IT spending/budgets comparison

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Companies Similar to USTwo

Some companies similar to USTwo are Ostmodern, Frog, Reaktor, Smart Design and Continuum. Details of each, along with employee and salary estimates, are provided below.

HOW SIMILAR COMPANIES WERE SELECTED

We selected competitors of USTwo and companies similar to USTwo that have a small number of employee (less than 1,000), offered similar products, have operations in more than one market, and have employees working in multiple international locations. For each company selected, we have provided information on the service they provide, the number of employees they have, their international locations and payroll information. However, information such as payroll information provided is based on anecdotal evidence. This is because the companies are all private companies and do not publish such information publicly. The companies are as follows:

OSTMODERN

With offices in London and New York, Ostmodern develops digital products and solutions for businesses on all digital platforms. Specialize in Video.
Total employees: 79
Employees in IT: 11
Salary information available: one employee estimate in UK, converted to USD.
QAE: £28k — £30k ($39,600 — $41,960)
IOS Developer: £41k — £45k ($57,340 — $62,930)

FROG

The team at Frog works with brands to create outstanding digital solutions. They work with all sectors including finance, transportation, retail, healthcare and more. Frog has offices across US, Europe and Asia.
Total employees: 957
Employees in IT: 122
Salary information available: estimate in US
Senior interaction designer: $84,000 — $119,000
Associate creative director: $104,000 — $145,000
Interaction designer II: $69,000 — $120,000

CONTINUUM

Continuum provides design consultancy for clients across the world. They work with their clients on design, product as well as growth strategies. They have offices in the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia.
Total employees: 351
Employees in IT: 40
Salary information available: one employee estimate in US
Design Strategist: $59,000 — $77,000
Principal: $110,000 — $188,000
Strategist: $58,000 — $185,000

REAKTOR

Reaktor works with businesses to develop their growth and brand strategies and offers design and digital product services. They have five offices in US, Europe and Asia.
Total employees: 455
Employees in IT: 31
Salary information available: one employee estimate in US
Senior software engineer: $111,000 — $120,000
Senior software developer: $129,000 — $139,000

SMART DESIGN

Smart design focuses on bringing design and technology together and has offices in London and New York.
Total employees: 279
Employees in IT: 13
Salary information available: one employee estimate in US
Industrial designer: $47,000 — $135,000
Senior industrial designer: $71,000 — $131,000
Interaction designer: $55,000 — $88,000

CONCLUSION

To conclude, above is the list of companies with international operations and similar services offered as UsTWO. Estimates are provided for each of them for the total number of employees in IT and also the available salary estimates available for employees, based on their roles.
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Companies Similar to USTwo - IT Budgets

As all the companies on the provided list are private businesses, no concrete financial information is publicly available. Instead, we were able to estimate the IT budgets of each company through the use of a study done by Alinean Inc. Below is an overview of Alinean and why they were chosen as an appropriate proxy for estimating each IT budget. Further, estimated IT budgets as it relates to each company’s revenue, through the utilization of the Alinean study has been provided.

ALINEAN

Alinean is an ROI (return on investment) consultancy company that performed a study directed at company size and subsequent IT spending within the United States. Alinean has received numerous international awards for excellence in technology, creativity, marketing, and sales tool campaign performance. Due to their reputable status, their study was deemed an appropriate proxy in order to provide estimations on each company’s IT budget. Within the study, Alinean divided businesses into three categories as follows: Small — revenue is less than $50 million Medium — revenue is between $50 million and $2 billion Large — revenue is greater than $2 billion From that classification, they determined that small and medium companies have a higher IT budget (6.9% and 4.1%, respectively), while large companies only average 3.2% of their revenue towards their IT departments. Further, their study found that the most successful companies (small and medium-sized) tended to spend less than the average percentages on their IT departments. Below are the estimated revenues (estimated due to privately held companies) of each company, as well as their estimated IT budgets, as it correlates to the percentages presented in the Alinean study.

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OSTMODERN Revenue: $10.6 million Alinean classification: small business Estimated % of revenue used for IT budget: 6.9% Estimated $ of revenue used for IT budget: $731,400 FROG Revenue: $10-$25 million Alinean classification: small business Estimated % of revenue used for IT budget: 6.9% Estimated $ of revenue used for IT budget: $690,000 — $1,725,000 REAKTOR Revenue: $59.4 million Alinean classification: medium business Estimated % of revenue used for IT budget: 4.1% Estimated $ of revenue used for IT budget: $2,435,400 SMART DESIGN Revenue: $10 — $25 million Alinean classification: small business Estimated % of revenue used for IT budget: 6.9% Estimated $ of revenue used for IT budget: $690,000 — $1,725,000 CONTINUUM Revenue: $25 — $50 million Alinean classification: small business Estimated % of revenue used for IT budget: 6.9% Estimated $ of revenue used for IT budget: $1,725,000 — $3,450,000

SUMMARY

Based on the study performed by Alinean, we can conclude that Ostmodern, Frog, Smart Design, and Continuum all spend an estimated 6.9% of their revenue for their IT budget. This is due to their classification as a small business, as each company has an estimated revenue under $50 million. With an estimated revenue of $59.4 million, Reaktor qualifies as a medium business, and therefore spends an average of 4.1% of their revenue on their IT budget.
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