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Branham300 Criteria - 2008 Edition

Now in its 15th year, The Branham300 continues to highlight the top Canadian Information Technology Companies. It represents a truly unique and insightful piece of intelligence on the Canadian IT market. The listing has become pre-eminent the world over as the authoritative indicator of the health of the IT industry in Canada.

The list will rank companies from 1 to 250 based on worldwide revenue, the Top 25 Multinational organizations ranked on revenues generated in Canada, and the Top 25 Up & Comers selected based on creativity, innovation and promise. Sub lists will also highlight the Canadian leaders in the following categories:

  • Top 25 Canadian Software Companies
  • Top 25 Canadian IT Professional Services Companies
  • Top 25 Canadian ICT Hardware and Infrastructure Companies
  • Top 10 Canadian xService Providers (xSP) Companies - includes ASP, ISP, WirelessSP
  • Top 10 Canadian Wireless Solution Provider Companies
  • Top 10 Canadian IT Security Companies
  • Top 10 Canadian Healthcare IT Companies
Companies must meet three of 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:
  • The company was founded in Canada and their headquarters remain in Canada
  • Over 50% of their employees are located in Canada
  • Corporate direction is determined in Canada
  • Over 50% of company research and development activities are conducted in Canada.

Additional Criteria for Each Specific Category

Category Criteria Types of Revenue
Canadian Software Company Companies whose positioning and strategic direction suggest their core competency is the sale of proprietary software applications developed through the company's own research and development activities. Revenue figures include licensing fees, maintenance, support and training fees related to their software products.
Canadian Professional IT Services Company Companies whose positioning and strategic direction suggest their core competency is the provision of professional IT services. Services include but are not limited to: systems advice and technical consulting, system integration, contract systems analysis and programming, applications management and customized development, project or facilities management, training and education, testing of applications, and strategic planning regarding IT implementation.
Canadian X Service Provider Company Companies whose positioning and strategic direction suggest 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)
Revenue figures are comprised of sales related to wireless voice and data transmission business activities, subscription fees, licensing fees, maintenance, support and training related to their services.
Canadian ICT Hardware and Infrastructure Company Companies that generate over 50% of their revenues from the manufacturing/supplying of hardware related to fundamental architectures for technology components or systems. Hardware includes, but is not limited to, PCs, Servers, networking, and communication components. Excludes OEM and Distributors.
Canadian IT Security Company Companies whose positioning and strategic direction suggest their core competency lies in the sale of proprietary hardware and software applications developed through the company's research and development activities or through the provision of security consulting services. Revenue figures include 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 IT security implementations.
Canadian Heathcare IT Company Companies whose positioning and strategic direction suggest their core competency lies in the sale of IT software, hardware or services specifically to the healthcare market. Revenue figures include 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 IT healthcare implementations.
Canadian Wireless Solution Provider Company Companies whose positioning and strategic direction suggest their core competency is the development of wireless software solutions. Revenue figures include licensing fees, maintenance, support and training fees related to the wireless products as well as services including but not limited to: systems advice and technical consulting, contract systems analysis and programming, and strategic planning regarding IT wireless implementations.
Canadian Up & Comers IT Company Companies that have been established within the last three years (established after December 31, 2003) and show great promise within the IT industry based on creativity and innovation whether it be in a new technology area or optimizing existing technology in an innovative manner. Revenue figures include licensing fees, maintenance, support and training fees related the company's products as well as services including but not limited to: systems advice and technical consulting, contract systems analysis and programming, and strategic planning regarding respective implementations. The Up & Comers listing is not based on ranking of revenues; revenue data is not mandatory.
IT Multinational Company 1. Companies that are involved in software development, hardware and/or professional IT services.
2. Multinational companies are foreign owned but with offices in Canada.

Revenue figures are comprised of domestic 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.

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