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Back-up Solutions

by September 6, 2005

Two years ago, this category was called Tape Backup. We changed it to back-up solutions last year to include the entire gamut of …

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Application Servers

by September 6, 2005

Oracle is the winner again in this category. IBM Web Sphere walks in second, with Sun ONE being a distant third. Novell completes …

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Anti-virus Software

by September 6, 2005

Norton antivirus has been winning the award almost every year ever since we started tracking it, so this year is no exception. Norton Antivirus …

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Enterprise Business Solutions

by September 6, 2005

The classic war between the giants, SAP and Oracle continues. Once again, SAP is the winner, beating arch-rival Oracle by a wide margin. …

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Corporate Messaging Solutions

by September 6, 2005

This space has largely been dominated by Microsoft and Lotus all the time, so no exceptions this year. The only exception is that …

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Data Mining and BI Software

by September 6, 2005

We introduced this segment last year, and found that most of the competition here is between the top four giants sitting in the …

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Branch Accounting Software

by September 6, 2005

Been there and done that! This holds true for Tally, because this is its twelfth consecutive victory in Users’ Choice. It’s amazing to …

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Dot Matrix Printers

by September 6, 2005

No surprises here also. Epson is the winner, followed by TVSE and Wipro/WeP. Lipi is fourth. This is not exactly a uniform category, …

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Wireless Networking Solutions

by September 6, 2005

We first started tracking this category two years ago, when wireless started picking up in the country. So far, Cisco has managed to …

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Server/NAS Hard Disks

by September 6, 2005

Seagate wins in the Server/NAS Hard Disk category. Hitachi trails in second massively behind. Quantum comes in third. Maxtor and Fujitsu complete the …

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Network Switches/Routers

by September 6, 2005

No enterprise IT infrastructure is complete without these two products. They’re a must have for everyone. Till about two years ago, we were …

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Large-volume Storage

by September 6, 2005

HP wins, with IBM and EMC/Legato coming second and third respectively. Veritas is rather close behind. Sun and Dell complete the Users’ Choice …

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Structured Cabling

by September 6, 2005

We introduced this category last year, and D-Link continues to wear the winner’s crown this year too. The remaining structured cabling majors are still far …

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High-end Servers

by September 6, 2005

IBM wins, HP is second and Sun is third. Dell figures in the Club with 11 index points. While Club’s composition is …

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Workgroup/Laser MFDs

by September 6, 2005

Workgroup / Laser MFDs is a new category we are introducing this year. The idea is that over time, this category will replace …

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Enterprise Power Conditioning

by September 6, 2005

The enterprise UPS market underwent a shift about three years ago. No longer were vendors selling plain old UPSs in the market, but …

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Laser Printers

by September 6, 2005

There is a little bit of a surprise in this one horse market this year. Epson manages to break into the Users Choice …

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LCD Monitors

by September 6, 2005

Samsung breasts the tape by a comfortable margin ahead of second placed HP. LG is at number 3 followed by IBM and Sony. …

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HP-Compaq: MNC Brand of the Year

by September 6, 2005

HP takes away the crown for the second year in running, as India’s favorite MNC brand. In fact, the first four ranks remain unchanged as compared to last year. Starting from the fifth rank, we see some reshuffling happening. APC moves from being last to the fifteenth rank this year.

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Notebooks

by September 6, 2005

The first two positions have remained steady for some time now. IBM/Lenovo is the winner and HP is number two. Last year, Dell …

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