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Numbers, Volume 47

"Building Faster Computers" vs. "Building Smarter Planet"

While we “don’t do numbers” at RedMonk, I come across many interesting numbers each week. Hare are some:

Last week in conferences by attendee estimates

Keeping tabs on those billion dollar revenue guys you don’t think about enough

For the full year [of 2009], [CSC's] revenue was $16.1 billion (compared to $16.7 billion for the previous year)

The breakdown of the $4.3 billion of new business awards in the [fourth quarter fiscal 2009] by our three lines of business is as follows: North American Public Sector (NPS) contributed $1.4 billion ($7.1 billion for the full year), Business Solutions and Services (BSS) reported $0.8 billion ($3.4 billion for the full year), and Managed Services Sector (MSS) closed $2.1 billion of new business ($8.7 billion for the full year).

For fiscal year 2011, the company anticipates bookings in excess of $18 billion, revenue in the range of $16.8 billion to $17.2 billion (an increase of 4% to 7%) and operating margin between 9% and 9.25%.

Cloud Savings, one estimate

The recovery board expects to save about $750,000 over the next two years — $334,000 this year and $420,000 in 2011 — by running Recovery.gov on [Amazon] EC2. This represents about 10% of the total $7.5 million the board has spent overall on the site so far, including development costs. “Significantly” more savings are expected over the long term, according to the recovery board.

Mainframe-land: What types of application do you host on-premise?

EMA on-prem usage survey at 5,000+ people companies - CA World

From a CA World 2010 press Q&A, featuring some research from EMA answering the question (my wording) how much of your applications still need mainframes?:

  • Mainframe only – 67%
  • Distributed/mainframe hybrid – 60%
  • Just distributed – 52%

For those not in raised-floor land, “distributed” means “not mainframe” – x86 and UNIX hoopla, man.

With budgets back, IT spend-desire

Ninety-five percent of top-performing organizations [out of 1,541 CEOs, general managers, and senior public sector leaders from 60 countries and 33 industries worldwide surveyed by IBM] cited getting closer to customers as their most important strategic initiative for the next five years, using Web, interactive, and social media channels to rethink engagements with customers and citizens

The never-ending stream of Flash vs. H.264 video estimates

26% of the video on the Web is iPad-ready, according to Mefeedia, a firm that supposedly monitors online video around the Internet. You may think that’s low (that means 74% of the web can’t be seen on the iPad), but that number actually represents a good amount of growth, as just a scant few months ago, only 10% of Web video was iPad-accessible, or encoded in H.264 or HTML 5, not Flash.

It’s too easy to forget that Nokia is still #1

The good news for Google’s Android operating system and devices continues and as the latest Gartner research data shows Android has now surpassed Microsoft’s Windows Mobile operating system and moved into fourth place with 9.6 percent of market share. Symbian continues to dominate the worldwide smartphone market with 44.3 percent of market share with RIM in second at 19.4 and Apple’s iPhone OS in third with 15.4. Microsoft moves down to fifth behind Android with 6.8 percent of market share.

Google’s Cut

The majority of AdSense publishers are using the content product, says Google. Publishers apparently earn a 68% revenue share worldwide, meaning Google pays 68% of the revenue that they collect from advertisers [and keep 32%].

Agile is pretty much mainstream

76% that they had development teams which had adopted agile techniques. Of the organizations that have adopted agile techniques, on average 44% of their projects are applying agile techniques.

Granted, these are from a July 2009 survey of 125 folks, but interesting nonetheless. Link via Israel Gat’s The Concise Executive Guide to Agile.

I think they mean “virtualization”

BMC Software today announced that it has passed the $100 million mark in highly strategic “cloud foundation” deals where virtualization and computing management capabilities were the key element in the customer’s final selection.

What’s Running in the Cloud

Austin Skyline

A ranked list of apps moving into the Cloud – Web Conferencing and Salesforce Automation were #1 and #2. No surprise.  Accounting and Billing were #3, which I found a big surprise, but it only makes sense, especially for billing.   This was one of the fastest growing categories as well. A lot of discussion among folks I talk to has centered around the idea that particularly accounting might be the last to go because there is little value add, the data is sensitive, yada, yada.

The rest of Bob’s post is great – he rounds-up a lot of positive Amazon cloud usage and numbers.

The Web App IDE Beat

Ext JS—the company that enables application developers to build rich, sustainable web applications faster than ever—announced that Ext Designer has hit 75,000 installs since its launch less than two months ago. The Ext JS rapid-prototyping tool for JavaScript application development is proving popular with user-interface and user-experience specialists around the world who want highly functional and visually appealing JavaScript web apps that deliver a uniform experience across different platforms and browsers.

Top 2,000 Companies, World-wide

This year, the following countries gained the most ground: mainland China (113 members), India (56 members) and Canada (62 members). Even Oman and Lebanon are now Global 2000 members. Also gaining a significant presence on the Forbes list this year are corporations from Ireland, South Africa and Sweden.

In total the Global 2000 companies now account for $30 trillion in revenues, $1.4 trillion in profits, $124 trillion in assets and $31 trillion in market value.

Disclosure: CA paid my travel and hotel for CA World, Adobe is a client. See the RedMonk client list for other relevant clients.

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