Computer Weekly Data Bank:

July, 2013

July 29, 2013  1:00 AM

System Software Spend – Fastest Growing Industry Sectors

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advertising, growth, publishing, System software, telecommunications

Companies undertaking head office activities are expected to experience the fastest growth in system software spend during 2014.  The growth is projected to be 15%.  Close behind are gambling & betting firms followed by research & development organisations.

July 25, 2013  1:00 AM

IT & Telecom Staff Spend – Business Services Companies

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Business services, IT staff

Medium sized business services companies have IT & telecom staff costs which vary considerably by sector.  At the top end, management consultancies invest over £6k per employee whilst for professional & technical services firms it is almost £5k.  This is in stark contrast to the...

July 22, 2013  1:00 AM

Development Tools Spend – Mineral Manufacturers

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Development tools, Software

Mineral manufacturers spend £40 per employee on development software tools which is the same as for all UK manufacturers.  There is a significant difference however when comparing the outgoings by size of organisation.  For large firms, mineral manufacturers lag by a factor of 2.

July 18, 2013  1:00 AM

IT & Telecom Spend – Travel Agents & Tour Operators

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Travel agents & tour operators, as a sector, commit around 3% of their turnover on IT & telecoms.  The proportion increases with size of organisation ranging from just under 2% for smaller firms to 4% for the large enterprises.  In each case the values exceed those for all UK...

July 15, 2013  1:00 AM

Application Software Spend – Specialised Construction Companies

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Application software, Software

Application software packages purchases by specialised construction firms with 50+ staff are at a lower level than that for the construction sector overall.  The latter additionally covers buildings construction and civil engineering companies.  For smaller concerns the investment is...

July 11, 2013  1:00 AM

Custom Software Spend – Sports & Recreation Organisations

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Recreation, Software, sports

Overall sports & recreation organisations have an outlay of £30 per employee on custom software.  This varies by size of organisation with medium sized concerns investing twice that amount whilst large ones only directing £20 per staff member.  In all cases the all UK values are...

July 8, 2013  1:00 AM

IT & Telecom Spend – Food & Beverage Services Companies

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Hardware, Software, staff

Food & beverage services companies typically spend over £400 per employee on IT & telecom staff, products and services.  Telecom services and staff take the largest share, each costing some £120 per employee.

July 4, 2013  1:00 AM

Software Spend – Chemical Manufacturers

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Development tools, System software

Large chemical manufacturers spend around £2.5m on external software.  Just over a £1m is outlaid on application packages.  About half that amount goes on system software and likewise on customised software.  A little under £400k is committed to development tools.

July 1, 2013  1:00 AM

Hardware Spend – Management Consultancy Companies

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Hardware spend per employee for management consultancy firms peaks for those employing 50-99 staff.  Notably the smallest expenditure ratio is for the largest sized consultancies.  This contrasts the position for the whole of the UK where hardware spend mostly increases with size.

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