Feeds

Accenture and HP hardest hit by services drop

Market shares slashed

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

Accenture and HP were the worst hit of the big IT services players, with both losing more than ten per cent of their services revenues.

Overall the tech services market declined by 5.3 per cent between 2008 and 2009, but Accenture's market share fell from 2.9 per cent of the total to 2.7 per cent. In revenue terms researchers reckon Accenture's share fell by 11.8 per cent and HP's by 10.4 per cent.

The figures, from Gartner, show the services market is still quite diverse - the top twenty players represent 37.5 per cent of the total market. IBM is still top with 7.2 per cent of the total and HP is in second place with 4.5 per cent. Fujitsu has 3.1 per cent, down just 0.4 per cent on last year - the best performance in the top five.

Kathryn Hale, research VP at Gartner, said: "2009 was a year like no other before it for IT services providers ... Their priorities changed and their business focus rushed from aggressive sales or tactical revenue acquisition to strategies designed to simply maintain revenue levels."

Researchers found that companies did best if they had a broad range of advisory skills, such as reducing the financial pains caused by an underperforming business. Some vendors also did well by co-investing with clients.

More form Gartner here. ®

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

More from The Register

next story
Facebook pays INFINITELY MORE UK corp tax than in 2012
Thanks for the £3k, Zuck. Doh! you're IN CREDIT. Guess not
DOUBLE BONK: Testy fanbois catch Apple Pay picking pockets
Users wail as tapcash transactions are duplicated
Happiness economics is bollocks. Oh, UK.gov just adopted it? Er ...
Opportunity doesn't knock; it costs us instead
YARR! Pirates walk the plank: DMCA magnets sink in Google results
Spaffing copyrighted stuff over the web? No search ranking for you
In the next four weeks, 100 people will decide the future of the web
While America tucks into Thanksgiving turkey, the world will be taking over the net
Microsoft EU warns: If you have ties to the US, Feds can get your data
European corps can't afford to get complacent while American Big Biz battles Uncle Sam
prev story

Whitepapers

Choosing cloud Backup services
Demystify how you can address your data protection needs in your small- to medium-sized business and select the best online backup service to meet your needs.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.