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Choosing The Winners

How InformationWeek identifies the most innovative users of technology.

InformationWeek 500The InformationWeek 500, which has identified the most innovative IT organizations in the United States for 17 years, is a benchmark of organizational performance. Unique among corporate rankings, the InformationWeek 500 spotlights innovation in business technology, rather than simply identifying the biggest spenders.

To be included on our list, candidate companies were asked to complete a qualifying application that examined key business-technology strategies. Companies with at least $500 million in annual revenue were invited to participate. InformationWeek Research editors determined the selection criteria.

This year, we recognize the accomplishments of companies across eight types of business-technology initiatives. Although InformationWeek 500 companies reveal key elements of their technology spending plans and budgets during the research process, the data is aggregated by industry; individual responses are never disclosed. Our analysis is presented in two forms: a ranking of the top 100 innovators and an alphabetical listing of the entire InformationWeek 500.

We wish to thank Advantage Business Research Inc., which provided telephone support for this year's survey, and CIC Research Inc., which supplied data analysis.









Industry



Company Name




Automotive



Paccar Inc.






Banking & Financial Services



Capital One Financial Corp.






Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals



Wyeth






Chemicals



Air Products & Chemicals Inc.






Construction & Engineering



Parsons Corp.






Consulting & Business Services



Ricoh Corp.






Consumer Goods



SC Johnson & Son Inc.






Distribution



Avnet Inc.






Electronics



Cadence Design Systems Inc.






Energy & Utilities



Calpine Corp.






Health Care & Medical



Texas Health Resources






Hospitality & Travel



Marriott International Inc.






Information Technology



Perot Systems Corp.






Insurance



Highmark Inc.






Logistics & Transportation



Yellow Roadway Corp.






Manufacturing



Northrop Grumman Corp.






Media & Entertainment



Harrah's Entertainment Inc.






Metal & Natural Resources



Louisiana-Pacific Corp.






Retail: General Merchandising



Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse Corp.






Retail: Specialty Merchandising



Lands' End Inc.






Telecommunications



BellSouth Corp.





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