Branham300

2015 Edition of the Branham300 - Criteria Listing

Over the past 22 years, the Branham300 has become known as the most comprehensive listing of the top publicly traded and privately held organizations operating in the Canadian Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Industry, as ranked by gross revenue. The listing strives to raise the profile of the Canadian ICT Industry, identify its leaders, as well as illustrate the depth and breadth of innovative technology that is offered by Canadian ICT organizations on a national and international stage.

The Branham300 ranks companies from 1 to 300 based on worldwide revenue. In addition, the listing also highlights the Top 25 foreign ICT Multinationals with operations in Canada (ranked based on revenues generated in Canada) and the Top 25 Up & Comers in the Canadian ICT Industry (selected based on creativity, innovation and long-term promise, NOT revenue). The Branham300 also includes the following sub-categories:

Criteria

Companies must meet the following criteria to be considered a Canadian companyI for purposes of applying for any of the categories of the Branham300 other than the Multinational listing:

Additional Criteria for Each Specific Category

Category Criteria Types of Revenue
Canadian Software Company Companies whose positioning and strategic direction suggests their core competency is the sale of proprietary software applications developed through the company's own research and development activities. Includes, but is not limited to, revenue generated from: licensing fees, maintenance, support and training fees related to their software products.
Canadian ICT Professional Services Company Companies whose positioning and strategic direction suggests their core competency is the provision of ICT professional services. Includes, but is not limited to, revenue generated from: systems advice and technical consulting, systems integration, contract systems analysis and programming, applications management and customized development, project or facilities management, training and education, testing of applications, value-added reselling, ICT staffing, and strategic planning regarding ICT implementation.
Canadian x Service Provider Company

Companies whose positioning and strategic direction suggests their core competency is:
a) Wireless voice or data transmission services
b) Providing access to the Internet and delivering services such as web creation and maintenance on their servers (ISP)
c) The development and deployment of applications and/or hosting of third party software applications on their own servers (ASP)

Includes, but is not limited to, revenue generated from: wireless voice and data transmission, subscription fees, licensing fees, maintenance, support and training.
Canadian ICT Hardware and Infrastructure Company Companies whose positioning and strategic direction suggests their core competency is the sale of proprietary hardware and/or infrastructure components or systems that were developed through the company's own research and development activities. Includes, but is not limited to, revenue generated from: PCs, servers, networking, and communications components. Excludes Distributors.
Canadian ICT Security Company Companies whose positioning and strategic direction suggests their core competency lies in the development and/or provision of ICT Security solutions and services. Includes, but is not limited to, revenue generated from: licensing fees, maintenance, support and training fees related to the security products as well as services including but not limited to: systems advice and technical consulting, contract systems analysis and programming, and strategic planning regarding ICT security implementations.
Canadian Healthcare ICT Company Companies whose positioning and strategic direction suggests their core competency lies in the development and/or provision of solutions or services specifically for the healthcare market. Includes, but is not limited to, revenue generated from: licensing fees, maintenance, support and training fees related to the healthcare products as well as services including but not limited to: systems advice and technical consulting, contract systems analysis and programming, and strategic planning regarding ICT healthcare implementations.
Canadian Wireless Solutions Company Companies whose positioning and strategic direction suggests their core competency is the development and/or provision of wireless solutions. Includes, but is not limited to, revenue generated from: licensing fees, maintenance, support and training fees related to the wireless products; as well as systems advice and technical consulting, contract systems analysis and programming, and strategic planning regarding wireless solutions implementations.
Canadian ICT Staffing Company Companies whose positioning and strategic direction suggests their core competency is the provision of ICT staffing services. Includes, but is not limited to, revenue generated from: contract and permanent ICT staffing placements, and related services.
Canadian Software as a Service (SaaS) Company Companies whose positioning and strategic direction suggest their core competency lies in the development and/or provision of SaaS solutions and services. Includes, but is not limited to, revenue generated from: licensing fees, maintenance, support and training fees related to SaaS; as well as systems advice and technical consulting, contract systems analysis and programming, and strategic planning regarding SaaS.
Canadian Digital Media and Entertainment Company Companies whose positioning and strategic direction suggest their core competency lies in the development and/or provision of digital media solutions and services. Includes, but is not limited to, revenue generated from: licensing fees, maintenance, support and training fees related to digital media products as well as services including but not limited to: systems advice and technical consulting, contract systems analysis and programming, and strategic planning regarding digital media solutions (i.e. game creation, animation, graphics, generating digital content, etc., but excluding groups that specialize in digitization of sound and video).
Canadian Mobile Technology Company Companies whose positioning and strategic direction suggest their core competency lies in the development and/or provision of mobile solutions and services. Includes, but is not limited to, revenue generated from: licensing fees, maintenance, support and training fees related to the mobile technologies; as well as systems advice and technical consulting, contract systems analysis and programming, and strategic planning regarding mobile technologies.
Canadian Up & Comers ICT Company Companies that were incorporated after December 31, 2010 and show great promise within the Canada ICT industry. Selections are based on creativity and innovation whether in a new technology area or optimizing existing technology in an innovative manner. The Up & Comers listing is not based on revenues, but companies must satisfy the requirements for one of the four major categories (Software, ICT Professional Services, x Service Provider, or ICT Hardware and Infrastructure).
ICT Multinational Company ICT Companies that are foreign owned and headquartered outside of Canada, but maintain significant presence and offices within Canada.

Revenue figures are comprised of domestic revenue and/or export revenue generated by the Canadian entity.

 

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I   If the company is a subsidiary, we determine the level of involvement of the parent company. If the subsidiary meets the above criteria and is operating independently from the parent company, for the purposes of this listing, they are considered a Canadian company.