518210: Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing infrastructure for hosting or data processing services. These establishments may provide specialized hosting activities, such as Web hosting, streaming services, or application hosting (except software publishing), or they may provide general time-share mainframe facilities to clients. Data processing establishments provide complete processing and specialized reports from data supplied by clients or provide automated data processing and data entry services.

Illustrative Examples:

Application hosting
Optical scanning services
Web hosting
Computer data storage services
Video and audio streaming services
Computer input preparation services
Microfilm imaging services
Computer time rental

Cross-References. Establishments primarily engaged in–

  • Providing text processing and related document preparation activities–are classified in Industry 561410, Document Preparation Services;
  • Providing on-site management and operation of a client’s data processing facilities–are classified in U.S. Industry 541513, Computer Facilities Management Services;
  • Software design, development, and publishing, or software publishing only–are classified in Industry 511210, Software Publishers;
  • Providing wired broadband Internet access services using own operated telecommunications infrastructure, in combination with Web hosting–are classified in U.S. Industry 517311, Wired Telecommunications Carriers;
  • Providing Internet access via client-supplied telecommunications connections in combination with Web hosting–are classified in U.S. Industry 517919, All Other Telecommunications;
  • Operating Web search portals–are classified in Industry 519130, Internet Publishing and Broadcasting and Web Search Portals;
  • Providing access to computers and office equipment, as well as other office support services–are classified in Industry 56143, Business Service Centers;
  • Processing financial transactions, such as credit card transactions–are classified in Industry 522320, Financial Transactions Processing, Reserve, and Clearinghouse Activities; and
  • Providing payroll processing services–are classified in U.S. Industry 541214, Payroll Services.
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Entries
518210 518210 518210 Application hosting
518210 518210 518210 Automated data processing services
518210 518210 518210 Computer data storage services
518210 518210 518210 Computer input preparation services
518210 518210 518210 Computer time leasing
518210 518210 518210 Computer time rental
518210 518210 518210 Computer time sharing services
518210 518210 518210 Data capture imaging services
518210 518210 518210 Data entry services
518210 518210 518210 Data processing computer services
518210 518210 518210 Data processing services (except payroll services, financial transaction processing services)
518210 518210 518210 Disk and diskette conversion services
518210 518210 518210 Disk and diskette recertification services
518210 518210 518210 Electronic data processing services
518210 518210 518210 Media streaming services
518210 518210 518210 Microfiche recording and imaging services
518210 518210 518210 Microfilm recording and imaging services
518210 518210 518210 Optical scanning services
518210 518210 518210 Scanning services, optical
518210 518210 518210 Video and audio streaming services
518210 518210 518210 Web hosting