Computer Weekly Data Bank:

November, 2013

November 28, 2013  1:00 AM

Telecom Services Spend – Construction Companies

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Civil engineering companies with 1000+ staff spend almost £2m each on telecom services.  This is 70% more than corresponding outlay by buildings construction concerns and over twice as much as specialised construction firms.

November 25, 2013  1:00 AM

System Software Spend – Information Services Companies

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Software, System software

Large information services companies have an outlay of £1,600 per employee on system software.  This is ten times that spent by all large organisations in the UK.  Comparison of corresponding medium sized concerns shows a five fold difference.

November 21, 2013  1:00 AM

Development Tools Spend – Film, Radio & TV Companies

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Development tools, film, radio, Software, tv

Film, radio & TV companies far outspend the rest of the UK on software development tools. Such media firms have an average spend of £400 per employee compared with a national norm of £80.  For large enterprises the respective values are £500 and £110.

November 18, 2013  1:00 AM

Application Software Spend – Gambling & Betting

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Application software, Software

Gambling & betting companies spend £450 per employee on application software packages.  Medium sized firms have by far the highest expenditure at over £700.  Outlay by large concerns is close to the sector's norm.

November 14, 2013  1:00 AM

Custom Software Spend – Manufacturing Companies

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manufacturers, Manufacturing, Software

Manufacturing companies employing 50-99 staff have an outlay of £3k per enterprise on custom software.  The largest sector is beverages & tobacco with 3 times that value.  Machinery & equipment firms spend the least on custom software with a typical expenditure of £1.5k.

November 11, 2013  1:00 AM

Hardware Spend – Life Insurance Companies

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Life insurance companies commit £1,500 per employee on hardware which is a factor of 4 higher than the average for the whole of UK.  Smaller life firms make a greater investment in hardware than their larger counterparts.  The opposite is the case for all UK organisations.

November 7, 2013  1:00 AM

Software Spend – Veterinary Organisations

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Development tools, System software, veterinary

Veterinary organisations spend around £180 per employee on external software.  The largest spend is on custom software with £80 followed by system software at £50.  By far the smallest amount is on development tools where the expenditure is under £10 per employee.

November 4, 2013  1:00 AM

IT & Telecom Spend – Paper Manufacture Companies

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Paper manufacturers commit 1% of their turnover to IT & telecom.  This is half the overall value for all UK concerns.  For all organisation sizes the ratios are smaller for paper manufacturing companies.  The greatest difference occurs with large enterprises.

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