SAIC shoots up in the Lighthouse Services Index

SAIC is the top mover in this month’s Lighthouse Services Index as gains 6 positions to enter the top 25 after a full year. The firm known for being a leading provider of services and systems to the US military and other agencies has recently been awarded an Air Force Air Combat Command Contract. The fact that it has also been awarded an “indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract” to support the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is also noteworthy. Of the 6 firms awarded the contract, SAIC was reportedly the only non-incumbent firm.

HCL which launched a major brand awareness campaign in May has seen a useful 5 position gain this month. Lockheed Martin has also gained 5 positions as the firm continues to gain attention due to its large share in the US Department of Defense contracts. Getronics, which is being taken over by KPN, is also the subject of analysts’ reports and has risen 4 positions this month.

HP Services has dropped down 6 positions this month and is now out of the top 25. The firm’s services business appears to have lost the momentum it gathered after its acquisition of SPI Dynamics and is now at 29th spot. Dimension Data, which recently announced premier partner status with VMware has slid down 4 positions and out of the top 25.

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Duncan Chapple