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Industry & Competitive Intelligence
Industry Dashboard Sample 2
SAMPLE Industry Dashboard Format (using old data) used for each of the 16,000+ industries:
 

 
Industry Name:   Hardware Servers/ Mainframe Manufacturing     
Industry Sector:  IT, Business Consulting & Business Services
Industry Subsector: . . IT Hardware & Peripherals
Industry Group: . . . . . . . Enterprise Hardware Systems
Industry Subgroup: . . . . . . .   Hardware Servers
Industry Definition:  Mainframes are general purpose computers that typically perform at more than 25 MIPS and solutions are implemented primarily in hardware / firmware.  Mainframes combine: single-thread performance; maximum I/O connectivity; maximum I/O bandwidth; and reliability, including managed degradation of performance.
Est Industry Revenue 2009: $     4,000 million  
Est Industry Growth 2010-2014:    2010 = 5%;    2011= 5%;    2012= 4%;    2013= 4%;    2014 = 4%
Est Industry Revenue 2010: $     4,200 million 
Est Industry Revenue 2011: $     4,410 million  
Est Industry Revenue 2012: $     4,586 million  
Est Industry Revenue 2013: $     4,769 million 
Est Industry Revenue 2014: $     4,960 million
Competitors By Top Corp Parent:  International Business Machines; Unisys; Fujitsu; Bull SA...
Competitors By Immediate Parent: IBM System z; Unisys; Fujitsu Mainframe Servers; Bull SA; ... 
Competitors By Brand:  IBM System z10 Enterprise Class mainframe; IBM System z10 Business Class mainframe; IBM System z9 mainframe parts; ClearPath Dorado Model 4000 Servers; ClearPath Libra Model 4000 Servers; Primequest 440 mainframe server; Primequest 480 mainframe server; NovaScale 7000; NovaScale 9000; Open Mainframe Computers; GlobalServer Unix mainframes; NEC Express5800/1000 servers; JProcessor Java mainframe performance booster; ...
Industry Product Segments   Mainframes with MIPS < 4K; Mainframes with MIPS between 4K - 10K; Mainframes with MIPS > 10K; Mainframe off-line engine optimized for Linux development; Mainframe off-line engine optimized for Java development; Mainframe off-line engine optimized for massive content integration; Industry standard mainframes assembled like PCs; Linked parallel sysplex mainframe capabilities; Mainframes with on-demand capacity options; Mainframe parts; ... 
Industry Customer Segments   Governments; Financial services companies; Airline companies; Outsourcing and web hosting companies; Other companies with massive data and security needs; Companies that never owned a mainframe; SMB; Java-heavy enterprises; Linux and Unix-heavy enterprises; Windows-heavy enterprises and Microsoft SQL server environments; ...
Industry Channel Segments   Hardware resellers; Value Added Distributors; Independent Software Vendors; Global System Integrators; Regional System Integrators; .... 
Industry Substitutes:  Grid computing solutions; Unix servers; High-end servers; Nonstop fault tolerant servers ... 
Industry Complements:  Mainframe attached hardware;   Mainframe O/S;   Mainframe utilities;   Mainframe databases;   Mainframe applications;   Server virtualization software for enterprise data centers; Mainframe maintenance services;   Disaster recovery services ... 
Industry Vendor Types:  Highly-skilled IT professionals; IT infrastructure related products and services; Consulting and market research services;  Semiconductor processors for high-performance computing; High performance computing enterprise servers; DASD and main storage ....
Industry Attractiveness Grade:  Very High   [Scale: Very High (125 - 150); High (110 - 124); Medium (90 - 109); Low (75 - 89); Very Low (50 - 74)]
Industry Attractiveness Score:  143           [Computed by Adding:   Industry 5 Forces Score + Industry Size Factor + Industry Growth Factor]
Industry 5 Forces Score:                137       [A score from 50 to 150. 50 is the worst possible score and 150 is the best possible score for industry structure]
1-Rivalry Among Competitors:             55   [Scale from 50 to 150, with 150 the highest competitive rivalry possible]
2-Threat of New Entrants:                   55   [Scale from 50 to 150, with 150 the highest threat from potential new entrants]
3-Threat of Substitutes:                      95   [Scale from 50 to 150, with 150 the highest threat from substitutes]           
4-Customer Bargaining Power:             60   [Scale from 50 to 150, with 150 indicating tremendous buyer power held by end customers and/or the distribution channels]
5-Vendor Power:                                  58   [Scale from 50 to 150, with 150 representing tremendous power held by the suppliers to this industry]
Industry Size Factor:                       4          [The square root of: the sum of 3 years of estimated Industry Revenues divided by 1 billion. Maximum = 10.]
Industry Growth Factor:                  2         [Sum annual Industry Growth Rates for 3 years; Subtract 10%; then multiple by 100. Set: minimum = 0; maximum = 10.]
Blue Versus Red Ocean Rating:  Bluish-red Ocean    [Ocean Categories: Blue; Red; and Bluish-red for industries with both blue and red ocean segments]
Decision Makers   CEOs; Business Unit Managers; CFOs; CIOs; IT Staff; .... 
Buyer Purchase Criteria:  Purchase Price; Maintenance Costs; Upgrade pricing availability; Availability of bundled financing; Market share; Brand image; Perceived product quality; Sales force knowledge; Advertising; Analyst reviews; Energy efficient design; Optimal design for environmental safety; System scalability; ... 
End Users:      IT professionals; Application developers; Data analysts and database designers; Mainframe programmers; IT architects - systems analysts / designers & integration managers; ...
Distribution Channel Criteria:    Channel commission % of purchase price; Promotional support including market development funds; Financial soundness of the company offering the product / service; Business partner program rules and ease of doing business; Number of customers / market share; ...
Industry Trends:   Services increasingly provided within context of vertical industry models and specialization; Competitors continue decreasing cycle time in bringing products and services to market; Outsourcing represents a continuing trend and significant substitute; Security is a growing concern; The number of channels is increasing; ...
Economic Trends:      Global GDP increasing 2.5%; Economic growth in China and India is fueling industry growth; ...
Geopolitical Trends:   Freedom and capitalism is expanding globally ...
Technology Trends:   Growth in web services; Internet ubiquity is increasing;  Grids and grid computing continue to grow in use; Our planet is increasingly becoming instrumented, interconnected, and intelligent;  ...
Industry Uncertainties   The number of new entrants in the next few years is uncertain; The growth rate of the number of customers is uncertain; ...
Industry Success Factors:   Ability to win new customers to increase market share; Customer retention / repeat customers; Ensure growing ecosystem supporting hardware platform; ...
Industry Social Responsibilities: Computer literacy around the world;           
Additional Industry Information:  The growth in open mainframes built on industry standard components will likely increase significantly.
NAICS 2-digit Code & Description:        33   -       Manufacturing - Part 3
NAICS 6-digit Code & Description:        334111 -  Electronic Computer Manufacturing
SIC Code & Description:                       3571 -      Electronic Computers
SEC's SIC-Based Code & Description:    3571 -      Electronic Computers       
ISIC Code & Description:                      3000 -      Manufacture of office, accounting and computing machinery
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Note:   All information is provided "as-is" on a best-efforts basis; and, especially because there is no other known source that provides information at this level, the data cannot be easily validated. The quantity and quality of the information varies across the 15,000+ industries, and the information provided is not exhaustive.  The dashboard is designed to show one line of information for each strategically-relevant type of information, as shown in the example above. Users of this information should not depend on this information for making investment decisions, etc. Use this strategically-relevant, high-quality, line-of-business information at your own risk :)