Computer Weekly Data Bank:

April, 2013

April 29, 2013  1:00 AM

Application Software Spend – Accountants

kwicka Profile: kwicka
accountants, Application software, Software

Smaller accountancy firms, employing under 100 staff, have expenditure per employee on application package software which is twice the UK norm.  For concerns with 1000+ staff, accountants' outlay fall below the national average.

April 25, 2013  1:00 AM

Software Spend – Retail Trade

kwicka Profile: kwicka
Development tools, System software

Small retailers - employing 50-99 staff - spend £3,700 each on custom software.  Outlay on application packages and system software is similar at £3,400 per company.  Less than a third of that is expended on development tools.

April 22, 2013  1:00 AM

IT & Telecom Spend – Employment Agencies

kwicka Profile: kwicka
Hardware, Software, staff

Employment agencies' largest spend category is staff which represents 60% of IT & telecom budgets.  Computer services and telecom services expenditure each contribute just over 15%.  Between them, hardware and software form the balance of a little under 10%.

April 19, 2013  11:17 AM

Revealed: The top ten most networked countries.

kwicka Profile: kwicka

The World Economic Forum's Networked Readiness Index (NRI), measures the capacity of 144 economies to leverage ICT for economic growth and  the well-being of their populations.

Finland (1st), Singapore (2nd) and Sweden (3rd) take the top three places in the index. The...

April 19, 2013  11:04 AM

Interactive map: the most networked countries in the world

kwicka Profile: kwicka

The UK has moved from 10th to 7th place in the World Economic Forum's (WEF) network readiness index - the biggest improvement among the world's top 10 economies over the past year.

April 18, 2013  1:00 AM

Computer Services Spend – Professional & Technical Companies

Bill Goodwin Profile: Bill Goodwin
accountants, advertising, market research

Companies employing 100-999 staff in the professional & technical industry sectors, on average, spend £450k each on computer services.  By far the largest spending group are those organisations supporting head office activities.  Their norm is £2.5m per firm.  This is more than...

April 15, 2013  1:00 AM

Hardware – Top Spending Industry Sectors

Bill Goodwin Profile: Bill Goodwin
Education, film, Hardware, radio, television

Education establishments have the highest proportion of total IT & telecom spend dedicated to hardware.  It amounts to almost a quarter of their budgets.  Next in line are water supply and transport support companies with a little under 20%.  The norm for all UK organisations is...

April 11, 2013  1:00 AM

System Software Spend – Printing Companies

Bill Goodwin Profile: Bill Goodwin
manufacture, Printers, Printing, Software, System software

Spend per employee on system software by all printing companies is half that for UK organisations.  The comparative ratio is smallest for printing firms with 1000+ staff whilst those employing fewer than 10 people outspend their UK counterparts.

April 8, 2013  1:00 AM

Telecom Services Spend – Public Administration

Bill Goodwin Profile: Bill Goodwin
Public sector

The public administration spends around £400 per employee on telecom services.  For all UK organisations the value is 50% higher.  The pattern across size of organisation shows a notably larger difference with smaller enterprises.

April 4, 2013  1:00 AM

Development Tools Spend – Arts, Entertainment & Recreation Organisations

Bill Goodwin Profile: Bill Goodwin
arts, creative, Development tools, Entertainment, Recreation, Software, sports

Gambling & betting firms far outstrip other organisations in the arts, entertainment & recreation sector in their spend per employee on development tools.  Their outlay is more than double that of creative, arts & entertainment concerns and almost a factor of ten greater than the...

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