BUSINESSWEEK ONLINE : SEPTEMBER 18, 2000 ISSUE
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The Internet has fundamentally changed the way companies do business, say 78% of North American execs, compared with 64% in Asia and 46% in Europe. -- AT Kearney study of 251 CEOs

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Adding the latest Net features to appliances such as washers could push industry growth up to 20% for the next few years, compared with single digits now.

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45% of companies plan to introduce Net-friendly products over the next 12 months. -- Arthur Andersen survey of 109 high-level execs

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Twentieth Century Fox exit polls showed that 28% of those who saw X-Men: The Movie had visited the film's Web site

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62% of top execs say that marketing is more important to their e-business strategies than anything else. -- Arthur Andersen survey of 109 high-level execs

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Dell can now complete 90% of its purchases entirely online

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61% of companies plan to focus on using the Net over the next 12 months to help them streamline their supply chains. -- Arthur Andersen survey of 109 top-level execs

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There are 33 Net-based services that facilitate the purchase and sale of truck shipping capacity, 23 for ocean shipping capacity, 17 for air cargo capacity, and six for rail. -- Bear Stearns report on ''e-gistics'' June, 2000

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Since 1996, Tesco has registered 500,000 Internet customers, who generate more than $6 million in sales each week

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Of 251 CEOs surveyed, 31% say the Net can most help them improve customer service; 24% cite pinpointing improvements in making products; and 13% say it could best help them cut costs. -- AT Kearney

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80% of retailers plan to roll out kiosks and Web-linked point-of-sale systems in physical stores by 2002. -- Forrester Research survey of 30 brick-and-mortar execs

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38% of CEOs worldwide say structure and business processes are the greatest obstacle to pushing e-business initiatives inside their company. -- AT Kearney study of 251 CEOs



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