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Sector Eyes Productivity Gains Today, Open Source Benefits Tomorrow

With 34% of budgets devoted to salaries and benefits, this vertical industry is looking strongly toward deploying business intelligence tools (75%) and wireless e-mail (100%) to raise productivity. About 50% have BI tools in widespread deployment and another 50% have it in limited use. Today's limited use of Linux (75%) could portend another IT trend in the not-so-distant future. The charts below outline the business, technology, and budgeting strategies of the metal and natural resources compan



Inside Metal & Natural Resources
1% of Industry's Annual Revenue Devoted to IT
42% of IT Budget Devoted to New Projects
75% of Companies Expecting 2006 IT Spending to Exceed 2005

Business Change
50% Creating New Products/Services for Customers in 2006
25% with Global Supply Chain
75% Deploying Business Intelligence Tools to Raise Productivity

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