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Electronics:
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
5%
Companies providing customized solutions to customers
69%
Companies seeking IT patents, trademarks, or copyrights
31%
HOW COMPANIES DIVIDE THEIR I.T. BUDGETS
Hardware purchases
26%
Services or outsourcing
26%
Research and development
2%
Salaries and benefits
16%
Applications
14%
Everything else
16%
INDUSTRY FINANCIALS
Average year-over-year revenue change
-7.6%
Average year-over-year net income change
-129.0%
DATA: InformationWeek research

2001 SnapShot 500/Electronics
Inside companies
Average portion of revenue spent on IT
3%
Portion of IT organizations that sell services or IT products to other companies
38%
Portion of companies that say wireless E-commerce will contribute to E-business revenue stream
46%
Senior IT executive is a member of executive management committee
62%
Average portion of customers included in electronic supply chain
40%
How companies divide their IT budgets
New product and technology purchases
18%
IT consulting and outsourcing
14%
Research and development
5%
Salaries and benefits
30%
Applications
19%
Everything else
14%
How often companies re-examine their IT spending plans
Daily
-
Weekly
15%
Monthly
47%
Quarterly
38%
Twice a year
-
Annually
-
DATA: INFORMATIONWEEK RESEARCH

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