Information Technology

 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY

The information technology (IT) sector is comprised of companies that produce software, hardware or semiconductor equipment, or companies that provide internet or related services. The three major industry groups within the IT sector are software and services, technology hardware and equipment and semiconductors and semiconductor equipment.

SOFTWARE AND SERVICES

The software and services industry group is made up of companies that provide internet services, as well as companies that provide software and IT services.

Internet Software & Services

Internet Software & Services

Companies that develop and market internet software or provide internet services, including online databases or interactive services. This also includes companies whose revenue mainly comes from online advertising. Software as a Service

IT Services

IT Consulting & Other Services

Companies that provide IT services or systems integration services, including IT consulting and information management.

Data Processing & Outsourced Services

Companies that provide data processing or outsourcing services, including back-office automation services.

Software

Application Software

Companies that develop and produce software for business or consumer use, including enterprise applications and technical software. This excludes home entertainment and educational software.

Systems Software

Companies that develop and produce database management software and systems.

Home Entertainment Software

Companies that produce home entertainment software, such as video games, and educational software for consumer use

 

Examples of companies that provide internet software and services include Google, eBay, Facebook, Accenture, PayPal, Adobe, Microsoft and Electronic Arts (EA).

TECHNOLOGY HARDWARE AND EQUIPMENT

Technology hardware and equipment is broken down into three industries: communications equipment, technology hardware, storage and peripherals and electronic equipment, instruments and components. Communications equipment includes routers, telephones and switchboards. Technology hardware, storage and peripherals includes computers, printers and cell phones. Electronic equipment, instruments and components include companies that make equipment like barcode scanners, transformers and security systems, as well as companies that are distributors or Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM). An OEM is a company that makes parts or components that are used in another company’s end product. For example, many Dell computers use Intel processors and have Windows pre-installed--Intel and Microsoft could be considered OEMs for Dell.

Communications Equipment

Communications Equipment

Companies that produce communication equipment, including local area networks (LAN), routers, telephones, and switchboards.

Technology Hardware, Storage & Peripherals

Technology Hardware, Storage & Peripherals

Companies that produce laptops, PCs, servers, electronic computer products and peripherals. This also includes motherboards, audio and video cards, monitors, keyboards and printers.

Electronic Equipment, Instruments & Components

Electronic Equipment & Instruments

Companies that produce electronic equipment, including scanner/barcode products, lasers, point-of-sale machines/cash registers and security systems.

Electronic Components

Companies that produce electronic components, including transformers, electronic capacitors and resistors, electronic coils and connection devices.

Electronic Manufacturing Services

Companies that produce electronic equipment as an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM). An OEM is a company that makes a part or component that is used in another company's end product.

Technology Distributors

Companies that distribute hardware and technology equipment to other companies, but do not produce this equipment or sell it to consumers. This includes companies that distribute communications equipment, computers and semiconductors.

Examples of companies that produce technology hardware and equipment include Apple, HP, Dell, Motorola, Cisco Systems, SanDisk and Western Digital.

SEMICONDUCTORS AND SEMICONDUCTOR EQUIPMENT

Semiconductors are substances that can conduct electricity under some conditions, but not others, making them ideal for controlling electrical currents. Silicon is a material that is frequently used as a semiconductor. This industry group includes both companies that make semiconductors and companies that make peripheral equipment for semiconductors.

Industry

Sub-Industry

Description

Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment

Semiconductor Equipment

Companies that produce semiconductor equipment, including manufacturing raw materials and creating equipment used in the solar power industry.

Semiconductors

Companies that create semiconductors, including companies that make solar modules and cells.

Examples of companies that make semiconductors and related equipment include Intel, Microchip Technology, Nvidia, QUALCOMM and Texas Instruments.

 


IT Consulting & Other
Services

Providers of information technology and systems integration services. Includes information technology
consulting and information management services.


Data Processing &
Outsourced Services

Providers of commercial electronic data processing and/or business process outsourcing services. Includes companies that provide services for back-office automation.

Internet Services &
Infrastructure

Companies providing services and infrastructure for the internet industry including data centers and cloud networking and storage infrastructure. Also includes companies providing webhosting services.

 


Software


Application Software

Companies engaged in developing and producing software designed for specialized applications for the business or consumer market. Includes enterprise and technical software as
well as cloud-based software.


 

Systems Software

Companies engaged in developing and producing systems and database management software.

 

 

Communications
Equipment

Communications
Equipment

Manufacturers of communication equipment and products,
including LANs, WANs, routers, telephones, switchboards and
exchanges.

Technology
Hardware,
Storage &
Peripherals


Technology Hardware,
Storage & Peripherals

Manufacturers of laptops, personal computers, servers,
electronic computer components and peripherals. Includes data
storage components, motherboards, audio and video cards,
monitors, keyboards, printers, and other peripherals.

 

Electronic
Equipment,
Instruments &
Components


Electronic Equipment &
Instruments

Manufacturers of electronic equipment and instruments including analytical, electronic test and measurement instruments, scanner/barcode products, lasers, display screens, point-of-sales machines, and security system equipment.

 


Electronic Components

Manufacturers of electronic components. Includes electronic
components, connection devices, electron tubes, electronic
capacitors and resistors, electronic coil, printed circuit board,
transformer and other inductors, signal processing
technology/components.

 


Electronic Manufacturing
Services

Producers of electronic equipment mainly for the OEM (Original
Equipment Manufacturers) markets.

 


Technology Distributors

Distributors of technology hardware and equipment. Includes
distributors of communications equipment, computers &
peripherals, semiconductors, and electronic equipment and
components.

 


Semiconductors
&
Semiconductor
Equipment


Semiconductor
Equipment

Manufacturers of semiconductor equipment, including
manufacturers of the raw material and equipment used in the
solar power industry.


 

Semiconductors

Manufacturers of semiconductors and related products,
including manufacturers of solar modules and cells.

Tender Categories

Goods

Description

IT Hardware, Storage and Peripherals

Laptops, PCs, servers, electronic computer products, printers and peripherals

Communications Equipment

 

Electronic & Security Systems Equipment

Electronic: Scanner/Barcode products, Lasers, Display screens, Point-of-sales machines

Security: Alarm Systems, Biometric Readers, CCTV

Services

Description

Data Processing, Backup and Recovery

 

Internet Services and Infrastructure

Webhosting, Cloud Software, Cloud Storage, Data Centre Infrastructure

Software Design, Customization, Development and Maintenance

Application Software, System Software, Enteprise Software, Technical Software & Database Management