Portals Pump Up Mom and Pop

a discussion of new portals targeted at small businesses; discusses 3 types: (1) free e-commerce providers, (2) ‘how to’ and ‘where to’ sites, (3) purchasing sites

9 Ways to Win on the Web

An article with a calculator tool to compare your company’s costs with average industry costs

10 Questions on E-Commerce

There does seem to be a lot of confusion surrounding e-commerce. To help clear up matters, we’ve asked–and answered–ten key questions about e-commerce

Let’s Do Launch

Esther Dyson, Guy Kawasaki, J. Neil Weintraut, and others spell out what it takes to fly.

What Every CEO Needs to Know About E-Business

Here’s the straight dope: There’s no turning back from the Internet Age. And that doesn’t mean E-mail or Web browsers or a Web site. It means transforming your company into a full-fledged E-business. It means reengineering and throwing out the old busines

The Jenga Phenomenon: How eCommerce Is Reassembling Industry

challenges each player to remove as many blocks as possible from a cross-hatched tower of wooden beams and to use them to build additional stories, all without causing the tower to crash.Although the name connotes “building,” the game is about both disassembly and reassembly, and as such forms a fitting analogy for the way eCommerce is plucking out key blocks or leveling and rebuilding towers … [ Read more ]

Let’s Get Vertical

A new breed of intermediaries is emerging to facilitate B-to-B ecommerce. These new intermediaries go by different names – “vortexes,” “butterfly markets,” or “net market makers.” All in some way serve as electronic hubs, each spinning in a new market. These hubs focus on specific industry verticals or specific business processes (from spare airplane parts to secondary mortgages), host electronic marketplaces, and use various market-making … [ Read more ]

Aggregation Nation

One of the most widespread beliefs about the New Economy is that “friction-free” contact between buyers and sellers will eliminate the need for middlemen. It’s dead wrong.

In fact, infomediation will be our core competency in the 21st century, just as manufacturing was in the 20th century. Customer loyalties are shifting from companies that produce the best products to those sellers that make the best … [ Read more ]