Spanning 21 industries and a universe of large U.S. companies, the <i>InformationWeek</i> 500 provides unrivaled insight into the business-technology practices of the nation's most innovative IT users.

InformationWeek Staff, Contributor

September 18, 2004

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Spanning 21 industries and a universe of large U.S. companies, the InformationWeek 500 provides unrivaled insight into the business-technology practices of the nation's most innovative IT users. To qualify for the study, a company completed a comprehensive qualifying application that detailed management priorities, technology strategies, staffing initiatives, and budget plans. InformationWeek editors authored the application and chose the criteria used in the selection process. They also created the proprietary weighting system used to identify and rank the innovators. Companies that filled out the qualifying application completely scored consistently higher than those that didn't.

We would like to thank CIC Research, which hosted the online application and assisted in compiling the 2004 research results. Special thanks also go to Hoover's Online (www.hoovers.com), which provided financial information about eligible companies.

Although InformationWeek 500 candidates reveal key elements about their operations, information is disclosed only in aggregate across the top 100 sites and the full 500 companies, and by industry. Individual company responses are never divulged.

To have your company considered for next year's study, please send an E-mail to [email protected].

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TOP INDUSTRY PERFORMERS

Industry

Automotive

Banking & Financial Services

Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals

Chemicals

Construction & Engineering

Consulting & Business Services

Consumer Goods

Distribution

Electronics

Energy & Utilities

Health Care & Medical

Hospitality & Travel

Information Technology

Insurance

Logistics & Transportation

Manufacturing

Media & Entertainment

Metals & Natural Resources

Retail: General Merchandising

Retail: Speciality Merchandising

Telecommunications

Financial data is from public sources and company supplied.
Revenue is for latest fiscal year.
Dashes indicate companies requesting financial information not be disclosed.

Photographs by Pete McArthur

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