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MT Survey of surveys - It's a trillion-dollar industry that our jobs and lives depend on, so why do only geeks know how it works? In an effort to redress this imbalance, the first new MT research round-up goes under the bonnet of the global IT biz, to find enough facts and figures to make Bill Gates look like a beginner.

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Last Updated: 31 Aug 2010

It's a trillion-dollar industry that our jobs and lives depend on, so why do only geeks know how it works? In an effort to redress this imbalance, the first new MT research round-up goes under the bonnet of the global IT biz, to find enough facts and figures to make Bill Gates look like a beginner.

< WORLD'S TOP 10 MICROCHIP VENDORS 2002 REVENUE Hitachi 4,123 Philips 4,355 Motorola 4,800 Infineon Technologies 5,355 NEC 5,681 Texas Instruments 6,200 ST Microelectronics 6,305 Intel 24,150 Samsung 8,165 Toshiba 6,529 AVERAGE SALARIES IN IT USdollars UK 81,553 US 80,286 W Europe 68,218 Australia 62,257 Canada 56,599 Singapore 43,058 SouthAfrica 30,055 Brazil 19,982 India 8,593 Source: ITOOLBOX inc salary survey 2003 UK'S BIGGEST USERS OF IT 1 Ministry of Defence 2 Department for Work & Pensions 3 Royal Mail group 4 BT group 5 Royal Bank of Scotland group 6 BAE Systems 7 Lloyd's TSB group 8 Tesco 9 Inland Revenue 10 British Airways Source: Managing Information Strategies MIS 100, 2003 In 2002, western Europeans sent 1.3 trillion e-mails, North American sent 3.1 trillion e-mails. Those in the rest of the world sent 1.2 trillion e-mails. SPAM RATIOS: PROPORTION OF E-MAILS THAT ARE JUNK Jun 2002 Jun 2003 US 1 in 117.7 1 in 2.1 THAILAND 1 in 32.6 1 in 2.9 IRELAND 1 in 163.1 1 in 6.0 HONG KONG 1 in 627.3 1 in 7.6 UK 1 in 389.9 1 in 8.2 AUSTRALIA 1 in 725.8 1 in 8.8 NETHERLANDS 1 in 740.1 1 in 28.9 Source: MessageLabs TECHNOFEAR: UK OFFICE WORKERS WHO NEED HELP Switching their pc on and off 14% Saving a document 19% Printing a document 21% Making a spreadsheet 25% Source: City & Guilds LOGGING ON: INTERNET USE BY COUNTRY Internet Time on line users per month US 182.1m 26hrs 15min JAPAN 58.8m 13hrs 49mins GERMANY 39.0m 10hrs 10mins UK 29.0m 9hrs 8mins ITALY 24.0m 5hrs 17mins FRANCE 18.8m 9hrs 50mins SPAIN 14.0m 9hrs 12mins AUSTRALIA 11.0m 10hrs 52mins SWEDEN 6.1m 8hrs 45mins HONG KONG 4.6m 20hrs 35mins Source: Nielsen Net Ratings SOFTWARE PIRACY IN 2002 EASTERN EUROPE 71% software unlicensed, dollars 1.026bn retail losses LATIN AMERICA 55% software unlicensed, dollars 824m retail losses ASIA PACIFIC 55% software unlicensed, dollars 5.48bn retail losses MIDDLE EAST/ 49% software unlicensed, dollars 285m retail losses AFRICA WESTERN EUROPE 35% software unlicensed, dollars 3.19bn retail losses NORTH AMERICA 24% software unlicensed, dollars 2.27bn retail losses GLOBAL 39% software unlicensed, dollars 13.08bn retail losses KIDS ONLINE: AUGUST 2002/AUGUST 2003 Switzerland 300,000 Switzerland 350,000 Sweden 580,000 Sweden 650,000 Spain 720,000 Spain 890,000 Netherlands 850,000 Netherlands 1,040,000 Italy 1,230,000 Italy 1,200,000 France 1,200,000 France 1,460,000 Germany 2,580,000 Germany 3,040,000 UK 2,870,000 UK 4,530,000 Source: Neilsen NetRatings FAT PIPE DREAMS: HOUSEHOLDS WITH BROADBAND WEB ACCESS 2003 2006 NETHERLANDS 23.8% 35.9% SWEDEN 20.6% 35.9% DENMARK 19.9% 34.8% GERMANY 12.8% 26.0% UK 11.6% 26.9% FINLAND 11.6% 26.0% FRANCE 11.6% 20.7% SPAIN 8.7% 13.8% ITALY 8.2% 17.1% IRELAND 0.3% 9.1% Source: Forrester Research In April this year, 1 in 276 e-mails contained viruses and 1 in 1,837 contained porn Source: Messagelabs THE UK'S FAVOURITE PCS MARKET SHARE TOSHIBA 4.2% IBM 4.5% NEC 5.6% OTHERS 41.1% HP 22.9% DELL 21.7% Source: IDC THE PC REVOLUTION: HOUSEHOLDS WITH ONE OR MORE PCS CANADA 92.1% US 89.0% NEW ZEALAND 81.5% JAPAN 56.6% HONG KONG 56.5% NETHERLANDS 53.4% DENMARK 51.6% SINGAPORE 48.2% UK 42.9% GERMANY 41.4% FRANCE 36.2% Source: IDC WI-FI HOTSPOTS Compound 2002 2006 growth pa EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA 1,620 41,070 124% ASIA PACIFIC 7,510 37,550 50% NORTH AMERICA 3,850 53,260 93% SOURCE: DATAMONITOR More than 350,000 web diaries in English makes it the bloggers' favourite language, with Portuguese second and Polish third most popular. Source: NITL Blogcensus

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