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Benchmark: Wired but Not Wise

Some data concerning Inc. 500 CEOs and how they use technology.
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The average Inc. 500 CEO works 12 hours each day, but only 3 of those are spent on the computer. Only 3% of the company owners feel that information technology is their greatest strength. No wonder more than half of them have full-time information technologists on staff.

Number of hours spent on the computer daily:

2 to 5 hours 44%

Less than 2 hours 22%

More than 5 hours 17%

0 12%

No answer 5%

Number of times daily CEOs check voice mail when they're away from the office:

2 to 4 47%

0 to 1 32%

5 to 9 10%

More than 10 3%

No answer 8%

Number of times daily CEOs log into their computer network when they're out:

0 56%

1 to 3 32%

No answer 12%

Source: Inc. 500 survey of the fastest-growing private companies, 1995.

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Last updated: Feb 1, 1996




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