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InformationWeek Elite 100

Apr 02, 2014

The Elite 100: How They Gain Digital Advantage

The InformationWeek Elite 100 Executive Survey offers a unique glimpse into the strategy of 100 large, leading-edge IT organizations. This year's survey provides some deeper insights into exactly how and how much companies are embracing the big-picture tech trends of the day -- mobile, analytics, and cloud.

For example, two-thirds of companies report widespread use of mobile apps for customers. But less than half have widespread use of mobile for employees. We see a wave of experiments coming for how to use mobile tech to boost productivity.

Other data points from the Elite 100: 

>> 48% plan to introduce new IT-led products or services this year.

>> 62% consider deploying analytics more broadly among their top productivity ­drivers. 

>> 68% are doing predictive analysis of revenue, and another 24% are testing or planning such a rollout this year.

>> 68% are using infrastructure-as-a-service, while 50% are using platform-as-a-service.

This report offers charts reflecting the survey questions we asked Elite 100 companies. Our analysis explores the drivers for innovation-minded companies to invest in digital technologies, in particular the importance of improving products and driving down costs. 

Respondent breakdown: The Elite 100 consists of companies with at least $250 million in revenue. Government agencies are exempt from the revenue requirement. Companies apply to be included on the Elite 100 list, and InformationWeek editors choose which companies make the list based on their innovative use of IT. (R7820414)

Survey Name 2014 InformationWeek Elite 100 Executive Survey

Survey Date February 2014

Region North America

Number of Respondents 100

Purpose To examine technology practices and strategies among 2014 InformationWeek Elite 100 organizations

Methodology The InformationWeek Elite 100 is open to organizations with $250 million or more in annual revenue (a company may also qualify if it is a subsidiary of a parent company with revenue of $250 million or more; one or more subsidiaries of a single parent may apply as long as the parent does not apply as well). Government agencies are exempt from the revenue requirement. The InformationWeek Elite 100 examines the technology strategies and initiatives of organizations across 23 industries (including higher education and government).

To be considered for the InformationWeek Elite 100, qualifying companies must complete a rigorous application on their business technology strategies. Completed applications are reviewed by a panel of InformationWeek editors who determine the final ranking.

Survey data is aggregated across all InformationWeek Elite 100 organizations; individual responses are kept confidential and individual company data is never disclosed without permission.


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