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Aberdeen announces top 100 technology vendors

BOSTON, MA - May 13, 2008 - The Annual State of the Market Report from the Aberdeen Group showcases the results of five years of research and up to date insight from 4,645 snap-shot survey respondents. New to the report this year is a compilation of the Top 100 organizations that excelled at providing value to the business community. The list included software, hardware, and service providers with Microsoft, Oracle and SAP rounding out the top three spots. Technology household names including IBM, Dell, HP, Cisco, Salesforce.com, EMC and Sun closed out the top 10. Other well established brands including Google (#11), RIM/Blackberry (#12), Apple (#16), Motorola (#22), Intel (#29), and Intuit (#46) were notably present.

Mobility, identified in last year's Aberdeen Report as the number one technology growth area, was well represented in the Top 100 by AT&T (#15), Verizon (#23), Sony Ericsson (#26), Sprint/Nextel (#42), and T-Mobile (#92).

This year the results from the 2008 Aberdeen Report indicate that mobility will take a back seat to business intelligence and analytics as the technology capabilities having the greatest impact over the next 3-5 years.

Representing best of breed vendors in this category were SAS (#30), Microstrategy (#61), QlikView (#67), and SPSS (#89), as well the broader enterprise suite solutions including Microsoft (#1), Oracle (#2), SAP (#3), Hewlett Packard (#6), Infor (#18), Lawson (#34), QAD (#37), and IFS (#60).

Also making a strong appearance on the service side were Accenture (#25), EDS (#36), Tata Consulting (#43), Infosys (#56) and Capgemini (#79). One interesting omission was the lack of human capital management solutions representation in the Top 100, with only Kronos weighing in at #98, despite the fact that 31% of survey respondents identify a "shortage of talent" as being the second greatest challenge facing their organization this year.

The Report identifies that the top two criteria organizations use when selecting a technology solution include: total cost of ownership (43%), product functionality (42%), vendor stability (24%), market specific knowledge and experience (24%), domain or industry expertise (22%), and reputation (21%). It also identifies that the priorities of organizations as it relates to technology spend vary by company size (see table below).

Survey respondents were given an "open-text" opportunity to identify the top three technology companies that had the most influence on their business performance over the course of the past year. The compete list of the Top 100 Most Influential Technology Companies from the Aberdeen Report are:

1. Microsoft
2. Oracle
3. SAP
4. IBM
5. Cisco
6. Hewlett Packard
7. Dell
8. Salesforce.com
9. EMC
10. Sun Microsystems
11. Google
12. RIM (Blackberry)
13. Siemens
14. Adobe
15. AT&T
16. Apple
17. Sage
18. Infor
19. Nortel
20. Avaya
21. Red Hat
22. Motorola
23. Verizon Wireless
24. Dassault
25. Accenture
26. Sony Ericsson
27. Alcatel - Lucent
28. AutoDesk
29. Intel
30. SAS
31. Citrix
32. Nokia
33. PTC
34. Lawson
35. i2
36. EDS
37. QAD
38. Ariba
39. CA
40. Epicor
41. Juniper
42. Sprint/Nextel
43. Tata Consulting
44. ADP
45. Fujitsu
46. Intuit
47. Manhattan Associates
48. Novell
49. Red Prairie
50. SunGard
51. Telstra
52. BMC
53. BT
54. CSC
55. Skype
56. Infosys
57. NetApp
58. Symantec
59. Huawei
60. IFS
61. Microstrategy
62. Aruba
63. CDW
64. Concur
65. Exact
66. Hitachi
67. Qlikview
68. Vonage
69. Xerox
70. Front Range
71. Internec
72. Manugistics
73. Palm
74. Unisys
75. Yahoo!
76. 3com
77. ABB
78. CANON
79. Capgemini
80. Informatica
81. Interwoven
82. McKesson
83. Mincom
84. Mitel
85. Netsuite
86. Omniture
87. Progress
88. Rackspace
89. SPSS
90. Syntel
91. Teradata
92. T-Mobile
93. Toshiba
94. Websense
95. Servigistics
96. Genesys
97. Logility
98. Kronos
99. Rockwell Automation
100. Checkpoint Systems

About Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company (NYSE:HHS)
Aberdeen is a leading provider of fact-based research and market intelligence that delivers demonstrable results. Its model of primary research reflects the actions and views of the end user community and utilizes the proven methodology of Aberdeen's proprietary PACETM framework and Best-in-Class maturity grid. Aberdeen will conduct over 240 benchmark studies in 2008 uniquely positioning it to educate users to action. It's no wonder that 90% of the Fortune 500 and 75% of the Global 500 rely on Aberdeen's research.

As a Harte-Hanks Company, Aberdeen plays a key role of putting content in context for the global direct and targeted marketing company. Aberdeen's analytical and independent view of the "customer optimization" process of Harte-Hanks (Information - Opportunity - Insight - Engagement - Interaction) extends the client value and accentuates the strategic role Harte-Hanks brings to the market.
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