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Peter Fingar, author of the internationally acclaimed book, Enterprise E-Commerce, joins forces with long time colleague Ronald Aronica to go beyond e-commerce and on to the solid business fundamentals of the digital economy. The Internet is a whole new infrastructure for an entirely new way of doing business and competing. Economic transactions become frictionless as they move from places to spaces. The crisp and insightful chapters make quick reads for CEOs, COOs, CTOs, CIOs, and line-of-business executives with little time for reading--distilling what management needs to be doing and thinking today to prepare themselves and their companies for the ride ahead.
Now that doing business on the Internet is reaching the mainstream, it's no longer e-business or e-commerce--it's just business and commerce. Fingar and Aronica take the mystery out of the deep and profound changes being ushered in by the ability to connect anyone-to-anyone or any computer-to-any computer across the globe in real-time. The book signals the death of the e-hype and the beginning of the real work of building hyper-efficient, hyper-effective corporations that will continue to thrive in the years ahead.
Rather than throwing out the established fundamentals of business (the rules of the so called "old economy"), the book builds on and extends the recognized work of the thought leaders that have shaped today’s business world: Michael Porter's value chain analysis, Hammer and Champy's business process reengineering, Hamel and Prahalad's industry reinvention, Rummler and Braches's management of the white space on the organization chart, Kaplan and Norton's balanced scorecard, Peter Drucker's management wisdom, Tom Davenport's business process innovation, and Edwards Deming's quality management.
The book provides the "business ahas" GE's legendary CEO Jack Welch got after being introduced to the Internet by his wife, Jane. Welch launched his "Destroy your business.com before some upstart in a Silicon Valley garage does!" campaign in 1999 and challenged all of GE’s line-of-business executives to "Grow your business.com" by reinventing every aspect--buy, make and sell--of their business units. Welch "got it," realizing that the Internet is about business transformation, not a Web site.
The book systematically disassembles an enterprise's business processes, core competencies, and value chains; then reassembles them into dynamic customer-driven value webs and business ecosystems. Along the way, the authors explain the emerging business models of electronic marketplaces, peer-to-peer commerce, e-hubs, B2B exchanges, auctions, wireless applications, m-commerce, B2B consortia, collaborative commerce, digital strategies, essential technologies and e-services.
The Death of "e" is a book within a book. Part one provides a clear and insightful high-level view for busy executives, while part two presents the best of the industry thought leaders’ analyses of the key issues facing digital commerce: B2B integration, visibility across value chains, collaborative commerce, adaptive marketplaces and intelligent support.
of e' is unquestionably the birth of a new understanding of where the real
new economy is headed. The authors show amazing technological and business
acumen. Insightful, pragmatic, visionary, but grounded deeply in the realities
of today. A delightful find and a must read for today's companies that want to
thrive in the 21st century economy.
book will no doubt have as great an influence on management thinking in the
decade ahead as Hammer and Champy's classic, Reengineering the Corporation,
did in the last decade. The authors guide us into the sustainable business
models of the new century and out to the edge of the network for a whole new
way of conducting business. Decision-makers need to read this book.
told you the "New Economy" was all smoke and mirrors! Of course, as
this book explains, there is something very new in the real economy. The 'Death
of e' is the first clear expression of how to leverage existing
information assets and the Internet into real return on investment.
Internet itself is going through a period of great change in response to the
demands of the digital economy. The 'Death of e' provides fascinating
insight into what lies ahead ─when a breakthrough technology such as XML
gives business leaders unprecedented market visibility, and greatly
accelerates their ability to deploy and re-deploy the building blocks of
remarkable synthesis of current management thinking and e-business trends. A
required read for anybody involved in supply chain management as it provides a
logical, compelling, and operational road map of how efficiency,
responsiveness, and reliability of supply chains can be improved.
Table of Contents
Part I: What's Really New in the Real Economy
Chapter 1- The E-clipse of 2000,
Chapter 2 The Rise of the Real New Economy,
Chapter 3 - The New Way of Competing:Value Chain Optimization, 51
Chapter 4 - The Art of Digital Business,
Chapter 5 - The Commerce Resource Platform, 89
Chapter 6 - The New Way of Competing Demands
Managing the Complexity with Software Agents
Chapter 7 - Digital Strategy, 129
Part II: Thoughts from the Thought Leaders
Chapter 8 - Peer-to-Peer Commerce, 147
The Connection Age
Chapter 9 - Collaborative Commerce,
Beyond the Transactional
Chapter 10 - Portals: Business on the Network Edge,
No More Web Sites
Chapter 11 - Adaptive Strategies for B2B Marketplaces,
A Value Chain Approach
Chapter 12 - B2B Integration:
Message is the Medium, 219
The Promise and Challenge of Business
Chapter 13 - Bringing Visibility to the
Supply Chain, 231
Providing Critical Information to the
Appendix A - Prelude to the Digital Economy:
The Dot-Com Crash of 2000, 251
Appendix B - Pillars of Digital Commerce, 263
The Advent of "e"
Appendix C - Business Fundamentals of the
1. The Customer Becomes
Appendix D - Understanding ebXML, UDDI and XML/edi,
Appendix E - Web Resources, 311
About the Authors and Contributors, 353
Peter Fingar is one of the industry's noted experts in component-based electronic commerce and an internationally recognized author. His recent book, "Enterprise E-Commerce" is a best-seller recognized for its thought-leadership and has been adopted by top graduate schools in the U.S. and abroad. Peter is an Executive Partner in the digital strategy firm, the Greystone Group. Peter served as Technology Advocate for a Boston-based developer of component-based B2B e-commerce for clients including GE TPN, American Express, Master Card and GE Capital. He served as a strategy consultant for a $100 million Internet infrastructure start-up in the Middle East. He has held technical and management positions with GTE Data Services, the Arabian American Oil Company, American Software and Computer Services and Perot Systems. He served as Director of IT for the University of Tampa and object technology consultant for IBM Global Services. He taught graduate computing studies in the United States and Saudi Arabia. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Value Chain Optimization
Universal Description, Discovery & Integration (UDDI)
Sustainable Business Models
Commerce at the Network's Edge
From Places to Spaces
Web Services Definition Language (WSDL)
Value Chain Engineering
Web Services Definition Language
Model Driven Architecture
Wireless Application Protocol (WAP)
Analytics in the Net
Knowledge Base Engine
Predictive Customer Relationship Management
Enterprise Application Integration (EAI)
Message Oriented Middleware (MOM)
Value Chain Relationship Management
Customer-Driven Value Chain
Value Chain Threads
Collaborative Planning, Forecasting and Replenishment (CPFR)
No More Web Sites!
No More Application Servers!
No More Operating Systems!
Commerce Resource Platform (CRP)
Unified Modeling Language (UML)
Common Warehouse Metamodel
Holistic Customer Relationship Management
Content, Community, Commerce and Context
Commerce Lifecycle Management
Business Process Modeling Language
Brick and Mortar
Click and Mortar
Commerce Process Reengineering (CPR)
Critical Success Factors (CSF)
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Role-Based Task Allocation
Value Chains of Information
Server Centric vs. Serverless
Reverse Value Chain Engineering
Reason Under Uncertainty
Open Information Model (OMI)
Natural Language Processing
First Price Auction
Supply Chain Analytics
Enterprise Application Integration (EAI)
Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI)
Customers as Employees!
Business Service Provider (BSP)
Automated Credit Exchange
Business Transaction Protocol
Consortium Business Models
Event Handling Services
Islands of Information
Joint Product Design
Managed Network Services
Open Market Processes
Network Business Model
Parallel Purchasing Activities
Porter Value Chain Analysis