Unisys gets to the second spot in the Lighthouse Services Index

The most high profile mover this month in the Lighthouse Services Index is Unisys as it jumps up 2 spots to get to the 2nd position and replaces EDS. The firm has just concluded an outsourcing deal with Diamond Trading Company and is also working to overhaul the Spanish airport security system. EDS, the firm losing the number 2 spot to Unisys, has slipped 1 position and is now at 3rd spot. The firm has won the IDC Award For Best Practices In Infrastructure Outsourcing and may well be expected to regain its coveted spot in the coming months.

The biggest gainer this month is Siemens IT Solutions and Services. The expanded Siemens Business Services has been the focus of analysts as one of the premier vendor of IT solutions and services and has jumped up 9 positions to get to the 22nd spot. Orange Business Services, once Equant, is another big mover and has jumped up 7 positions. The firm has just announced a new service known as “IPVPN Protected” and has immediately garnered analyst interest in the product. Incidentally these 2 biggest movers are also the 2 new entrants in the list of the top 25 Services Index.

The biggest loser in the Lighthouse Services Index this month is Xansa as it slides down 5 positions to end up at the 29th spot. The firm has been acquired by Steria and appears to be losing its brand value. Fujitsu Services, which managed to get to the top 25 last month, has lost 2 positions and is out of the top 25 this month.

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Duncan Chapple