IDC Press Release
Dell leads hardware category while Oracle maintains position as #1 software vendor of choice
FRAMINGHAM, MA – IDC Health Insights today announced the results of the Q1 Leading Indicators in Life Science IT Spending Survey, which polled more than 100 leading life science companies on which life sciences hardware, software and IT services vendors they plan to spend money with during 2012. Of particular interest, the most notable improvement in hardware came from Apple, moving into second place for the first time, with more than 30% of respondents planning to purchase their hardware from Apple. This jump represents a 220% increase in Apple’s survey score since 2009. Apple also made huge strides in the software category, catapulting into second place behind Oracle, up from fifth place last year. The new results underscore the notion that the iPad is helping Apple become a dominant player in the life sciences.