Date Added: Aug 2010
Corporate IT spending continues to grow. Since 1994, the IT spending per worker has more than doubled, from US$3,500 to US$8,000 per worker. Annual productivity growth in U.S. companies roughly doubled in the same period, after experiencing 1.4% growth for 20 years. But in today's economy, competitive advantage is short-lived, and leading companies recognize that continued investments in the virtuous cycle of technology are required to stay ahead. Understanding how IT can drive value and competitive advantage for the company is important for executives in all industries. This SAP Executive Insight explores the relationship between IT investment and performance and productivity gains.