The Innovator's Advantage: Using Innovation and Technology to Improve Business Performance (Accenture)A recent study finds that innovators make better use of information technology (IT) – not necessarily spending more, but understanding what it can do for them, and taking advantage of its capabilities. Among the results: 64% of systems installed by innovators had been successful in meeting their objectives versus 28 percent of systems installed by less innovative companies.
77% of innovators “widely consider IT” when developing new business strategies (versus just over 40 percent of non-innovators).
More than twice as many innovators see IT as a source of competitive advantage than non-innovators (63 percent versus 27 percent).
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