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Please include something on the difference between e-business and e-commerce.
I would argue that electronic business (e-business) is not an information system as the definition suggests. It is a business which uses information systems.
- agreed, i have made the necessary changes. mydogategodshat 00:41, 20 Jun 2005 (UTC)
In the Agencies Point of View
The eBusiness as in agencies are known are:
Mailing Advertising (banners) Adservers LiveSupport Content Manager System Dash Boards eProjets CRM Online Contacts Forms WebSites Microsites eCommerce Content Commerce AdWords
Mixing all of this, depend of the objetives and target. A good eBusiness consultor know how to use it.
This article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject. Please help improve the article with a good introductory style
Changes I have added, E-business is the term to describe the information systems and applications that support and drive business processes, drives multi channel sales, new customer acquisition, brand recognition and loyalty, and customer retention. most often using the World Wide Web (Ladylafay (talk) 06:55, 15 February 2012 (UTC)).
They are not the same, though similar. e-business refers to more strategic focus with an emphasis on the functions that occur using electronic capabilities, while e-commerce to be a subset of an overall e-business strategy. It covers any type of business transaction such as Internet banking, share trading, and other fiscal transactions or buying and selling products electronically. Also, they both cover quite some of applications. Otherwise, make them have not enough room for extension if merge them into one!--Alfeewusy 03:31, 21 January 2007 (UTC)
- I agree, eCommerce is a subset of eBusiness. eCommerce is the process of conducting business commerce transactions over the web.
I would also say not merge. For me e-business covers e.g. design collaboration that is not commerce (buying or selling). If a company makes such links to its partners, I like to refer this to e-business solution instead of e-commerce.Pkotinur 14:18, 29 January 2007 (UTC)
I have personally distinguished between the two on the basis of e-commerce relating to electronic transactions and e-business related to running a business in cyberspace. Thus, I would tend to put e-commerce as a subset of e-business. And for "commerce" writ large, i tend to use the "digital economy." However, one can't have either without the other. This view is based on a collection of quotations which, like a micro-wiki, seems to display this pattern. But, much like information and knowledge I have seen them used and abused interchangeably. We would, however be well-advised to clearly define them in such distinct terms so that everyone understands what we re talking about.Albert Simard 19:34, 16 February 2007 (UTC)
Keep separate: When I read both of these articles, it appears that neither are subsets of either. The two subjects overlap with electronic media bridging the gap. Neither could exist without the other. If anything should change, it should be the name of either or both of the articles to contrast them from each other. When you read the broader articles, commerce is a subset of business. But since businesses that are not e-business can use e-commerce, and e-commerce doesn't produce "e-products" or "e-services" other than transaction facilitation, the two simply overlap. Oicumayberight 20:07, 16 February 2007 (UTC)
Intro change for E-business
I have simply explained the narrower definition of E-commerce as buying, selling, transfer and exchange of goods and services and E-business being the broader term including e-commerce, business partnerships, CRM, e-learning and conducting electronic transcations within an organization.EEEducation101 (talk) 05:58, 23 September 2012 (UTC)
Removal of entire Potential concerns section
In this edit, I wiped about a majority of page regarding "potential concerns" people should have in electronic business (such as 'use antivirus software'). Wikipedia is not an advice column: the entire thing is WP:OR about issues people could find and solutions. Each one of those parts belong in separate article. The article remains completely and utterly incomprehensible still but the subject matter is electronic business, the history of the term and how it was used, not everything in the world about doing business online. The business jargon needs to be stripped into something sensible to read. -- Ricky81682 (talk) 07:10, 1 June 2014 (UTC)
- Thanks for doing the cleaning. I'm watching this and several others to repel spam, but I agree with your comments and edit. I suspect that a lot of content is added to articles like this (and to networking articles in general) where the text is just a copy/paste from somewhere, possibly with minor adjustments. That would explain some of the somewhat incomprehensible paragraphs in the previous version. Johnuniq (talk) 08:07, 1 June 2014 (UTC)
As one of the authors of that section as some of my earliest edits, I'm offended that it was considered "just a copy/paste". I am restoring the sections actually pertaining to electronic business. EllenCT (talk) 14:53, 25 January 2015 (UTC)