As their companies grew, Inc. 500 CEOs migrated from individual personal computers to networks. And they became more mobile: more than half the group now use pagers, cellular phones, and laptops.

Percentage of companies using technology in . . .

1990 1994

Laptop computers 18% 77%

Networked PCs 34% 90%

Cellular phones 38% 82%

Pagers 25% 59%

In-house bulletin-board systems 6% 32%

Fax machines 81% 94%

Minicomputers 11% 23%

Personal digital assistants 1% 10%

Mainframes 3% 5%

Stand-alone PCs 73% 69%

Source: Inc. survey of the fastest-growing private small companies in the United States, 1995.

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