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Amir Hartman and John Sifonis present a series of principles and techniques to help you compete in the age of E-commerce. This levelheaded book is directed toward CEOs and top executives who are serious about conducting Internet business. The authors emphasize the four pillars of net readiness: leadership, governance, competencies and technology. They tell you how to strategize through deft administration, using the proper controls, knowledge and technical skills. The book presents examples of companies that have succeeded in E-business, as well as those that have failed. The lists, charts and questions will help you determine your own net-readiness. While the book emphasizes the need for speed, it avoids the quick, "single-fix approach" of other Internet books. getabstract recommends this solid manual to E-entrepreneurs.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What phases your company may experience as you become active in e-business;
  • What the drivers of e-business success are; and
  • Why multitasking is critical in the e-commerce arena.

About the Authors

Amir Hartman  is the managing director of Cisco’s Internet Business Solutions Group and co-author of The Search for the Digital Divide. John Sifonis  is managing director at Cisco’s Internet Business Solutions Group. An information technology consultant, he is the co-author of Corporation on a Tightrope and Dynamic Planning.



E-Business Approaches
E-business is any Internet initiative that changes business relationships - whether the relationships are business-to-consumer, business-to-business, intra-business, or consumer-to-consumer. E-commerce isn’t just about selling products. With the Web, you can increase...

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