Information Technology Adds to Business Success

By October 1, 2007Technology

Doing some reading on the use of information technology in health care, this interview in a recent Business Week turned up: “Why ‘Total Geeks’ Build Businesses Faster.” BW’s columnist Karen Klein talked to Harry J. Harczak Jr., CDW executive vice-president, about the findings of a CDW survey of mid-sized businesses and their use of information technology. Interesting findings.

The Business Rearview Mirror Survey reported:

  • 73% of the “total geeks” – the most tech-savvy corporate leaders — reported double-digit average annual growth in their businesses over the past five years.
  • Close to half — 48% — of “total geeks” also reported that their businesses reached the 100-employee milestone within five years of launch, compared to one-third of all survey respondents.
  • Those who view IT as a “strategic or competitive resource” tended to grow faster than CEOs who said they “spent just enough” to ensure that employees could do their jobs.
  • Less than 1 percent of the executive stills use slide-rules…

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