In the coming years, digital technology will radically increase the speed at which business is...
In the coming years, digital technology will radically increase the speed at which business is conducted. Ultimately, digital technology will transform three major elements of any business: relationships with customers and business partners (commerce), information flow and relationships among workers within a company (knowledge management), and internal business processes (business operations). ""E-commerce Strategies"" deals with the first of these elements by providing IT decision-makers with a broad education about the benefits of implementing e-commerce solutions in the enterprise. It also provides case studies of successful e-commerce implementations using Microsoft technologies that offer benefits such as increased productivity, faster order cycles, lower manufacturing costs, and lower total cost of ownership. The book leads the reader through each case study, describes and quantifies its benefits in detail, and provides an evaluation guide to help the reader determine whether the case study and implementation are relevant to his or her own business. It also describes a set of consistent e-commerce business applications and ties them together chapter by chapter. The end of the book describes how these solutions can be woven together into a comprehensive, enterprise-wide system of digital solutions -- what Microsoft calls a Digital Nervous System (DNS).