Apple Moves to Second Position in IDC Health Insights Life Sciences Survey [Professional Services Close - Up]
(Professional Services Close - Up Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) IDC Health Insights announced the results of the Q1 Leading Indicators in Life Science IT Spending Survey, which polled more than 100 life science companies on which life sciences hardware, software, and IT services vendors they plan to spend money with during 2012.
The Company noted of particular interest, the most notable improvement in hardware came from Apple, moving into second place for the first time, with more than 30 percent of respondents planning to purchase their hardware from Apple. This jump represents a 220 percent increase in Apple's survey score since 2009. Apple also made huge strides in the software category, catapulting into second place behind Oracle, up from fifth place last year. The new results underscore the notion that the iPad is helping Apple become a dominant player in the life sciences.
HardwareDell maintained its sizeable lead in the hardware category with nearly 45 percent of life science companies expecting to purchase hardware from Dell over the next 12 months. Dell has held the top spot in this survey for the last 5 years. Behind Apple, Cisco, HP, Intel, EMC, and IBM round out the rest of the list of vendors with significant mentions in this preferred vendor survey.
SoftwareOracle led all software vendors, with more than 25 percent of respondents planning to spend money with Oracle in 2012. In addition to Apple, SAP, and SAS experienced significant improvements with their survey scores rising nearly 20 percent year over year.
IT ServicesAccenture secured the top spot for the second consecutive year in a row, with nearly 10 percent of respondents planning to use Accenture's services in 2012. IBM followed with nearly 9 percent and Cognizant broke into the top 3 spot for the first time, with more than 5 percent planning to utilize Cognizant's IT services in 2012. InfoSys also appeared for the first time on IDC Health Insights' preferred vendor list for life sciences this year.
The new report, Perspective: IDC Health Insights' Top Preferred Life Science Technology Vendors for 2012, provides guidance on life science IT spending trends, technologies, priorities, and vendor preferences, segmented by company size, industry sub-segment, organization type and functional area.
IDC Health Insights assists health businesses and IT leaders, as well as the suppliers who serve them, in making more effective technology decisions by providing accurate, timely, and insightful fact-based research and consulting services. Staffed by senior analysts with decades of industry experience, our global research analyzes and advises on business and technology issues facing the payer, provider and life sciences industries. International Data Corp. (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology market. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading technology, media, research, and events company. For more information, please visit www.idc-hi.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 508-935-4445. Visit the IDC Health Insights Community at http://idc-insights- community.com/health.
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