Topic: e_business

eBook: Guide to Digital Business Transformation

This document provides guidance to the CxO to transform their business for the digital age. This guide to digital transformation defines and describes digital business, lays out the imperative for the CEO to transform their business to the digital age, discusses the options for implementation, and recommends a step by step approach for migration. Excellent Read!

Introduction to e-business and e-commerce

This presentation provides an overview of e-business and e-commerce – the foundation to plan, manage and execute your electronic business strategy. (40 slides)

Introduction to e-Commerce and e-Business

This presentation provides an overview of e-business and e-commerce – the foundation to plan, manage and execute your electronic business strategy. (46 slides)

Creating the Internet Enabled Virtual Organization

This presentation discusses the internet enabled virtual organization – internet enabled tools such as social media have enabled a new virtual organization design. What are the benefits and challenges of this it based virtual – networked – organization? what is knowledge management and what are its key concepts? what are some models to measure the ROI of social media? (29 slides)<br />
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Understanding the e-Business Ecosystem

e-business does not operate in a vacuum. Its environment has a deep and meaningful impact on its design and operations. This presentation discusses the elements of the macro environment and their impact on e-business. What is the impact of legal, regulatory, ethical, privacy, and other issues on e-business? What is the impact of government policies, taxation, economics etc. on an e-business? (46 slides)

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)

Introduction to Network Economics

This presentation discusses network effect and their use in e-business strategy – create competitive differentiation and barriers to entry. How to create switching cost for customers? what are the key concepts in network economics and lock-in? how to calculate switching costs? what are the different types of lock-ins and some examples of business lock-in? (19 Slides)

e-business Best Practices

This dated – published in 2000! – report provides a good framework for a discussion on e-business strategy – how to look at e-business in an enterprise setting? what works and what does not and how do we know? Well worth a read!

What Are Companies Really Doing With Social Business?

This research report found that social media’s importance to business is growing rapidly, business leaders want to embrace this change but lack tangible metrics to make the case for it, both small and large companies see the potential advantages but mid-sized companies do not, and the adoption rate is higher in tech and media industries. What does this have to do with you? Read On!

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>

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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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