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A Revolution To An Evolution Are U.S. and European businesses effectively leveraging their e-business opportunities? This article explores this issue and whether tools to identify e-business capabilities and risks really work.  
Articles Collection of articles  
Artificial Intelligence, Ecommerce and Personalized Services: Ready or Not, Here They Come. Pdf-file. December 2003  
B2E: Business to Employees The Second Wave of the Internet Revolution  
Beyond the Hype: E-nabling the Sales and Marketing Force While the over-hyped e-commerce bubble may finally have burst, many of the technologies that grew out of the e-commerce phenomenon have survived. More importantly, these technological tools have already integrated themselves into the fabric of today's businesses.  
Competing on Content: The New Frontier of Value Creation Te ability to manage digital content is emerging as a core capability for company survival, competitive advantage and value creation. Until now, most companies have been unable to effectively structure and organize information and fully exploit the value of their digital content. pdf-file 568 KB  
Digital Payments The electronic payment systems of the future will focus on customer loyalty and convenience  
Do Magazines' "Companion Websites" Cannibalize the Demand for the Print Version? We find very robust evidence for positive effects from website visits to circulation. There is no evidence of causality running in the opposite direction. Our findings are contrary to the widespread belief that the Internet will cannibalize print media markets. pdf-file 2005  
Document Management in the Digital Age: Why Do We Still Use Paper? In this engaging article, Greg Sherbon tackles the question of why more offices are not going paperless. Greg concludes that the only reason paper is still in such high demand is personal preference and that over time, as new employees with modern preferences are hired, we will move to an increasingly paperless workplace. pdf-file. January 2004 TOP
Don't Build Your e-Business Without KM Partners in extended e-business enterprises must build trust-based relationships to facilitate knowledge sharing.  
eBook - An uphill battle for acceptance eBook technology emerged in the early 1990s with the expectation that it would pose a serious threat to traditional print publishing. This paper identifies the current adoption rate of ebook technologies in the book publishing industry. It seeks to identify the barriers and potential areas for ebook growth. pdf-file 2004  
E-Commerce in diff. Sectors Business services, retail/wholesale, manufacturing  
E-Customer Analytics This paper addresses the specific problems and possible solutions in providing the analytical solution to problems associated with the analysis of the web site visitors. Pdf-file  
Electronic Signatures This article provides a summary of the legislation, an overview of the business issues surrounding use of electronic signatures, and suggestions about how to evaluate the use of electronic signatures for your business.  
ERP as a Strategic Management Tool: Six Evolutionary Stages Over the past 50 years computers have evolved from vacuum tubes to integrated circuits to PCs. As hardware changed so did managerial computing, from MIS to ERP. Outsourcers developed niche markets and the promise of seamless processing for strategic decision-making seemed possible. Here the history, progress to date, and unmet challenges are explored. 2002  
Europe's E-commerce Framework The European Union (EU) has been largely successful in producing an effective legal and regulatory framework within which to set up an online business. However, compliance with consumer protection laws remains difficult; payment remains a real problem where credit cards are not an appropriate medium; and dispute resolution has still to reach a satisfactory position. pdf-file. September 2003
Focusing on Fundamentals Dotcoms mean business. ‘Dotcom culture’ is dying, and being replaced by a more traditional approach to business, according to a PricewaterhouseCoopers study tracking the mindsets and attitudes of Europe’s dotcom CEOs. (pdf-file)  
Frictionless Commerce? An Exploratory Analysis of Internet Pricing Behavior. Pdf File  
Global Benchmarking for Internet & E-Commerce Applications This paper reports on a global benchmarking exercise carried out to examine issues related to the development of the Internet and E-Commerce in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Pdf-file. May 2003  
Impacts and Policy OECD document, assesses the potential outcomes and economic impacts of e-commerce in the business to business and business to consumer spheres  
Information Aggregation A value-added e-service. Pdf-file  
Internet – a Productivity Killer? While employee Internet access has become quite commonplace, businesses are more and more troubled about lost productivity, high network bandwidth consumption and legal risks.  
Making E-Business Pay Eight key drivers for operational success. Pdf-file  
Managing E-Business Transformation: Opportunities and value assessment. Based on IT business value research, the authors present a framework of electronic business value that enumerates linkages between performance drivers, and operational excellence and financial metrics. Pdf-file  
Measures for E-Business Value Assessment An extensive study finds that investing in e-business drivers improves operational excellence, which in turn improves financial performance. Pdf-file  
Netting A Profit Internet initiatives can bring productivity gains, but you still have to get the business plan right. Article by Hal R. Varian, May 2002  
New Economy Enterprise The rise of the new economy enterprise and what it takes to succeed.  
No pain, no gain—Solving the riddle of eOrganization How can established companies organize themselves to optimize their position in the new economy? By understanding that integrating the Internet into their businesses occurs in capability-driven stages and that different organizational needs are required at each stage.  
Online Community: A New Paradigm for Achieving Economies of Scale Online communities are networks of intelligent people, ready and willing to solve problems for one another. This simple but powerful byproduct of Internet technologies is helping companies break though the traditional limits of economies of scale.  
Pricing of Services on The Internet This article describes a priority pricing mechanism based on General Equilibrium theory in economics. Furthermore, it addresses the issues concerning the development of new accounting/billing methods, cross subsidization of services, infrastructure investment, and the possible competitive market structures which will evolve over The Internet.  
Realizing the Value of Online Content Web sites have underused resources that companies can tap for their competitive advantage. 2001  
Reduce Customer Risk with E-Business How can you create greater customer value and differentiate your products in the eEconomy? One way is to employ the unique capabilities of electronic commerce to reduce your customers' risks.  
Retailing Online: Coming of Age Online retailing entered a new phase over the past 12 months. Consumer demand is stronger and the bottom line is improving. Web-based and store-based retailers are approaching breakeven profitability, and catalog-based retailers are already profitable as a group. January 2003  
Rethinking the design of the Internet: The end to end arguments vs. the brave new world. Pdf-file  
Self-Service: Help Yourself Moving customers to self-service Web sites can save a bundle, but only if it's done right. A series of brief case studies shows how different self-service user groups—employees, suppliers, contract salespeople and retail customers—reaped some staggering savings at four companies. Could one of these approaches work for you? 2004  
Selling content online Making money from content on the internet is the business world´s equivalent of cold fusion: a really fun idea which - while theoretically possible has yet to be proven. Pdf-file  
Seven e-commerce lessons Seven lessons to help shape e-commerce strategy. 2001  
Spending 4% of Revenue on E-Business With No Return? To reap the huge potential benefits of digital technologies, firms must look beyond such unfocused goals as "establishing a Web presence" and concentrate instead on reinventing their business designs. Pdf file  
Standard Issue: The Dot-Com Tragedy Denied For three years, the American magazine The Industry Standard offered readers an inside track on the latest e-commerce goings-on. Wired is still on newsstands today, but what became of the Standard? Tim Cavanaugh reviews James Ledbetter's Starving to Death on $200 Million: The Short, Absurd Life of The Industry Standard, for Reason magazine.  
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Strategic Tools Using Strategic Tools to Generate Profits in e-Commerce. Pdf-file  
The Emerging Landscape for Retail E-Commerce How the Internet is affecting retail markets and how the resulting "digital markets" compare to conventional markets. Pdf-file 58 KB  
The End of Hit Parade Trying to figure out whether your website needs a redesign? Stop measuring hits and start measuring customer experience. Article By Ramin Jaleshgari. May 2000  
The Impact of Electronic Commerce on the Retail Brokerage Industry This paper reports on an experiment to examine whether order handling practices by traditional voice brokers and online brokerage firms lead to differences in the quality of trade execution. Pdf-file 160 K  
The New Focus of IT Value: Externalizing Agile Business Business and IT are strategically focusing on external agility to generate competitive advantage and real-time enterprise organizations. Enterprise and IS leaders must shift resources and strategy now. Pdf-file July 2002  
The New Three Cs of E-Business Reading between the lines of Line56/A.T. Kearney research (see E-World - Statistics, Data, Trends); the new "Three Cs" of strategy are Cost, Customer, Connectivity.  
The Unexpected eEurope This report surveys executive attitudes to eCommerce in Europe  
Thinking Inside the Box Technology can do many wonderful things, but none of those things is more important than meeting customer needs. A few thoughts about using the Internet to be simply better. 2004 TOP
Transforming To Digital Licensing Software executives: Are you more focused on selling and distributing CDs than effectively managing the "right to use" your intellectual property? Are your internal systems and processes built to manage inventory, orders and shipments rather than the changing
needs of your customers? pdf-file
Twelve causes for corporate e-inertia, or twelve obstacles to e-bizz A short checklist. Large organizations often pronounce e-Business a strategic must. And frequently, on the shop floor many "e"-related ideas are being formulated. Nevertheless, implementation doesn’t get off the ground. How come?  
Valuing dot-coms after the fall Last year's fall reminds us that stock prices eventually reflect a company's fundamental economic performance. Here are the key questions to ask. Pdf-file 65 KB, August 2001  
Virtual Agents The new value proposition  
What Kinds of Revenue Opportunities Does E-business Create? If you're thinking of going global or just completely connecting with your customers, e-biz offers plenty of prospects. Still. November 2003  
What Works on the Web Some businesses are actually making money online. It's worth taking note of them because they've figured out what works on the Web.  
Wilson Internet Service About Internet Marketing and Business on the Net TOP
XBRL Leveraging the Internet for Corporate Reporting. XBRL. Short for eXtensible Business Reporting Language, XBRL is a relatively new electronic language which promises to work profound change in the business reporting process. Jauary 2003  




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