense, Servigistics, Genesys, Logility, Kronos, Rockwell Automation, Checkpoint Systems.

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