August 2001 Monthly Meeting

e-Business/e-Commerce

 Presented by:
Ben Olsen of TAM GROUP 

Introduction:

The terms e-business and e-commerce are used interchangeably in today's economy, and will be used in both forms throughout this presentation.

Definitions:

Everyone will have a different definition of e-business. We will start with a very broad definition, and then narrow that down to what is commonly considered as a modern approach to e-business.

Some would say that any mechanism for doing business electronically would qualify as e-business; This includes the telephone, fax, email, EDI and of course, the Internet. This perspective is interesting, because it reminds us that e-business did exist before the Internet, and continues to flourish without the Internet in many companies as EDI, FTP, etc.

The newer, and more widely accepted definition of e-business focuses more on DATA, and how we use Computers, the Internet, and other telecommunications to collect or distribute data for the purposes of doing business. Carl Krasnor* proposes the following definition "E-Commerce/E-Business is just doing business using computing and telecommunications technology". This definition is more modern, because it includes EDI, and other methods of transferring structured data, while excluding manual processes.

 

A Brief History of e-business

Value Proposition

Humble Beginnings

EDI

XML

Current E-business topics explained

B2B

B2C

Marketplaces

Issues related to e-business

Privacy

Authentication

Integrity

Non-Repudiation

Technologies

XML

Encryption/Security

Protocols (ebXML, biztalk, RosettaNet, etc.)

Peer to Peer/Hub and Spoke

Challenges of Implementing e-business

Integration

Agreement on Standards

The new e-business community

International Standards

Open-Source Software

Industry Standards

Internet Time vs. Batch Processing

Barriers to entry reduced

E-business - Implementing for ROI

Taking advantage of the applications and databases that support your business.

Ben Olsen - TAM GROUP
11 Belle Avenue
San Anselmo, CA  94960
Office:  (415) 455-5770