TRANSFORMATION OF TRADITIONAL BUSINESS TO ELECTRONIC BUSINESS - A transformation cum maturity model and transformation matrix

Asif Ali Munshi, Fareed Hussain

Abstract

Electronic business provides many benefits to organizations that embrace on it. It is true that ebusiness improve business processes, integrate business processes and its corresponding value chain, give speed to internal and external organizational activities etc, but it poses the greatest challenge to today’s organizations to transform their traditional businesses into electronic business. To assist organizations, in making successful transformation to ebusiness, in this paper, we first distinguish between electronic commerce and electronic business on the basis of three parameters of scope, support and technology. After that ebusiness transformation cum maturity model is proposed, whose five levels acts as a benchmark to assess an organization at different maturity levels. Emphasis is not given on discussing maturity levels, but on the transformation stages that acts between any two levels of maturity. For this purpose, transformation matrix is proposed, which will guide organizations to take critical organizational and information technology ( IT ) domains into consideration during each transformation stage.

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Ali Munshi A. and Hussain F. (2005). TRANSFORMATION OF TRADITIONAL BUSINESS TO ELECTRONIC BUSINESS - A transformation cum maturity model and transformation matrix . In Proceedings of the Second International Conference on e-Business and Telecommunication Networks - Volume 1: ICETE, ISBN 972-8865-32-5, pages 33-40. DOI: 10.5220/0001409900330040


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@conference{icete05,
author={Asif Ali Munshi and Fareed Hussain},
title={TRANSFORMATION OF TRADITIONAL BUSINESS TO ELECTRONIC BUSINESS - A transformation cum maturity model and transformation matrix},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Second International Conference on e-Business and Telecommunication Networks - Volume 1: ICETE,},
year={2005},
pages={33-40},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001409900330040},
isbn={972-8865-32-5},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Second International Conference on e-Business and Telecommunication Networks - Volume 1: ICETE,
TI - TRANSFORMATION OF TRADITIONAL BUSINESS TO ELECTRONIC BUSINESS - A transformation cum maturity model and transformation matrix
SN - 972-8865-32-5
AU - Ali Munshi A.
AU - Hussain F.
PY - 2005
SP - 33
EP - 40
DO - 10.5220/0001409900330040