In the most recent 2009 State of the Market report from analyst firm Aberdeen Group, research survey participants were asked to identify the top three technology companies that had the most influence on their organization over the course of the past year. The question was presented in an open text format to elicit unaided, top-of-mind responses. The most frequent responses include:
- Oracle Corp.
- Hewlett Packard
- Dell Inc.
- Cisco Systems
- Sun Microsystems
- TATA Consultancy
New entrants into the Top 25 include: Intel (#29 in 2008), Lenovo, TCS (#43 in 2008), Lawson (#34 in 2008) and ADP (#44 in 2008).
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