Over the long run, these market intermediaries will significantly increase marketplace participation and drive greater supply chain integration efficiencies," says Gale Daikoku, senior industry analyst for Gartner's e-Business group
. "However, in the short term, their supply chain integration solutions take longer to build and thus will be later to drive significant sales transactions than public e-marketplaces.
"The collective suite of products and services on the site represents a wide range of GE Capital's financing capabilities, including working capital, term loans, leases, senior secured debt, equity financing and much more," said Andrew Greta, market development manager for Capital's Corporate e-Business group
and co-leader of the GECFO site.
Mr Cudworth, head of the e-Business group
at KPMG in Birmingham, believes that the need to catch up is greater than ever as predictions for how many business-to-business (B2B) transactions will be conducted on the net grow by the day.
Exhibitions and e-business group
Tarsus is worth considering at 340p.
So says Price Waterhouse Coopers' e-business group
leader in the Midlands, Mr Richard Lambert.
According to a recent survey by the accountancy firm's e-business group
, only 19 per cent of Midlands businesses were concerned about the tax issues relating to e-business while 34 per cent ranked it as a low concern.
PricewaterhouseCoopers in the Midlands has set up "The e-Business Group" to advise local businesses on how to respond to the opportunities and threats of the predicted explosion in e-commerce.
Mr Richard Lambert, head of global risk management solutions, leads the e-business group which is made up of multi-disciplinary experts in tax, audit, management consultancy and assurance and business advisory services.
Mr Richard Lambert, head of global risk management solutions and e-business group
at Price Waterhouse Coopers, said: "Businesses cannot afford to hesitate.
Josefowicz said that when selling insurance on the Internet proved harder than expected, insurers began to realize streamlining communications and operations across a variety of functions was a better use of the Web, and many established e-business groups to evaluate options and build the needed systems.
Beginning last year, insurers started disbanding their in-house e-business groups, according to Celent.
But he said he is cautioning insurers they might be "throwing the baby out with the bath water." Instead, he urged in a January report on the future of insurance e-business groups that insurers redeploy them to what he calls "strategic knowledge-management groups." These, working in concert with a company's top management, would ensure that diverse Web-related projects "do not spiral out of control and require costly re-integration or re-engineering projects" four or five years in the future.