Logistics & Transportation: 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 2004 and 2003 comparison.



SNAPSHOT
INSIDE COMPANIES
Average portion of revenue spent on IT 3%
Companies using radio-frequency identification 25%
Companies globally sourcing products and supplies 50%
HOW COMPANIES DIVIDE THEIR I.T. BUDGETS
Hardware purchases 16%
IT Services or outsourcing 13%
Research and development 3%
Salaries and benefits 31%
Applications 22%
Everything else 15%
INDUSTRY FINANCIALS
Average year-over-year revenue change 9%
Average year-over-year net income change 42%
DATA: INFORMATIONWEEK RESEARCH

SNAPSHOT 2003
INSIDE COMPANIES
Average portion of revenue spent on IT 3%
Average percentage of industry applications and business
processes that have Web-based front ends
28%
Companies with real-time business processes in place 83%
HOW COMPANIES DIVIDE THEIR I.T. BUDGETS
Hardware purchases 20%
Services or outsourcing 17%
Research and development 2%
Salaries and benefits 31%
Applications 18%
Everything else 12%
INDUSTRY FINANCIALS
Average year-over-year revenue change 2%
Average year-over-year net income change 16%
DATA: INFORMATIONWEEK RESEARCH

See the InformationWeek 500 2003 and 2002 comparison

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