Baseline 500: Best U.S. Users of Technology

Story Guide:

Getting a Glimpse, Through Numbers, of Who’s Using Technology Well
Very few of us are in the dark about the quality of I.T. management at our own companies. Getting insight into other companies is the trick.

The List: 1-500
The smallest company is $10 million in sales, the biggest $309 billion. This year’s list of top technology users represents every industry, every geography, every approach to using technology.

Slideshow: 25 Biggest Companies in the Baseline 500
Some insights into how Exxon, McDonald’s, and almost two dozen others have distinguished themselves.

Top 10 Technology Users by Industry Sector
Where the winners are, including by geographic concentration. A set of interactive maps.

Also in This Package:

Profiles of 3 Top CIOs
Southern Copper’s Martin Ugarteche (No. 1 in the Baseline 500), Chubb’s June Drewry (No. 2) and Chesapeake Energy’s Cathy Tompkins (No. 3) talk about their work.

5 Tips for Becoming Better at Managing Information
It isn’t enough for I.T. managers to be in synch with the business. They’ve also got to have a bit of a spine.

The formula behind our rankings.