US Manufacturing Business IT Expenditures by Category and Level 2007-2012 Report Published
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US Manufacturing Business IT Expenditures by Category and Level 2007-2012 Report Published

DUBLIN, Ireland—(BUSINESS WIRE)—April 4, 2008— Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of "US Manufacturing Business IT Expenditures by Category and Level, 2007-2012" to their offering.

This Excel-based Data-rich Deliverable (DRD) is part of the Manufacturing subscription and it includes market intelligence on IT expenditures by category and level for the Manufacturing vertical. Business IT Expenditures consist of investments on services, equipment, applications and personnel to develop, manage and support a firms IT infrastructure and communications. This market consists of six categories: computer hardware, applications, network hardware, telecom, IT personnel and outsourcing & 3rd party services.

Manufacturing includes establishments engaged in the mechanical or chemical transformation of materials or substances into new products. Size of business includes SOHO (1-4 employees), Small Business (5-99 employees), Mid-Sized Business (100-999 employees), and Enterprise Business (Over 1000 employees). Process Manufacturing includes establishments engaged in the type of manufacturing where a product is produced or transformed through mixing, chemical reactions, etc. Examples of process manufacturing would be refining crude oil into gasoline, extracting copper from ore, combining materials to make paint.

Discrete Manufacturing includes establishments engaged in manufacturing of distinct items (items you can easily count, touch, see) such as a pencil, a light bulb, a telephone, a bicycle, a fuel pump, etc. Discrete as opposed to process manufacturing. The Expert Guide for this deliverable is Stephanie Atkinson. Forecasts are from 2007 through 2012 and are broken out by Discrete and Process Manufacturing.

Sources: Our segment and market forecasts, which include business expenditures, market demographics, and usage and adoption statistics, are built using multiple sources, including our proprietary research.

These sources include, but are not limited to:

-- Secondary research

-- overnment data and statistics (e.g. department of commerce, federal communication commission, bureau of labour statistics and us census bureau

-- Primary research

-- Vendor-based research

-- In-depth interviews with key decision-makers (where relevant)

We select data sources to provide greatest degree of perspective on each market or segment, in addition to the highest level of data accuracy, stability, and consistency over time.

Please Note: Due to the brevity and/or nature of the content posted, there is no table of contents available for this report.

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