Category: eBusiness

Online Stores Disadvantages

Creating a website and register a company for online sales of items and products will be easy but responsibility of this business is not easy as it looks at the first time. main goal of an online store is not establishing it and reach customers between competitors, the final goal is offer services and products […]

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Privacy in e Business

The collection of information and data about people is a characteristic of e-business transactions. e-Business marketplaces and portals derive value from data mining activities. Construction companies engaged in e-business will have to manage multiple risks relating to privacy; some relate to personal privacy concerns about their own firms, and others relate to concerns about infringement. Construction […]

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Jurisdiction

Jurisdiction is a legal term describing which law is in effect at a given period of time and which court’s decisions will be legally binding. jurisdiction issues arise when parties dispute a contract and try to decide which court has jurisdiction over it. The problem is exacerbated by the fact that in an e-business contract, […]

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Types of legal risks

The legal risks of conducting business online change every day as new technologies are introduced to the market. These technologies pose important problems to legislators that need quick and effective solutions. The difference between the rates at which e-business technology develops to the rate at which legal framework and rules develop is substantial. Legal risks […]

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Legal issues

The hype for e-business in the construction industry is now over. With industry players already embracing the change, many are now shifting their focus towards the impact, or non-impact, that e-business has left in their businesses. e-Business applications in the construction industry are poised for restructuring as industry players have recognized that e-business will re-intermediate […]

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e-Business lnfrastructure

Early e-business applications in the construction industry were built around focused and narrow processes such as oniine blue rooms and online project management and collaboration portals. It was estimated that US$2.5 billion has been spent in capital investments, in the United States only, by Application Service Providers creating project management and collaboration portals alone. Despite the large IT investments […]

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Verdict: System Architecture and Operation

System architecture Verdict is built around a three-tier architecture model, which comprises the following: The client tier The middle tier The database tier At the top level of the model is the client tier, which includes the Web browser software that interacts with the Verdict application. In between the top and bottom tiers is the middle tier, which […]

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Verdict Implementation

The VERDICT application consists of a series of judgement statements which fall into the four categories of management, process, people and technology. The end-users may either agree or disagree with these statements, to varying degrees. Verdict relies on the judgement of the respondent (i.e. end-user) as to whether or not he/she agrees with the statement/s in the context of their […]

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Four Key Elements for an E-ready Organization

implement and benefit from new technologies such as e-business, it is essential that the people (who are the ultimate users of the technology) and the process are given due consideration. The technology within the company also needs to be assessed in order to ensure that the company has the necessary infrastructure (ICT infrastructure) to use existing and new or emerging […]

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VERDICT

VERDICT is an Internet-based prototype application that assesses the overall e-readiness of end-user companies and profiles the companies in this regard, based on their responses. The name, ‘VERDICT’ reflects the overall aim and purpose of the application. VERDICT is developed to aid construction sector end-users to gauge their e-readiness for using e-business technologies such as Web-based collaboration tools. It […]

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Review of Readiness Assessment Models

An increasing number of readiness assessment tools have been developed over the last few years. On the surface, each tool gauges how ready a society or economy is to benefit from information technology and e-business. However, according to Peters (2001) the range of tools use widely varying approaches for readiness assessment, including different methods for measurement. Each assessment tool or […]

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Methodology for e-Readiness

e-Readiness can mean different things to different people, in different contexts, and for different purposes. The authors define e-readiness is as ‘the ability of an organization, department or work-group to successfully adopt, use and benefit from information and communication technologies (ICTs) such as e-business’. It is important for companies that seek to adopt e-business to undertake an analysis of their […]

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Organizational Readiness for e-Business

With the growing importance of the Internet, companies across several industries, including construction, are increasingly leveraging the Internet to achieve competitive advantage.Internet-based tools such as project extra nets are being used to manage construction projects. Such tools can be used to monitor control, manipulate and store project information and to make it available to all participants of the construction supply […]

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End-user Case Studies in e Business

With a view to capture end-user processes ‘before’ and ‘after’ using e-business applications, the drivers for e-business adoption, reasons for companies to engage in e-business, the skills and competence requirements, and the business benefits and limitations of e-business applications, case studies with end-users of Products A and B were conducted. Management level staff, such as senior project managers and IT […]

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Product Reviews

In the review process, Products A and B were reviewed for their scope and functionality. This provided an insight into the background, scope, functionality and other details of each application and helped to capture key company (ASP) and product-specific information. The next section gives a brief overview of Products A and B and illustrates with an example, the impact of […]

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End-user Construction Companies

Following the examples of other industry sectors, a small, but increasing number of construction organizations are beginning to adopt e-business for performance improvements and addressing the adversarial inter organizational relationships and fragmented processes. In the past few years, the UK construction industry has witnessed the emergence of a number of e-business applications to monitor, control, manipulate and store project information […]

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Node 4253 in BPR Model

The example demonstrated here illustrates opportunities for using e-business in construction processes. The example Node .4253 described is that of an innovative procurement process. Node 4253 incorporates the concept of using I-components for the door ordering process. The process of selecting a product supplier (in this case the door supplier) requires input from the client brief, door detail drawings […]

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BPR Model

To demonstrate the potential of using e-business in construction a representative BRR model was developed using the information channel (IC), one of the UK’s leading collaboration tools at the time (Construction Plus, 2001). This representative business process model provides an insight into how the then current working practices of the construction supply chain could be better managed using the IC. […]

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BPR for e-Business

Continuous demand for better performance and quality of services and products from customers and clients has forced industries to continually improve their work methods and hence their business processes, which are, at a basic level, a set of activities that transform inputs into outputs for another person or process using people and tools (ProSci, 2001). The process of changing business […]

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Processes of the Business Construction

The survey findings showed that in the early years of its adoption, the exact benefits of e-business in construction were not clear. The reality of the situation, however, was that in other industries e-business models had been considerably successful and the resulting automated processes were faster and more efficient than their traditional counterparts. The most successful example […]

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e-Business Adoption

An industry-wide survey conducted in late 2001/early 2002 attempted to identify the use of IT and e-business within the UK construction sector with the aim of identifying barriers, enablers and the potential of using e-business. It helped in identifying, examining and analyzing the industry-perspective on e-business adoption and helped in developing recommendations for the effective uptake of e-business within […]

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The Construction Context of e-Business

The level of uptake of e-business in construction varies from company to company and depends on a range of factors such as the type of the company, its role within the construction supply chain and the level of information and communication technology (ICT) competence, amongst others. The progression towards a ‘holistic’ approach to e-business adoption is gradual as companies […]

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eCommerce website

Create a website for e-commerce is not so easy as we imagine it usually. an eCommerce website need passed many steps and structures to be a real portal for commerce and trading of items. Web Design, The First Step ! The first step and also the most step is designing the website with the best […]

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e Business

Nowadays, to find a product or service and order it (like a smartphone, a new car or second hand car, to rent a home, or anything else…), e business is the the first selected method. Anybody first of all, checks online shops, web stores and blogs to find the best item. time is one the valuable investment […]

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Short Term Financing

Management of working capital is other name of Short term financing . ( current assets less current liabilities ). One of the main aims is to reduce the amount of short term finance that companies need to borrow for their day to day operations. The more money that is tied up in current assets, the […]

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e-Business vs Real Business

Do you have a showroom in a corner of your city?, if yes, so you have a real business but if you sell your products over Ebay or Amazon website then you have e-business. But the main question is which is better ? which has more profit for us?. Before to answer to this question […]

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