August 2001 Monthly Meeting
The terms e-business and e-commerce are used interchangeably in today's
economy, and will be used in both forms throughout this presentation.
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
Current E-business topics explained
Issues related to e-business
Protocols (ebXML, biztalk, RosettaNet, etc.)
Peer to Peer/Hub and Spoke
Challenges of Implementing e-business
Agreement on Standards
The new e-business community
Internet Time vs. Batch Processing
Barriers to entry reduced
E-business - Implementing for ROI
Taking advantage of the applications and databases that support your