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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 2003 and 2002 comparison.

SNAPSHOT
INSIDE COMPANIES
Average portion of revenue spent on IT 3%
Average percentage of industry applications and business
processes that have Web-based front ends
35%
Companies with real-time business processes in place 81%
HOW COMPANIES DIVIDE THEIR I.T. BUDGETS
Hardware purchases 19%
Services or outsourcing 13%
Research and development 2%
Salaries and benefits 33%
Applications 19%
Everything else 14%
INDUSTRY FINANCIALS
Average year-over-year revenue change -10%
Average year-over-year net income change -23%
DATA: INFORMATIONWEEK RESEARCH

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

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