Topic: e_business success

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)

Digital Self

<span style="font-size: 13px;">This white paper discusses that CSPs that want to take advantage of the paradigm shift from a&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">closed world of telecommunications networks to the open internet environment, need to provide a more personalized communications experience. In order to benefit from the emerging revenue streams&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">this shift creates, CSPs need to transform into customer-centric businesses the key to which is the understanding of customers&rsquo; preferences, behaviors, wishes and needs &ndash; in short their Digital Self.</span></span>

Using Wikis For Business

This paper defines and describes wikis – taking Wikipedia as an example – in depth and then discusses their use in the corporate context. The author argues that to understand wikis one must focus on two concepts – the simple web based multi-user document management technology and a management philosophy that encourages knowledge management rather than dictates it.

A Framework for Dot Com Survival

This research paper examines the causes of failure and success in Dot Coms engaged in e-Commerce. It presents a preliminary framework that identifies the key factors that govern Dot Com success.<br /><br />Note: Contains scary mathematical equations. Please ignore and focus on the proposed framework.

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.

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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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