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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
1%
Companies providing customized solutions to customers
50%
Companies seeking IT patents, trademarks, or copyrights
24%
HOW COMPANIES DIVIDE THEIR I.T. BUDGETS
Hardware purchases
21%
Services or outsourcing
12%
Research and development
3%
Salaries and benefits
35%
Applications
19%
Everything else
10%
INDUSTRY FINANCIALS
Average year-over-year revenue change
-4.4%
Average year-over-year net income change
-59.3%
DATA: InformationWeek research

2001 SnapShot 500/Distribution
Inside companies
Average portion of revenue spent on IT
3%
Portion of IT organizations that sell services or IT products to other companies
63%
Portion of companies that say wireless E-commerce will contribute to E-business revenue stream
70%
Senior IT executive is a member of executive management committee
85%
Average portion of customers included in electronic supply chain
49%
How companies divide their IT budgets
New product and technology purchases
19%
IT consulting and outsourcing
13%
Research and development
5%
Salaries and benefits
37%
Applications
18%
Everything else
8%
How often companies re-examine their IT spending plans
Daily
-
Weekly
-
Monthly
67%
Quarterly
22%
Twice a year
4%
Annually
7%
DATA: INFORMATIONWEEK RESEARCH

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