2007 NAICS Definition
This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing expertise in the field of information technologies through one or more of the following activities: (1) writing, modifying, testing, and supporting software to meet the needs of a particular customer; (2) planning and designing computer systems that integrate computer hardware, software, and communication technologies; (3) on-site management and operation of clients' computer systems and/or data processing facilities; and (4) other professional and technical computer-related advice and services.
Cross-References. Establishments primarily engaged in--
- Selling computer hardware or software products from retail-like locations and providing supporting services, such as customized assembly of personal computers--are classified in Industry 44312, Computer and Software Stores;
- Merchant wholesaling computer hardware or software products and providing supporting services, such as customized assembly of personal computers--are classified in Industry 423430, Computer and Computer Peripheral Equipment and Software Merchant Wholesalers;
- Publishing packaged software--are classified in Industry 51121, Software Publishers; and
- Providing computer data processing services at their own facility for others--are classified in Industry 518210, Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services.