Revolutions begin with attacks on the language. Today's managers are bombarded with an alphabet soup of technology acronyms such as CRM, ERP, and SCM. Managers must manage in the fog of this technology revolution. Kalakota and Robinson's book provides a lens for managers who want to understand the terminology and take actionto grasp the opportunities or defend against the invading virtual competitors. When the history of e-business is writtenperhaps sooner than we thinkthis book will go down as a management landmark that helped clear the fog of mumbo jumbo and provided a beacon through which managers could chart their course.
Michael Quinn, eStrategy Director, B2B Commerce Ltd.
To survive and succeed in today's complex business world, all companiesfrom established industry leaders to feisty upstartsmust develop a strategy that allows them to take maximum advantage of the latest trends in technology. Successful companies have implemented focused e-business strategies to build cutting-edge enterprises that serve and retain customers, manage suppliers, and integrate selling chains better than ever before. Others, unfortunately, are lured into ill-fated ventures by the ever-changing roster of buzzwords, fads and analogies.
A timely follow-up to the best-seller on this crucial topic, e-Business 2.0 reveals how managers are rewiring the enterprise to take maximum advantage of e-business. Ravi Kalakota and Marcia Robinson present an innovative application framework that guides the migration from a traditional business model to an e-business model. Drawing on their extensive personal experience working with leading businesses, they provide a clear picture of the benefits and challenges that e-business companies face and identify the fundamental design principles for building a successful e-business blueprint.
This new edition incorporates the latest strategies and techniques gained from the experiences of the first generation of e-businesses. In addition to updated information on application framework design, the book now features more detail on strategy and e-business execution. e-Business 2.0 shows how e-commerce has evolved into e-business and identifies the 20 key e-business trends that are shaping today's economy. It then addresses core application frameworkscustomer relationship management, selling chain management, enterprise resource planning, supply chain management, e-procurement, and business intelligenceand shows how each forms the foundation of an e-business strategy.
Kalakota and Robinson (both are consultants) provide guidance to managers converting their organizations to e-business. They present an application framework that shapes the migration from a traditional business model to an e-business model, describe the advantages and challenges that e-businesses face, and identify the design principles necessary for a successful e-business blueprint. Advice is offered on retaining customers, managing suppliers, and integrating sales chains. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)