The results of Computer Economics’ annual Information Systems and e-Business Spending report show that across all industry sectors, 37.1 percent of organizations already have e-business operations in place. Another 46.8 percent are planning to engage in e-business in the near future."Close to, or over, 50 percent of organizations in the transportation, banking and finance and insurance sectors already have an e-business project in place," says Computer Economics’ Vice President of Research, Michael Erbschloe. "The process manufacturing and healthcare sectors have the highest percentage of businesses that are in the implementation stages of this process."Transportation and banking lead those that have already implemented an e-business strategy, while the healthcare and professional services industries currently have the smallest percentages of companies with e-business practices already in place. Other industries with e-business implementations already in place include the following:
  • Transportation 57.2%
  • Banking and Finance 52.9%
  • Insurance 48.1%
  • State and Local Government 37.5%
  • Trade Services 36.8%
  • Retail Distribution 35.5%
  • Process Manufacturing 34.9%
  • Discrete Manufacturing 33.3%
  • Wholesale Distribution 33.3%
  • Utilities 26.9%
  • Federal Government 25.0%
  • Healthcare 21.8%
  • Professional Services 21.7%
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