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Authorized Affiliates are users with an active UCInetID and password, i.e. current UCI students, faculty, and staff.


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Spiceworks Ziff Davis LogoThis dataset was originally produced by Harte-Hanks, and it is now produced by Aberdeen Group, a subsidiary of Spiceworks Ziff Davis (SWZD).  This resource has been called many different names over the years:

  • CI Technology Database/Dataset (CiTDB)
  • Company Intelligence Data
  • AccessCI
  • Harte-Hanks Market Intelligence

The CI Technology Datasets product provides data on the installed technology and purchase plans of businesses, governments and institutions at the local level, contains company profile information that includes annual spending/expenditure on IT and telecommunications, and counts on Installed Technology, such as:

  • Computer hardware
  • Software
  • Networks
  • Storage and telecommunications
  • IT Staff/Employee counts

The UCI Libraries license spans 1996 – 2022.  Please note that 1996-2006 data is less robust than data from 2007 onward.

Files are generated in early January to reflect the end state of the previous year's database.  File types are usually .TXT files, comma (,) delimited, Double-quote (") text qualified.  On occasion, Win-1252 encoded, or UTF-16 depending on the needs at that point in time. 

Data Dictionaries will also be included, and each year's dictionary applies to all years following it until there is a new version. For example, the 2011 dictionary also applies to 2012. A new year's dictionary indicates that changes were made. 


Anteater mascot sticking its tongue through a hoop.Because of data vendors' restrictions, some resources require you to take additional steps (jumping through hoops) to access.  To request access, please complete the form below. 

This resource is only available to UCI Authorized Affiliates, i.e. current UCI students, faculty, and staff, with an active UCInetID.  The UCI Libraries cannot facilitate access for people who are not UCI Authorized Affiliates, like Alumni or Visitors.  

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UCI Libraries' staff typically process requests within 48 hours during the business week.  If you don't receive an update after 48 business hours, please do the following:

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