NAICS 5 Digit Industry 51821

Industry 51821

NAICS 5  Digit Industry 51821 – Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services

Definition of NAICS 5 Digit Industry 51821: See industry description for NAICS 518210 below.

Industry Description of NAICS Code 518210: 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; provide application service provisioning; or 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.

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Illustrative Examples of NAICS Industry 51821

What are some examples of this industry classification? The bulleted items below are illustrative examples of this 5-digit NAICS industry.

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

Cross-References for Industry 51821

What codes are similar to this industry that might be more applicable? The cross-reference guide below displays the codes that are similar to industry 51821. Please review to find the most applicable classification.

  • Providing text processing and related document preparation activities–are classified in Industry NAICS 561410, Document Preparation Services;
  • Providing on-site management and operation of a client’s data-processing facilities–are classified in U.S. Industry NAICS 541513, Computer Facilities Management Services;
  • Providing wired broadband Internet access services using own operated telecommunications infrastructure, in combination with web hosting–are classified in Industry NAICS 517110, Wired Telecommunications Carriers;
  • Providing Internet access via client-supplied telecommunications connections in combination with web hosting–are classified in U.S. Industry NAICS 517919, All Other Telecommunications;
  • Operating web search portals–are classified in U.S. Industry NAICS 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 NAICS 522320, Financial Transactions Processing, Reserve, and Clearinghouse Activities; and
  • Providing payroll processing services–are classified in U.S. Industry NAICS 541214, Payroll Services.

Other Index Entries for NAICS 5-Digit Industry 51821

The North American Industry Classification System contains multiple index entries that are each descriptive of the same code. The bulleted list below shows all applicable index entries (Current and former) that are associated with industry 51821. These index entries further elaborate on the scope of applicable industries that have already been defined at the top of this page.

  • Application hosting
  • Application service providers (ASPs)
  • ASPs (Application Service Providers)
  • Automated data processing services
  • Computer data storage services
  • Computer input preparation services
  • Computer time leasing
  • Computer time rental
  • Computer time sharing services
  • Data capture imaging services
  • Data entry services
  • Data processing computer services
  • Data processing services (except payroll services, financial transaction processing services)
  • Disk and diskette conversion services
  • Disk and diskette recertification services
  • Electronic data processing services
  • Media streaming services
  • Microfiche recording and imaging services
  • Microfilm recording and imaging services
  • Optical scanning services
  • Scanning services, optical
  • Video and audio streaming services
  • Web hosting
Industry Breakdown for North American Industry Classification System

NAICS codes are broken down by digit. The broadest description starts with the 2 digit sector codes. The 3 digit subsector codes are more specific, then the 4 digit industry group, 5 digit industry (Where you are now), and the most specific is the 6 digit NAICS code. If the code on this page does not describe the industry of the business in question, then select the largest applicable code below. From there, follow through the progression of smaller digits to the larger digits in order to obtain the most specific 6 digit classification.

  • Sector 51: Information
    • Subsector 518: Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
      • Industry Group 5182: Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
        • Industry 51821: Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services (Current Page)
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 518210: Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services

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