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Media & Entertainment:
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 6%
Companies providing customized solutions to customers 50%
Companies seeking IT patents, trademarks, or copyrights 46%
HOW COMPANIES DIVIDE THEIR I.T. BUDGETS
Hardware purchases 19%
Services or outsourcing 15%
Research and development 4%
Salaries and benefits 39%
Applications 12%
Everything else 11%
INDUSTRY FINANCIALS
Average year-over-year revenue change -13.8%
Average year-over-year net income change -38.1%
DATA: InformationWeek research

2001 SnapShot 500/Media & Entertainment
Inside companies
Average portion of revenue spent on IT 5%
Portion of IT organizations that sell services or IT products to other companies 33%
Portion of companies that say wireless E-commerce will contribute to E-business revenue stream 42%
Senior IT executive is a member of executive management committee 83%
Average portion of customers included in electronic supply chain 17%
How companies divide their IT budgets
New product and technology purchases 19%
IT consulting and outsourcing 13%
Research and development 4%
Salaries and benefits 40%
Applications 12%
Everything else 12%
How often companies re-examine their IT spending plans
Daily -
Weekly -
Monthly 42%
Quarterly 50%
Twice a year -
Annually 8%
DATA: INFORMATIONWEEK RESEARCH

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