2015 siteIQ Index | IBM gets the gold, Cisco takes silver, and HP snags the bronze (finally!)

Overall Performance | Drum Roll Please!

IBM.com, Cisco.com, and HP.com hold on to the coveted Top 3 spots in 2015, but three other sites are gearing up to knock them off their perches. Oracle.com, SAP.com, and Microsoft.com are marching up the rankings and, given enough momentum, could end up at the top of the roster in 2016.

The enterprise-class sites take the crown, but they aren’t winning on size alone. The Top 5 sites in Overall scoring also land in the top 6 places in Usability (for the nitty-gritty usability details skip down to the bottom of the page (login required)).

The Services and Software as Services (SaaS) sites anchor the bottom of the list with Salesforce.com and Netsuite.com taking the brunt of the damage.

So who’s the one to watch? The up and comers, Oracle.com, SAP.com, and Microsoft.com, naturally. However, with a new slate of designs emerging, 2016’s winners will depend on form, function, and execution. Let the games begin.

Let the games begin.

2015 Index Overall eMAP Overall

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About the siteIQ eBusiness Index

siteIQ evaluated the twenty-three Websites listed on the 2015 siteIQ eBusiness Index. These Websites are categorized into six industry-specific segments including:

  • Business Software (Adobe.com, Microsoft.com, Symantec.com, Citrix.com)
  • Cloud (Salesforce.com, Netsuite.com, Netapp.com)
  • Enterprise Software (CA.com, IBM Software, Oracle.com, SAP.com)
  • Enterprise Systems (Dell.com, HP.com, IBM.com, Apple.com)
  • Network Systems (Brocade.com, Cisco.com, Juniper.net)
  • Professional Services (Accenture.com, Cognizant.com, IBM Global Services)

These in-depth evaluations were conducted using the 2015 edition of the siteIQ eBusiness Index Best Practices Benchmark.

This benchmark identifies and tracks over 1,500 types of content, features, capabilities, navigation, and design elements that represent current requirements for typical IT industry Websites. These requirements are organized into 18 categories that correspond to different areas of a Website and site-wide utilities.

During these evaluations, siteIQ analysts also score each site based on 140 metrics that measure usability & effectiveness from the visitor’s point of view. These metrics align to the 18 categories mentioned above.

The 2015 evaluations were performed during the fourth quarter of 2015 and released in 2016

Category: Index Rankings

Class: Website Reviews and Rankings

Websites Profiled: siteIQ eBusiness Index Websites

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Winner’s Circle

1. IBM.com

2. Cisco.com

3. HP.com

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President of siteIQ :: I focus on best practices – and share with our clients and Library members how leading Web teams deliver world-class user experiences. My job is to find best practices and illustrate why they work. How the smartest Web teams innovate – and solve common problems. How leaders put the right pieces together to perfect effect.