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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Fujitsu moves to the 3rd spot in the Lighthouse Systems Index

Lighthouse Systems Index - September 2009Fujitsu is the most high profile gainer in September’s edition of the Lighthouse Systems Index. The firm has gained coverage by offering innovative notebook security solution and has also been the focus of analysts for its performance in  the High-End Enterprise Disk Arrays market. The resulting improvement in its score has helped Fujitsu to move up 3 positions and make it to the 3rd spot in September.

Samsung also moved up 3 positions to the 4th spot as analyst focus on its 500GB-per-disk desktop hard disk drive helped it to improve its score.

BenQ, which intruduced some interesting new models of its Joybook netbooks, is the top gainer for September and moved up 7 positions to the 28th spot. The only new entrant to the top 25 in September is Oce which moved up 5 positions to the 23rd spot.

LG showed the biggest drop in our ranking for September and dropped 6 positions to the 19th spot. Intel also dropped down 3 positions to the 6th spot as analyst mentions of the firm dropped after a surge in August. The only firm to drop out of the top 25 is Texas Instruments which dropped to the 27th spot.

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Informatica shoots up in the Lighthouse Software Index

Lighthouse Software Index - September 2009The top performer in September is Informatica which shot up 11 positions to the 15th spot. The firm has teamed up with HP to offer new portfolio of integrated business intelligence solutions and also made it to the top 25 firms listed in the September edition of the Lighthouse Software Index.

Other new entrants to the top 25 are BEA and Amdocs. BEA has seen its ranking improve due to Oracle’s launch of its new middleware product “Fusion” which includes an enhanced and re-branded version of the BEA Weblogic application server. Salesforce.com is also up 2 positions as analysts focus on its ecosystem as a model for other SaaS providers.

The top losers for September are Sterling Commerce and Progress Systems. Both firms have dropped down by 8 positions. Sterling Commerce which had managed to get a place in the top 25 in August has dropped out of the list. NetSuite and mySQL are the other 2 firms to drop out of the top 25 in September.

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