High tech: Due to low barriers to entry and high demand, many new companies will enter the industry

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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Rising revenue and low barriers to entry have prompted new entrants into the industry
  • High demand from finance and insurance industries has been boosting industry revenue
  • Businesses ranging from retail and manufacturing companies are using more software to optimize their operations

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The IT Consulting industry comprises companies that provide businesses with consulting regarding IT systems and infrastructure. Low barriers to entry into the industry and a low level of capital investment required have contributed to the industry being mostly small or independent contractors. IBISWorld estimates that the majority of firms in the industry are nonemployers, contributing to the high level of competition. During the past five years, the growth in private investment in computers and software has propelled demand for the service. As businesses have increasingly integrated technology into their operations, demand for IT consulting to manage that technology has grown and increased overall revenue in the market...

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    Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    The top five largest cities by number of business locations in California are Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, Santa Clara and San Francisco. In regards to establishment distribution in California, the highest percentage regions are the Inland Empire (34.1% of establishments), Los Angeles County (29.5%) and the Greater San Diego area (11.4%). However, the majority of industry firms in California are concentrated in San Jose due to its location in Silicon Valley, a hub for technology companies. As technology companies heavily rely on IT infrastructure to conduct their operations, IT consulting firms set up in close proximity.


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    Additional Insights for the IT Consulting in California Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the IT Consulting in California Industry are

  • Adoption of a commercial focus
  • Access to the latest available and most efficient technology and techniques
  • Access to highly skilled workforce
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Private investment in computers and software and Corporate Profit in California in the IT Consulting in California industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the IT Consulting in California Industry?

    The IT Consulting industry includes firms that provide the following services to client companies: writing, testing and supporting custom software; planning and designing integrated hardware, software and communication infrastructure; and on-site management of computer systems and data processing facilities. This industry excludes packaged software publishers and off-site data processing and hosting services.

    Industry Products
    Computer systems design, development and integration
    Custom application design, development and integration
    IT technical support services
    IT infrastructure and network design services
    IT technical consulting services
    Other services
    Industry Activities
    Providing information technology expertise for consumers
    Writing, modifying, testing and supporting software to meet the specific needs of one client
    Planning, design and integration of computer or network systems
    On-site management and IT functions

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Private investment in computers and software
  • Corporate Profit in California
  • Government consumption and investment
  • Demand from finance and insurance

  • Current Performance
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Table: IT Consulting in California Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - IT Consulting in California Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Wholesale Trade
  • Information
  • Finance and Insurance
  • Healthcare and Social Assistance
  • Public Administration

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Communication Equipment Manufacturing
  • Computer Manufacturing
  • Computer Peripheral Manufacturing
  • Information
  • Software Publishing

  • Products & Services
  • Custom application design, development and integration
  • Other services
  • IT infrastructure and network design services
  • Computer systems design, development and integration
  • IT technical support services
  • IT technical consulting services
  • Chart: IT Consulting in California Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Major Markets
  • Other sectors
  • Financial services
  • Public sector and non-profit organizations
  • Manufacturing and retail sectors
  • Communications and other technical sectors
  • Healthcare sector
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the IT Consulting in California Industry

  • Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs IT Consulting in California

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the IT Consulting in California Industry

  • Major Companies
    AccentureDell Inc.Hewlett Packard Enterprise CompanyInternational Business Machines Corp.
  • Table: Accenture - financial performance
  • Table: Dell Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company - financial performance
  • Table: International Business Machines Corp. - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the IT Consulting in California Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the IT Consulting in California Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Total Assets (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Big Data Analytics
  • The method by which a company combs through a large collection of unorganized data for potential trends and insights.
  • Cloud Computing
  • Computing model in which companies' computer applications are hosted in outside servers accessible via the internet and managed by third-party firms.
  • Commoditization
  • The trend toward uniformity in product offerings and price; commonly cited as a cause of declining prices and profitability in computer hardware manufacturing.
  • Information Technology (It)
  • The design, development, implementation, support or management of computer-based information systems.
  • Integrated System
  • A preintegrated, optimized combination of software and hardware. Such a system increases ease in installing updates and improves performance, scalability and reliability.
  • Outsource
  • To procure goods or services under contract with an outside supplier.
  • Server
  • Any combination of hardware or software designed to provide services to clients; it generally refers to a center of a network, where information can be shared via an online connection.
  • Software As A Service (Saas)
  • Software that is deployed over the internet and runs behind a firewall in a person's local area network or personal computer.
  • Third Platform
  • A collection of all modern IT technologies introduced in the past decade; includes cloud computing, social networking, mobile computing and 'big data' analytics.
  • Virtualization
  • The use of software programs to operate multiple virtual server systems on one physical server.
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