It Figures 05/03

The rise of direct navigation on the Web, what motivates entrepreneurs and more
This story first appeared in the May 2003 issue of Entrepreneur. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.
Only
94%
of Web consumers visit multiple sites to compare prices.
SOURCE: BizRate.com

It takes an average of
65
DAYS
to fill management positions.
SOURCE: U.S. Commerce Department

In 2003, computer viruses will create
$28
BILLION
in damages.
Antivirus solutions, meanwhile, will total
$1.8
BILLION
in revenue in 2003.SOURCE: Radicati

Only
5%
of e-mail users read spam messages, down from
18%
in 2001.
SOURCE: DoubleClick

HIGHER PURPOSE
WHILE 60% OF THOSE WHO want to start a business say financial success is their major incentive, established business owners have different reasons.
Source:The Hartford Financial Services Group
43% of 25- to 44-year-old Internet users say they spend more time on the Net than they do watching tv.
SOURCE: BURST!
76% of all adults refer to the yellow pages at least once a month.

90%
refer to the yellow pages at least once a year. SOURCE: Knowledge Networks/SRI

ARRIVALS OF THE FITTEST
MORE PEOPLE ARE ARRIVING at their desired Web site through direct navigation as opposed to search functions.

Source: WestSideStory
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