Thursday, July 14, 2011

Information Costs - As a % of Sales - Per Person

The two graphs below were created using Google’s chart tools.

The first bar graph shows information technology costs as a percentage of sales for several companies. The costs include depreciation, maintenance, and leasing.

The second bar graph shows the annual cost per user for providing information technology resources to company users. The costs have been adjusted for inflation.

Computer Economics obtained the data in both graphs by surveying in 2010 over 200 senior information technology personnel associated with large, medium, and small companies.

Several business sectors are represented by companies associated with the survey. The data presented in the graphs below are an average of data from all sectors. Individual sectors will have data that vary from what is shown in the graphs.

The results of the survey are available in a report “IT Spending and Staffing Benchmarks 2010/2011”. Chapters of the report are available for a fee. These chapters can be obtained by clicking here, which take you to a site where the chapters can be purchased.

The executive summary, from which the data below were obtained, is available without cost as a PDF file. Click here to go to this PDF file.

Information Technology Costs as a Percentage of Sales

Annual Cost For Each Information Technology User in a Company

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