The Future of Technology

The Big Trends Ahead and Our Ranking of the Top 100 Info Tech Companies

The Power Of Us

Mass collaboration on the Internet is shaking up business


Online Extra: The Net's People-Power Pioneers Slide Show


Online Extra: Sharing: The Net's Next Disruption Slide Show


Online Extra: Pierre Omidyar on "Connecting People"

eBay's founder talks about the power of community and his efforts to apply lessons learned from the online giant to other spheres


Online Extra: Tour the Collectives of Cyberspace

New technologies have people communicating and collaborating on an unprecedented scale. Here's a look at some of the hottest spots


Online Extra: The Sharing Economy

Yale law professor Yochai Benkler points to Google and Skype as examples of a new, Info Age market structure, based on peer production


 MOBILE COMPUTING

Wherever You Go, You're On The Job

The dramatic shift toward mobility is changing the way we work -- and shaking up the status quo among tech titans


Graphic: Changing The Nature Of Work


Graphic: The New Office: Everywhere


 THE NET

Small Biz, Big Bucks

Google, Yahoo!, and the Yellow Pages are hotly pursuing lucrative ads from locals


Graphic: The Web's Wizards


Let Your Fingers Do The Clicking


Online Extra: Video: Online 411


 HARDWARE

A Virtual Revolution

New software makes computing cheaper and more efficient -- and accelerates the power shift from sellers to buyers


Graphic: How Computing Will Change


The Titan From Tucheng


 SEMICONDUCTORS

More Life For Moore's Law

Chipmakers can't keep using the same tricks to boost speed. New ones are coming


Graphic: Tiny Alternatives


 TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Vonage: Spending As Fast As It Can

CEO Jeff Citron aims to keep the Internet telephony startup a step ahead of the giants now in hot pursuit


Graphic: Telecom's Titans


 WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

Stars That Fell From The List

Some recent highfliers are absent from this year's InfoTech 100. Here's what went wrong -- and how they're making it right


(From left) Photos by Michele Asselin/Corbis Outline; Susan Goldman/Bloomberg News; Sven Doering/Visum/The Image Works

 THE INFO TECH 100 RANKINGS

Scoreboard: The Info Tech 100 (.pdf)


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 The Best of The Info Tech 100

Fastest Growing

Revenue Growth
POWERCHIP SEMI 150.0%
RESEARCH IN MOTION 127.1
GOOGLE 103.0
YAHOO! 90.9
LAM RESEARCH 86.5
COMMSCOPE 80.7
NIDEC 75.1
TPV TECHNOLOGY 75.1
ATOS ORIGIN 74.7
HIGH TECH COMPUTER 68.2

The Biggest

Current Sales (millions)
IBM $97,026.0
VERIZON 72,406.0
DEUTSCHE TELEKOM 71,987.6
SAMSUNG 71,584.8
FRANCE TELECOM 58,651.0
DELL 51,051.0
TELEFONICA 39,654.3
MICROSOFT 38,919.0
NOKIA 38,284.6
LG ELECTRONICS 37,773.2


Best Returns

Shareholder Return (5/31/05)
GOOGLE 226.2%
APPLE COMPUTER 183.4
HIGH TECH COMPUTER 144.3
MITAC INTERNATIONAL 141.0
AUTODESK 121.2
COGNIZANT 107.6
TELUS 107.1
TURKCELL 85.1
VERISIGN 77.6
SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY 75.7

Most Profitable

Return on Equity
NEXTEL PARTNERS 81.3%
WESTERN WIRELESS 75.8
TATA CONSULTANCY 70.5
MEMC ELECTRONIC 51.5
DELL 50.1
BT GROUP 47.3
ACCENTURE 42.4
NOVATEK 40.5
MOBILE TELESYSTEMS 40.0
TELEFONICA MOVILES 39.2

All figures are for most recent available 12 months
DATA: Standard & Poor's BusinessWeek


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