The List: The Top 40 Vendors by Ranking

By Allan Alter  |  Posted 12-04-2006

CIO Insight's annual Vendor Value study had some surprising results this year. A newcomer to the list—CDW—takes first place, unseating Red Hat, which fell to third place. Yet while companies like Research In Motion, Hewlett-Packard, Citrix and Motorola improved their scores, the overall results indicate that CIO satisfaction with their vendors has waned significantly since last year.

For more specific details on how each company scored in areas like value, reliability and loyalty, view our slideshow.

Rank Company Name Score %
1 CDW 81
2 Trend Micro 80
3 Cisco Systems 77
3 Red Hat 77
5 Research In Motion 76
6 Hewlett-Packard 75
7 Citrix Systems 74
7 Dell 74
9 Apple Computer 73
10 McAfee 70
10 Motorola 70
10 VeriSign 70
13 EMC 69
14 Check Point Software 68
14 Symantec 68
15 Palm 67
16 IBM 66
18 Nortel Networks 65
18 Verizon Wireless 65
20 Salesforce.com 62
21 Sun Microsystems 61
21 Sybase 61
23 Novell 60
24 Microsoft 59
25 Avaya 58
26 BellSouth 57
26 SAP 57
26 Sprint Nextel 57
26 T-Mobile 57
30 AT&T 56
30 Business Objects 56
32 Oracle 56
33 SunGard 54
34 Siemens 53
35 Cognos 52
36 CA (formerly Computer Associates) 51
36 Verizon Communications (including MCI) 51
38 Cingular Wireless 49
38 Qwest Communications 49
40 Accenture 43

How did we arrive at these results? View our methodology.