Telefonica makes it to the top 25 in the Lighthouse Telecoms Index

Lighthouse Telecoms Index October 2009Telefonica which opened offices in 15 new European countries is the only new entrant to the top 25 in October. Focus on the firm’s announcement to move ahead with its LTE trials have also helped it to move up 2 positions to the 24th spot.

Analyst focus on Austrian Telecom firms has helped Telekom Austria and Mobilkom to move up. Mobilkom(not shown in the graph) is up 9 positions and is ranked 50th while Telekom Austria is up 7 positions. Motorola which announced its first Android powered phone is also up 1 position.

3Com is down 5 positions and is the only firm to drop out of the top 25. The firm has announced 15% decline in its revenue for 1st quarter of the year and is now ranked 30th in October. Tele2 is also down 3 positions to the 45th spot.

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SanDisk moves up in the Lighthouse Systems Index

Lighthouse Systems Index October 2009The top gainer in the October edition of the Lighthouse Systems Index is SanDisk. SanDisk has announced new flash memory cards targeting gamers and has moved up 7 spots. Ricoh which has announced a new manufacturing plant in Thailand also moved up 3 spots. NetApp also moved up 3 positions to the 17th spot. Focus on NetApp’s new midmarket storage products and price reduction on its existing products have helped the firm improve its analyst score in October.

The biggest drop is in the ranking of BenQ which dropped down in October. The firm announced new LED displays but this has not helped it to maintain its position and it dropped down 5 spots. Samsung which annouonced a new 640GB hard drive also slipped down 2 positions in October to the 6th spot. There were no new entrants or dropouts from the top 25 in October.

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Novell moves up in the Lighthouse Software Index

Lighthouse Software Index October 2009Novell which moved up 2 positions is the most high profile gainer. Its SecureLogin solution has been ranked as one of the best in the industry and the resulting focus has helped it to move up to 6th spot in October.

Hyperion gained 6 positions as analysts focus on the result of its acquisition by Oracle. The firm made it to the 25th spot and into the top 25 list for October. Compuware which was ranked as the dominant leader in the mainframe tools market by Gartner also moved up 3 positions and slipped into the top 25. Borland which has been acquired by Micro Focus has also moved up 15 positions in October after dropping down for 2 months.

Among the losers VMware dropped down 2 spots and out of the top 5. The firm has gained some coverage for the integration of its vCenter server with HP Insight Control but that has still not been enough for it to hold onto its position in the Index. Cognos which merged with IBM in 2007 has also dropped down 6 positions. Congnos and Amdocs(-4) are the two firms to drop out of the top 25 in October.

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Orange Business Services jumps up in the Lighthouse Services Index

Lighthouse Services Index October 2009Orange Business Services is the most high profile gainer in the October edition of the Lighthouse Services Index. The firm gained 7 positions and made it to the top 25 list as analysts recognized its Global and Unified Communications Strength. KPMG has also moved up 4 positions in October and made it to the top 25.

The top gainers for October are BearingPoint and Dimension Data – both up 8 positions. The acquisition of BearingPoint’s government services contracts by Deloitte has helped the firm move up to the 17th spot in October. Focus on the deal also helped Deloitte move up 2 positions to the 8th spot. Dimension Data which launched its Technology Lifecycle Management Assessment service to help organizations to simplify their communication networks also went up 8 positions in October.

The top loser for October is Pricewaterhousecoopers which slid down 11 positions to the 34th spot. The firm along with Ernst & Young(-3) dropped out of the top 25. Unisys also dropped down by 7 positions to the 12th spot in October.

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Siemens Communications jumps up in the Lighthouse Telecoms Index

Lighthouse Telecoms Index - September 2009Siemens Communications is the top gainer in the September edition of the Lighthouse Telecoms Index. The firm, which has been rated a leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrants for Corporate Telephony and Unified Communications, shot up 15 positions to the 28th spot. Another upward move can help it get a spot in our top 25 list. In the top tier of the list NTT has moved up 3 positions in September. The firm has started to offer router less corporate VPN to customers in Japan and made it to the 10th spot.

France Telecom which has earned analyst focus for the Customer Care Strategy of its Orange brand as well as public concern over numerous employee suicides has moved up 3 positions to the 24th spot. France Telecom and 3Com(+1) are the two new entrants to the top 25 in September.

The top loser for September is Telecom Italia which failed to get any mention from the 2 analyst heavyweight firms – Gartner and IDC. The firm dropped down 10 positions to end up at the 43rd spot in September. O2 which made it to the top 25 in August has dropped down 4 positions and dropped out of the top 25. Its parent firm Telefonica has also dropped down 2 positions and dropped out of the top 25.

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