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Construction & Engineering:
A Year In Review

How are companies that InformationWeek considers as IT innovators changing to stay competitive? Examine year-over-year shifts in business-technology practices and priorities in this InformationWeek 500 2002 and 2001 comparison.

IN A NUTSHELL
INSIDE COMPANIES
Average portion of revenue spent on IT
2%
Companies providing customized solutions to customers
30%
Companies seeking IT patents, trademarks, or copyrights
29%
HOW COMPANIES DIVIDE THEIR I.T. BUDGETS
Hardware purchases
19%
Services or outsourcing
9%
Research and development
5%
Salaries and benefits
37%
Applications
18%
Everything else
12%
INDUSTRY FINANCIALS
Average year-over-year revenue change
7.5%
Average year-over-year net income change
4.1%
DATA: InformationWeek research

2001 SnapShot 500/Construction & Engineering
Inside companies
Average portion of revenue spent on IT 2%
Portion of IT organizations that sell services or IT products to other companies 60%
Portion of companies that say wireless E-commerce will contribute to E-business revenue stream 60%
Senior IT executive is a member of executive management committee 60%
Average portion of customers included in electronic supply chain 33%
How companies divide their IT budgets
New product and technology purchases 19%
IT consulting and outsourcing 12%
Research and development 5%
Salaries and benefits 41%
Applications 18%
Everything else 5%
How often companies re-examine their IT spending plans
Daily -
Weekly 13%
Monthly 40%
Quarterly 33%
Twice a year 7%
Annually 7%
DATA: INFORMATIONWEEK RESEARCH

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