Branham300

Branham300 Criteria - 2011 Edition

Now in its 18th 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 ICT market. The listing has become pre-eminent the world over as the authoritative indicator of the health of the ICT industry in Canada.

The list will rank companies from 1 to 300 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 ICT 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 ICT Security Companies
  • Top 5 Pure-play Healthcare IT Companies
  • Top 5 Mixed-play Healthcare IT Companies*

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:

  • The company was founded in Canada and their headquarters remain in Canada
  • Corporate direction is determined 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. Includes, but is not limited to, revenue generated from: licensing fees, maintenance, support and training fees related to their software products.
Canadian Professional ICT Services Company Companies whose positioning and strategic direction suggest their core competency is the provision of professional ICT 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, and strategic planning regarding ICT implementation.
Canadian x Service Provider Company Companies whose positioning and strategic direction suggest their core competency is:
  1. Wireless voice or data transmission services
  2. Providing access to the Internet and delivering services such as web creation and maintenance on their servers (ISP)
  3. 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 suggest 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 suggest 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 Heathcare ICT Company Companies whose positioning and strategic direction suggest 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 Solution Provider Company Companies whose positioning and strategic direction suggest 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 Up & Comers ICT Company Companies that were incorporated after December 31, 2005 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 ranking of 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.

Branham Group gratefully acknowledges the support of our sponsors for the 2010 edition of the Branham300 Top Technology Companies:

Sponsors

RIM

OpenText

Pitney Bowes Business Insight, Canada

QA Consultants

NSBI

York Technology Alliance

Learning Tree

Ottawa Senators

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