Computer Weekly Data Bank:

August, 2013

August 29, 2013  1:00 AM

Development Tools Spend – Top Spending Industry Sectors

kwicka Profile: kwicka
consultancy, Development tools, film, Programming, Software, telecommunications

Medium sized software publishers employing 100-999 staff are top spenders on development software tools with a typical outlay of almost £300k.  Telecommunications companies are the next highest investors with half that amount.  They are followed by electricity & gas supply...

August 26, 2013  1:00 AM

Application Software Spend – Residential Care & Social Work

kwicka Profile: kwicka
Application software, Software

Medium and large sized residential care and social work establishments spend about £40 per staff member on application packaged software.  For smaller sized organisations, social workers have a notably greater amount invested.

August 22, 2013  1:00 AM

Custom Software Spend – Rental & Leasing Companies

kwicka Profile: kwicka

Rental & leasing companies with over 1000 staff spend around £60 per employee on custom software.  This is considerably less than the £160 spent by all large UK organisations.  For all other size bands rental & leasing firms match or exceed the UK norm.

August 19, 2013  1:00 AM

IT & Telecom Spend – Membership Organisations

kwicka Profile: kwicka

Overall, membership organisations spend 5% of their turnover on IT & telecom products and services.  This is two and a half times that for all UK enterprises.  For membership organisations the highest proportion is invested by those with 100-999 staff with a ratio of over 6%....

August 16, 2013  10:31 AM

Why do companies use hosted email ? Top 9 reasons.

Bill Goodwin Profile: Bill Goodwin
information technology, Spiceworks

The most popular reason for using a third party email service is to help comanies reduce the burden on IT staff, according to this research from software development company Spiceworks. Other features, such as the ability to back-up and archive emails,...

August 15, 2013  1:00 AM

Software Spend – Buildings & Landscape Services Companies

kwicka Profile: kwicka
Development tools, System software

Buildings & landscape services companies spend £25m on software.  The largest amount, some £10m, is devoted to application packages followed by £8m expenditure on customised software.  System software has the lowest commitment with £3m.

August 14, 2013  11:35 AM

Most popular software used in accountancy firms

Bill Goodwin Profile: Bill Goodwin
accountancy, CCH, Digita, excel, Iris, Sage, Software

This graph from Thomson Reuters shows the most popular integrated suite accountancy software used by accountancy firms. No surprise, perhaps, that Thomson Reuters Digita is listed as the most popular choice in this particular survey. Sage is used by 10% of the firms, and Iris by 18%. What is...

August 12, 2013  1:00 AM

Hardware Spend – Wholesale Trade Companies

kwicka Profile: kwicka

Wholesale trade companies spend £350 per employee on hardware.  This is similar to the all UK value for all industry sectors.  There are notable differences by size of organisation. Wholesale traders with 50 to 99 staff exceed the all UK value by two thirds whilst for organisations with...

August 8, 2013  1:00 AM

IT & Telecom Spend – Electricity & Gas Supply Companies

kwicka Profile: kwicka
electricity, Gas, Hardware, Software, staff

Large electricity & gas supply companies spend one third of their IT & telecom budgets on external software.  Just over a quarter is dedicated to IT & telecom staff with a similar amount on computer services.  This differs significantly from the all UK position for large...

August 5, 2013  1:00 AM

IT & Telecom Spend – Manufacturing

kwicka Profile: kwicka
manufacturers, Manufacturing, Turnover

Printing companies with 50-99 employees devote 3% of their turnover on IT & telecoms.  This is the largest portion for all manufacturing sectors with a 50-99 head count.  Next in line are electronic & optical firms with 2.5%.  The lowest commitment is from food manufacturers...

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