IDC Announces Top 10 List of Worldwide Network Consulting and Integration Services Vendors

FRAMINGHAM, MA – SEPTEMBER 3, 2002 – IDC today announced the 10 leading IT services companies in the worldwide network consulting and integration services market ranked according to 2001 revenues.


According to IDC's new research Network Consulting and Integration Services:

Year 2001 U.S. and Worldwide Top 10 Market Share Leaders, IBM Global Services maintained its worldwide market-leading position with 17.7% of the $19.2 billion market. Rounding out the top five worldwide leaders are:

EDS 7.9%

Compaq 7.3%

Alcatel 6.3%

Getronics 5.6%

With current market share positions reflecting a snapshot in time, IDC cautions that leading vendors should not become complacent with current program offerings as technologies and customer expectations are constantly shifting.

"Despite the fact that many network consulting companies — particularly those focused on the service provider market — experienced a prolonged slowdown in demand, several types of specialized services should see robust growth during 2002 and 2003," said Christine Tenneson, senior analyst for IDC's Network Support and Integration Services research. "To take advantage of the fastest-growing areas, network services firms should investigate developing or expanding their capabilities in security consulting and implementation, wireless consulting and implementation, operations assessments, network optimization services, and convergence services."

In reviewing the competitive landscape, IDC believes only a handful of vendors currently possess the scope and capabilities and resources necessary to deliver all of these services.

IDC's new bulletin Network Consulting and Integration Services: Year 2001 U.S. and Worldwide Top 10 Market Share Leaders (IDC #27759) reveals the 10 leading network service vendors in the worldwide and U.S. markets and their 2001 market shares based on revenue. The bulletin also discusses the services competitors will need to offer in order to succeed in this market in the coming years.

To purchase this document, call IDC's volume sales hotline at 508-988-7988 or email

For more information about IDC's Network Consulting and Integration Services research, please contact Jill Toole at 508-988-6915 or at

About IDC

IDC is the foremost global market intelligence and advisory firm helping clients gain insight into technology and ebusiness trends to develop sound business strategies. Using a combination of rigorous primary research, in- depth analysis, and client interaction, IDC forecasts worldwide markets and trends to deliver dependable service and client advice. More than 700 analysts in 43 countries provide global research with local content. IDC's customers comprise the world's leading IT suppliers, IT organizations, ebusiness companies, and the financial community. Additional information can be found at

IDC is a division of IDG, the world's leading IT media, research and exposition company.

All product and company names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.