Dell maintained its sizeable lead in the hardware category with nearly 45% 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.
Oracle led all software vendors, with more than 25% 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% year over year.
Accenture secured the top spot for the second consecutive year in a row, with nearly 10% of respondents planning to use Accenture’s services in 2012. IBM followed with nearly 9% and Cognizant broke into the top 3 spot for the first time, with more than 5% 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.