Government should support industry

There is a segment of the US population that strongly believes that the federal government should "stay out of the way of business" and essentially let the marketplace evolve via its own "pure market" dynamics. This perspective views government as essentially the enemy of commerce. Other people stro...

E-business to business Strategies

Q1. Exercise Referring to the FT (Financial Times) article "It's Too Early For E-Business To Drop Its "E", do you think that it is sensible to still speak today of e-business strategies or to drop the "e" from the term "e-business"? Defend your argument. Q2. Do some web research on Microsoft's ...

How have e-commerce technologies enriched our lives?

How have e-commerce technologies changed your own life? Discuss some of the ways in which you believe such technologies may have enriched your life as well as some of the downsides (e.g. inconveniences, poor service, security concerns etc.) you have experienced. Make reference to the TED Video for t...

Centralized Vs. Decentralized Purchasing

Discuss the concepts of centralized vs.decentralized purchasing authority, identity their relative advantages and disadvantages, and provide examples of when each may be appropriate

IT Risk Assessment

Imagine if you were responsible for preparing the risk assessment prior to implementing a IT system. What would have been some of the risks that you would have identified? How would you have managed these risks (mitigation, transference, avoidance)?

Technology

Automatic Data Processing is frequently used at my company. Need to prepare a 500-word life cycle evaluation of the technology. Where do you believe the IT system is in the life cycle? When will the technology need to be replaced? At the end of the life cycle, what type of technology do you expe...

Amazon Versus Wal-Mart

Amazon is the world's largest e-commerce company while Walmart is the undisputed world's largest retailer. The distribution channels that these behemoths employed were distinctly different in the past (clicks vs. bricks) but are now starting to merge. Amazon is rapidly building a network of di...

What is going to be the future of digital marketing

Digital marketing has emerged as a key marketing strategy for most businesses. In the recent past we have seen rapid growth in this field and marketers have to watch closely the trends in the future. In this article we will briefly discuss some of the key trends predicted for the future of digital m...

Using Twitter to Gain Business Intelligence

Do you agree that a business can use Twitter to gain business intelligence? How many companies do you think are aware of Twitter and exactly how they can use it to gain BI? How do you think Twitter uses a data warehouse? How do you think companies store Twitter information? How would a company use T...

Tips for writing effective emails for marketing your products

The importance of email as a marketing tool cannot be undermined. It is an easy, cheap and very personal way of reaching our customers in their homes, offices and even outdoors through their mobile devices. However, if this very effective tool of marketing communication is not used intelligently it ...

E-commerce : Business Plan

Assume you are going to start a simple e-business from scratch, using no existing equipment or materials. Briefly describe the business, and then do a rough calculation of startup costs, . Research costs that is realistic for the area . Be generous in your estimates and avoid cutting corners on any ...

develop a briefing for a group of C-level corporate executives

Using current information available on the Internet, develop a briefing for a group of C-level corporate executives at a company of your choice in regard to information security issues inherent in their e-commerce strategies and operations. Highlight points of potential vulnerability and some of the...

Web research focusing upon failed e-business/e-commerce strategy

Conduct web research focusing upon failed e-business/e-commerce strategies and/or e-commerce systems deployments. (Google "failed e-commerce" and you will find many examples). Try to analyze at least three failed deployments or strategies. If you are so "fortunate" as to have experienced an e-commer...

not-for-profit or governmental unit

Choose a business, not-for-profit or governmental unit that you use regularly that currently has no mobile e-commerce functionality. Assume that you are a consultant to this organization. Provide a set of recommendations specifically describing mobile e-commerce strategies that you believe would be ...

Substantial mobile e-commerce presence

Choose a business having a substantial mobile e-commerce presence and one ideally with which you have had some experience. In 1000 word case analysis, critique the suite of services provided by the business by analyzing the advantages and possible deficiencies of this service. Ideally, if you use th...

E-commerce Advantages and Disadvantages

Many traditional retail businesses now maintain a Web storefront. Visit the e-commerce site for a retailer whose physical store you have shopped. Go through a sample purchase (no purchase is required) using the shopping cart and various information-delivery features. Analyze five aspects of the tran...

creativity/divergence thinking versus quantitative/convergent

Spend a bit of time reflecting upon your relative comfort with creativity/divergence thinking versus a more quantitative/convergent analytical approach to problem solving. After spending some time reflecting on this, develop a 250 word posting that describes a time in your life when you were les...

Viewing the Ted video, "Why Privacy Matters"

After viewing the Ted video, "Why Privacy Matters", develop a 500 word posting where you articulate your individual concerns regarding the privacy issues discussed in the video. Do you agree with the presenters analysis? What personal concerns do you have about your individual privacy on the Interne...

Ecommerce, Ducati vs Harly-Davidson

Compare and contrast Ducati's e-commerce strategies with those of Harley-Davidson as they were in 2003. Where did the companies use similar strategies and where were the strategies different? What were the differences in the typical customers of Ducati versus Harley-Davidson and how did these differ...

Social media and associated customer relationship management

Select an organization that you believe is significantly under-performing in terms of their social media and associated customer relationship management (CRM) strategies. Assume that you are a consultant to this organization. Make sure that you specifically describe areas of under-performance using ...

Corporate use of social media and other CRM strategies

Reflect upon your own personal experiences and observations about corporate use of social media and other CRM strategies described in your readings. What are some of your potential concerns about corporate activity in this area. Are there corporate practices that you believe may cross an ethical bou...

Industry E-Commerce Examples

Select a business or industry that has experienced the phenomena of channel conflict as a result of new e-commerce initiatives. Do some web research to learn about common strategies and other suggestions for managing such conflict. (Examples often involve a conflict between existing bricks and morta...

Ecommerce CEO Recommendations

Using a company of your choice, provide a set of recommendations to the CEO of this company to help it compete against existing competitors. Focus your recommendations on the six starting points for value creation.

Develop a value curve for an industry context

Using PowerPoint or Excel graphic tools, develop a value curve for an industry context where there are both bricks and mortar and e-commerce players competing against each other. Specify the "dimensions of benefit" in the graph. Once you have developed your graphic model, briefly support why you pla...

E-commerce Supply Chain Strategies

What e-commerce related supply chain strategies have been deployed? What have been some of the practical consequences of these supply chain decisions both positive and negative. How have these decisions potentially affected customer satisfaction for the organization?

Strategic Alliance for U.S Postal Services

If you were advising the US Postal Service on seeking out strategic partners to help them augment their e-commerce strategies and overall value proposition, which strategic partners would you choose and why? What role would the strategic partner play in the overall value proposition of the Postal Se...

Industry Analysis of Amazon

Select a company with a significant e-commerce strategy. Using the Porter five forces model, describe some of the current dynamics in the firm's industry which are creating either strategic opportunities or strategic threats to existing business models.

E-business and E-commerce Example Questions

Real World Examples 1. Define key e-commerce terms; 2. Describe the evolution of e-business over time; 3. Analyze the strengths and relative weakness of the e-business practices of firms with e-commerce strategies in terms of their ability to support and sustain competitive performance; 4. Des...