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  1. A Framework for Achieving e-Business Success

    Kumar, U.; Maheshwari, M.; Kumar, V.

    2004-01-01

    This paper presents the findings of an empirical study of critical factors associated with e-business success. An a priori model relating the success factors to e-business success is developed. The study uses the "balanced scorecard" methodology to measure the success of e-business organizations, as the authors believe that financial measures are…

  2. Semantic Content Mediation and Acquisition: The Challenge for Semantic e-Business Solutions

    Contreras, Jesús; Corcho, Oscar; Benjamins, R.

    2006-01-01

    A Top Quadrant report situates the Semantic Web within the current Innovation Wave of “Distributed Intelligence”. This is one of the main innovation waves of the last centuries including textile, railway, auto, computer, distributed intelligence (1997-2061) and nanotechnology (2007-2081). The Distributed Intelligence wave started in the late nineties and is expected to peak between 2010 and 2020. The report estimates first return on investments in 2006-7, growing to a market of $40-60 billion...

  3. Specification of e-business process model for PayPal online payment process using Reo

    Xie, M.

    2005-01-01

    E-business process modeling allows business analysts to better understand and analyze the business processes, and eventually to use software systems to automate (parts of) these business processes to achieve higher profit. To support e-business process modeling, many business process modeling languages have been used as tools. However, many existing business process modeling languages lack (a) formal semantics, (b) formal computational model, and (c) an integrated view of the business process...

  4. E-business as a distributional strategy : case: Veikkaus Oy

    Nguyen, Tue

    2013-01-01

    E-business, started in North America 1994, has become a new field of application of internet technology. While the benefits E-business brings to firms and companies are massive, it takes knowledge of know-how, good visions and strategies to achieve success in E-business. This study focuses on marketing strategy regarding E-business, especially distribution strategy, which pays an important role in making E-business successful. Using qualitative research method, the author attempts to find ...

  5. E-business in Nigeria

    Mohammed, Mamman

    2013-01-01

    Summary The internet has brought Web based technology to integrate business with communication from anywhere in the world within a matter of simple clicks using the computer or any internet connected device. The development of integration with E-business in developed countries is at its peak as most companies transact their businesses online, while the developing countries are far from achieving the benefits of this technology due to one problem or the other. The thesis deals with analyzi...

  6. Semantic Interoperability in Electronic Business

    Juha Puustjarvi

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available E-business refers to the utilization of information and communication technologies (ICT in support of all the activities of business. The standards developed for e-business help to facilitate the deployment of e-business. In particular, several organizations in e-business sector have produced standards and representation forms using XML. It serves as an interchange format for exchanging data between communicating applications. However, XML says nothing about the semantics of the used tags. XML is merely a standard notation for markup languages, which provides a means for structuring documents. Therefore the XML-based e-business software is developed by hard-coding. Hard-coding is proven to be a valuable and powerful way for exchanging structured and persistent business documents. However, if we use hard-coding in the case of non-persistent documents and non-static environments we will encounter problems in deploying new document types as it requires a long lasting standardization process. Replacing existing hard-coded ebusiness systems by open systems that support semantic interoperability, and which are easily extensible, is the topic of this article. We first consider XML-based technologies and standards developed for B2B interoperation. Then, we consider electronic auctions, which represent a form of e-business. In particular, we represent how semantic interoperability can be achieved in electronic auctions.

  7. E-Business Technologies

    Carmen TIMOFTE

    2007-01-01

    Internet technologies have revolutionized the business world by creating a global online marketplace. Appropriate understanding for the technologies and the impact of different design choices of technologies (including the Internet and open systems) dramatically affects both functional and non-functional aspects of the e-business solution.

  8. E-Business Technologies

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Internet technologies have revolutionized the business world by creating a global online marketplace. Appropriate understanding for the technologies and the impact of different design choices of technologies (including the Internet and open systems dramatically affects both functional and non-functional aspects of the e-business solution.

  9. An E-business Strategy

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available On the last decade the integration of e-business into organizations has increased, but there are still difficulties during this process. In the present environment any organization must include into their business plan the possibility of identifying the e-business integration method, the implementation cost, and the expected results. The article's aim is to analyze the necessary means and steps in e-business integration into the business plan of an organization.

  10. An E-business Strategy

    Bogdan GHILIC-MICU; Mircea, Marinela

    2007-01-01

    On the last decade the integration of e-business into organizations has increased, but there are still difficulties during this process. In the present environment any organization must include into their business plan the possibility of identifying the e-business integration method, the implementation cost, and the expected results. The article's aim is to analyze the necessary means and steps in e-business integration into the business plan of an organization.

  11. Real Time Semantic Interoperability in AD HOC Networks of Geospatial Data Sources: Challenges, Achievements and Perspectives

    Mostafavi, M. A.; Bakillah, M.

    2012-07-01

    Recent advances in geospatial technologies have made available large amount of geospatial data. Meanwhile, new developments in Internet and communication technologies created a shift from isolated geospatial databases to ad hoc networks of geospatial data sources, where data sources can join or leave the network, and form groups to share data and services. However, effective integration and sharing of geospatial data among these data sources and their users are hampered by semantic heterogeneities. These heterogeneities affect the spatial, temporal and thematic aspects of geospatial concepts. There have been many efforts to address semantic interoperability issues in the geospatial domain. These efforts were mainly focused on resolving heterogeneities caused by different and implicit representations of the concepts. However, many approaches have focused on the thematic aspects, leaving aside the explicit representation of spatial and temporal aspects. Also, most semantic interoperability approaches for networks have focused on automating the semantic mapping process. However, the ad hoc network structure is continuously modified by source addition or removal, formation of groups, etc. This dynamic aspect is often neglected in those approaches. This paper proposes a conceptual framework for real time semantic interoperability in ad hoc networks of geospatial data sources. The conceptual framework presents the fundamental elements of real time semantic interoperability through a hierarchy of interrelated semantic states and processes. Then, we use the conceptual framework to set the discussion on the achievements that have already been made, the challenges that remain to be addressed and perspectives with respect to these challenges.

  12. E-Business Security Architectures

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available By default the Internet is an open high risk environment and also the main place where the e-business is growing. As result of this fact, the paper aims to highlight the security aspects that relate to distributed applications [3], with reference to the concept of e-business. In this direction will analyze the quality characteristics, considered to be important by the author. Based on these and on existing e-business architectures will be presented a particularly diagram which will reflect a new approach to the concept of future e-business. The development of the new architecture will have its stands based on technologies that are used to build the applications of tomorrow.

  13. E-Business Developmental Issues in the Australian Food Industry

    Mohini Singh

    2004-11-01

    Full Text Available This paper discusses e-business developmental issues in the Australian Food industry that were identified from a research project funded by the Australian Research Council. Data was gathered from interviews with 11 food organisations in the year 2000, most of which can be classified as ‘bricks and clicks’. These 11 companies were traditional businesses that had adopted e-business as a new way of doing business. The findings of the paper highlight the fact that the B2B is the predominant e-business model in the Australian Food Industry, EDI is an important foundation technology platform for developing B2B e-business, e-procurement was an important reason for adopting B2B e-business and improved supply chain management was the most important achievement from E-Business for these organizations. It also highlighted the fact e-business developed in-house with an IT department managed e-business sites better than those that outsourced the development.

  14. eBusiness Monitor Report

    2003-01-01

    eBusiness performance of the Irish enterprise sector over the next five to ten years will be a key determinant of Ireland’s economic success in the emerging global Knowledge Society. In an EU15 context, Ireland’s performance is currently ranked 8th.

  15. Econometric Simulation for E-Business Strategy Evaluation

    Lidan Ha; Guisseppi Forgionne

    2006-01-01

    Effective and efficient e-business strategy development is crucial to achieve a competitive advantage in the electronic marketplace. However, e-business strategy evaluation constitutes complex and dynamic challenges for business management. This article offers assistance for the evaluation process by applying a computer simulation that uses an econometric model delivered through a decision-making support system. The major econometric simulation logic and methodology introduced here covers mul...

  16. E-Business maturity and information technology in Portuguese SMEs

    2010-01-01

    The latest technological advances made over recent times led to a profound market change, characterized by increased competition. In order to be competitive, organizations have been forced to adapt themselves to this new reality, seeking innovative solutions permitting them to achieve lower costs, greater productivity and differentiation from competition. This work focuses the e-business maturity stages of Portuguese small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Our goal is to identify in which e-busi...

  17. From EDI to UN/CEFACT: An Evolutionary Path Towards a Next Generation e-Business Framework

    Janner, Till; Schmidt, Alexander; Schroth, Christoph; Stuhec, Gunther

    2006-01-01

    Modern e-Business frameworks have evolved from traditional EDI technology. The evolutionary development towards current e-Business stacks like RosettaNet led to an increased degree of integration and operational efficiency. Nevertheless, significant shortcomings still exist. Especially on the semantic level of data and process engineering further improvements are expected to harmonize the diversity and redundancy of existing e-Business stacks. UN/CEFACT's standardization efforts are a p...

  18. Enabling technologies for wireless e-business

    Kou, Weidong

    2006-01-01

    Provides a coverage of the technologies needed to make wireless e-business effective. This book offers an introduction for both self-study and taught e-business classes or commercial training in e-business and wireless technologies. It explains both industry standards and relevant academic research.

  19. E-business Development Key Areas

    Suchánek, Petr

    2008-01-01

    At present e-business is standard alternative and its development is very fast. E-commerce is subset of e-business. E-commerce is implementation of the business transactions on the internet (internet stores, booking system, and so on). E-business and e-commerce have directly dependence on information and communication technology (ICT). Many conditions have to be satisfied to e-business systems operate all right and bring contribution. The fundamental element is e-business strategy. Aims, proc...

  20. Moving to e-Business: Exploratory Study on e-Business Readiness in Croatian Large Companies

    Spremić, Mario

    2003-01-01

    This paper defines e-business, its dimensions with respect to differences between traditional business, partial, or pure e-business. Also, a model for moving to e-business is illustrated. The results of the study on current practices in evolving the e-business in top Croatian companies are presented. In this paper some aspects of business process innovation and e-business usage have been investigated (general e-business issues with levels of e-business usage, key objectives of participating i...

  1. An e-Business Model Ontology for Modeling e-Business

    Alexander Osterwalder; Yves Pigneur

    2002-01-01

    After explaining why business executives and academics should consider thinking about a rigorous approach to e-business models, we introduce a new e-Business Model Ontology. Using the concept of business models can help companies understand, communicate and share, change, measure, simulate and learn more about the different aspects of e-business in their firm. The generic e-Business Model Ontology (a rigorous definition of the e-business issues and their interdependencies in a company’s busin...

  2. Polynomial-Time, Semantically-Secure Encryption Achieving the Secrecy Capacity

    Bellare, Mihir

    2012-01-01

    In the wiretap channel setting, one aims to get information-theoretic privacy of communicated data based only on the assumption that the channel from sender to receiver is noisier than the one from sender to adversary. The secrecy capacity is the optimal (highest possible) rate of a secure scheme, and the existence of schemes achieving it has been shown. For thirty years the ultimate and unreached goal has been to achieve this optimal rate with a scheme that is polynomial-time. (This means both encryption and decryption are proven polynomial time algorithms.) This paper finally delivers such a scheme. In fact it does more. Our scheme not only meets the classical notion of security from the wiretap literature, called MIS-R (mutual information security for random messages) but achieves the strictly stronger notion of semantic security, thus delivering more in terms of security without loss of rate.

  3. Ingen SCM uden e-business

    Møller, Charles

    2003-01-01

    FREMTIDENS FORSYNINGSKÆDE. E-business teknologierne er ved at blive voksne og er nu langt mere tilgængelig end for få år siden. ERP II er et nyt koncept for virksomhedssystemer, der sætter e-business teknologierne på dagsordenen igen. I denne artikel argumenteres for, at e-business er en afgørende...

  4. E-business and small Ghanaian exporters

    Hinson, Robert; Sørensen, Olav Jull

    2006-01-01

    The arfticle aims to investigate the relationship between export intensity and e-business adoption in Ghana. No clear relationship is found among exporters of non-traditional items.......The arfticle aims to investigate the relationship between export intensity and e-business adoption in Ghana. No clear relationship is found among exporters of non-traditional items....

  5. Future E-Business Applications in Education.

    Norris, Donald M.; Olson, Mark A.

    1999-01-01

    Some of the opportunities created by e-business, or electronic commerce, for college teaching and administration are explored, including distributed learning, new forms of payment, new learning materials, academic support tools, administrative support, and new forms of publishing. E-business initiatives for colleges and universities are suggested.…

  6. Cycle e-business: the e-business of Gaz De France; Cycle e-business: l'e-business de Gaz de France

    NONE

    2001-07-01

    This paper deals with the Gaz De France Group position in the e-business context. In terms of e-business, all is done to put Internet at the marketing service. Three examples of Internet sites realization and the future policy are presented. (A.L.B.)

  7. Back to basics with e-business

    This article gives examples of the opportunities for traditional power companies offered by e-business in the areas of procurement, collaboration, supply chain management, cataloguing, and auctions. BP's interest in e-business-to-customer (B2C) and e-business-to-business (B2B), the anticipated increase in buying and selling over the web, and increased efficiency for businesses using e-business are discussed. The dramatic increase predicted for the US in online energy trading in a report published by Forrester Research of Cambridge Massachusetts, the development of a collaborative arrangement between 13 leading energy trading firms, and the struggle to gain on-line momentum are considered, along with the PA Consulting Group's criticism of the energy sector for not exploiting fully the potential of e-business and for concentrating on B2C where the gains lie in B2B and business-to-workforce areas

  8. Back to basics with e-business

    Thomas, V.

    2001-07-01

    This article gives examples of the opportunities for traditional power companies offered by e-business in the areas of procurement, collaboration, supply chain management, cataloguing, and auctions. BP's interest in e-business-to-customer (B2C) and e-business-to-business (B2B), the anticipated increase in buying and selling over the web, and increased efficiency for businesses using e-business are discussed. The dramatic increase predicted for the US in online energy trading in a report published by Forrester Research of Cambridge Massachusetts, the development of a collaborative arrangement between 13 leading energy trading firms, and the struggle to gain on-line momentum are considered, along with the PA Consulting Group's criticism of the energy sector for not exploiting fully the potential of e-business and for concentrating on B2C where the gains lie in B2B and business-to-workforce areas.

  9. Specification of e-business process model for PayPal online payment process using Reo

    Xie, M.

    2005-01-01

    E-business process modeling allows business analysts to better understand and analyze the business processes, and eventually to use software systems to automate (parts of) these business processes to achieve higher profit. To support e-business process modeling, many business process modeling langua

  10. THE ETHICAL IMPLICATIONS OF E-BUSINESS

    Sidonia Otilia Vultur

    2008-01-01

    Without ethics and people’s willingness to live by those ethics, there are chaos and anarchy Ethics in e-business represents merely one particular case of general on-line ethical misdemeanours. The first objective of this paper is that the ethical aspects of e-business represent a pro - blem much wider and more complex than just automated fraud. The development of ethics in e-business is necessary but it will require some time. This development will provide an important educational element wh...

  11. Seeking success in e-business

    Viborg Andersen, Kim; Elliot, Steve; Swatman, Paula;

    This collection of research papers addresses the emerging field of e-commerce and e-business, and presents a number of key contributions as the research fields are maturing. Many of the texts represent cutting-edge research, illustrating the diverse nature of these fields, from conceptual...... frameworks to state-of-the-art implementations. The book includes contributions in areas such as: strategies for implementing e-business; business-2-consumer, business-2-business; internet marketing; evaluation tools for e-business; implications for SMEs; mobile commerce; trust; distributed knowledge...... management; and dot.com-driven business transformations. The volume comprises the edited proceedings of the Second Working Conference on E-Business: Multidisciplinary Research and Practice, which was sponsored by the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP), Working Group 8.4, as well...

  12. Cost advantages with integrated e-business solutions; Kostenvorteile durch integrierte E-Business-Loesungen

    Koch, M.; Baier, D. [BTU Cottbus (Germany). Marketing und Innovationsmanagement

    2003-02-01

    A practical example is presented to illustrate the cost saving potential of integrated e-business systems, with short-term returns on the investment cost. [German] Untersuchungen an einem praktischen Beispiel zeigen erhebliche Einsparungspotenziale durch solche integrierten E-Business-Systeme, wobei sich bei deren Einsatz die anfallenden Kosten schnell amortisieren. (orig.)

  13. SURVEY ON E-BUSINESS MODELS

    M.S.SALEEM BASHA,; P.DHAVACHELVAN

    2011-01-01

    In the turbulence of internet and e-business, company can only survey with the periodical reinventing their ebusiness models, because business model of a firm can only capture the snap shot of the current value chain. This snap shot cannot survive longer with their competitors. Companies must decide how and when to implement e-business model. The choice should be based on an overall assessment that includes an evaluation of costs and benefits and well-defined goals that are dependent on wheth...

  14. Internet Banking and E-business Solutions

    Marković, Vladimir

    2011-01-01

    The essential goal of this thesis is focused on developing of online banking and terms as e-Business, e-Commerce. The thesis is divided into fourth main parts. The first deals with the theoretical definition of e-business, e-commerce, e-markets, and statistical data about internet users all around world. In the second part are definitions about online banking and their types. The third part is the analysis of the service called InternetBanking 24 provided by ČSOB Bank and my experience of usi...

  15. Pengembangan Model e-Business di Indonesia

    H. Mohammad Subekti

    2014-01-01

    Problems in building e-business is the number of influential factors that really should be considered in the design, especially from the aspect of a relatively bad infrastructure in Indonesia. By doing appropriate design, it can at least reduce the impact due to various shortcomings that exist, it is intended that the users are able to surf comfortably and safely in a business website in cyberspace. In managing e-Business, there are business models that can be done by the businessman in the v...

  16. eBusiness Maturity and Regional Development

    Beynon-Davies, P.

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper describes the experience of a major research centre supporting knowledge transfer in the area of eCommerce to SMEs. It debates with issues surrounding the integration of academic research with practical support to the SME community. For this purpose the use of an eBusiness framework as a platform for eBusiness maturity assessment is proposed. These devices are seen as key to the work of research centres such as ours in addressing the future challenges for smeeBusiness.

  17. eBusiness Maturity and Regional Development

    Beynon-Davies, P.

    2007-01-01

    This paper describes the experience of a major research centre supporting knowledge transfer in the area of eCommerce to SMEs. It debates with issues surrounding the integration of academic research with practical support to the SME community. For this purpose the use of an eBusiness framework as a platform for eBusiness maturity assessment is proposed. These devices are seen as key to the work of research centres such as ours in addressing the future challenges for smeeBusiness.

  18. Business Models For Transport eBusiness

    Dragan Cisic; Ivan Franciskovic; Ana Peric

    2003-01-01

    In this paper authors are presenting expectations from electronic commerce and its connotations on transport logistics. Based on trends, the relations between the companies in the international transport have to be strengthened using Internet business models. In the paper authors are investigating e-business information models for usage in transport

  19. E-Business: The Business Officer's Business.

    Olson, Mark A.

    2001-01-01

    Contends e-business is particularly the domain of college and university business officers, with today's officers facing an unprecedented opportunity to exercise a critical leadership role in the deployment of advanced information technology solutions on campus. Describes relevant issues and advances, and presents ten initiatives that business…

  20. Pengembangan Model e-Business di Indonesia

    H. Mohammad Subekti

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Problems in building e-business is the number of influential factors that really should be considered in the design, especially from the aspect of a relatively bad infrastructure in Indonesia. By doing appropriate design, it can at least reduce the impact due to various shortcomings that exist, it is intended that the users are able to surf comfortably and safely in a business website in cyberspace. In managing e-Business, there are business models that can be done by the businessman in the virtual world, but the e-Business models vary according to the character and culture of each region. What e-Business models are suitable to be applied in Indonesia, according to the character and culture of Indonesia, as well as the ability of the existing infrastructure will be described in this article. One solution is the utilization of social networking that is widely used, even though there are positive and negative sides of it. Then, what kinds of advantages are gained, in both for managing the site and as well as benefits for the customers.

  1. Expanding the Enterprise Exports by E-business

    Hongxin Li; Weihe Duan

    2010-01-01

    With unexampled advantages, E-business has developed quickly, and enterprises should have to grasp thisopportunity. At present, the problems about expanding the enterprise exports by E-business mainly include thatthe innovation of international trade enterprise mode in the E-business environment is deficient, theinformationization level of enterprise should be further enhanced, the senior E-business talents are deficient, andthe support system of E-business should be further perfected. Theref...

  2. Demand sensing in e-business

    K Ravikumar; Atul Saroop; H K Narahari; Pankaj Dayama

    2005-04-01

    In this paper, we identify various models from the optimization and econometrics literature that can potentially help sense customer demand in the e-business era. While modelling reality is a difficult task, many of these models come close to modelling the customer’s decision-making process. We provide a brief overview of these techniques, interspersing the discussion occasionally with a tutorial introduction of the underlying concepts.

  3. E-Business And Change Management Process

    Dijana Kovacevic

    2010-01-01

    E-business brings with it fundamental changes in the process of doing business, organization and management. In this paper the new company's performance and management challenges in the modern, electronic environment. The phenomenon of new ways pslovanja and management increasingly is a prerequisite for successful business in the global market, increasing competition and the use of new resources that information technology provides. The process of management in electronic environment develop ...

  4. Oil refinery industry and E-business

    NONE

    2000-04-01

    With an expansion of infrastructure and rapid increase of internet use due to the development of information and telecommunication technology, the world is reorganizing to a unlimited competition era without boundaries. In this study, it examines a change of economic paradigm and E-business. Moreover it studies on a paradigm of e-commerce and our reactions and it discusses a revision of law, expansion of infrastructure and activating plans for e-commerce.

  5. Automating Support for E-Business Contracts

    Linington, Peter F.

    2005-01-01

    If e-business contracts are to be widely used, they need to be supported by the IT infrastructure of the organizations concerned. This implies that the interactions between systems in different organizations must be guided by the contract and there must be sufficiently strong checks and balances to ensure that the contract is in fact obeyed. This includes facilities for the unbiased monitoring of correct behaviour and the reporting of exceptions. One of the ways to provide this support is to ...

  6. Connected Future; E-business in balans

    Kouwenhoven, Vincent; Reep, Frans van der

    2004-01-01

    In het begin van deze rede schetsen we aan de hand van voorbeelden het individuele, het business en het maatschappelijk perspectief van Internet. We laten zien hoe ver Internet al is doorgedrongen in ons privé en in ons openbare leven. In bijna alle maatschappelijke rollen die u speelt komt u inmiddels Internet tegen. Dat is spannend. Dan ontstaat er dus een nieuw evolutionair proces waarin de meest aangepaste aan Internet en E-business maximaal profiteert. Dat geldt voor individuen, organisa...

  7. Evolutionary patterns in e-business strategy

    Cagliano, Raffaella; Caniato, Federico; GOLINI, RUGGERO; KALCHSCHMIDT, MATTEO GIACOMO MARIA; Spina, Gianluca

    2007-01-01

    In 2003 we investigated the level of adoption of e-business by manufacturing firms in Europe, identifying four strategies and analyzing them in terms of contingent factors and supply chain integration mechanisms. In this paper we replicate those analyses using the new release of the International Manufacturing Strategy Survey (IMSS IV), comparing new results with old ones. Data collected in Europe within IMSS III and IMSS IV are used. In particular, we cluster companies according to e-busines...

  8. SURVEY ON E-BUSINESS MODELS

    M.S.SALEEM BASHA,

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available In the turbulence of internet and e-business, company can only survey with the periodical reinventing their ebusiness models, because business model of a firm can only capture the snap shot of the current value chain. This snap shot cannot survive longer with their competitors. Companies must decide how and when to implement e-business model. The choice should be based on an overall assessment that includes an evaluation of costs and benefits and well-defined goals that are dependent on whether the decision was based on businessor strategic criteria. In this paper we surveyed the e-business model of various authors. Dell, Cisco and Bata are the three revolutionary new business models of business to business e-commerce models that have come out for the successful business. However, these models are not appropriate for every organization. In addition to these new paradigms for individual firms, other changes in business-to-business e-commerce are occurring that are revolutionizing the traditional paradigms.

  9. E - Business from Islamic Perspectives: Prospects and Challenges

    Hanudin Amin

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper aims to examine e - business from Islamic perspectives. Among topics to be addressed in this paper, are e - business concepts, the legality of e - business from an Islamic point of view, prospects and challenge s of Islamic e - business in a Malaysia context. This study introduces an Islamic e - business concept in addition to some interesting issues that can be found in this paper . In Islam, e - business is a permissible mean s of doing business provided it is performe d in the boundary of Shariah Islamiyyah. More importantly, Islamic e - business provides services as permitted in the religion of Islam , in which they are deceit - free transaction s and also free from gharar in a business transaction. All in all, t his study pr ovides fresh results of Islamic e - business, its prospects and challenges.

  10. Data mining for the e-business: developments and directions

    Grasso, Alfred; Sleeper, Harry; Thuraisingham, Bhavani M.; Guo, Yike

    2000-04-01

    This paper describes data mining and e-business and then shows how data mining may be applied to e-business to gather consumer/supplier intelligence so that targeted marketing and merchandising may be carried out.

  11. The 2008 European e-Business Readiness Index

    Tarantola, Stefano; Castaings, William

    2009-01-01

    This report shows the scores of the 2008 e-business readiness index for European enterprises. The 2008 e-business readiness index, evaluated using data from the 2007 ICT enterprise survey carried out by Eurostat, is a useful mechanism for comparing e-business adoption and use by firms in the various European countries. The e-business readiness index measures the ICT adoption by enterprises using 6 indicators and measures ICT use by enterprises using another 6 indicators. The report describes...

  12. Security and Trust in e-Business: Problems and Prospects

    Manivannan Senthil Velmurugan

    2009-01-01

    Electronic Business (e-Business) is revolutionizing the way of communication between internal and external stakeholders in an organization. E-business can lead to competitive advantage and at the same time, increase profitability. There are several factors resulting on the success of e-business. One of the most important factors is trust. Acquiring customers’ trust depends on many things that an e-business controls. Some relating factors for gainingcustomers’ trust are: appeal of the website,...

  13. Success factors affecting E-business:case Taobao

    Fang, X.

    2015-01-01

    E-business has aroused great concern and become a hot topic in both information technology and business field. With many companies’ success in doing e-business, there are also abundant of failure cases. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to investigate the success factors that can affect e-business so as to provide beneficial guidance to companies. Virtually, many researchers have also studied e-business relating to its success from different perspectives and in various areas. However, ...

  14. eBusiness in Pakistan: Opportunities and Threats

    Ghulam Muhammad Kundi; Bahadar Shah

    2007-01-01

    Several studies of eBusiness in developing countries have emphasized the influence of obstacles related to PCs-penetration, cultural and economical infrastructure, and regulatory environment as major determinants of eBusiness success. IT has revolutionized the way organizations conduct business round the globe. Now business is conducted online (eBusiness) instead of conventional means. In Pakistan, eBusiness is facing both technical and non-technical issues from m...

  15. Modern payment systems in e-business

    Siedková, Iva

    2011-01-01

    The thesis “Modern payment systems in e-business” is divided into five main chapters. Introduction defines e-money in the Czech Republic, and is followed by the objectives and methodology of this thesis. The literature overview deals with online payment systems used currently in the Czech Republic and also abroad. Further, the literature overview provides the basic concepts of e-money and e-business, Internet payment protocols and payment options for e-money. There are many electronic payment...

  16. Recovery Management of Long Running eBusiness Transactions

    Ulmala, Minna

    2012-01-01

    eBusiness collaboration and an eBusiness process are introduced as a context of a long running eBusiness transaction. The nature of the eBusiness collaboration sets requirements for the long running transactions. The ACID properties of the classical database transaction must be relaxed for the eBusiness transaction. Many techniques have been developed to take care of the execution of the long running business transactions such as the classical Saga and a business transaction model (BTM) of th...

  17. Modeling e-Business with eBML

    Alexander Osterwalder; Yves Pigneur; Sarra Ben Lagha

    2002-01-01

    In this paper we demonstrate that modeling e-business strategies is important in a time where the first e-business disillusionment has taken place. The objective of this Paper is twofold. First we propose a theoretical e-business model framework (eBMF) for aligning e-business initiatives and projects. This framework rep-resents an ontology, which will allow firms to develop a sound e-business model, in an environment that is amongst other things characterized by new forms of network organizat...

  18. e-Business Innovation: The Next Decade

    Marca, David A.

    Innovation is invention or application of technologies or theories that radically alters business and the economy. For many years, innovation and the economy have been locked in 80-year cycles, which might imply that innovation is an economic driver, and vice versa. Based on this, some forecast that innovation and the economy might decrease sharply due to several forces: a) decreasing economic growth, b) increasing demand for custom services, c) more entrepreneurial work environments, and d) urban and environmental degradation. Should such forecasts hold true, business may need to alter its offerings, operations and organization to survive. Such a scenario may also require applied e-Business innovation by combining existing internet, wireless, broadband, and video technologies. One possible result: flexible front offices integrated with efficient back offices. Such an e-Business could comprise: a) a customer-based and transaction-based organization, b) functions for adaptive offerings that anticipate need, c) highly responsive, real-time, operations having no inventory, and d) value-based front-end, and automated back-end, decision making.

  19. Managing security in an e-business environment

    Davcev, Ljupco

    2009-01-01

    Technological developments over the past few years have made significant contributions to securing the Internet for e-business. Ensuring security for e-business information exchange is essential as it entails exchange of sensitive information. E-business transactions entail transfer of funds with buyers, sellers and business partners. Vulnerabilities and security incidents in the digital environment require an understanding of technology issues and security challenges for privacy and trust...

  20. E-Business and Distribution Channel Strategies in Agribusiness Industries

    Henderson, Jason R.; Dooley, Frank J.; Akridge, Jay T.; Boehlje, Michael

    2001-01-01

    The explosion of e-business activity presents many challenges to manufacturers, distributors, and dealers as they select a distribution channel for the delivery of products, services, and information. The expected growth in Internet sales by agribusiness firms is analyzed to provide insight into the selection of an e-business distribution channel. Agribusiness firm managers were surveyed regarding the application and perceived impacts of e-business activity on their firm's operations. Firm ch...

  1. Incorporating the knowledge management cycle in e-business

    O, Ying-Lie; Gordijn, Jaap; Akkermans, Hans

    2001-01-01

    In e-business, knowledge can be extracted from the recorded information by intelligent data analysis and then utilised in the business transaction. E-knowledge is a foundation for e-business. E-business can be supported by an intelligent information system that provides intelligent business process support and advanced support of the e-knowledge management cycle. Knowledge is stored as knowledge models that can be updated in the e-knowledge management cycle. As illustrated in examples, the e-...

  2. E-business strategy in China: Internet pioneers vs pragmatists

    Hinton, Matthew; TAO, YAN

    2014-01-01

    This research addresses how Chinese companies develop strategies that support e-business enabled value creation. Nine in-depth cases studies are undertaken across three distinct industries (housing development, manufacturing, and B2C retail) using an integrated strategy framework that combines value chain theory with the resource-based view (RBV). The findings highlight some of the key characteristics of e-business strategy formulation, as well as how e-business value creation features differ...

  3. An Exploratory Study of E-Business Success Factors

    LI Jingting; HUANG Jinghua

    2004-01-01

    E-business success factors are important for traditional enterprises to implement e-business. This topic is attracting more and more researchers to study. This paper makes an exploratory study on the factors influencing e-business success. Firstly, based on the literature review, 52 factors are suggested. Secondly, two rounds of survey with Delphi method are conducted. Qualitative and quantitative analysis are used to identify 57factors. This is the foundation of empirical study.

  4. An Agricultural Product E-Business System: Case of Khat E-business in Kenya

    Solomon Mwanjele MWAGHA, Hilda Kangai Ntong‟ondu

    2014-01-01

    With the consistent increase in level of economic constrains which was as a result of the rapidly increasing travelling costs in Kenya among others, businessmen are eager to come up with various ways to cub financial problems. The night travel ban had really caused a tactic problem to business men in Kenya. People used to travel during the night, perform their activities during the day and go back again over night. The development of (Agribusiness Products E-businesses System) APEBS enabled t...

  5. Developing e-Business Capabilities to Bridge the Knowledge Divide in Mediterranean Countries

    Secundo, Giustina; Elia, Gianluca; Margherita, Alessandro; Passiante, Giuseppina

    This paper presents the results achieved in terms of e-business capabilities developed in an International Master framed within an Euro-Medi-terranean cooperation. In particular, an e-Business Design Laboratory is here described which has been set up for designing and implementing innovative solutions to bring digital and organizational innovation in traditional and new industries. The most significant highlights of the last two editions of the Master are also reported in terms of the human, social and structural capital being generated.

  6. A Semantics-Based Approachfor Achieving Self Fault-Tolerance of Protocols

    李腊元; 李春林

    2000-01-01

    The cooperation of different processes may be lost by mistake when a protocol is executed. The protocol cannot be normally operated under this condition. In this paper, the self fault-tolerance of protocols is discussed, and a semanticsbased approach for achieving self fault-tolerance of protocols is presented. Some main characteristics of self fault-tolerance of protocols concerning liveness, nontermination and infinity are also presented. Meanwhile, the sufficient and necessary conditions for achieving self fault-tolerance of protocols are given. Finally, a typical protocol that does not satisfy the self fault-tolerance is investigated, and a new redesign version of this existing protocol using the proposed approach is given.

  7. BARRIERS IN IMPLEMENTATION OF E-BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES IN SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES (SMEs IN PAKISTAN

    Anwar Ali Shah G. SYED

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available The current research investigates the Barriers in implementation of E-Business Technologies in Small and Medium enterprises (SMEs in Pakistan. Data were collected from 2000 respondents by using simple random technique. A structural questionnaire was developed for the data collection and reliability and validity of data. It was revealed that most of the SMEs business owners are not familiar in using internet and in many cases they are not computer literate. It was further revealed that Government should provide some basic computer training to the Small and Medium Enterprises so they will able to use computer. The proper implementation of E-Business technologies in SMEs in Pakistan, Government and other related agencies can initiate E-Business in SMEs to achieve competitive edge.

  8. Brief Analysis of E-business in China Southern Airlines

    刘航; 崔涛; 焦斌

    2007-01-01

    The rapid growth of internet is causing another industrial revolution. Developing E-business is necessary for Chinese airlines to keep their competitive advantages. It is quite urgent for China Southern Airlines to enlarge and improve its E-business strategies so that it can consolidate its leading position in this market segment.

  9. Special Issue: Building Your Career Development e-Business.

    Career Planning and Adult Development Journal, 2002

    2002-01-01

    Nine articles in this issue discuss how to develop a career development e-business, how e-business has expanded, creating a successful Web presence, doing business on the Internet, and how to take control of your career and future. (JOW)

  10. E-Business Initiatives in Indonesian Manufacturing SMEs

    Singgih Saptadi

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The role of information technology (IT in improving companies’ competitiveness, including small and medium enterprises (SMEs, has been widely accepted. But, the IT investment will be in vain, if SMEs do not align their business and IT. There is a need to develop a framework of business-IT alignment. The framework development requires an understanding of the patterns of IT implementation in supporting SMEs’ business (e-business initiatives. This paper presents an empirical study on e-business initiatives in Indonesian manufacturing SMEs. The study uses 41 business processes that are grouped into three business focuses: supplier side, internal side and customer side. Based on the complexity of IT support to business processes, supplier side score, internal side score, customer side score and global score can be calculated. These scores are used to develop e-business initiative groups by using cluster analysis. After validated using discriminant analysis, the cluster analysis gives five e-business initiatives. First initiative is e-business implementation in three sides of business focuses, although in the early stage. Second initiative is IT implementation with internal side focus. Third initiative is e-business with customer side focus. The fourth is initiative that focuses on internal and customer side. The last is e-business initiative that balances and extends IT implementation on the three sides of business focuses. Then, this paper explains the differences between e-business initiatives.

  11. PENILAIAN PEMANFAATAN TEKNOLOGI E-BUSINESS PADA INDUSTRI UMKM

    Noerlina N

    2013-11-01

    adoption of innovations indicates that it has been realized, done, evaluated and adopted as a whole. Therefore, it is necessary to perform an assessment on what extent of e-business application that has been done by reviewing the readiness of MSME industries and the aspects of the utilization of information and communication technology (ICT by MSMEs particularly of those located in Jabodetabek. The purpose of this assessment is to get an overview, status and position of the support of implementation of e-business owned and how the adoption process of e-business application can run in Jabodetabek. With the assessment of e-business technology use, we expect the planning, implementation and control of programs as well as the implementation of e-business can be conducted more directedly and controlled.

  12. Information Security Audit in e-business applications

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Electronic business (e-business are different than other business because it involves any commercial or business activity that takes place by means of electronic facilities (buy and selling online, including on the Internet, proprietary networks and home banking, instead of through direct physical exchange or contact. This system creates an environment that operates at a much greater speed than traditional methods and involves much less paper–based evidence of activities. These e-business related risks should not be considered in isolation but rather as part of the overall internal control framework of an entity. It is essential to identify and assess the risks associated with an e-business environment and management should develop an e-business strategy that identifies and addresses risks. The e-business Information Systems (IS audit is a critical component of the e-business plan. This paper tries to present a risk analysis for e-business applications in order to establish the IS audit particularities in this field.

  13. eBusiness in Pakistan: Opportunities and Threats

    Ghulam Muhammad Kundi

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Several studies of eBusiness in developing countries have emphasized the influence of obstacles related to PCs-penetration, cultural and economical infrastructure, and regulatory environment as major determinants of eBusiness success. IT has revolutionized the way organizations conduct business round the globe. Now business is conducted online (eBusiness instead of conventional means. In Pakistan, eBusiness is facing both technical and non-technical issues from management perspectives. A huge body of research is going on to unfold the key issues of eBusiness. This paper focuses on the key components of each of the above ment ioned issues e.g. cultural issues i.e. language, shopping habits, and use of credit etc. The primary data collected through structured questionnaires was analyzed and tested through correlation, regressions’ analysis and t-test. It has been found that all independent variables: economic, political, business, cultural and marketing is mutually correlated and has significant impact on shaping and reshaping of eBusiness in Pakistan. Moreover, management implications along with possible solutions to the barriers of eBusiness in Pakistan are presented.

  14. E-Business Barriers in Iran's Free Trade Zones

    Mohammad A. Sarlak; Asghar A. Hastiani

    2008-01-01

    Currently there are 24 free trade and special economic zones in Iran. Problem Statement: of these zones is lack of e-business and this is in spite of managements' desire to have proper infrastructure for e-business in these zones. The goal of this study is to determine and explain e-business barriers in free trade and special economic zones in Iran. Approach: Our approach in this study is based-on Delphi method. We used Delphi method to conduct our study and chose 25 members for our Delphi pa...

  15. E-Business Modeling : A Case Study with IKEA

    Karabatak, Pinar; Ndobegang, Anyinke Nkongtendem; Amankwaah, Kingsley Kwabena

    2006-01-01

    E-business modeling is a concept that has several components and can be designed based on different combinations of them. Furthermore, it is a concept that is vulnerable to changes as it is associated with technology, which is developing rapidly day by day. By con-ducting this research on 1) how the companies are managing changes in a competitive envi-ronment by means of adjusting their e-business models, and 2) if there are any compo-nent(s) of e-business model(s) that has more importance th...

  16. A CREDIT EVALUATION IN E-BUSINESS THROUGH GAME THEORY

    XIAOHONG LIU; DA RUAN; TIANRUI LI

    2007-01-01

    The security of both technical and trade credit factors becomes a serious bottleneck that affects the current development of e-business. Honest behavior is one of the important aspects of trade credit safety. It is a vital step to establish and maintain a safe credit system. In this paper, we analyze the characteristic of the credit in e-business and establish a motivation model that violates honest behavior in e-business. We evaluate the credit, the mode of evaluation and the behavior of the...

  17. Knowledge Representation in the Context of E-business Applications

    Simona Elena Varlan

    2010-01-01

    The article emphasizes the theoretical principles of knowledge representation. The paper also tries to show how to represent knowledge in the context of e-business applications creating a
    tagging platform for economic knowledge using SKOS language.

  18. Modeling Collaborative e-Business Processes in SME environments

    Hoyer, Volker

    2008-01-01

    Introducing process orientation to overcome the functional-oriented organizational structure was the main concern within enterprise during the last decade. The next wave of process-oriented enterprises deals with cross-organization business processes characterized by high automation effort and supported by a wide penetration of e-Business technologies. In this work, we analyze the requirements of modeling collaborative e-Business processes taking into account the specific challenges Small and...

  19. E. BUSINESS QUALITY: DEFINITION AND DIFFERENCE BETWEEN VALUE AND QUALITY

    Gintarė Gulevičiūtė

    2014-01-01

    Purpose – to analyze definitions of e. business value and e. business quality, distinguish the main differences. Design/methodology/approach – there had been used scientific literature deduction (drawing conclusions from the available information), analysis (obtained data analyzed separately), analogy (comparison of data with each other), generalization (the main features complex generalization), induction (from individual elements went to a general conclusion), comparison methods. Find...

  20. Market research on luxury e-business in China

    Zhang, Xin

    2012-01-01

    The thesis aims to gain an understanding of situation of luxury goods e-market in China. Meanwhile, based on commissioner's research objective, the scope of this study is particularly focus on advantage and disadvantage of luxury e-business in China, then try to scheme out an effective business model when building a luxury e-business in China. The research methods used in this thesis are desktop research and observation research. The author collected relevant data from research papers and...

  1. JIM CORGEL GM, e-business Hosting Services, IBMGlobal Services

    JANKOT

    2004-01-01

    To many Chinese enterprises, e-business hosting services - IT resource consolidation and automation - are still a relatively new concept. The general concern is one related to the security of data as companies outsource the manage-ment of their IT environment. Jim Corgel,general manager of IBM Global Services'e-business hosting services, admits that it takes education to convince the potential users of the value of hosting services. Here he shares his thoughts on this latest innovation with CIB.

  2. SMEs Performance: Leveraging Marketing Process Through E-Business

    Malliga Marimuthu; Azizah Omar; RAMAYAH, T.; Osman Mohamad

    2012-01-01

    The importance of the Internet in supporting business applications and attaining competitive advantage through the electronic business (e-business) process is widely acknowledged. However, many SMEs have been slow in adopting the Internet and even those SMEs that have adopted the technology have not fully utilized it to support their business applications. The reason behind this scenario could be the lack of awareness concerning the necessity and possibility of adopting e-business for specifi...

  3. Some Economical and Informational Aspects of the e-Business

    Zenon Biniek

    2007-01-01

    In the article, it has undertaken the task of describing the most important economic and information processing aspects of the e-business. It has shown contemplation for the topic of effects, which can occur in case with current initiating electronic nets of distribution and related with this, net business (Webeconomics). Besides it has included the set of postulates, which, information system technology must be implement, to equal e-business challenges. It has shown group of features of rich...

  4. Information Security Audit in e-business applications

    Floarea NASTASE; Pavel NASTASE; Sova, Robert

    2007-01-01

    Electronic business (e-business) are different than other business because it involves any commercial or business activity that takes place by means of electronic facilities (buy and selling online), including on the Internet, proprietary networks and home banking, instead of through direct physical exchange or contact. This system creates an environment that operates at a much greater speed than traditional methods and involves much less paper–based evidence of activities. These e-business...

  5. E-Business Barriers in Iran's Free Trade Zones

    Mohammad A. Sarlak

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Currently there are 24 free trade and special economic zones in Iran. Problem Statement: of these zones is lack of e-business and this is in spite of managements' desire to have proper infrastructure for e-business in these zones. The goal of this study is to determine and explain e-business barriers in free trade and special economic zones in Iran. Approach: Our approach in this study is based-on Delphi method. We used Delphi method to conduct our study and chose 25 members for our Delphi panel, who were given the outcomes of literature review. We asked the panel group to rank the barriers by importance and provide any other problems or issues they found during their studies. Results: The result of four rounds of Delphi panels declared five main barriers for implementing e-business in the regions including: Infrastructural barriers, Property rights issues, Mistrust in E- payments, financial barriers and Shortage of IT skills. Conclusions/Recommendations: We concluded that to implement e-business in the Iranian free zones and special economical districts, there are some infrastructure requirements such as high speed internet, wide internet band, proper laws and regulations; so that small and medium size enterprises (SMEs could utilize e-business.

  6. Prefeasibility study of a e-business application for the energy wood markets

    Finland has a national target to increase the use of forest based energy from current 0.8 million m3/a to 5 million m3 /a by 2010. Realisation of the target will depend on the functionality of the energy wood markets. The objective of the prefeasibility study is to identify the best e-business applications for energy wood markets in order to achieve the targeted forest energy level by 2010. (orig.)

  7. Enhancing Customer Service Operations in E-Business: The Emotional Dimension

    David Barnes; R. Halloway

    2005-01-01

    In today’s increasingly competitive markets, greater emphasis is being placed on customer service as a means of achieving competitive advantage. Many organizations believe that e-business can provide opportunities to improve customer service operations by enabling them to get closer to the customer and enhance the organization-to-customer contact experience. However, use of the Internet fundamentally changes the nature of the customer contact experience. This article investigates this pheno...

  8. INTEGRATION OF E-BUSINESS WITH ERP SYSTEMS

    Prof. Pramod Kumar

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available It is very important for the businesses in our country to understand the concepts and terms of e-business and to start applying them. In the 1990's, ERP systems were introduced to fulfill some of the technological requirements across functional areas within a corporate boundary. Moreover, with the exponential growth of Internet technology and the emergence of e-business, the focus of ERP systems has changed from an integrated functional focus within an organization to one reaching outside the organization throughout the value chain system. It is expected that an ERP system can facilitate an e-business effort of an organization. In order to serve as a platform for e-business, an ERP system must also be able to be extended to support a range of external constituents for a firm. The process must involve an investigation of ERP technological factors along with any other emerging Enterprise Systems solution of the firm. This article offer a short but concise perspective about ERP systems used today in e-business all over the world.

  9. A Study on Integrating Business Intelligence into E-Business

    Sim Sheng Hooi

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available With the high speed of development in the information technology area, many organizations use the Internet in their businesses instead of traditional "brick and mortar" physical stores. With the rapid spread of the Internet, people can access the web easily anywhere and anytime without barriers of time or space. However, a lot of data collected from global and local e-businesses is complex and unstructured and thus of limited use. Business intelligence tools could be used to extract accurate and useful information about future forecasts, business patterns, and business decision making. This paper provides a high level view of business intelligence and its benefits in e-business. Methods of adopting business intelligence are studied and examples of current market business intelligence tools are given in order to give a better idea of business intelligence usage in e-business.

  10. The value chain and e-business in exporting

    Hinson, Robert

    2010-01-01

    Ghana's Non-traditional Export (NTE) sector. The two export firms profiled were from the private and governmental/public sectors of Ghana's NTE sector. Design/methodology/approach: The paper adopted a case study approach. This approach was chosen in view of its ability to contribute to deep and detailed...... analysed thematically. Findings: Across the various value chain activities, the private sector firm showed deeper e-business use concentration than the governmental export organization. More importantly, across the two cases, the value chain activities of export organizations in developing economies that...... could be most strategically leveraged using e-business are customer service, sales and marketing, operations, logistics and procurement, in that order. Originality/value: The study is one of a few studies that aim to build on the existing value chain theories in relation to e-business. This study...

  11. Intelligent Model for Measuring Organization Maturity in E-Business

    Sadra Ahmadi

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available E-Business is one of the most fascinating areas of information Technology. Managers should seek out means for making decision towards optimizing resource development in this area in order to control their expense and capital allocations at a higher, strategic level. To do this, manager must first identify their level of e-business development and plan to improve the status quo by identifying factors contributing to the growth in this approach. The present paper aims to construct and develop intelligent models for determining the organization status quo and management decision-making towards improving the situation using fuzzy [logic] tools. Thus for modeling these factors and their impact, the contributing factors in development of e-business approaches were identified by literature survey. These were later categorized using Delphi Method. Furthermore the FCM model was used to graphically illustrate the causal relationships among factors, including the mode and means of their mutual impact.

  12. Electronic commerce and e-business in Romania

    Olimpia State; Ion Costache

    2007-01-01

    With the accessibility growth to the Internet, the Electronic Commerce (EC) captured the interest of individual consumers and commercial societies from everywhere. The discussions are about the creation of a new business model (e-business, e-commerce) through the Internet that radically change their efficiency by reducing the costs, inclusive in transactions. The e-Business is a term more general than the e-Commerce as it is not limited to selling-purchasing services but also offering on-line...

  13. Evaluating E-business in IT company : ATR Soft Oy

    Franc, Eric

    2014-01-01

    The internet is now at an age where company can’t ignore having their products and services advertised on this channel. Internet is becoming a new way to gain and attract customers. The objective of this study is to evaluate if implementation of E-business could be viable for an IT software company. This study was commissioned by ATR Soft Oy and it begins with an overview of the company business model and product line. The theory section examines frameworks regarding E-business transforma...

  14. A Survey of Current e-Business (E-Government)

    Don Vance Kerr; Kay Bryant; Nancy Tsai

    2008-01-01

    The Internet is a dynamic part of the business scene and there have been many examples of success and failures of e-commerce and e-business ventures. A survey was administered asking questions about industries understanding of current e-business (e-government) practices in Australia. The object of the survey was to provide a benchmark of current practice. The results of this survey could have a major impact on academic curricula. The survey was sent to 671 Australian Businesses and was ad...

  15. Mobile information management in E-business - with case study

    Zhang, Yanchao

    2010-01-01

    This report carries on write according to the background of Business of information system and ICT management; making use of this MEB management system can be convenient for our needs. The main idea of this report is to discuss the advantages and disadvantages about MEB and the difference between E-business and MEB, by study the bank case(such as KBC bank) , we will focuses on E- payment in MEB, what will be the future evolution in e business on point of IT Mobile architecture. And we wil...

  16. The effects of e-business on organizational performance

    Afsaneh Derakhshandeh

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Information technology plays an important role in increasing organizational cooperation both inside an organization and among different firms. In fact, may organizations have shared information though the recent advances of information technology and they have been able to increase the performance of their organizations, significantly. In this paper, we present an empirical study to investigate the relationship between e-business and intra and extra organizational cooperation. The results indicate that e-business directly increase intra organizational performance, indirectly increase organizational cooperation. Extra organizational performance directly increase organization performance, inside cooperation also indirectly influence inside cooperation through extra organization cooperation.

  17. Some Economical and Informational Aspects of the e-Business

    Zenon Biniek

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available In the article, it has undertaken the task of describing the most important economic and information processing aspects of the e-business. It has shown contemplation for the topic of effects, which can occur in case with current initiating electronic nets of distribution and related with this, net business (Webeconomics. Besides it has included the set of postulates, which, information system technology must be implement, to equal e-business challenges. It has shown group of features of rich internet application.

  18. E-Business Developmental Issues in the Australian Food Industry

    Mohini Singh

    2004-01-01

    This paper discusses e-business developmental issues in the Australian Food industry that were identified from a research project funded by the Australian Research Council. Data was gathered from interviews with 11 food organisations in the year 2000, most of which can be classified as ‘bricks and clicks’. These 11 companies were traditional businesses that had adopted e-business as a new way of doing business. The findings of the paper highlight the fact that the B2B is the predominant e-bu...

  19. A Survey on E-Business and Its Privacy

    Sarita Kumari

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available E-business (Electronic Business is the conduct of business process on the Internet. These electronic business processes include buying and selling products, supplies and services, servicing customers, processing payments, managing production control, collaborating with business partners, sharing information, running automated employee services, recruiting and more. E-business is using technology to improve the business processes.  This includes managing internal processes such as human resources, financial and administration systems, as well as external processes such as sales and marketing, supply of goods and services and customer relationship. Commerce constitutes the exchange of products and services between businesses, groups and individuals. Electronic commerce focuses on the use of ICT(Information and Communication Technology to enable the external activities and relationships of the business or e-business refers to business with the help of internet network. Internet is the primary medium for conducting e-business is by design an open non-secure medium. Since the original purpose of the Internet was not for commercial purposes, it is not designed to handle secure transactions.E-business (Electronic Business is the conduct of business process on the Internet. These electronicbusiness processes include buying and selling products, supplies and services, servicing customers, processingpayments, managing production control, collaborating with business partners, sharing information, runningautomated employee services, recruiting and more. E-business is using technology to improve the businessprocesses. This includes managing internal processes such as human resources, financial and administrationsystems, as well as external processes such as sales and marketing, supply of goods and services and customerrelationship. Commerce constitutes the exchange of products and services between businesses, groups andindividuals. Electronic commerce

  20. No Downturn Here: Tracking E-Business Programs in Higher Education

    Fusilier, Marcelline; Durlabhji, Subhash

    2003-01-01

    As the fortunes of e-businesses fluctuate, what is the state of e-business educational offerings? The present study attempted to explore this question by investigating the number and nature of e-business programs available in colleges and universities. Results were compared to previously published findings on e-business education. Data were…

  1. Identifying E-Business Model:A Value Chain-Based Analysis

    ZENG Qingfeng; HUANG Lihua

    2004-01-01

    E-business will change the ways that all companies do business, and most traditional businesses will evolve from their current business model to a combination of place and space via e-business model To choose the proper e-business model becomes the important strategic concern for company to succeed The main objective of this paper is to investigate the analysis framework for identifying e-business model Based on the e-business process, from the value chain to the value net perspective. This paper provides a theoretical framework for identifying e-business models, and results in 11 e-business models. The strategic intend of every e-business model is discussed in the end of this paper. An enterprise e-business model design and implementation can be specified by the combination of one or more among 11 e-business models.

  2. Jasmine2000 the Comprehemsive e-Business Solution

    2001-01-01

    @@Fujitsu presents the next generation of infomation management software Solution for the e-Business era.Jasminne2000 based on the leading edge object database technology has the flexibility and robustness to operate successfully in a wide variety of business solution areas and promises to maximize business opportunities.Jasmine2000 technology has proven itself in the fields of Retail

  3. E-business, e-health, e-hospitals.

    Ellis, D; Schonfeld, P J

    2001-01-01

    Many of the major forces of change impacting health care today have technological underpinnings, and many of the less desirable impacts may have technological solutions. Two related technological forces are transacting business, online (e-business) and delivering health care online (e-health). PMID:11467126

  4. The E-business Revolution and Human Performance.

    Harmon, Paul

    2001-01-01

    Provides an overview of the electronic business (e-business) revolution and suggests ways it will affect human performance improvement professionals. Highlights include customer reliance on the Web; use of the Internet and associated software to link employees, applications, and companies; information access and sharing; business-to-consumer and…

  5. New Forms of E-Business Based Value Creation?

    Henten, Anders; Skouby, Knud Erik

    the usage of information and communication technologies and solutions. It is concluded that in spite of unfounded assumptions in important areas, there are also sane and reasonable elements in management theories on e-business implications, and that the technological and economic realities behind...

  6. Monitoring multi-party contracts for E-business

    Xu, L.

    2004-01-01

    "Monitoring multi-party contracts for E-business" investigates the issues involved in the performance of econtract monitoring of business automations in business to business e-commerce environment. A pro-active monitoring contract model and monitoring mechanism have been designed and developed. A ne

  7. Knowledge Representation in the Context of E-business Applications

    Simona Elena Varlan

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available The article emphasizes the theoretical principles of knowledge representation. The paper also tries to show how to represent knowledge in the context of e-business applications creating a
    tagging platform for economic knowledge using SKOS language.

  8. e-Business Models for Financial Services and Internet Banks

    JM. Sahut

    2014-01-01

    Internet is not simply one more distribution channel among the multi-channel strategies used by the financial industry; it is fostering new "e-Business Models" such as Internet-primary banks. However, in spite of its strong development potential, this ty

  9. Semantic Advertising

    Zamanzadeh, Ben; Ashish, Naveen; Ramakrishnan, Cartic; Zimmerman, John

    2013-01-01

    We present the concept of Semantic Advertising which we see as the future of online advertising. Semantic Advertising is online advertising powered by semantic technology which essentially enables us to represent and reason with concepts and the meaning of things. This paper aims to 1) Define semantic advertising, 2) Place it in the context of broader and more widely used concepts such as the Semantic Web and Semantic Search, 3) Provide a survey of work in related areas such as context matchi...

  10. Fujitsu's E-Business Proposal --Overview of INTERSTAGE Software Platform

    2001-01-01

    The explosive growth of the Internet has caused the new medium tostep past just being another means of communication, and has acted as a catalyst to cause radi cal changes to the nature of business. Amongst the changes, e-Business, which b r ings internet technology to all areas of work in enterprises, is especially acti ve. Many enterprises are showing strong interest the application server adapted internet technology, such as Web and Java, as the new platform for the next gene ration in enterprise computing environments. INTERSTAGE builds on the latest int ernet technology, and is a complete software platform centering on application s erver, which can support the various business applications required for e-Busin ess. In this document we cover the overview of features and functions of INTERSTAGE, and introduce Fujitsu's approach to e-Business through INTERSTAGE.

  11. Improving E-Business Design through Business Model Analysis

    Ilayperuma, Tharaka

    2010-01-01

    To a rapidly increasing degree, traditional organizational structures evolve in large parts of the world towards online business using modern Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capabilities. For efficient applications of inter-organizational information systems, the alignment between business and ICT is a key factor. In this context, business analysis using business modelling can be regarded as a first step in designing economically sustainable e-business solutions. This thesis ex...

  12. Project Management v E-business projektech

    Houžvička, Jakub

    2009-01-01

    The bachelor work propose complex procedure of managing e-business projects. It begins in project concept (rights establishment of goals, deadlines, budget and selection of resources), after that follow analyses (market analysis, database analysis, process analysis and analysis of application architecture). Than it continues with process plan (list of tasks to be done and their delegation) and project implementation, at which is closely connected testing (user, security and execution) it ends...

  13. Change of economic paradigm and E-business

    Choi, Tae Chang [Korea Institute for Electronic Commerce, Seoul (Korea)

    2000-04-01

    With an expansion of infrastructure and rapid increase of internet use due to the development of information and telecommunication technology, the world is reorganizing to a unlimited competition era without boundaries. These changes, so called a digital revolution, give influence on the whole lifestyle over every sector and its ripple effect is massive. In this study, it examines a change of economic paradigm and E-business and it discusses on the reactions of business sector.

  14. Monitoring multi-party contracts for E-business

    Xu, L

    2004-01-01

    "Monitoring multi-party contracts for E-business" investigates the issues involved in the performance of econtract monitoring of business automations in business to business e-commerce environment. A pro-active monitoring contract model and monitoring mechanism have been designed and developed. A new architecture and framework is proposed for pro-active monitorable contracts. This pro-active monitoring contract model is supported by a prototype

  15. Developing a business plan for a startup e-business

    Vu, Khanh

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this thesis is to develop an initial business plan for a startup fashion company that operates on the Internet in the Vietnamese market. To reach the target objective, the thesis first examines e-business from a theoretical perspective and considers its advantages and disadvantages. Secondly, the macro environment of the proposed business is analyzed, namely the country of Vietnam and its e-commerce environment. Finally, the outcome of the thesis is presented in the form of a b...

  16. Teaching E-Business Online: The Universitas 21 Global Approach

    Wing Lam

    2005-01-01

    Increasingly, universities and other educational institutions are supplementing their traditional campus-based programs with online ones. This paper describes how Universitas 21 Global (U21G), a new online university, has approached the task of teaching e-business as a subject in its online MBA program. Aspects of the pedagogy used by U21G are outlined and the way in which the pedagogy has been applied to the design of the courseware and the student learning experienced is described.

  17. Conector OutSystems para Oracle E-Business Suite

    Soares, Ivan David de Almeida

    2008-01-01

    There is a growing investment by organizations on integrated core financial and resource planning systems. These systems drive key company management decisions on how to improve their operation. The available commercial solutions for these systems include Oracle E-Business Suite. However, this is a generic system, able to support food manufacturing as well as airplane maintenance. It must be configured to fulfill company requirements and only with extended customization, can this platform ada...

  18. Agent Based Trust Management in Distributed E-Business Environment

    E.Sathiyamoorthy

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available In e-business environment, Trust Management is an important factor that is necessary for alltransactions. The basic e-business requirements like non-reputation of both trustee and of trustier arefound to be problem arising due to lack of trust information. Many environments use relatively simplemechanism to calculate trust, for example, e-bay is a typical example for reputation based system built oncentralized model of trust. Several frameworks have been designed by researchers based on reputationmodels, but all these mechanisms failed in preventing users from producing false information whilemaking a reputation. Also sufficient information regarding the new users who have just started doingbusiness online is not available.To overcome the drawbacks of the existing system, a new trust management framework isproposed in this paper for a distributed e-business environment. The model offers the merits of previoustrust management systems based on Trusted third parties namely Policy-based and Reputation basedmodels. It also ensures trustworthy business transactions between the business entities and provides amore appropriate trust rating value calculated on the basis of mathematical model taking into accountthe feedback of peers and direct experience and access policy. The implementation using Agents is foundto be more efficient with respect to time and trust calculation when compared to the model which worksunder non Agent environment.

  19. Prefeasibility study of a e-business application for the energy wood markets

    Finland has a national target to increase the use of forest based energy from current 0.8 million m3/a to 5 million m3/a by 2010. Realisation of the target will depend on the functionality of the energy wood markets. The objective of the prefeasibility study is to identify the best e-business applications for energy wood markets in order to achieve the targeted forest energy level by 2010. The prefeasibility study will be ready in November, 2001. (orig.)

  20. Proceedings of the International Conference on e-Business, ICE-B 2008

    Filipe, Joaquim; Marca, David A.; Shishkov, Boris; Sinderen, van, Marten

    2008-01-01

    The purpose of ICE-B 2008, the International Conference on e-Business, is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested in information systems methods and applications in the context of e-business. e-Business is a research area of growing importance, encompassing several areas of theoretical and practical importance. ICE-B 2008 reports on innovative research work and applications in various areas related to e-Business, including: “Communication and Software Technologie...

  1. Mapping the e-business profile and trends in cost management in the UK construction industry

    Perera, Srinath; Park, Rachael; Udeaja, Chika; Zhou, Lei; Rodrigo, Anushi

    2012-01-01

    The advancement of e-business applications and IT infrastructure has had massive impact on construction business processes over the last decade. The added effects of globalisation coupled with global economic recession have forced businesses to implement e-business applications within their organisations. It is clear in all industries, that e-business technologies have become a key strategic vehicle in improving performance. In Construction, e-business applications complement most of the busi...

  2. Benefit analysis of e-business solutions for utilities; Nutzenbetrachtung von E-Business-Branchenloesungen. Der Online-Weg zu den Privatkunden

    Koch, M.; Baier, D. [Lehrstuhl fuer Marketing und Innovationsmanagement und BTU Cottbus (Germany)

    2003-04-07

    E-Business-applications for internal and external business processes are an often dealt subject. In opposition to that the implementation of E-Business-Systems at the interface to the many private customers are taken only few notice. Even though the implementation requires additional investments utilities could save considerable costs. (orig.) [German] Die Unterstuetzung der internen und externen Geschaeftsprozesse durch E-Business-Systeme ist eine aufgrund ihrer Bedeutung oft behandelte Thematik. Weitgehend unbeachtet blieb bisher der Einsatz von E-Business-Systemen an der Schnittstelle zu den vielen Privatkunden. Trotz zusaetzlich notwendiger Investitionen lassen sich gerade an dieser Stelle hohe Kosten sparen. (orig.)

  3. E-Business Curricula and Cybercrime: A Continuing Error of Omission?

    Fusilier, Marcelline; Penrod, Charlie

    2013-01-01

    The growth of e-business has been accompanied by even faster increases in losses from security breaches, legal problems, and cybercrime. These unnecessary costs inhibit the growth and efficiency of e-business worldwide. Professional education in e-business can help address these problems by providing students with coursework aimed at them. The…

  4. An Appraisal Of Groupon E-Business Model

    Odeniyi; O. Ayodeji; Lawal; N. Tunde; Kareem,, M.J.; A. E. Adebowale

    2015-01-01

    Abstract A new kind of business digital age middleman which ordinarily may not have been possible has emerged. An instance is Groupon an e-commerce platform which allows a small group of merchants to reach a large number of customers using internet and social media technologies to provide discounted deals. Therefore the purpose of this study is to appraise the Groupon e-business model. Firstly the brief profile and business model was examined. Thereafter an in-depth Social Legal Economic Poli...

  5. 企业需要的是E-Business

    《电子商务世界》杂志编辑部

    2004-01-01

      曾几何时,人们谈到电子商务就想到网络公司,想到利用网上"虚拟商场"或"虚拟店面"进行的商业活动,从而将电子商务与网上交易(E-Commerce)画上了等号,这是一个非常致命的概念混淆.电子商务一词在英文中有2种翻译--E-Commerce和E-Business.……

  6. The 2006 European e-Business Readiness Index

    CASTAINGS WILLIAM; TARANTOLA STEFANO; LATVALA Ari

    2007-01-01

    Abstract: This report is a methodological analysis on the composite index of the information and communication technology (ICT) adoption and use by enterprises in the Europe. Efficient adoption and use of ICT is a key factor to help European enterprises to raise their productivity and competi-tiveness. The 2006 European E-Business Readiness Index, evaluated using data from the 2005 Euro-pean enterprise survey of ICT use and e-commerce by Eurostat, is a useful mechanism for compar-ing e-busin...

  7. To operate e-business of LED market in China

    Cao, Miao

    2013-01-01

    The LED lighting products are now as normal as mobile phones in our daily life. As many new products become popular in North America and Europe first, then the main manufacturing assembly line transfer to China or some other developing countries, the LED lighting industry follows exactly the same way. This research aims for knowing how to operate e-business of LED market in China by studying how the LED industry in China runs till today, collecting essential industrial data and trying to f...

  8. E-Business Transformation: An Analysis Framework Based on Critical Organizational Dimensions

    ZENG Qingfeng; CHEN Wenbo; HUANG Lihua

    2008-01-01

    In the era of Internet economics, e-business has become one of the most important strategic factors for enterprise development, so theoretical systems are needed to help enterprises develop e-business transformation strategies. A review of enterprise transformation theory identified five critical organization dimensions of e-business transformation, corporate strategy and vision transformation, organizational structure, product and market transformation, business process transformation, and corporate culture transformation. An e-business transformation process model was developed based on the five dimensions. This model can help enterprises to more effectively implement e-business transformation strategies.

  9. E-business v rozvojových zemích

    Curca, Cristina

    2014-01-01

    The theme of my bachelor thesis is E-business, which recorded a huge and rapid development. The theoretical part focuses on the basic concepts and definitions related to the topic. The relations between the concepts of E-business, E-commerce and online store will be explained. After a brief presentation of the development of E-business, the thesis deals with the particular E-business entities and relations between them. It focuses on E-business in developing countries, while in the practical ...

  10. EBBSC: A Balanced Scorecard-Based Framework for Strategic E-Business Management

    Fen Wang; Guisseppi Forgionne

    2007-01-01

    E-business is far more about strategy than technology, and the strategy of e-business is very important in today’s dynamic and competitive environment. In this article, we describe a balanced scorecard-based framework in detail and discuss its potential e-business uses. This framework enables e-business managers to plan and allocate resources more effectively and align strategic objectives with performance results. It also provides a stable point of reference for e-businesses to understand ...

  11. E-Commerce Evaluation and E Business Trends

    Premkumar Balaraman

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available E–Commerce in recent times has exploded many folds due to the invention of new Information and Communication (ICT technologies and applications. Business models of today are highly depending upon internet based transaction and trading platforms, use of Web portals and mobile applications. Proposition of new business models sans the inclusion of internet and their application has become almost impossible for business. Business data pertaining to E Commerce has become highly valuable in recent times. Social networking websites, sharing of product data and its reviews in blogs paves ways for promoting business in new methods. There is need to develop metrics to assess the strength of E Commerce penetration in Business and also evaluate the various E Commerce platforms. Use of E business tools for data analysis, prediction and decision making has become the latest order of the day. Changing trends in E business has a drastic impact on the organizations depending upon internet based applications for handling its business processes and day to day transactions.

  12. Special report on software, IT and e-business

    Roche, P.

    2003-02-01

    The star of the e-business show has been e-procurement, while progress was being made in the world of invoicing. Some degree of automation is used by large numbers of companies in the Canadian oil patch using technologies very different from past electronic invoicing methods. Extensible markup language, or XML, is one such technology that can be described as a code which can be readily customized and which enables computers to perform some data-exchange tasks over the Internet without human intervention. Approximately 200 suppliers use Digital Oilfield Inc.'s OpenInvoice, which allows electronic invoicing. E-Business Utility, a product of electroBusiness.com Inc., is used by some 280 operators in the industry. The advantage of electroBusiness is its one-to-many connection, and is not a software grab. The capital cost is minimal. Data re-entry is no longer required. Tracking of the invoices is simpler and faster. Some are convinced that improvements must still be made to gain additional efficiencies, such as reducing human involvement. 2 figs.

  13. E-Business impact on freight transportation industry

    Bell, P. [Canadian Pacific Railway, Calgary, AB (Canada)

    2000-07-01

    Canadian Pacific is Canada's second largest railway company. In this presentation the Vice President of Canadian Pacific, in charge of Logistics Systems, outlines the Company's response to the challenges of e-commerce; the origins of the CPR, its present status, where it is going and the specific challenges it faces to get there. The review of the Company's past and present leads into a discussion of the CPR's e-business strategy and corporate governance, stressing high quality service, communication with customers through many channels, 'end-to-end' visibility, common multi-modal transportation solutions and moving away from supply push to demand pull. While it is clear that e-business represents a different way of conducting and thinking about business and that the technology is moving faster than business processes, the CPR's approach will emphasize reasonable caution to avoid the pitfalls usually associated with navigating in uncharted waters. Nevertheless, in the end the CPR it will do whatever it takes to make sure that it is not left behind in meeting the challenges of the new economy.

  14. A Survey of Current e-Business (E-Government

    Don Vance Kerr

    2008-05-01

    Full Text Available The Internet is a dynamic part of the business scene and there have been many examples of success and failures of e-commerce and e-business ventures. A survey was administered asking questions about industries understanding of current e-business (e-government practices in Australia. The object of the survey was to provide a benchmark of current practice. The results of this survey could have a major impact on academic curricula. The survey was sent to 671 Australian Businesses and was addressed to the Chief Information Officer. Only twenty four usable questionnaires were returned and while it is accepted that this is a limited sample, disturbing trends have appeared with respect to the lack of strategic planning for information technology use particularly in medium sized businesses in Australia. In addition, relationships between key factors associated with the business objectives for their IT infrastructure and the benefits of the organisation’s Extranet, Intranet and Internet initiatives were identified.

  15. An Appraisal Of Groupon E-Business Model

    Odeniyi

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract A new kind of business digital age middleman which ordinarily may not have been possible has emerged. An instance is Groupon an e-commerce platform which allows a small group of merchants to reach a large number of customers using internet and social media technologies to provide discounted deals. Therefore the purpose of this study is to appraise the Groupon e-business model. Firstly the brief profile and business model was examined. Thereafter an in-depth Social Legal Economic Political Technological EcologicalEnvironmental and Competitive SLEPTEC analysis of the business model was carried out. Then the elements of the business model and the resulting growth and advantages that bring about competitive and profits in the modern markets for Groupon were evaluated. The findings shows that simple technologies of email and social media can be leveraged for business success especially in massive subscribers base as currently witnessed by Groupon. The study revealed the associated problems with the Groupon e-business platform and thus conclusively recommends how the business model can be improved via considerations of other technological factors.

  16. E-BUSINESS MODELS AS A TOOL TO INCREASE MÉXICO SMALL AND MEDIUM SIZE ENTERPRISES’ SALES

    Yessica Helgueros

    2012-01-01

    Due to the growing incursion of electronic media in the commercial environment, identifying factors that improve competitiveness is important. The need for timely information that allows for effective decisions, as well as allowing for effective use of time and resources is paramount. To achieve this objective business models based on information and communication technologies, known as e-business models, have been developed. This study examines 189 web pages of organizations as well as the r...

  17. Prefeasibility study of a e-business application for the energy wood markets; Esiselvitys verkkoliiketoiminnan mahdollisuuksista Suomen energiapuumarkkinoilla - PUUY23

    Jokinen, J.; Maelkoenen, A.; Kivelae, H. [JP Management Consulting - Europe, Vantaa (Finland)

    2002-07-01

    Finland has a national target to increase the use of forest based energy from current 0.8 million m{sup 3}/a to 5 million m{sup 3} /a by 2010. Realisation of the target will depend on the functionality of the energy wood markets. The objective of the prefeasibility study is to identify the best e-business applications for energy wood markets in order to achieve the targeted forest energy level by 2010. (orig.)

  18. Semantically Interoperable XML Data

    Vergara-Niedermayr, Cristobal; Wang, Fusheng; Pan, Tony; Kurc, Tahsin; Saltz, Joel

    2013-01-01

    XML is ubiquitously used as an information exchange platform for web-based applications in healthcare, life sciences, and many other domains. Proliferating XML data are now managed through latest native XML database technologies. XML data sources conforming to common XML schemas could be shared and integrated with syntactic interoperability. Semantic interoperability can be achieved through semantic annotations of data models using common data elements linked to concepts from ontologies. In t...

  19. SERENITY in e-Business and Smart Item Scenarios

    Benameur, Azzedine; Khoury, Paul El; Seguran, Magali; Sinha, Smriti Kumar

    SERENITY Artefacts, like Class, Patterns, Implementations and Executable Components for Security & Dependability (S&D) in addition to Serenity Runtime Framework (SRF) are discussed in previous chapters. How to integrate these artefacts with applications in Serenity approach is discussed here with two scenarios. The e-Business scenario is a standard loan origination process in a bank. The Smart Item scenario is an Ambient intelligence case study where we take advantage of Smart Items to provide an electronic healthcare infrastructure for remote healthcare assistance. In both cases, we detail how the prototype implementations of the scenarios select proper executable components through Serenity Runtime Framework and then demonstrate how these executable components of the S&D Patterns are deployed.

  20. Web Mining - A Catalyst For E-Business

    Abdul Rahaman Wahab Sait

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available In this world of information technology, everyone has the tendency to do business electronically. Todaylot of businesses are happening on World Wide Web (WWW, it is very important for the website owner toprovide a better platform to attract more customers for their site. Providing information in a better way isthe solution to bring more customers or users. Customer is the end-user, who accessing the informationin a way it yields some credit to the web site owners. In this paper we define web mining and present amethod to utilize web mining in a better way to know the users and website behaviour which in turnenhance the web site information to attract more users. This paper also presents an overview of thevarious researches done on pattern extraction, web content mining and how it can be taken as a catalystfor E-business

  1. Neuro-Semantics and Semantics.

    Holmes, Stewart W.

    1987-01-01

    Draws distinctions between the terms semantics (dealing with such verbal parameters as dictionaries and "laws" of logic and rhetoric), general semantics (semantics, plus the complex, dynamic, organismal properties of human beings and their physical environment), and neurosemantics (names for relations-based input from the neurosensory system, and…

  2. Enhance Reuse of Standard e-Business XML Schema Documents

    Buhwan, Jeong [POSTECH University, South Korea; Kulvatunyou, Boonserm [ORNL; Ivezic, Nenad [ORNL; Jones, Albert [National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

    2005-07-01

    Ideally, e-Business application interfaces would be built from highly reusable specifications of business document standards. Since many of these specifications are poorly understood, users often create new ones or customize existing ones every time a new integration problem arises. Consequently, even though there is a potential for reuse, the lack of a component discovery tool means that the cost of reuse is still prohibitively high. In this paper, we explore the potential of using similarity metrics to discover standard XML Schema documents. Our goal is to enhance reuse of XML Schema document/component standards in new integration contexts through the discovery process. We are motivated by the increasing access to the application interface specifications expressed in the form of XML Schema. These specifications are created to facilitate business documents exchange among software applications. Reuse can reduce both the proliferation of standards and the interoperability costs. To demonstrate these potential benefits, we propose and position our research based on an experimental scenario and a novel evaluation approach to qualify alternative similarity metrics on schema discovery. The edge equality in the evaluation method provides a conservative quality measure. We review a number of fundamental approaches to developing similarity metrics, and we organize these metrics into lexical, structural, and logical categories. For each of the metrics, we discuss its relevance and potential issues in its application to the XML Schema discovery task. We conclude that each of the similarity measures has its own strengths and weaknesses and each is expected to yield different results in different search situations. It is important, in the context of an application of these measures to e-Business standards that a schema discovery engine capable of assigning appropriate weights to different similarity measures be used when the search conditions change. This is a subject of our

  3. Experienced Benefits and Barriers of e-Business Technology Adoption by SME suppliers

    Ali Abu Abid

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available E-business technologies present unique opportunities and challenges for businesses, and Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs are no exception. However, there is a rich body of the e-business literature concentrates on adoption concerns from SMEs buyers’ viewpoint, little research has so far been reported from the viewpoint of SME suppliers. Participation of SME suppliers needs to be ensured in order to use the full potential of e-business technologies. This study was thus initiated to identify the experienced and expected benefits and barriers to adoption of e-business technologies from the viewpoint of group SME suppliers. In general, the findings designate that the SME suppliers have experienced numerous impediments that they need to overcome for the successful implementation of e-business technologies. The suppliers also have a broader view of e-business benefits than just cost saving.

  4. Customer Relationship Management Constructs Initiating Successful e-business Strategy for Service-based Companies

    A. Yusefzadeh Markhali; N. Behravan; M. Jamalzadeh; S. Faramarzi Jouya

    2013-01-01

    With blooming of Internet and information technology proliferation, notion e-business and e-strategy become a core objective for service industries. So, it is imperative to acknowledge e-business strategy as a predecessor requirement for success of companies operating under electronic setting. Customer Relationship Management (CRM), however, plays critical role in this context area. As such, the main purpose of this study is built on CRM constructs shaping e-strategy towards successful e-busi...

  5. Creating Competitive Markets for Small Businesses with New Media and E-Business Strategy

    Mabel T. Kung; Yi Zhang

    2011-01-01

    The innovative and dynamic nature of E-business enables small companies to compete with multinational corporations via online marketing. This paper serves as a guide from a practitioner’s perspective to embark in E-business while traditional marketing strategies are diminished. Three E-business adoption models for small enterprises are discussed. Planning involving new media, Internet technological capabilities and marketing strategies are examined. A literature review on new media gives a ...

  6. EBDMSS: A Web-Based Decision Making Support System for Strategic E-Business Management

    Fen Wang; Natalie Lupton; David Rawlinson; Xingguo Zhang

    2010-01-01

    This paper describes a Web-based intelligent decision making support system (DMSS) to deliver balanced scorecard (BSC) based modelling and analysis in support of strategic E-business management. This framework supports E-business managers during the strategy making process in a comprehensive, integrated, and continuous manner. The paper demonstrates how practitioners can use this system to deliver a wide range of embodied E-business strategy expertise in support of real-time decision making.

  7. E-Business and on line banking in Bangladesh: an Analysis

    Muhammad Mahboob Ali

    2010-01-01

    E-business has created tremendous opportunity all over the globe. On line banking can act as a complementary factor of e-business. Bangladesh Bank has recently argued to introduce automated clearing house system. This pushed upward transition from the manual banking system to the on line banking system. The study has been undertaken to observe present status of the e-business and as its complementary factor on line banking system in Bangladesh. The article analyzes the data that were collecte...

  8. Based on Intelligent Robot of E-business Distribution Center Operation Mode Research

    Li Juntao

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available According to E-business distribution center operation mode in domestic and advanced experience drawing lessons at home and abroad, this paper based on intelligent robot researches E-business distribution center operation mode. And it proposes the innovation logistics storage in E-business and sorting integration system, and elaborates its principle, characteristics, as well as studies its business mode and logistics process, and its parameters and working mode of AGV equipment.

  9. Effect of Necessary Factors for Deploying E-Business Models on Business Performance in Automotive Industry

    Mohsen Shafiei Nikabadi; Laya Olfat; Ahmad Jafarian; Hassan Alibabaei Khamene

    2013-01-01

    The main goal of this article is to survey effects of necessary factors for deploying e-business models on business performance in automotive industry. Today, application of information technology and internet in business is turned to a critical tool to gain competitive advantages in business. The impact of e-businesses is so that changed competitive approach between companies from traditional to modern models. In this study, first, necessary key factors of implementing e-business in automoti...

  10. The Measure and Control of Enterprise Marketing Risk in the E-business Environment

    Lingbing Hu; Baoyin Zhang; Yu Wu

    2009-01-01

    In this article, through analyzing the change of enterprise marketing mode and the characters of marketing risk in the e-business environment, we establish the 3D embedded random measure model which suits for the e-business enterprise marketing risk, define the combination rules of the risk index system of this model, establish the theoretical base to measure the marketing risk for e-business enterprises, and analyze the warning and control of enterprise marketing risk under the model.

  11. Exploring e-business strategies in China: comparing internet pioneers and internet pragmatists

    Tao, Sophia Yan; Hinton, Matthew

    2014-01-01

    China is experiencing rapid growth with respect to all types of e-business applications. This paper addresses how Chinese companies have developed or adapted e-business strategies. To this end, e-business enabled value creation is explored using an integrated framework that incorporates two strategic perspectives (the environmental view and the resource-based view). Nine in-depth case studies of leading Chinese companies are undertaken, across three distinct industries - housing development, ...

  12. Based on Intelligent Robot of E-business Distribution Center Operation Mode Research

    Li Juntao; Zhu Jie; Geng Yingying

    2016-01-01

    According to E-business distribution center operation mode in domestic and advanced experience drawing lessons at home and abroad, this paper based on intelligent robot researches E-business distribution center operation mode. And it proposes the innovation logistics storage in E-business and sorting integration system, and elaborates its principle, characteristics, as well as studies its business mode and logistics process, and its parameters and working mode of AGV equipment.

  13. COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE BY INTEGRATED E-BUSINESS IN SUPPLY CHAINS: A STRATEGIC APPROACH

    Gheorghe MILITARU; Daniel SERBANICA

    2008-01-01

    This paper reports findings of the competitive advantage of supply chain integration and the crucial role of integrated e-business to deliver those benefits. However, adoption of e-business in supply chains has been slower than expected, particularly in small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs). Differences between firms in supply chains and between supply chains are examined. Across industries, firms have adopted e-business initiatives to better manage their internal business processes as wel...

  14. Relevance of Information Systems Strategic Planning Practices in E-Business Contexts

    Ganesan Kannabiran; Srinivasan Sundar

    2011-01-01

    Increasing global competition and advances in Internet technologies have led organizations to consider e-business strategies. However, evolving e-business strategies have been identified as a critical issue faced by corporate planners. The relevance and the use of IS (Information Systems) strategy planning practices in the context of e-business have been argued among researchers. In this paper, the authors investigate whether organizations can successfully improve the IS value in the e-busine...

  15. Exploring on Chinese Foreign Trade Issues Based on E-Business

    Shuqing Li

    2009-01-01

    Vigorous development of e-business in the world has produced profound influences upon foreign trade. While China’s e-business has started late, its application in foreign trade has certain distance from that in developed countries. If China intends to be a strong country in the aspect of trade in the 21st century, e-business must be greatly developed in the field of foreign trade. In this paper, the author anatomizes the application status quo of e-business in Chinese foreign trade and some e...

  16. Semantic Web

    O'Hara, Kieron; Hall, Wendy

    2009-01-01

    The Semantic Web is a vision of a web of linked data, allowing querying, integration and sharing of data from distributed sources in heterogeneous formats, using ontologies to provide an associated and explicit semantic interpretation. The article describes the series of layered formalisms and standards that underlie this vision, and chronicles their historical and ongoing development. A number of applications, scientific and otherwise, academic and commercial, are reviewed. The Semantic Web ...

  17. The Design of Online Tertiary Courseware for a Blended Learning, Project-Based, E-Business Management Program in the Middle East

    Rush, Arthur

    2008-01-01

    This case study briefly explores how an online, multimedia learning module based on a Cognitive Apprenticeship higher level pedagogy can positively affect students achieving the learning outcomes of a Constructivist project-based curriculum in a blended e-business management program in the Middle East. The cohort in this program is nonnative…

  18. Implementing a decision support system (DSS in e-business

    Alexandra Ruiz G.

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available Decision support systems (DSS and e-business (EB have emerged as separate areas. However, currently, and for some years now, DSS and EB have become merged to provide customers with greater benefits and added value. There are different types of DSS and different categories and business models for EB; one area’s applicability to the other thus expands the possible combi- nations which can arise from such different categories. Some representative examples would include auction sites which, through applying intelligent agents, can learn about which products to offer or when and where to sell them; DSS allow a company’s in- formation avilable in web portals for customers and employees to be accessed in a controlled way and decisions thus made; vir- tual stores may be positively affected by data mining and data warehousing being applied; complex algorithms could be used in customer relationship management for predicting and analysing “what would happen if” to identify revenue opportunities in com- petitive markets; and a wide range of other applications where imagination is the limit. Research into DSS / BE must be ongoing due to the constant emergence of new business models and DSS subsystems. Applications can be varied and provide bi-directio- nal support for each one. New interaction mechanisms and efforts to satisfy customers are also the focus of inspiration for new applications for DSS systems in EB.

  19. Supporting the E-Business Readiness of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises: Approaches and Metrics.

    Jutla, Dawn; Bodorik, Peter; Dhaliwal, Jasbir

    2002-01-01

    Presents a conceptual model for governments in creating a climate that facilitates the national adoption of e-business. Focuses on the needs of small and medium-sized enterprises, suggests measures to assess how a country is performing in providing a positive e-business climate, and provides examples from Canada, The Netherlands, Norway, and…

  20. Editorial: E-Business and Information Systems Research - Towards a common research agenda

    Li, F

    2007-01-01

    This special issue was born from a Workshop organized by the e-Business & e-Government Special Interest Group of the British Academy of Management (BAM), held on the 3rd-4th May at Brunel University Business School in London. The central theme of the workshop was on the relationship between e-Business and Information Systems (IS) research.

  1. An Analysis of the e-Business Program in the School of Business Curriculum

    Sarkar, Shyamalendu; Reddy, Surender

    2007-01-01

    The article analyzes various present and future aspects of e-business as it is or should be incorporated in the school of business curriculum. The study uses both primary and secondary data. The results indicate that e-business courses are currently taught across the traditional disciplines of business schools. The courses are primarily taught as…

  2. eBusiness: Where Are We and Where Do We Go From Here?

    2002-01-01

    Whilst the downturn in the world economy and the technology markets has dampened the importance being accorded to e-Business, this report urges that the slowdown should not be allowed lead to complacency on e-Business adoption by the Government and business in Ireland.

  3. Reputation Model with Forgiveness Factor for Semi-Competitive E-Business Agent Societies

    Radu Burete; Amelia Badica; Costin Badica

    2010-01-01

    In this paper we introduce a new reputation model for agents engaged in e-business transactions. Our model enhances classic reputation models by adding forgiveness factor and new sources of reputation information based on agents groups. The model was implemented using JADE multi-agent platform and initially evaluated for e-business scenarios comprising societies of buyer and seller agents.

  4. Editorial: E-Business and Information Systems Research - Towards a common research agenda

    Li, F.

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available This special issue was born from a Workshop organized by the e-Business & e-Government Special Interest Group of the British Academy of Management (BAM, held on the 3rd-4th May at Brunel University Business School in London. The central theme of the workshop was on the relationship between e-Business and Information Systems (IS research.

  5. Produce More Oil Gas via eBusiness Data Sharing

    Paul Jehn; Mike Stettner

    2004-09-30

    GWPC, DOGGR, and other state agencies propose to build eBusiness applications based on a .NET front-end user interface for the DOE's Energy 100 Award-winning Risk Based Data Management System (RBDMS) data source and XML Web services. This project will slash the costs of regulatory compliance by automating routine regulatory reporting and permit notice review and by making it easier to exchange data with the oil and gas industry--especially small, independent operators. Such operators, who often do not have sophisticated in-house databases, will be able to use a subset of the same RBDMS tools available to the agencies on the desktop to file permit notices and production reports online. Once the data passes automated quality control checks, the application will upload the data into the agency's RBDMS data source. The operators also will have access to state agency datasets to focus exploration efforts and to perform production forecasting, economic evaluations, and risk assessments. With the ability to identify economically feasible oil and gas prospects, including unconventional plays, over the Internet, operators will minimize travel and other costs. Because GWPC will coordinate these data sharing efforts with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), this project will improve access to public lands and make strides towards reducing the duplicative reporting to which industry is now subject for leases that cross jurisdictions. The resulting regulatory streamlining and improved access to agency data will make more domestic oil and gas available to the American public while continuing to safeguard environmental assets.

  6. The importance of ICT and eBusiness for Entrepreneurship

    Andropoulos, Costas

    2008-01-01

    18 διαφάνειες: έγχρ. Η παρουσίαση αποτελεί μέρος εκδήλωσης στα πλαίσια διημερίδας με τίτλο "Επιχειρηματικότητα & ΤΠΕ". Συγκεκριμένα πρόκειται για την προβολή του ευρωπαϊκού πλαίσιου e-business & ICT και αφορά στις επιχειρηματικές προσκλήσεις στην πληροφορική και τις επικοινωνίες....

  7. The Effect of Adjunct Post-Questions, Metacognitive Process Prompts, Cognitive Feedback and Training in Facilitating Student Achievement from Semantic Maps

    Yamashiro, Kelly Ann C.; Dwyer, Francis

    2006-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine the instructional effectiveness of adjunct post-questions, metacognitive process prompts, cognitive feedback and training in complementing semantic maps. Two hundred seventy Taiwanese subjects were randomly assigned to eight treatments. After interacting with their respective treatments each completed three…

  8. Prefeasibility study of a e-business application for the energy wood markets; Esiselvitys verkkoliiketoiminnan mahdollisuuksista Suomen energiapuumarkkinoilla - PUUY23

    Jokinen, J.; Maelkoenen, A.; Kivelae, H. [JP Management Consulting, Europe, Vantaa (Finland)

    2001-07-01

    Finland has a national target to increase the use of forest based energy from current 0.8 million m{sup 3}/a to 5 million m{sup 3}/a by 2010. Realisation of the target will depend on the functionality of the energy wood markets. The objective of the prefeasibility study is to identify the best e-business applications for energy wood markets in order to achieve the targeted forest energy level by 2010. The prefeasibility study will be ready in November, 2001. (orig.)

  9. Semantic Desktop

    Sauermann, Leo; Kiesel, Malte; Schumacher, Kinga; Bernardi, Ansgar

    In diesem Beitrag wird gezeigt, wie der Arbeitsplatz der Zukunft aussehen könnte und wo das Semantic Web neue Möglichkeiten eröffnet. Dazu werden Ansätze aus dem Bereich Semantic Web, Knowledge Representation, Desktop-Anwendungen und Visualisierung vorgestellt, die es uns ermöglichen, die bestehenden Daten eines Benutzers neu zu interpretieren und zu verwenden. Dabei bringt die Kombination von Semantic Web und Desktop Computern besondere Vorteile - ein Paradigma, das unter dem Titel Semantic Desktop bekannt ist. Die beschriebenen Möglichkeiten der Applikationsintegration sind aber nicht auf den Desktop beschränkt, sondern können genauso in Web-Anwendungen Verwendung finden.

  10. Understanding semantics

    Thrane, Torben

    1997-01-01

    Understanding natural language is a cognitive, information-driven process. Discussing some of the consequences of this fact, the paper offers a novel look at the semantic effect of lexical nouns and the identification of reference types.......Understanding natural language is a cognitive, information-driven process. Discussing some of the consequences of this fact, the paper offers a novel look at the semantic effect of lexical nouns and the identification of reference types....

  11. EEMA: focus on technical and legal issues of e-business in the European Union

    Edwin JACOBS

    2005-01-01

    EEMA is Europe's leading independent association for e-Business and promotes collaboration concerning all technical (ICT) , legal and business aspects of e-business. EEMA puts the emphasis on today's practical issues. In this respect, EEMA's Legal Intrest Group, headed by Prof. Jos Dumortier, focuses on all legal aspects of e-business, i.a. electronic signature, e-invoice, identity management, security legislation (e.g. Sarbanes Oxley in the EU), privacy, etc. On November 22nd and 23 rd this ...

  12. A Holistic Framework of E-Business Strategy: The Case of Haier in China

    Peter Ping Li; Steven Tung-lung Chang

    2004-01-01

    This paper proposes a conceptual framework of e-business strategy. It argues that such a framework must be holistic, dynamic and dialectical. This framework will assist both researchers and practitioners regarding the key issues of e-business strategy. Further, a case study of Haier from China reveals that all firms need to learn how to design effective e-business strategies, which should be built on a sound organizational form or business model. The case of Haier also suggests that the local...

  13. Semiautomatic Derivation and Use of Personal Privacy Policies in E-Business

    George Yee; Larry Korba

    2005-01-01

    The growth of the Internet has been accompanied by the growth of Internet e-business services (e.g., electronic bookseller services, electronic stock-transaction services). This proliferation of e-business services has in turn fueled the need to protect the personal privacy of e-business users or consumers. We advocate a privacy policy approach to protecting personal privacy. However, it is evident that the specification of a personal privacy policy must be as easy as possible for the consume...

  14. The Importance of Integrative Components in the Field of e-Business and Information Systems

    Jelica Trninić

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available The paper considers some of the possible of integrational joining in the domain of information system (IS development and e-business application. Up to date reengineering processes imply focusing on complementariness of strategic approach in IS development and e-business in order to provide optimal business of an organization. By forming and defining the structure of resources in manages, an organization provides its competitiveness on the market. It is obvious that e-business strategy rests upon, and makes connections with other strategies. This predominantly implies corporative and IS strategy with support of SCM (Syplay Chain Management and CRM (Customer Relations Management.

  15. The E-Business Research Network: summary of the results of the Dutch pilot survey

    Wiele, Ton; Williams, Roger; Iwaarden, Jos; Wilson, Melanie; Dale, Barry

    2001-01-01

    textabstractA project has been started with the intention to develop an E-Business Research Network on E-business related research in business and management. The initiative has been taken in co-operation between Erasmus University and UMIST to develop a project in which the first stage concerns the development of a database of researchers and their activities in e-business related research in business and management. The next stage will be to investigate the needs in companies in relation to...

  16. EEMA: focus on technical and legal issues of e-business in the European Union

    Edwin JACOBS

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available EEMA is Europe's leading independent association for e-Business and promotes collaboration concerning all technical (ICT , legal and business aspects of e-business. EEMA puts the emphasis on today's practical issues. In this respect, EEMA's Legal Intrest Group, headed by Prof. Jos Dumortier, focuses on all legal aspects of e-business, i.a. electronic signature, e-invoice, identity management, security legislation (e.g. Sarbanes Oxley in the EU, privacy, etc. On November 22nd and 23 rd this year EEMA will organise a two day seminar about electronic invoicing and electronic archiving in Brussels.

  17. THE QUALITY ASSURANCE FOR THE OPEN SOURCE E-BUSINESS SOLUTIONS

    Lazarica Marinela; Surcel Traian

    2009-01-01

    Conversion of ordinary business into e-business has forced organizations to be redesigned and reshaped Today's business owners are more dependent on applications than ever before. Application software automates key business processes - from payments, fund

  18. THE QUALITY ASSURANCE FOR THE OPEN SOURCE E-BUSINESS SOLUTIONS

    Surcel Traian

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available Conversion of ordinary business into e-business has forced organizations to be redesigned and reshaped Today's business owners are more dependent on applications than ever before. Application software automates key business processes - from payments, fund

  19. Multi-disciplinary solutions to industry and government´s E-business challenges

    Elliot, Steve; Viborg Andersen, Kim; Trauth, Eileen;

    Successful implementations of E-Business frequently require additional interaction between elements that extend beyond technology and organizational issues to include environmental (e.g. infrastructure, national culture, national and international payment mechanisms) and consumer factors....

  20. Discovering Performance Measurement System to Evaluate the Efficiency of E-Business Solutions

    Laura Uturytė  -Vrubliauskienė

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Despite the significant growth of information technologies investments, evidence of their influence on organization performance remains inconclusive. Nowadays it is very important to realize whether expected economic benefits of information technologies investments are being recognized in organizations. Currently organizations can no longer afford basically to lose their money in e-business initiatives without developing and using suitable metrics to measure the effectiveness of such investments and to find out the relationship between e-business and organization performance. The study describes research aimed at determining the exact nature of such e-business performance measurement systems. The basic objective of this study is to discover performance measurement system for evaluating the efficiency of e-business solutions.Article in Lithuanian

  1. E- business as a means of trade expansion of a company

    Aška, Václav

    2011-01-01

    This diploma thesis deals with the concept of digital business environment, its dynamic development, benefits and pitfalls, the different possibilities of use, analytical tools used for diagnosis of the environment where the e-business want to be implemented, and analysis of the enterprise Alpha considering the e-business integration. The first part of the thesis is dedicated to the literature overview of the relevant theories. In the chapter one, the theory of th...

  2. E-Business Assimilation in China's International Trade Firms: The Technology-Organization-Environment Framework

    Dahui Li; Fujun Lai; Jian Wang

    2010-01-01

    Despite the importance of international trade firms in China’s economic development, there is only limited empirical evidence about how these firms assimilate Internet-based e-business in global supply chain operations. Using the Technology-Organization-Environment framework, this study investigates technological, organizational, and environmental factors which determine e-business assimilation in these firms. Based on survey data collected from 307 international trade firms in the Beijing ...

  3. Secure E-Business applications based on the European Citizen Card

    Zipfel, Christian; Daum, Henning; Meister, Gisela

    The introduction of ID cards enhanced with electronic authentication services opens up the possibility to use these for identification and authentication in e-business applications. To avoid incompatible national solutions, the specification of the European Citizen Card aims at defining interoperable services for such use cases. Especially the given device authentication methods can help to eliminate security problems with current e-business and online banking applications.

  4. e-Business a ICT - nástroje konkurenceschopnosti EU

    Nechala, Marek

    2008-01-01

    The thesis identifies the role of e-business and ICT in the economy of the present European Union and their function in increasing EU's competitiveness in the world's economy. It maps and evaluates help of the public sector of the European Union for this important component of modern economy. The thesis also describes current state of e-business and ICT both in the European Union and the world and outlines their probable future development.

  5. Communication in Second Life and E-business Opportunities: A Case Analysis

    Sharma Gajendra; Wenjun Sun; Qi Lu

    2011-01-01

    Second life is an online, 3D virtual world imagined and created by its residents. The aim of the current study is to investigate why people communicate in second life and effectiveness of communication to perform e-business in virtual environment. The most common communication media used in second life are text and voice, instant messaging and video conferencing. The intention of residents entering second Life is to interact with each other, socialize and conduct e-business. The major theoret...

  6. Oracle E-Business Suite Financials R12 A Functionality Guide

    Iyer, Mohan

    2012-01-01

    This is a step-by-step functional guide to get you started easily with Oracle EBS Financials. If you are an Oracle E-Business Suite Financial consultant or an administrator looking to get a quick review on the capabilities of Oracle E-Business Suite and improve the use of the systems functionality, then this is the best guide for you. This book assumes that you have a fundamental knowledge of EBS Suite.

  7. CHANGE – E-BUSINESS – THE MAJOR FACTORS FOR ADVANCED COMPETITIVE IN ROMANIAN TRAVEL AGENCIES

    Holban (Oncioiu) Ionica

    2010-01-01

    The Internet and e-business adoption are the most important issues of this century for travel agencies. Although, the Internet provides many opportunities to do business; therefore, in the near future the Romania travel agencies may lose their competitiveness. Redesigning the business processes of travel agencies to adapt them to e-business environment is aimed in this study. The present system is going to be analyzed and redesigned to make them able to utilize from technology efficiently.

  8. A Framework of Successful E-Business Incubator for Indonesian Public Universities

    Lina Gozali

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract. In many developed countries, many business incubators take part to help starts-up company to develop their own business; especially the baby born business cannot compete with the giant industries that have become the old business players. Universities play an important role in motivating young graduates to become technology entrepreneur. Unemployment in Indonesia is still the main issue for the government program to increase welfare in the future. In year 2014 the data from Statistic Center of Indonesia state that Indonesia has 4% unemployment from Indonesia’ work generation. In Indonesia, incubators has been developed since 1992 initiated by the government, Cooperative Department and also universities. This effort continued in 1997 when there was a program called the Development of Entrepreneurship Culture in universities, and of its activity was New Entrepreneur Incubator. The objectives of the research are to investigate the success factor for e-business incubator, and to propose and develop a framework for successful e-business incubator for public universities in Indonesia. Research location is in Indonesia for the public universities that have their e-business incubator. This research will conduct quantitative and qualitative analyses based on data collection from incubator managers and business founders in Indonesia. The result of this research is a framework for successful e-business incubator in Indonesian public universities.Keywords: E-business incubator, Public university incubator, Successful e-business incubator, Framework, Indonesia 

  9. Research of B2B e-Business Application and Development Technology Based on SOA

    Xian, Li Liang

    Today, the B2B e-business systems in most enterprises usually have multiple heterogeneous and independent systems which are based on different platforms and operate in different functional departments. To deal with the increased services in future, an enterprise needs to expand its system continuously. This, however, will cause great inconvenience to the future system maintenance. To implement e-business successfully, a unified internal e-business integration environment must be established to integrate the internal system and thus realize a unified internal mechanism within the enterprise e-business system. The SOA (service-oriented architecture), however, can well meet the above requirements. The integration of SOA-based applications can reduce the dependency of different types of IT systems, reduce the cost of system maintenance and the complexity of the IT system operation, increase the flexibility of the system deployment, and at the same time exclude the barrier of service innovation. Research and application of SOA-based enterprise application systems has become a very important research project at present. Based on SOA, this document designs an enterprise e-business application model and realizes a flexible and expandable e-business platform.

  10. Quality model for semantic IS standards

    Folmer, E.J.A.

    2011-01-01

    Semantic IS (Information Systems) standards are essential for achieving interoperability between organizations. However a recent survey suggests that not the full benefits of standards are achieved, due to the quality issues. This paper presents a quality model for semantic IS standards, that should

  11. Quality measurement of semantic standards

    Folmer, E.J.A.; Oude Luttighuis, P.H.W.M.; Hillegersberg, van, R.

    2010-01-01

    Quality of semantic standards is unadressed in current research while there is an explicit need from standard developers. The business importance is evident since quality of standards will have impact on its diffusion and achieved interoperability in practice. An instrument to measure the quality of semantic standards is designed to contribute to the knowledge domain, standards developers and might ultimo lead to improved interoperability. This instrument is iteratively designed with multiple...

  12. The applications and benefits of E-Business for improving supplier management in construction with emphasis on the Irish and German construction industries

    Rogers, David

    2001-01-01

    Purpose: This dissertation investigates and analyses the use of the Internet and its support mechanisms, in improving efficiency along the Supply Chain with a view to achieving the optimum success in the European construction sector. It is believed that the European construction sector can make full use of advancements in modern technology, to allow for more effective collaboration among partners along the Supply Chain. An e-Business strategy was seen in this light as a means of allowing f...

  13. A framework for evaluating e-Business models and Productivity Analysis for Banking Sector in India

    Dr. Prakash Singh

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available In the world of e-business the rapid growth of the market and fierce competition between the increasing numbers of participants add up to new innovations every day leading to short development cycles. New business models and a herd of start-up companies emerge every few months, to exploit the new opportunities. However, the business has had rough times trying to keep up with the rapid development of e-business. Despite the fact that more and more efforts are made to grasp the essentials of e-business and in particular e-business models, the existing literature on the subject is scattered. Moreover, the studies are quickly out-dated due to the fast phase of the 'new economy'. A clear need exists for an objective and up-to-date literature study of e-business models. This study is an effort to draw together some of the e-Business models and real-life experiments that has been circling around the e-business models. To study the sweeping changes brought about by e-initiative measures in the banking sector some banks were chosen, from public sector like SBI ,BOB etc and from private sector like ICICI, HDFC etc. The paper analyses a comparison of various models using metric method. The different elements of the metric include revenue generation, value proposition, infrastructure etc. A mathematical model taking into consideration various ranking and weightages to the elements of the metric has been developed to analyse whether investments in e-initiative increased productivity and profitability in the Indian banking system. The model suggests that the performance of the banking sector has improved considerably. Profitability, customer satisfaction, and many other parameters show a market improvement. It is believed that a mathematical approach proposed in this paper will find extensive application in other sectors of the economy also.

  14. An Empirical Study of Sources Affecting E-Business Value Creation in Jordanian Banking Services Sector

    Ali. Alawneh

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Grounded in the technology–organization–environment (TOE framework, we have developed an extended conceptual research model for assessing the value of e-business at the bank level. For the purposes of our research some constructs were added to (TOE framework such as IT/Business strategy alignment, adequacy of IT professionals, and availability of online revenues. Other factors were excluded such as the global scope since our research is at the national level in Jordanian banking sector. Based on our enhanced framework, we have formulated eight hypotheses and identify eight factors (technology readiness or competence, bank size, financial resources commitment, IT/Business strategy alignment, adequacy of IT professionals, availability of online revenues, competition intensity or pressure, and regulatory support environment that may affect value creation of carrying out e-business in Jordanian banking sector. Survey data from 140 employees in seven pioneered banks in the Jordanian banking services industry were collected and used to test the theoretical model. Based on simple and multiple linear regressions, our empirical analysis demonstrates several key findings: (1 technology readiness is found to have the strongest significant influence on the e-business value in banks. (2 Bank size, IT/Business strategy alignment, and availability of online revenues are found to have significant influence on the e-business value in banks, while financial resources commitment and adequacy of IT professionals do not contribute significantly to e-business value. (3 Both the competition intensity and regulatory support environment contribute significantly to value creation of e-business in banks. These findings indicate the usefulness of the proposed research model for studying e-business value in banks. They also provide insights for both business managers and policy-makers.

  15. Design and Research on e-Business Platform Based on Agent

    Li, L. Z.; Li, L. X.

    The efficiency of enterprises can be improved and made more competitive by e-business. Consequently, e-business is developing in a swift and violent manner as a new type of business mode all over the world. But with the rapid increase of information on the Internet, the traditional technology cannot meet the requirement of information development well. Soon, high-efficient e-business system needs to be set up by a new kind of technology. Since the agent has the characteristic of movement, cooperation as well as some intelligence, it can compensate the shortcoming of the current e-business system. So how to lead the agent into e-business soon becomes the focus of academic and enterprises. This chapter analyzes the existing electronic business mode and designs a kind of the electronic business model based on the agent intelligence. It searches the goods information that match the customer request and negotiates goods price and the bargain conditions with seller, and recommends reasonable goods for the double win both the customer and the safer. The language of the system development is Java and use the B/S structure.

  16. The Impact of e-Business Strategy on Home-Based Business

    Rosnafisah Sulaiman

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available The Internet technology has brought major changes to the way business is conducted today. Many terms have been coined to represent the electronic concepts and applications such as e-Business and e-Commerce terms. These terms are commonly used to represent the new transformation of business processes and transactions. In Malaysia, e-Business adoption has not only captured the interest of large organizations but it has also been acknowledged and adopted by small, medium and micro sized enterprises. Implementing e-Business requires significant changes in the company’s structure, culture, strategy, procedures and responsibilities. However, the challenges never stop people from venturing into this new business concept. The aim of this study is to look into e-Business potential for micro sized businesses that operates from home. In this study both qualitative and quantitative method are used. This paper present a review of the literature pertaining to e-Business, home-based business, the qualitative study and the early findings from the study.

  17. Semantic Annotation: The Mainstay of Semantic Web

    Slimani, Thabet

    2013-01-01

    Given that semantic Web realization is based on the critical mass of metadata accessibility and the representation of data with formal knowledge, it needs to generate metadata that is specific, easy to understand and well-defined. However, semantic annotation of the web documents is the successful way to make the Semantic Web vision a reality. This paper introduces the Semantic Web and its vision (stack layers) with regard to some concept definitions that helps the understanding of semantic a...

  18. A SITUATION CALCULUS BASED APPROACH TO DYNAMIC MANAGEMENT OF E-BUSINESS SERVICES

    2007-01-01

    In the era of e-businesses, the traditional business services are greatly challenged by the ever-increasing demands from customers with various backgrounds and personalities. Large numbers of new e-businesses are driven by the needs of customers. The existing dynamics inherent in the customer needs require the corresponding dynamic management of services. Attempting to respond to customers in a rapid and intelligent way, this paper proposes a situation calculus based approach for dynamically managing e-Business services in the ubiquitous environment. By employing the formalism of the situation calculus to enable intelligence and automation, the approach can implement the functions of service automatic composition and model verification. These functions will improve the degree of customer-orientation and enable fast responsiveness in the emerging e-service systems.

  19. E-business in health care: does it contribute to strengthen consumer interest?

    Kertzman, Ed; Janssen, Richard; Ruster, Marijn

    2003-04-01

    One of the goals of the reforms in the European health-care systems over the last two decades has been to make the health-care system more demand-oriented. There is not much known about the possible impact of E-business like approaches on this goal. This paper describes the concept of E-business. Two cases are introduced to illustrate the use of a simple E-business approach in a health-care setting. On the basis of these case studies, we aspect a reduction of the information disadvantages of patients. In our analysis, we also apply new institutional economy concepts, namely agency theory and transaction costs economics to focus on the position of the patient. Concluded is that it is more probable that preferences of demanders are answered by the suppliers of health care. PMID:12644329

  20. E-business and onboard technology at Gibson Petroleum Company Limited

    Bilton, L. [Gibson Petroleum Co. Ltd., Calgary, AB (Canada)

    2001-07-01

    This presentation described the motivation behind Gibson Petroleum's move to e-business to meet its strategic goals. E-business was described as providing diversification and expansion in both products and geographical location. It also enhances communications, promotes growth in the existing business base and is fundamental to system integration. A series of viewgraphs described Gibson's e-business strategy and illustrated a proposed system. Onboard technology meets business needs by allowing for enhancements in key business processes. It also makes it possible to reduce cycle time and provides improved customer service such as online invoicing and possible cost reductions. The future for onboard computers (OBCs) looks promising as 3 G technology will make it possible to provide higher speed wireless data networks and improvement for handheld applications. figs.

  1. Barriers to establish e-business for developing tourism industry: A case study of Kish Island

    Ardeshir Tajzadeh Namin

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, we present an empirical study for ranking different barriers on developing e-business in one of the free zones called Kish Island in. This Island is located in south part of Iran and it is one of the most beautiful free zones of this country with tremendous opportunities for tourism industry. The proposed study gathers important factors in five different groups of economical, social and cultural, political, technology and software packages. In each group, decision makers determine various influencing factors and after three rounds of brainstorming, analytical hierarchy process is used to rank these factors. Based on the results, the lack of a good infrastructure (0.206, the lack of good culture among ordinary people to use e-businesses (0.205, the lack of good knowledge on internet services among ordinary people (0.204 are some of the most important factors preventing e-business in this region.

  2. Semantic Web

    Anna Lamandini

    2011-01-01

    The semantic Web is a technology at the service of knowledge which is aimed at accessibility and the sharing of content; facilitating interoperability between different systems and as such is one of the nine key technological pillars of TIC (technologies for information and communication) within the third theme, programme specific cooperation of the seventh programme framework for research and development (7°PQRS, 2007-2013). As a system it seeks to overcome overload or excess of irrelevant i...

  3. Semantic Architecture for Web application Security

    Abdul Razzaq

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Growth of web applications has facilitated the humanity almost in all aspects of life especially e-health, e-business and e-communication but this application are exposed for web attacks, unauthorized access, evil intentions and treacherous engagements. Various strategies have been formulated over a period of time in the form of intrusion detection system, encryption devices, and firewalls but still proved to be ineffective. In this paper, we have proposed a system having semantic architecture that is capable of performing detection semantically in the context of HTTP protocol, the data, and the target application. The knowledgebase of the system is the ontological representation of communication protocol, attacks data and the application profile that can be refined and expanded over time. Unlike traditional signature base approach, the semantic architecture analysis the HTTP request with the help of semantic rules and inferred knowledge after reasoning of knowledgebase through Inference engine. Non signature based approach of the system enhance the capability of the system to detect the unknown attacks with low false positive rate. The system is evaluated by comparing with existing open source solutions and showing significant improvement in term of detection ability with low alarm rate

  4. New challenges for logistics providers in the e-business era

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Companies that operate nowadays and provide logistics services are changing their own business attitudes while searching for new ways of development. They focus their searches on qualifications and common usage of information and communication technologies. Presentation of changes that might occur in the supply chain through introduction of e-business solutions for logistics providers is the main goal of this paper. E-business, as a commonly used term, on one hand causes many misunderstandings related to defining and on the other hand gives new possibilities of development and emergences of new services based on the Internet.

  5. The effect of e-business on corporate performance : firm level evidence for Belgium

    Konings, Joep; Roodhooft, Filip

    2000-01-01

    E-business offers buyers and sellers a new form of communication and provides an opportunity to create new marketplaces. Theoretical studies suggest in general that the development of e-business results in higher firm performance as a result of lower search and head-to-head comparison costs. However, there are a number of recent theoretical studies, which demonstrate that the growth of e-commerce may lead to monopolistic pricing behaviour so that firms engaging in e-commerce need not perform ...

  6. Semantic Vector Machines

    Vincent, Etter

    2011-01-01

    We first present our work in machine translation, during which we used aligned sentences to train a neural network to embed n-grams of different languages into an $d$-dimensional space, such that n-grams that are the translation of each other are close with respect to some metric. Good n-grams to n-grams translation results were achieved, but full sentences translation is still problematic. We realized that learning semantics of sentences and documents was the key for solving a lot of natural language processing problems, and thus moved to the second part of our work: sentence compression. We introduce a flexible neural network architecture for learning embeddings of words and sentences that extract their semantics, propose an efficient implementation in the Torch framework and present embedding results comparable to the ones obtained with classical neural language models, while being more powerful.

  7. Jigsaw Semantics

    Paul J. E. Dekker

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available In the last decade the enterprise of formal semantics has been under attack from several philosophical and linguistic perspectives, and it has certainly suffered from its own scattered state, which hosts quite a variety of paradigms which may seem to be incompatible. It will not do to try and answer the arguments of the critics, because the arguments are often well-taken. The negative conclusions, however, I believe are not. The only adequate reply seems to be a constructive one, which puts several pieces of formal semantics, in particular dynamic semantics, together again. In this paper I will try and sketch an overview of tasks, techniques, and results, which serves to at least suggest that it is possible to develop a coherent overall picture of undeniably important and structural phenomena in the interpretation of natural language. The idea is that the concept of meanings as truth conditions after all provides an excellent start for an integrated study of the meaning and use of natural language, and that an extended notion of goal directed pragmatics naturally complements this picture. None of the results reported here are really new, but we think it is important to re-collect them.ReferencesAsher, Nicholas & Lascarides, Alex. 1998. ‘Questions in Dialogue’. Linguistics and Philosophy 23: 237–309.http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1005364332007Borg, Emma. 2007. ‘Minimalism versus contextualism in semantics’. In Gerhard Preyer & Georg Peter (eds. ‘Context-Sensitivity and Semantic Minimalism’, pp. 339–359. Oxford: Oxford University Press.Cappelen, Herman & Lepore, Ernest. 1997. ‘On an Alleged Connection between Indirect Quotation and Semantic Theory’. Mind and Language 12: pp. 278–296.Cappelen, Herman & Lepore, Ernie. 2005. Insensitive Semantics. Oxford: Blackwell.http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9780470755792Dekker, Paul. 2002. ‘Meaning and Use of Indefinite Expressions’. Journal of Logic, Language and Information 11: pp. 141–194

  8. Semantic web mining

    Stumme, Gerd; Hotho, Andreas; Berendt, Bettina

    2006-01-01

    Semantic Web Mining aims at combining the two fast-developing research areas Semantic Web and Web Mining. This survey analyzes the convergence of trends from both areas: an increasing number of researchers is working on improving the results of Web Mining by exploiting semantic structures in the Web, and they make use of Web Mining techniques for building the Semantic Web. Last but not least, these techniques can be used for mining the Semantic Web itself. The Semantic Web is t...

  9. Geospatial semantic web

    Zhang, Chuanrong; Li, Weidong

    2015-01-01

    This book covers key issues related to Geospatial Semantic Web, including geospatial web services for spatial data interoperability; geospatial ontology for semantic interoperability; ontology creation, sharing, and integration; querying knowledge and information from heterogeneous data source; interfaces for Geospatial Semantic Web, VGI (Volunteered Geographic Information) and Geospatial Semantic Web; challenges of Geospatial Semantic Web; and development of Geospatial Semantic Web applications. This book also describes state-of-the-art technologies that attempt to solve these problems such

  10. Types of B2B E-Business Model Commonly Used: An Empirical Study On Australian Agribusines Firms

    Ng, Eric

    2005-01-01

    This paper explores the various B2B e-business models commonly used using in-depth interviews and case studies conducted with Australian agribusiness firms. There is an apparent need to rethink the types of e-business models to be adopted as businesses make their transition toward the electronic environment. This is particularly evident in the B2B market where e-business has seen a significant growth. From the analysis, 10 B2B e-business models were identified with seven of them regarded as c...

  11. Perceptions of Accounting Practitioners and Educators on E-Business Curriculum and Web Security Issues

    Ragothaman, Srinivasan; Lavin, Angeline; Davies, Thomas

    2007-01-01

    This research examines, through survey administration, the perceptions of accounting practitioners and educators with respect to the multi-faceted security issues of e-commerce payment systems as well as e-business curriculum issues. Specific security issues explored include misuse/theft of personal and credit card information, spam e-mails,…

  12. Communication in Second Life and E-business Opportunities: A Case Analysis

    Sharma Gajendra

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Second life is an online, 3D virtual world imagined and created by its residents. The aim of the current study is to investigate why people communicate in second life and effectiveness of communication to perform e-business in virtual environment. The most common communication media used in second life are text and voice, instant messaging and video conferencing. The intention of residents entering second Life is to interact with each other, socialize and conduct e-business. The major theoretical background used in this study was the communication theory and social systems, theory of intrinsic motivation and word of mouth communication. A case analysis from second life residents was performed to study communication behavior of residents and e-business opportunities. The result was focused on the efficiency and superiority of communication in second life among other social networking sites such as Facebook, Myspace, Twitter and Youtube and its significance on real world business. The findings provided that communication in virtual environment plays pivotal role for social networking and e-business growth.

  13. E-business Sees Rapid Development in China's Oil and Petrochemical Field

    2002-01-01

    @@ A two-day high-level e-business forum on petroleum and petrochemical industry, sponsored by China Chemicals Information Center, was held in Beijing in late-April, at which Vice President of CNPC Yan Sanzhong addressed opening speech.

  14. Categorizing Health Websites: E-Knowledge, E-Business and E-Professional

    Usher, Wayne; Skinner, James

    2011-01-01

    This article presents three types of health website categories (e-knowledge, e-business and e-professional) which are currently being used to disseminate health-related information, services and medical literature to the health consumer and professional. Moreover, criteria which have been used to establish a health website's category is…

  15. E-Business in Education. What You Need To Know: Building Competencies for Tomorrow's Opportunities.

    Norris, Donald M.; Olson, Mark A.

    This guidebook is based on the belief that e-business applications will transform academia and academic support experiences, with learners participating in distributed learning environments that mix physical and virtual learning resources in many combinations, and it offers insights into the strategies and planning needed to develop a college…

  16. E-Business and Online Learning: Connections and Opportunities for Vocational Education and Training.

    Mitchell, John

    Australian vocational education and training (VET) providers show increasing interest in using electronic technology to provide online learning, student services, and business functions, according to a study that included a literature review, Internet search, interviews with organizations that use e-business models for online learning, analysis of…

  17. High Technology Service Value Maximization through an MCDM-Based Innovative e-Business Model

    Huang, Chi-Yo; Tzeng, Gwo-Hshiung; Ho, Wen-Rong; Chuang, Hsiu-Tyan; Lue, Yeou-Feng

    The emergence of the Internet has changed the high technology marketing channels thoroughly in the past decade while E-commerce has already become one of the most efficient channels which high technology firms may skip the intermediaries and reach end customers directly. However, defining appropriate e-business models for commercializing new high technology products or services through Internet are not that easy. To overcome the above mentioned problems, a novel analytic framework based on the concept of high technology customers’ competence set expansion by leveraging high technology service firms’ capabilities and resources as well as novel multiple criteria decision making (MCDM) techniques, will be proposed in order to define an appropriate e-business model. An empirical example study of a silicon intellectual property (SIP) commercialization e-business model based on MCDM techniques will be provided for verifying the effectiveness of this novel analytic framework. The analysis successful assisted a Taiwanese IC design service firm to define an e-business model for maximizing its customer’s SIP transactions. In the future, the novel MCDM framework can be applied successful to novel business model definitions in the high technology industry.

  18. Training and Human Resource Issues in Small E-Businesses: Towards a Research Agenda

    Matlay, Harry

    2004-01-01

    A great deal has been written in recent years about the internet and the emergence of e-businesses operating in the global e-economy. Although a small proportion of the expanding literature on this topic is based on empirically rigorous research, the bulk of publications tend to be of limited value to small business owner/managers. Furthermore,…

  19. Selection of Server-Side Technologies for an E-Business Curriculum

    Sandvig, J. Christopher

    2007-01-01

    The rapid growth of e-business and e-commerce has made server-side programming an increasingly important topic in information systems (IS) and computer science (CS) curricula. This article presents an overview of the major features of several popular server-side programming technologies and discusses the factors that influence the selection of…

  20. Editorial: New Frontiers in e-Business and e-Government

    Li, F.

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available This special issue will explore a wide range of issues, from the emerging opportunities and challenges of MMORPGs, the new media industries, emerging technologies and applications and new Challengesin e-Government and e-Public services, to using e-Business to facilitate regional economic developments.

  1. Semantic Web

    Hall, Wendy; O'Hara, Kieron

    2009-01-01

    The Semantic Web is a proposed extension to the World Wide Web (WWW) that aims to provide a common framework for sharing and reusing data across applications. The most common interfaces to the World Wide Web present it as a Web of Documents, linked in various ways including hyperlinks. But from the data point of view, each document is a black box – the data are not given independently of their representation in the document. This reduces its power, and also (as most information needs to be ex...

  2. An explanatory model of the organizational factors that explain the adoption of E-business

    Marta Beatriz García-Moreno

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: to describe the factors that facilitate the adoption of e-business in firms. To go in deep on the factors, resources and capabilities that need to be present in those firms seeking to improve their levels of e-business adoption. Design/methodology/approach: analysis of the literature involving the main theories on business administration, and more specifically, on those related to technology innovation (TI and information systems (IS, as applicable to the organizational factors that explain the adoption of e-business. Findings: it identifies three main sources of influence: a first group covers the characteristics of the actual firm, which refer to the organisation’s specific features: firm size, the backing of top management, expected benefit, age, the level of human capital, and international projection. A second group of factors includes technology-related characteristics. The third group contains all those aspects in the environment that may affect the firm’s attitude to e-business. Research limitations/implications: the chosen variables play significant role following a review of the studies on the subject, but not all potential ones have been included. The variables have been chosen in view of the large number of studies that have reported conclusive results. Practical implications: the model presented is designed to enable both scholars in this field and decision-makers in strategic matters to reflect upon those aspects that may drive the adoption of e-business, and thereby help them to make more informed decisions on the matter. Social implications: In highly competitive industries, firms need to keep themselves permanently up to speed with technological advances and strategic innovations Originality/value: it is the first study that considers three different perspectives: the organizational, the technological and the environmental one.

  3. A COMPARISON OF ICT USE (E-BUSINESS TOOLS IN COMPANIES OF SELECTED COUNTRIES

    Jan Petrtyl

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Information and communication technologies (ICT are definitely a phenomenon that has changed our world. According to the European Commission (2008, p.13: “ICT is an umbrella term that encompasses a wide array of systems, devices and services used for data processing (the information side of ICT as well as telecommunications equipment and services for data transmission and communication (the communication side”. Institutions such as for instance Eurostat deal with statistical monitoring and classification of ICT use at companies. The presented research is focused on the comparison of e-business in selected countries. For the purposes of the research study, the data available from the open electronic database of Eurostat (2013 for analyses of ICT use in a business sector were used. A composite indicator was established and the level of e-business (a notion introduced by the European Commission, 2010 in selected countries in categories: Business information systems, Purchase and sale, Cooperation within SCM, and Education, communication and remote access was monitored. The attention was paid to the differences in monitored categories for SMEs and large enterprises. The contribution of the presented study is to mediate a picture of the implementation of e-business tools in selected EU countries on the basis of the large database of Eurostat (2013. The comparison between the Czech Republic and Germany, but also between other relevant competitors from the Visegrad group shows the Czech level of e-business. The outputs also show that the level of e-business at SMEs is lower than at large enterprises, that is in all selected countries.

  4. Semantic Conflicts Reconciliation as a Viable Solution for Semantic Heterogeneity Problems

    Walaa S. Ismail

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available Achieving semantic interoperability is a current challenge in the field of data integration in order to bridge semantic conflicts occurring when the participating sources and receivers use different or implicit data assumptions. Providing a framework that automatically detects and resolves semantic conflicts is considered as a daunting task for many reasons, it should preserve the local autonomy of the integrated sources, as well as provides a standard query language for accessing the integrated data on a global basis. Many existing traditional and ontology-based approaches have tried to achieve semantic interoperability, but they have certain drawbacks that make them inappropriate for integrating data from a large number of participating sources. We propose semantic conflicts reconciliation (SCR framework, it is ontology-based system in which all data semantics explicitly described in the knowledge representation phase and automatically taken into account through the interpretation mediation service phase, so conflicts detected and resolved automatically at the query time

  5. Quality measurement of semantic standards

    Folmer, E.J.A.; Oude Luttighuis, P.H.W.M.; Hillegersberg, J. van

    2010-01-01

    Quality of semantic standards is unadressed in current research while there is an explicit need from standard developers. The business importance is evident since quality of standards will have impact on its diffusion and achieved interoperability in practice. An instrument to measure the quality of

  6. Semantic Web

    Anna Lamandini

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available The semantic Web is a technology at the service of knowledge which is aimed at accessibility and the sharing of content; facilitating interoperability between different systems and as such is one of the nine key technological pillars of TIC (technologies for information and communication within the third theme, programme specific cooperation of the seventh programme framework for research and development (7°PQRS, 2007-2013. As a system it seeks to overcome overload or excess of irrelevant information in Internet, in order to facilitate specific or pertinent research. It is an extension of the existing Web in which the aim is for cooperation between and the computer and people (the dream of Sir Tim Berners –Lee where machines can give more support to people when integrating and elaborating data in order to obtain inferences and a global sharing of data. It is a technology that is able to favour the development of a “data web” in other words the creation of a space in both sets of interconnected and shared data (Linked Data which allows users to link different types of data coming from different sources. It is a technology that will have great effect on everyday life since it will permit the planning of “intelligent applications” in various sectors such as education and training, research, the business world, public information, tourism, health, and e-government. It is an innovative technology that activates a social transformation (socio-semantic Web on a world level since it redefines the cognitive universe of users and enables the sharing not only of information but of significance (collective and connected intelligence.

  7. E-business and its Application in Conditions of Central European Market

    Naci Tolga Saruc

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Aim of this paper is highlighting possibilities in effective utilization of Information and Communication Technologies for supporting entrepreneurship (e-business for Small and Medium enterprises. The core research carried on for duration of twelve months covered analysis and following presentation of possibilities of practical utilization of e-business applications. Furthermore research was oriented towards innovative forms of marketing communication in Real Corporation conducting business in Central European market. Analyzing data on collected findings can add value towards gaining a significant competitive advantage in form of better understanding of real facts influencing entrepreneurship in principle. This can lead consequently to positive influence on corporate effectiveness in the environment of Small and Medium enterprises.

  8. THE NEED TO USE DATA MINING TECHNIQUES IN E-BUSINESS

    Claudia Elena Dinucă

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available The number of Internet users rose from 400 million in 2000 to just over 2 billion in early 2011. This means that approximately one third of the world's population uses the internet. Taking these conditions into consideration, the way how businesses are designed need to be changed Many companies that, over the last century could not even dream that could have a certain volume of activity or they could face competition with industry giants, have succeeded in giving to enjoy great success. For example: Amazon.com, founded in 1995, had in 1999 a turnover of at least 13 times higher than other prestigious names in the U.S., such as Barnes & Noble and Borders Books & Music. E-business is the key to make life easier for the people. Knowledge of e-business environment is essential for doing business in this century. More must be understood and new technologies applied to extract knowledge from data.

  9. Mapping of Core Components Based e-Business Standards into Ontology

    Magdalenić, Ivan; Vrdoljak, Boris; Schatten, Markus

    A mapping of Core Components specification based e-business standards to an ontology is presented. The Web Ontology Language (OWL) is used for ontology development. In order to preserve the existing hierarchy of the standards, an emphasis is put on the mapping of Core Components elements to specific constructs in OWL. The main purpose of developing an e-business standards' ontology is to create a foundation for an automated mapping system that would be able to convert concepts from various standards in an independent fashion. The practical applicability and verification of the presented mappings is tested on the mapping of Universal Business Language version 2.0 and Cross Industry Invoice version 2.0 to OWL.

  10. Developing E-Business Strategies Curriculum Case Study in the Information Systems Department

    Thoria Alghamdi

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available E-Business Strategies (EBS is an elective course in the Information Systems Department, Faculty of Computing & Information Technology at King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah. In this course, students learn many concepts regarding e-business, such as strategies, models, relationships and so on. Also, they improve their leadership skills, such as analyzing the business environment and take the decisions. In this paper, we address the main challenges faced by the EBS course developers and study all the components of the existing EBS course. We then determine a learning strategy using an Outcomes-based Education (OBE approach and redesign the course using an Active Learning Approach. This paper provides comprehensive information concerning an EBS course in terms of its importance, goals, textbook and evaluation tools.

  11. E-BUSINESSES AND INFORMATIONAL SOCIETY AND THEIR IMPACT ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

    Adela Suzana ARTENE

    2014-01-01

    The term of informational society arose from the necessity to accurately denote the society's transformation, generated by the rapid development of information and communications technology. Through the extremely rapid growth of the quality of e-businesses and communication services, the society went through a drastic change process due to the access liberalization to information and communications, thus becoming an information society, practically an e-society. For governments and publi...

  12. Understanding the implementation of e-business strategies: Evidence from Luxembourg

    Martin, Ludivine

    2009-01-01

    Our empirical study aims at identifying the drivers of the implementation of an e-business strategy by firms located in Luxembourg. The setting up of such a strategy is apprehended through the website and the type of strategy through the functionalities available on the Internet. Thus we distinguish an information-oriented strategy from a commercially oriented one. Probit analyses and models derived from count data models are conducted on a dataset of website investments by about 1100 firms l...

  13. BARRIERS IN IMPLEMENTATION OF E-BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES IN SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES (SMEs) IN PAKISTAN

    Anwar Ali Shah G. Syed; Faiz M.Shaikh

    2012-01-01

    The current research investigates the Barriers in implementation of E-Business Technologies in Small and Medium enterprises (SMEs) in Pakistan. Data were collected from 2000 respondents by using simple random technique. A structural questionnaire was developed for the data collection and reliability and validity of data. It was revealed that most of the SMEs business owners are not familiar in using internet and in many cases they are not computer literate. It was further revealed that Govern...

  14. The benefits of e-business adoption : an empirical study of Swedish SMEs

    Beheshti, Hooshang; Salehi-Sangari, Esmail

    2007-01-01

    The global nature of business today and the advances in information and communications technologies have compelled corporations to employ emerging technologies in order to remain competitive. In recent years electronic business has been adopted by many corporations to improve operational efficiency, profitability, and to strengthen their competitive position. This study examines the impact of web-based e-business on the small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) in Sweden. The analyses of data ...

  15. E-business in European food and beverages industry: current applications & future trends

    Vlachos, Ilias

    2004-01-01

    This study examined a number of key issues regarding applications of e-business and Information & Communication Technologies in European Food and Beverage Industry. For this purpose a pan European survey was conducted during the period October-November 2002. The role and use of ICT technologies mirrors the structure of the industry: dominance by large multinationals, where the creation of industrial groups (tied to mergers and subsidiaries) has encouraged the installation of interconnecte...

  16. Implementation of a Cloud Data Server (CDS) for Providing Secure Service in E-Business

    D.Kesavaraja; Balasubramanian, R; D. Sasireka

    2010-01-01

    Cloud Data Servers is the novel approach for providing secure service to e-business .Millions of users are surfing the Cloud for various purposes, therefore they need highly safe and persistent services. Usually hackers target particular Operating Systems or a Particular Controller. Inspiteof several ongoing researches Conventional Web Servers and its Intrusion Detection System might not be able to detect such attacks. So we implement a Cloud Data Server with Session Controller Architecture u...

  17. Determinants and Role of Trust in E-Business: A Large Scale Empirical Study

    Sultan, Fareena.; Urban, Glen; Shankar, Venkatesh; Bart, Iakov

    2003-01-01

    This research investigates the determinants and role of consumer trust in e-business. It examines consumer perceptions of trust in a Web site and addresses the following key research questions: What factors influence consumer trust in a Web site and what specific Web site trust cues are associated with these factors? How does trust affect consumer behavioral intent on a Web site? To address these questions, we develop a conceptual model that links consumer perceptions of Web site characterist...

  18. A Qualitative Study of E-Business Adoption in the Real Estate Sector in China

    YAN SUN

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this qualitative study is to investigate e-business adoption into real estate agencies in China. This research focuses on the advantages and disadvantages of IT/IS (Information Technology/Information Systems integration through face to face interviews with property agency managers in Suzhou. Particularly, it looks into the real estate sector in China today and provides implications to improve service quality and stay competitive within local real estate agencies in Suzhou, China.

  19. Technological change: An analysis of the diffusion and implications of e-business technologies

    Köllinger, Philipp

    2005-01-01

    Die vorliegende Dissertation beschäftigt sich hauptsächlich mit zwei Fragen: Erstens, welche Faktoren beein-flussen den Prozess, durch den sich neue Technologien unter Firmen verbreiten? Zweitens, welche Konsequen-zen ergeben sich aus der Verbreitung neuer Technologien? Beide Fragen beschäftigen sich mit der Dynamik des technologischen Wandels. Die Analyse wird am konkreten Beispiel von e-Business Technologien durchgeführt. Dabei werden insbesondere die Konsequenzen von interdependenten Tech...

  20. Testing and Monitoring E-Business using the Event-driven Test Scripting Language

    Durand, Jacques [Fujitsu Software; Kulvatunyou, Boonserm [ORNL; Woo, Jungyub [POSTECH University, South Korea; Monica, Martin [Sun Microsystems, Inc.

    2007-03-01

    This paper addresses challenges associated with conformance and interoperability testing of today's e-business technologies and proposes a new approach that improves on existing test scripting languages and operation modes. A test model and scripting are described, namely, the Event-driven Test Scripting Language (eTSL). We contrasted this new approach with existing testing technologies and provide examples that illustrate the use of both the model and the language.

  1. How e-business influences on time customer delivery: An empirical investigation on insurance industry

    Naser Azad; Sheima Tahmasebi Tehrani; Somayeh Hozouri

    2013-01-01

    During the past few years, e-business has revolutionized insurance industry and it has become as one of the most important techniques to reach global market. This paper presents an empirical investigation to find important factors influencing on time delivery to customers. The proposed study of this paper designs a questionnaire consists of 28 items in Likert scale, which was reduced to 24 and using principle component analysis, the study finds different important factors. Cronbach alpha is c...

  2. Modelling of e-business process exception handling using workfow method

    Vojevodina, Dovilė

    2007-01-01

    The introduction of the dissertation gives a short overview of the scope of the research. The first chapter discusses the ways and methods of business process modelling and gives summary on exception types and their nature. The second chapter discusses in detail the exception models, occurring in e-business processes. The third chapter describes the results of the research on handling exceptions in B2C environment. The last, fourth, chapter discusses the method of handling exceptions in B2B e...

  3. Policy, economic, and industry repercussions of current e-business diffusion rate In European food industry

    Vlachos, Ilias

    2005-01-01

    European policy is focussed on promoting the business techniques and new ways of working which will provide the economic and social foundation of the information society in Europe. To help policy makers define their programmes, and to monitor the effectiveness of these policies, it is essential to examine progress as well as identify areas requiring active support. This study examined the repercussions of e-business progress in the food sector based on the findings of a large quantitative sur...

  4. Determinants of E-business Adoption: Evidence from Firms in India, Nigeria, Uganda

    Oyelaran-Oyeyinka, Banji; Lal, Kaushalesh

    2004-01-01

    In this paper we employ firm-level data collected in three countries to analyze factors determining the adoption of internal e-business technologies in developing countries. The main objectives of the study are: identification of clusters based on technology adopted, classify firms in each cluster, investigate factors that resulted in technology adoption, and finally, analyse these factors within a multivariate framework. The variables that emerged significant display considerable variety acr...

  5. A Semantic Web Blackboard System

    McKenzie, Craig; Preece, Alun; Gray, Peter

    In this paper, we propose a Blackboard Architecture as a means for coordinating hybrid reasoning over the Semantic Web. We describe the components of traditional blackboard systems (Knowledge Sources, Blackboard, Controller) and then explain how we have enhanced these by incorporating some of the principles of the Semantic Web to pro- duce our Semantic Web Blackboard. Much of the framework is already in place to facilitate our research: the communication protocol (HTTP); the data representation medium (RDF); a rich expressive description language (OWL); and a method of writing rules (SWRL). We further enhance this by adding our own constraint based formalism (CIF/SWRL) into the mix. We provide an example walk-though of our test-bed system, the AKTive Workgroup Builder and Blackboard(AWB+B), illustrating the interaction and cooperation of the Knowledge Sources and providing some context as to how the solution is achieved. We conclude with the strengths and weaknesses of the architecture.

  6. Semantic Context Detection Using Audio Event Fusion

    Cheng Wen-Huang

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Semantic-level content analysis is a crucial issue in achieving efficient content retrieval and management. We propose a hierarchical approach that models audio events over a time series in order to accomplish semantic context detection. Two levels of modeling, audio event and semantic context modeling, are devised to bridge the gap between physical audio features and semantic concepts. In this work, hidden Markov models (HMMs are used to model four representative audio events, that is, gunshot, explosion, engine, and car braking, in action movies. At the semantic context level, generative (ergodic hidden Markov model and discriminative (support vector machine (SVM approaches are investigated to fuse the characteristics and correlations among audio events, which provide cues for detecting gunplay and car-chasing scenes. The experimental results demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed approaches and provide a preliminary framework for information mining by using audio characteristics.

  7. Programming the semantic web

    Segaran, Toby; Taylor, Jamie

    2009-01-01

    With this book, the promise of the Semantic Web -- in which machines can find, share, and combine data on the Web -- is not just a technical possibility, but a practical reality Programming the Semantic Web demonstrates several ways to implement semantic web applications, using current and emerging standards and technologies. You'll learn how to incorporate existing data sources into semantically aware applications and publish rich semantic data. Each chapter walks you through a single piece of semantic technology and explains how you can use it to solve real problems. Whether you're writing

  8. The Position of Local Governance Units in the Process of Introducing and Legal Standardization of the e-Business

    Muharem Kozic

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available When it comes to electronic business on the level of local governance units, primarily is referedon their position in the process, responsibilities and barriers for development of the e-business. Since the municipal serve to citizens, it would be good to initiatives and proposals for improvement of e-business that already exists in different versions ranging "bottom-up", or toward higher levels, where higher levels would work on the improving and the legal framework, which would strive for required uniformity e-business, due to the fact that local governance units have the same statutory authority.

  9. Social Semantics for an Effective Enterprise

    Berndt, Sarah; Doane, Mike

    2012-01-01

    An evolution of the Semantic Web, the Social Semantic Web (s2w), facilitates knowledge sharing with "useful information based on human contributions, which gets better as more people participate." The s2w reaches beyond the search box to move us from a collection of hyperlinked facts, to meaningful, real time context. When focused through the lens of Enterprise Search, the Social Semantic Web facilitates the fluid transition of meaningful business information from the source to the user. It is the confluence of human thought and computer processing structured with the iterative application of taxonomies, folksonomies, ontologies, and metadata schemas. The importance and nuances of human interaction are often deemphasized when focusing on automatic generation of semantic markup, which results in dissatisfied users and unrealized return on investment. Users consistently qualify the value of information sets through the act of selection, making them the de facto stakeholders of the Social Semantic Web. Employers are the ultimate beneficiaries of s2w utilization with a better informed, more decisive workforce; one not achieved with an IT miracle technology, but by improved human-computer interactions. Johnson Space Center Taxonomist Sarah Berndt and Mike Doane, principal owner of Term Management, LLC discuss the planning, development, and maintenance stages for components of a semantic system while emphasizing the necessity of a Social Semantic Web for the Enterprise. Identification of risks and variables associated with layering the successful implementation of a semantic system are also modeled.

  10. Enabling Semantic Technology Empowered Smart Spaces

    Jussi Kiljander

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available It has been proposed that Semantic Web technologies would be key enablers in achieving context-aware computing in our everyday environments. In our vision of semantic technology empowered smart spaces, the whole interaction model is based on the sharing of semantic data via common blackboards. This approach allows smart space applications to take full advantage of semantic technologies. Because of its novelty, there is, however, a lack of solutions and methods for developing semantic smart space applications according to this vision. In this paper, we present solutions to the most relevant challenges we have faced when developing context-aware computing in smart spaces. In particular the paper describes (1 methods for utilizing semantic technologies with resource restricted-devices, (2 a solution for identifying real world objects in semantic technology empowered smart spaces, (3 a method for users to modify the behavior of context-aware smart space applications, and (4 an approach for content sharing between autonomous smart space agents. The proposed solutions include ontologies, system models, and guidelines for building smart spaces with the M3 semantic information sharing platform. To validate and demonstrate the approaches in practice, we have implemented various prototype smart space applications and tools.