Topic: e_business

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.

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.

e-Business Model Analysis

This presentation provides an in depth discussion on e-business models – what are they and how to use them to generate business value.

Using Social Media for Human Resources

How do HR professionals and HR consultants use social media and Web 2.0 technologies? A survey of HR professionals found that many of them are fully aware of the potential of these technologies. However, opportunities exist to improve their knowledge

Social Media Toolkit

This social media toolkit provides guidelines for the use of social media in the workplace – to maximize business value and minimize risks. The toolkit discusses 1) social media policy 2) Web 2.0 legal issues and concerns, and 3) guidelines

Building Brands Online

 This research study provides insight into using online marketing, especially interactive advertising, to build brands.

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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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