Computer Weekly Data Bank:


September 18, 2016  11:39 AM

Motor Manufacturers’ Software Spend Soaring

Kris Wicka Kris Wicka Profile: Kris Wicka
manufacture, Motor, Software

Technology push.

Software spend by UK motor manufacturers is soaring spurred by heavy investment in emerging technologies such as autonomous cars. It is leaving the rest of the UK far behind in the amount spent on software per employee.  Motor manufacturers will be outspending the...

June 26, 2014  1:00 AM

Development Tools Spend – Technical Testing & Analysis Companies

kwicka Profile: kwicka
analysis, Development tools, Software

Overall technical testing & analysis companies spend 20% less per employee on software development tools than all UK organisations.  This extends to 30% for large enterprises.  For smaller concerns technical testing & analysis firms are the larger spenders.

June 12, 2014  1:00 AM

IT & Telecom Spend – Security & Investigation Companies

kwicka Profile: kwicka
Hardware, Software, staff

Security & investigation companies with 1000+ employees spend the most of their IT & telecom budget on staff.  Following close behind is outlay on computer services.  Each of these accounts for almost a third of the total outlay.  Hardware is the smallest component with under...

June 5, 2014  1:00 AM

Application Software Spend – Chemical Manufacturers

kwicka Profile: kwicka
Application software, Software

Overall chemical manufacturing companies spend over £100 per employee on external application software products.  The norm for the UK is half as much again.  There is a stark difference in comparable spend for large organisations.  Chemical manufacturers only commit a quarter of...

May 19, 2014  1:00 AM

System Software Spend – Research & Development Companies

kwicka Profile: kwicka
R/D, Software, System software

Research & development companies have an expenditure of over £500 per employee on system software.  This is more than four times that of the national average.  The vast gulf in spend levels applies to all sizes of organisation. 

May 8, 2014  1:00 AM

Custom Software Spend – Auxiliary Financial & Insurance Companies

kwicka Profile: kwicka
Financial, Insurance, Software

Custom software spend per employee by auxiliary financial & insurance companies increases with size of organisation.  The smallest concerns outlay over £200 whilst for the largest it is almost £700.  On average the expenditure is a factor of four greater than the UK norm.

April 14, 2014  1:00 AM

System Software Spend – Top Spending Industry Sectors

kwicka Profile: kwicka
Software, System software

Public administration organisations are the top spenders on system software with a commitment approaching £600m.  Next in line are telecommunication companies with an expenditure of over £400m.  Close behind are retailers with an outlay of £370m.

March 27, 2014  1:00 AM

Development Tools Spend – Wholesale Trade

kwicka Profile: kwicka
Development tools, Software

Wholesalers' expenditure on software development tools is £40 per employee.  This is half the national average.  For smaller wholesale trading companies, the spend is comparable with the all UK value.  The major difference is for large organisations where...

March 24, 2014  1:00 AM

Custom Software Spend – Waste Management Companies

kwicka Profile: kwicka

Companies supplying waste management services spend £50 per employee on customised software.  This is notably less than the all UK value of £125.  Analyses by size of organisation shows similar levels of spend by waste management firms.

March 17, 2014  1:00 AM

Application Software Spend – Top Spending Industry Sectors

kwicka Profile: kwicka
Application software, Software

External application software expenditure by the public administration sector amounts to over £700m.  This is almost 50% more than that spent by telecommunications companies.  Banking & finance and retail trade sectors each have an outlay of around £350m.

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