Topic: e_Business case study

Case Study: Leading a Digital Transformation

This case study discusses the implementation of digital strategy as narrated by a CIO. An excellent discussion for his peers who can learn how to navigate the choppy waters of digital transformation. Excellent Read! (100 pages)

How Nordstrom Evolved from Brick to Clicks

Nordstrom, for one, is meeting the bricks and clicks challenge head on. The chain’s online shoppers might not hear that live piano player in the background as they point and click or be able to grab a bite at the café after making a purchase, but there’s little else about Nordstrom’s traditional brand that is absent from its digital presence.

Introduction to e-Procurement

This presentation discusses the impact of internet related systems and technologies on the supply chain of an organization and helps devise a strategy to adapt the supply chain – and procurement – to leverage the capability presented by digital technology. The author identifies the key elements of a supply chain and their relationship to value chain and value networks, discusses how IT enables and affects these elements of the supply chain, explores the benefits and challenges of e-procurement, analyzes the roi of e-procurement alternatives, and assesses the approaches to integrate an organizations supply chain with that of its key suppliers and vendors. (27 Slides)

Electronic Business Value Framework (EBV)

This primer introduces electronic business value framework (EBV) which helps an organization identify, select and fund e-commerce opportunities based upon their potential for business value creation.

The Success and Failure of Pure Play e-Businesses

This research focuses on a simple question: why did Webvan fail and Peapod succeed? It uses four factors to compare the failure of one and the success of the other in the same market! The factors are: managerial decisions, logistical infrastructure, technological systems, and marketing strategies.

Poster Child for Dot.com Failure

Boo.com burst into flames six months after launch but not before burning through $185M. So what happened to the promise of an exceptionally profitable website? This e_Business case study tries to find out!

Most Famous Dot Com Failure?

This article discusses the demise of the hip online retailer Boo.com and culls lessons for existing and prospective e-tailers.

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Sample IT Strategy Plan

A good IT Strategy Plan that you can use as a template to create your own.

IT Strategy Presentation

This in-depth – 78 pages – presentation goes into just about everything you would have wanted to know about IT Strategy aka business IT alignment (ICT Strategy, IS strategy, IS strategic alignment, IT Alignment, strategic information systems planning (SISP)…)

IT Strategy Example

This is an in-depth information technology strategic planning example that details the process and framework that CIOs can adapt to give direction to their own IT Organizations. Excellent Read!! (200 pages)

IT Strategy Template

Use this template to create an IT strategic plan for your organization – aligning business with IT strategy. IT Strategy Template can be downloaded for free by CIO Index members.

7 Steps to Business and IT Alignment

No business will ever reach the goal of “business and IT alignment”. Should this discourage you from pursuing business and IT alignment? NO! It is a worthy goal to pursue. Indeed, it is a critical one to pursue. You might never reach alignment but you can take steps to get ever closer. This requires a process. Often, we ignore the fact that business and IT alignment is a process. This process does not have a starting point nor does it have an end. It is a series of “learn and do” cycles that incrementally get towards alignment. Let me explain.

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